Ginger Foot Bath

We have spa day at our house about once a week during the winter time. Everyone gets a treatment or two that help to keep us healthy. One of our favorite home treatments is the Ginger Foot Bath. This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!
 
We all look forward to this time each week. You might think this is odd coming from someone with a family of boys. I consider myself a spa connoisseur. My sister runs a beautiful little spa in California, and she has long educated me on the health benefits of spa treatments.
Ginger Foot Bath

Supplies Needed:

foot bath (order through my Affiliate link HERE)

•powdered ginger

•tea tree oil 

•Epsom salt

•towels

Ginger Foot Bath ingredients

Directions:

•Fill your little tub with hot water.
•Add 2 tablespoons powdered ginger (you can also use powdered mustard) to relieve nasal congestion. I know this sounds weird, but you just have to trust me.
•Add a few drops of tea tree oil for it’s amazing anti-fungal properties.
Ginger Foot Bath
This is what you bath will look like. My son graciously offered to be my model for this demonstration. Besides, I told him he would automatically pass health class if he did. He is such a good guy.
He did not exactly approve of towel turban I made him wear, but you don’t get the full effect of the nasal cleansing bath without it. For some reason, the towel on the head is critical to clearing the nasal passages. It will always be a mystery to me. Sit and relax for 10-15 minutes or until your water goes cold.

Foot bath Benefits

One of the benefits of doing this on a regular basis, is foot inspection. I often inspect my kids feet for issues like athletes foot, warts, cracks, ingrown toe nails and the like that can lead to bigger health problems down the road. Doctors are expensive, it’s best to head things off when you can. My son couldn’t wait for me to put this picture of his feet on the internet. He thinks he will be famous.
Everyone gets a turn, changing water and towels between each person. They like it so much, they don’t want it to end.
During foot inspection today, I found a nasty little unhealthy culprit……athletes foot. The peeling skin and whitish dry skin are definitely fungus. This is what happens when your shoes don’t breathe, you forget to wear socks, and you are living in Wisconsin in the winter time. During the summer, it’s never a problem. There is a fungus among us.
Fortunately it can be cured by soaking in the tea tree oil bath (with or without the ginger) daily until healed.
Now if I could just get a pedicure!
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