How To Prepare Herbal Foot Bath

  1. Boil two pots of water (about 12 cups).
  2. Add boiling water to bucket with 2-3 sachets of footsoak herbs.
  3. Boil another pot of water (6-8 cups)
  4. After allowing the herbs to steep a few minutes, add two bots of cold water to bring it to a safe temperature.
  5. Bring your bucket and the third pot of boiled water to your chair. Soak feet! Add hot water as it cools.
 

Cautions and Contraindications

Contraindicated:

•Pregnancy

•Metastatic cancer

•Acute cold/flu

•Within 7 days post-surgery

•Thrombosis

•Open wounds or burns on feet, ankles, or lower legs

•Infections

•Bleeding disorders

Cautions and Considerations:

•Avoid doing foot soaks if you are hungry

•Avoid doing foot soaks under a draft

•Avoid if bleeding heavily during menstruation

•Caution with unregulated hypertension, making sure your provider is aware of your condition

•If using teabags in a bath, do not recline and submerge your chest in water, stay in an upright seated position

•Similar to a vigorous workout, foot soaks are stimulating if done longer than 20min, therefore if using at night only soak for a shorter duration (>20min)

•Keep your feet dry and warm after your foot soak