A footbath can be a treat for your legs and body, especially on hot days. It requires little preparation and can be done almost anywhere.
But the effect of a foot bath should not be underestimated, so it is important to follow a few rules in order to actually draw well-being from the bath and not provoke any health problems.
Essential oils and other bath additives are suitable as bath additives. We have put together some tips and application examples.
Everyone feels a footbath - especially after a long day of walking or standing - as a blessing, regardless of the bath additive. But keep in mind that the seemingly harmless foot bath is always therapy at the same time. With the right bath additives, it works fantastically against all kinds of physical problems.
To prepare, place a bowl in a relaxed spot with a comfortable chair.
It is important: the foot bath always extends at least halfway down the calf and not just to the ankle!
Relaxing foot bath
(2 tbsp sea salt, 2 drops vetiver oil, 2 drops peppermint oil, 1 tsp honey)
In a bowl of warm water, dissolve 2 tablespoons of sea salt. Mix two drops of vetiver and two drops of peppermint oil with a teaspoon of honey and add to the water. Enjoy the scent that rises.
Foot bath for a good night's sleep
(2 tbsp sea salt, 3 drops lavender oil)
If you have trouble falling asleep, try this foot bath. Pour two tablespoons of sea salt into your foot bath. Add three more drops of lavender oil and fill up with hot water.
Foot bath for those who have to stand a lot
(1 cup dried juniper berries, 1 cup fresh peppermint leaves, 2 drops rosemary oil)
Pour two liters of boiling water over the dried juniper berries and add the fresh mint leaves. Wait until the temperature is comfortable, add two more drops of rosemary oil to the water, and then put your feet in it. Rosemary has a stimulating effect, also helps against foot perspiration and promotes blood circulation.