Coronavirus pandemic has confined us to our homes. Lack of physical activity and the pressure of work has given rise to tremendous amounts of stress and anxiety. This increased stress and confined movement is leading to an increased level of toxins in the body. Here is how you can get rid of these toxins without spending a penny.
Sitting for long hours
Most of us have a 9 to 5 job, where we spend most of our time sitting in front of our laptops with our butts glued to the chair. People who sit for long hours suffer from common issues like pain in the calf, restlessness, lethargy and foot pain. Some times extreme leg ache can also disturb your sleep, which contributes to increasing your stress. Here are two easy way to get rid of all these problems and detox your body.
Method 1: Apple cider vinegar to detox your feet
The list of benefits of apple cider vinegar is long. To detox your feet with apple cider vinegar, you will need 1 tablespoon ACV, 2 tablespoon rock salt, 3-4 drops of essential oil and moisturiser/mustard oil.
How to detox
Take warm water in a bucket. The water should cover the area below your knees and should be moderately warm and not very hot.
Mix all the above ingredients in water apart from the moisturizer. Soak your feet for 15 minutes in water and clean your feet with a towel. Now moisturise your feet with any cream or mustard seed oil.
If you have some time, relax for 30 minutes by lying down. The nerves get soft after dipping your legs in water, thus it’s best not to put pressure on them by walking.
How this works
Warm water is really effective in reducing leg ache. Warm water increases blood circulation, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. All this helps relax our muscles and in getting a good night’s sleep. Rock salt in the water helps in treating the pain. That is why when we use bath salts, our body feels so light and relaxed.
Method 2: To detox your feet
Another easy way to detox your feet is by using mustard oil, himalayan salt, lemon and warm water.
How to do:
Massage your feet with oil, himalayan salt and lemon. Now take warm water in a bucket and squeeze the juice of two lemons, add some pink salt and soak your feet for 20 minutes.
This will not only relax your feet but also detox your body.
How does it work?
Pink salt has iron, iodine, sodium chloride and various other minerals. When we mix salt in water, the minerals from salt get dissolved in water. When we soak our feet in this water, the minerals from it get soaked in our body from the tiny pores in our skin.