Do Detox Foot Pads Really Work?

On my journey to be as well and healthy as I can be, I’ve seen for years how to this day some cultures still use the feet as a way to draw out toxins from the body. This can be done through foot pads at night, wearing socks to bed with multiple food and herb ingredients to simply soaking the feet in a number of ingredients that have been reported to give people relief from many symptoms and ailments.

I was so curious that I actually bought the Nuubu Deep Cleansing Foot Pads to try them out myself. The cost of 30 pads was about 150 shekels (roughly $45-50) and that’s enough for 15 treatments/nights. I gave some to my children to try out just to compare our results, however, I’m the only one that stuck with it for several nights.

The so-called benefits of using these detox pads are as follows: 1) ridding the body of the accumulation of impurities from your system; 2) improves your level of immunity, metabolism and blood flow; 3) helps to deal with stress, relaxation and sleep quality; 4) fights insomnia and headaches; 5) improves general sense of wellness.

It’s been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but in this case, I’m not sure if the pictures really enhance my testimony at all. The concept of how these pads work is based on how we sweat out toxins. We get rid of toxins in many different ways and this is just one of them. Supposedly the feet sweat while we are sleeping and because the sweat glands are the most concentrated in our feet, this is thought to be the most effective place on the body to apply the pads for an overall detox. Take a look at my pics:

My Foot Detox Before and After Day 1 Compared to Day 6

It’s recommended to use the foot pads a minimum of 10 days…I only made it for 6. I did feel that I rested better at night, a deeper sleep and even began to feel some relief from foot fatigue and back pain from arthritis that occasionally emerges after a long day on my feet at work. Nothing though to do backflips over😏. I figured that for all of the money that I spent, maybe there was a much cheaper way to detox with foot pads. So I began to search and found that many individuals use some of the ancient customs such as onions and garlic and simply place a sock on overnight. I recall my Grandmother recommending this a few times for cold and flu as a young girl. Needless to say, these days using smelly vegetables in our socks is very repelling to us and those around us…lol….so most people won’t even try this method of detox.

Overall, I can say that buying my own foot pads and using the garlic, onion and herb method with or without vinegar is the method that I have chosen to use to continue my trial run with the foot pad detox method.

Recipe: Boil about a half of a finely chopped onion and a few cloves of garlic in a few cups of water and let sit until cool enough to be comfortable to use on the skin. Add a tablespoon of vinegar. Sift out and place the cut onions and garlic equally on each self-adhesive foot pad (can purchase from any pharmacy for minimal cost). Try not to get any of the sticky adhesive wet on the foot pads. You may want to put a thin sock over the feet in case of leakage. Then go to sleep! See what the pads reveal over time each morning and examine how you feel. As a bonus, you can use the liquid that was left over and place it in a foot soak so as not to waist your ingredients. See below several recipes that you can add this leftover liquid.

Also check out these recipes for homemade detox foot soaks. There are several available, pick one that suits you best. Maybe you already have the ingredients on hand in your cabinet.

Photo by Monstera on

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