Try this mustard foot bath at home to make your feet sandal ready

This mustard foot bath can exfoliate your feet and detoxify your body naturally.
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You also need to take care of your feet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 28 Jun 2021, 16:16 pm IST
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We are here to present to you the time-tested wonders of the mustard foot bath. Wonder what it is and why is mustard a part of this foot bath? For the uninitiated, a mustard bath is a traditional therapeutic remedy that is easy, effective, and a great way to improve your health. The best part? It serves as an easy way to take care of your feet with a natural home remedy. Well, that’s not all. Here are more benefits that a mustard foot bath can offer you!

Benefits of a mustard foot bath:

A mustard bath is an age-old remedy that has been used to treat cold, stress, fatigued and achy muscles, fever, and congestion. Also known as rajika, mustard is high in vitamin C and beta carotene. These foot baths have been traditionally used for natural detoxification and purification of the body. It encourages the body to release toxins through sweat and the skin, thus making mustard a perfect addition to a foot bath

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Detox your foot with mustard foot bath. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

So, whenever you feel tired, sluggish, or ill, it is the best time to use this homemade foot bath. 

Follow this recipe to prepare your mustard foot bath at home
Ingredients you’ll need:

2 tbsp mustard powder

1-inch piece ginger

2 tbsp baking soda

2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil

4 litres of hot water

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A wide deep bucket to place your legs

Method to prepare mustard foot bath:
  1. Make a fine paste with ginger.
  2. Add a cup of hot water to the ginger paste to make a ginger infusion. Set it aside. 
  3. Heat water in a pan and once it gets warm, switch off the gas and let it cool down. 
  4. Dissolve the mustard powder in the water.
  5. Add ginger infusion to this mustard water and mix well. 
  6. Now, take a bucket and add three litres of hot water with this ginger and mustard infusion water.
  7. Combine baking soda and rosemary essential oil, and add that as well. 
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Mustard foot soak soothes your muscles, hydrates your skin, and can relieve aches. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how to use it:
  1. Place your legs in the water and make sure the water covers your legs.
  2. Soak your legs in the bath for 15-30 minutes.

Note: As the water cools, top up with more hot water to keep the temperature of the water warm. 

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  1. Clean your legs and feet with a hot damp towel and remove the mustard residue. 
  2. Apply a lotion after that. Make sure to wear socks. For best results, repeat it daily. 
Notes:
  • Don’t take a foot bath right after eating, otherwise it can hamper your digestion.
  • It’s best to rub your feet after soaking. By doing so, you can increase the benefits of soaking your feet.
The last word

This mustard foot bath consists of other ingredients like ginger, baking soda, and rosemary essential oil as well. Both ginger and mustard increase circulation and warms one up. Since it increases the body temperature, it also increases perspiration, thus helping to eliminate toxins effectively. And adding rosemary essential oil helps reduce nerve pain and assists breathing, providing antiseptic properties. In the end, adding baking soda to a foot soak can help exfoliate the skin, ease itching, and cleanse the feet. So, what are you waiting for? Try this mustard foot bath right now.

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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