For many years I have been dreaming about a portable foot bath that would allow me to walk around while I am soaking my feet. After finding a pair of unlined rubber boots in a Chinese clothing store, I bought a pair that was one size larger than my usual size.
After getting back to my house, I filled each of those boots with one pint of a 2% solution, and donned those boots over my bare feet. I did this on 2 separate days.
From a distance it looked like I had the perfect setup, and that I had a highly successful portable foot bath. However, reality was very different. There were 3 issues as follows:
Issue #1: Increasingly more and more chemical and mechanical burns appeared on my bare legs. Apparently the made in China rubber boots are physically and chemically abrasive, if you try to wear them without your socks on.
Issue #2 was the design of those boots. It was enormously difficult to take those boots off. It was a struggle every single time. The combination of water and bare feet was kind of deadly. Once water got inside those boots, the boots shrank and or stuck to the bare skin of my feet. I checked over and over; and no, my feet did not swell.
Issue #3 was my concern over the many undesirable chemicals that probably leached from those boots. The ideal vessel would have been glass and or ceramic. This means that, even if I purchased and used the most expensive pair of rubber boots, they would have been far from ideal.
The feet have the largest pores for intake and outgo. I have used a lot of things for my feet but mostly the feet represent the largest cleansing organ, the liver. My liver has gotten my attention. Most people stressed by life produce CORTISOL to run from the bear and it robs peter to pay paul as it drains the life out of the body. While running from the bear the body is not producing bile to digest food or create b vitamins in the gut. The mineral imbalance from lack of bile can release HISTAMINE as the warning shot across the bow. The stress causes dehydration as the cortisol production scavenges the body. This really affects hormones and electrolytes, and gut health and skin. Histamine will cause skin issues.
Yes, back to the feet. Soaks help and some topicals help. The feet are external symptoms of an interior problem. As for the boots, I use the thick plastic bags my newspaper comes in to cover my feet (maybe duct tape the top to keep stuff contained while moving around) and sometimes I have liquid in them and other times oils or creams or topicals and then cover the bag with my boot sock and put on boots/clogs if I need to move around.
A few of my favorite things, Milk of magnesia put on with cotton ball and let it dry and leave to cure fungal and viral, MRSA, calamine lotion is also good on feet. Iodine is for toenail issues. If diabetes use some vanadium and chromium supplements. MSM is good for skin, and I use blue emu.
red wine on cotton ball, sticky but pretty amazing, the microbes love it, or some kefir,
I have peeled plum skins and put on skin and let dry and skin loves that too.
Castor oil is number one in my book and then I use activated charcoal with it (can be under a large bandage with adhesive all around edge on bottom of foot for 24 hours. I use those liquid hand soaps to clean my foot when I remove bandage.
Fungal vaginal creams work well. I also use the rose toner on my feet at night and it has hyaluronic acid and works well on dry cracks. Does not cure the underlying liver issue.
Soaks are amazing with vinegars, salts or baking soda, comfrey leaves, Epsom salt or borax. Be careful with borax, some people are more sensitive to calcium coming out of soft tissues into kidneys in the form of stones ( chanca piedra is stonebreaker) I usually do one thing.
I did some horsetail heated in water, from our swamp area last year and that was interesting. After I used it, I took the mushy dibre from the horsetail and wore a glove and rubbed my shower down, it took all the mineral deposits off the wall and floor. That stuff is powerful. Silica. Worked on stove top drip pans too.
I soaked in some dandelion leaves heated into a tea and left the greens to rub around my feet while soaking.
Oils are also amazing, but caution is that they are concentrated and can go in the feet right to your organs and make you feel awful. Castor oil doesn't seem to have that effect on me< it is really messy and stains things. Coconut oil is second. I am unable to use olive oil. I have used a lot of tea tree oil over the years, and it is very intense.
I also buy a soap that is silver and keep it for special application, it dissolves quick and is spendy. Lavendar, rosemary, mint, oregano, grapeseed, lemon, ginger is amazing. A clove tea foot soak might do some wonders.
I have not cured my liver, but soy lecithin granules are wonderful, Milk thistle will wipe out anything you just ate from your liver, I usually start my day with a glass of water and a couple milk thistle caps.
Your feet might also benefit from an enema cleanse of the intestines.
Grounding by walking on dirt sand or grass can also benefit the feet, I don't like walking on rocks or gravel. Sun is also wonderful in the right quantity.
I have not used hydrogen peroxide but on q tips in my ears followed by castor oil in my ears on q tip. Love that. Blessings and health to you, charity
Very interesting. Lots of ideas here. I wish I knew the 'why's' of all these different substances you use on your feet. I am currently on a protocol to help my terrible liver numbers that includes a tea made from: milk thistle seed, Burdock root, dandelion root, & yellow dock root. I have read about using the H202 solution in a foot bath which I want to try, bec the food grade H202 drops in water you are supposed to have an empty stomach. Just thinking about other routes/ways to get this.
Super simple "walking foot soak" - organic cotton socks, foot soak solution in a squeeze bottle - to keep the sock wetted - and some "spa slippers", which are super cheap, waterproof on the bottom and come in lots - like 6,10 or a dozen pairs per. They're not meant to last forever. Spas usually throw them away but they are washable. Of course, if you want to soak in something like a castor oil, olive oil or clay, you won't want to put that in your washer. You can also make some slipper/sock covers from the PUL they use to make diapers and diaper covers. You don't want to use the absorbent stuff they put in diapers as it is designed to hang on to the wetness and you want the wetness on your feet. Oh, and they also make clear boots to cover casts or wounds that shouldn't get wet in the shower. And, of course, there are always Crocs!
