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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"sodium perborate tetrahydrate", and "sodium perborate monohydrate".
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.