Health Benefits of Epsom Salt Foot Soaks | Epsom Salt Council
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Epsom salt for foot care

Epsom salt foot soaks are not only soothing after a long day on your feet, but they can treat a number of foot issues, from foot odor to ingrown toenails, calluses and blisters. They can ease muscle and joint pain, decrease swelling and inflammation and relieve dry skin.

Epsom salt foot soaks for healthier feet

To keep your feet healthy and feeling their best, use this simple foot soak to try at the end of the day, at least three times a week:

Basic Epsom Salt Foot Soak Recipe

  1. Add ½ cup of Epsom salt to a gallon of lukewarm water.
  2. Soak your feet for 15 minutes.

Epsom salt softens skin to help eliminate calluses, according to a nationally known podiatrist who recommends this DIY soak and scrub:

Epsom Salt Treatment for Callused Feet

  1. Mix together 4 parts water, 1 part apple cider vinegar and 3 tablespoons of Epsom salt.
  2. Soak your feet for 20 minutes.
  3. Afterwards, apply castor oil, tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil to your feet and exfoliate with a pumice stone.

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