No matter what you use, you want to take care so that you don't slip and fall. For instance, bread bags over wet socks are slippery. Both inside and out, as when walking on carpet.
If you make waterproof slippers to wear over your "wet socks", you can use the waterproof diaper fabric with the fabric on the outside and glue a sole to it. A good cheap sole material is those German shammies - like those "Shamwow" towels they used to sell on TV. There are lots and lots of generic ones out there, and they're cheap. They're made of rayon or viscose felt. Plus they're super handy for other things, INCLUDING as an alternative to organic cotton socks!
Of course, you can make super simple tube socks out of any natural, stretchy material. And they have waterproof diaper fabric that stretches AS WELL AS double sided fabric that would stick to your sock via friction, rather than slip/slide around.
Another good alternative is an old pair of Birkenstocks. With the Crocs and Birkenstocks, you have to keep applying so your socks don't dry out.
Using these materials, you could make a "bra soak", a "knee soak" or just about any walking soak you want. You could even make a sort of sitz bath soak if you make an adult diaper-like cover for an old pair of cotton underwear!
I wouldn't recommend it for iodine as I covered an iodine soaked pad with plastic once and YIKES!! Don't do that...one minute it was just a little bit uncomfortable and the next I was flailing around, clawing at it to get it off ASAP - ROFL!
Something else you can do to apply a concoction to a specific part - like a wart or bruise or something - is to wet only the center of a piece of cloth and apply honey around the area you want it to cover. You can also use it to stick a cloth over plastic wrap.
We often think of honey as "too messy" but, out in the open, the probiotics in the air will eat it and any conbiotics that get on it will simply die so, if you make a mess, simply scrape up as much as you can and let the microbes do the rest. You can squirt it with a little water to allow for more microbes which will simply eat any bad microbes that might survive the honey - which they really don't. Honey is "clean". It's just sticky until it's broken down and consumed by friendly microbes.
If you make LABS (lactic acid bacteria serum), you can spray some on it to speed up the process.
Something else you can do is simply set a puppy (or human) pee pad on the floor, fold up some paper towels or wash cloths for each foot, wet them with your solution, sitting with ust the soles of your feet on them. That way, you can simply step onto a different part of the waterproof pad to dry your feet and get up and walk around if you need to, no problem.
Some wetting solutions you can use: Borax, urine, cayenne or any other herbal tea and even clay, which you can spread onto a paper towel and cover with gauze, misting it with water to keep it moist, as you would for a clay mask. Just use wet clay, let it dry a bit (which is what draws things to it), mist, let dry a bit and repeat, creating a sort of pump action, replacing with fresh clay after every 3 or 4 times. Or you can simply set the cloth with clay water.
My dietary requirements are so stringent that I often find myself without a sufficient period of time to administer orally into an empty stomach. Prompted by the bathwater method I developed a "foot bath" method. I found an unlined "unisex" rubber/plastic boot in a big box store. I bought a size that fit my bare feet. They were then filled and soaked in water for 24 hours to remove any readily soluble materials. After washing the feet with a solution of 1 oz. Mild dish dertergent to 1 qt. 70% IPA (rubbing alcohol), then rinsing and drying, to minimize germs which could use up some of the peroxide effectivness, the boots are donned over bare feet and 1/4 cup of approximately 1% (1oz. 35% food grade added to 1 qt distilled water) peroxide is poured in and a 2 hour soak commences. This may prove to be the closest thing to an IV administration possible and requires no doctor visits/expenses.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Richard, I have found good results from using the powdered form of hydrogen peroxide in the product "OxyFree". There are other products from chemical supplier like "sodium percarbonate" (ingredient of OxyFree), sodiumtetrahydrate", and "sodium monohydrate". How they compare to the FG H2O2 I don't know except from personal experience they seem quite similar, and of course the sodium content is a consideration.
Footbath or whole body bath with these energizes me for several hrs. Supplementing MSM is also a good source of active oxygen.
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"sodium perborate tetrahydrate", and "sodium perborate monohydrate".
I have concerns about undesirable chemicals leaching from the vessel used for foot the soak. I think distilled water is a good idea but I think it leaches strongly from its containers. I think using glass, stainless steel or maybe ceramic might be better option. Whilst not that practica, I find most effective natural health protocols done properly are typically quite labourious and or messy. I have wondered about how much hydrogen peroxide actually get absorbed via foot soaks and as such I have considrered small quantities of dmso to aid absorbtion but I am not entirely comfortable with the idea yet.
(Simi Valley, Ca)
Add DMSO to the peroxide footpath? Oh, I LOVE that idea!!! Why didn't I think of it? I already use it almost every day for so many other things, I guess my primary concern was some sort of a herx effect from the peroxide. One step at a time, you know?
I was thinking the same thing. I take so many supplements orally for cancer, yet my stomach cannot tolerate even the lowest dose of FG H2O2.
I want the benefit of the increased oxygenation, so I am going to try a foot bath.
How did you end up going with the 2 hour soaks? Did you feel any difference?