To soak your feet in Epsom salt, add a half cup of salt to warm water and soak feet for 20 minutes. Foot calluses can be scrubbed away with a pumice stone. Add a few drops of an essential oil to your lotion and rub the mixture on your feet.
Soaking feet in Epsom salt is a good way to improve the appearance, smell and feeling of the feet. Infections, swelling, arthritis, injuries and athlete's foot can all be treated by Epsom salt foot soaks. The salt can also be used to treat toenail fungus when the affected toes are soaked in a bath of Epsom salt and hot water three times a day.
The reason Epsom salt is effective at improving foot health is that the skin absorbs the magnesium sulfate in the Epsom salt, which helps treat a variety of foot problems. The salt also penetrates the skin to the cellular level to get rid of infections before they have a chance to cause problems. Epsom salt is also effective at improving circulation and loosening joints.
People also use Epsom salt to scrub away dead skin, give hair volume and as a face cleanser. It's best that a diabetic person consult his physician before soaking his feet in water containing Epsom salt.