DIY Foot Detox Pads

I love finding new ideas to share with you and try myself !! I found this awesome idea on Ehow….I was actually looking up ways to make a detox herbal tea and ran across this recipe for Detox Foot Pads. Its very easy and really works. It does have cayenne and peppermint in it so it might get warm on the bottom of your feet, and definetly don’t rub your eyes after mixing because that will burn like crazy !! Enjoy the recipe and let me know what your results are !!

  • 4      x 4 stick-on gauze pads
  • Small      saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Coffee      filter
  • Small      bowl
  • 1-inch      paintbrush
  • Organic      apple cider vinegar
  • 500      mg vitamin C tablets
  • Green      tea teabags
  • Cayenne      powder or cinnamon
  • Milk      thistle capsules (optional)
  • Dandelion      root capsules (optional)
  • Peppermint      oil
  • Socks

In a small saucepan, bring ¼ cup organic apple cider to a boil.

Take off heat, and add one crushed Vitamin C tablet, the contents of one green tea teabag, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or cinnamon, the contents of one milk thistle capsule and contents of one dandelion root capsules (if using) and a few drops of peppermint oil. Throw empty capsules away.

Stir the mixture, and let it steep at least half an hour.

Strain the mixture by pouring it through the coffee filter into the small bowl. Throw the dirty coffee filter away.

Open one of the gauze pads and carefully remove the strips, being careful not to touch the sticky area.

Dip the paintbrush it into the herbal mixture, and paint the center of the gauze pad. When the gauze pad is thoroughly covered with the mixture, set it aside and repeat with the other pad.

Place one pad on the sole of your right foot, directly in the center, the sticky side facing your skin . Press the edges for about 10 seconds to be sure you have good adhesion. Repeat with the other pad, placing it on your left foot.

Put on a pair of socks to keep the pads from falling off.

Remove the pads after 6-12 hours. You should notice that they’re dirty, showing that they’ve drawn out toxins from your body.


Repeat every 24 hours until the pads look as clean as when you first put them on. This lets you know the detoxing process is complete. If it’s too hard to tell if the pads look cleaner each time, simply repeat the process for three to seven days as part of your detox regimen.