Detox foot pads need are put on the soles before going to bed, and were first used in Japan. Overnight, they will work to remove toxins from the body, and in the morning the process should have the pads darkened.

The feet are not randomly chosen as a place for the foot pads: they help circulate the blood and lymph upwards in the body. However, because of our increasingly unhealthy and sedentary lifestyles, the circulation stops around the ankles, joints, lower legs and feet. The foot pads work to bring relief to any foot pain, headaches and fatigue. You can buy ready-made foot detox pads, or continue reading this article to learn how to make them at home.

Here’s what you will need:




Self-stick gauze pads


Slice the garlic and onions finely. Boil water in a kettle and add the garlic and onion, then continue boiling for another 10 minutes. When ten minutes have passed, set the kettle aside and let the mixture cool down (about 20 minutes). Pour the mix in the center of the self-stick gauze pads, and squeeze the excess fluid if needed. Try not to wet the sticky part which you will need later. When done, patch the pads on the soles of your feet, and put on socks. Throw the pads in the morning.