Natural foot baths to take care of the feet

The first thing you have to do to start the day right as the saying goes is to correctly support the right foot. There is a whole modern culture that places a lot of emphasis on the care of the body. In this note we will try to give you a hand on natural tips to take good care of your feet.

First of all we must explain, even if briefly and simply, that it is a footbath. The term comes from Latin pediluvium and means standing bath. It is a device that allows bare feet to be washed.

But where can we find footbaths then? They can be found: before entering the pools, the thalassotherapy places and other saunas and are of obligatory uses to fight against certain epidemics.

The footbath also designates nursing care that justifies cleaning the feet.

Next we will detail a list of foot baths that you can organize in a homemade way to sanitize and rest your feet after an intense working day

As a general rule, it is important to clarify that approximately 5 liters of water are needed for each footbath. All the preparations reported below can be purchased from herbalists or pharmacies.

How to make natural foot baths at home

Energizing footbath


Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of natural camphor powder. Dissolve in cold water and submerge the feet for 10 minutes.

Soothing foot bath

Dehydration in the feet is very common in the heel area.

The dryness, in addition to being unsightly, can generate problems of posture and even difficulties when walking.

If you want to recover the softness of your feet this is the right pediluvio:


Mix ½ cup of wheat germ oil, 3 teaspoons of white clay and 1 tablespoon of flaxseed.

Pour the mixture into a bowl without water and rub the feet thoroughly, insisting on the most dry areas.

Then add very hot water keeping the feet submerged for 5 minutes.

Finally rinse with warm water.

Deodorizing foot bath

A sweating with a very acid pH requires a specific deodorizing treatment.

Your feet will remain perfumed during the day with the cedar footbath.


Pour 10 drops of cedar essential oil into the water destined for the foot bath, which should be very hot.

Let the feet soak for 5 to 10 minutes.

Finally rinse with warm water.

Anti-inflammatory footbath

Swelling of the feet is usually caused by fluid retention. The red vine pediluvio deflates the feet providing an immediate sense of well-being.


Pour very hot water into a basin and add 1 tablespoon of red vine mother tincture.

Leave the feet submerged in the water and rubbing with each other about 5 minutes.

Finally rinse with fresh water and dry carefully.

Soothing foot bath

After a tiring day, the best thing to finish the day in a relaxed way is to prepare a mandarin footbath that is a natural sedative against insomnia


Pour 15 drops of mandarin essential oil into a basin with very hot water.

Before submerging the feet in the water they remain 10-15 seconds under the cold water jet.

After soaking the feet for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, dry carefully.