A salt foot bath is a great way to relax and pamper your feet after a long day. It can also be used to treat certain medical conditions – such as eczema and athlete's foot – and help reduce stress and anxiety. Below, learn more about the benefits of these baths and get tips on choosing the right type of foot bath salts.
Popular types of salt foot baths
Many people use Epsom salt in their bath or foot soak, as it is believed to ease muscle soreness, promote skin health, and have antiseptic properties.
Otherwise, if you’re looking for a different type of foot bath salts, you can also try a mineral salt such as pink Himalayan salt. It is also thought to draw out toxins and can help reduce foot fungus. You can mix your own scented foot soak by adding essential oils such as lavender, lemongrass, tea tree, or peppermint to your Himalayan salt.
If you suffer from a fungal infection, consider adding a few drops of eucalyptus or antimicrobial essential oil to your foot bath. This can help kill the fungus and prevent further growth, which can cause additional irritation. Alternatively, you can use a special foot soak formulated with natural ingredients. These products have been created to restore and relieve your sore, tired feet.
Why you should try a bamboo salt foot bath
Korean bamboo salt – also called Jugyeom – is another popular salt used in foot baths. As one of the most valuable types of salt on the planet, bamboo salt was originally created about 1,000 years ago by Buddhist monks. It’s made by hand-harvesting sea salt in Korea and then drying it naturally in the sun. After that, the salt is put into bamboo stalks, sealed with red clay, and roasted over a fire. The process is repeated up to nine times.
Unlike regular Epsom salt, bamboo salt contains several beneficial minerals like calcium, magnesium, and zinc, each with a wide range of health benefits. Bamboo salt is also thought to have numerous medicinal benefits, positively impacting your oral health, digestion, immunity, skin, and more.
To make your own bamboo salt foot bath, add three teaspoons of bamboo salt to a gallon of warm water. Then, soak your feet in this mixture for about 20 minutes. Afterward, rinse your feet well and dry them with a clean towel.
Choosing the best kind of bamboo salt for you
There are several different types of bamboo salt, with the two most popular being three-times-roasted bamboo salt (also known as 3x bamboo salt or grey bamboo salt) and nine-times-roasted bamboo salt (also called 9x bamboo salt or purple bamboo salt).
Each roasting session changes the salt's flavor, taste, color, and alkalinity. All kinds of bamboo salt are toxin-free, mineral-rich, and alkaline, but purple bamboo salt is the purest option with the most health benefits.Soon, you’ll be able to buy grey bamboo salt and purple bamboo salt in the PIOR Living online shop. Stay tuned for updates!