While there’s no solid evidence to prove foot detox pads actually work, however they’re believed to be able to help absorb impurities, clear foot odors and even help improve your sleep. The main active ingredient in these pads is bamboo vinegar, which is known as chikusaku in Japan, and is believed to extract toxins from the liver and lymphatic system. Other common ingredients found in foot pads include wood vinegar, plants, herbs, and tourmaline, a mineral. They simply stick onto the bottom of feet for easy use. It’s recommended that you wear them for eight hours at a time, so its best to apply them before bedtime. Ahead, we rounded up some foot detox pads to try.
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1. Dr. Entre’s Foot Pads
These detox pads contain vitamin E, peppermint, bamboo charcoal, tree vinegar, and tourmaline, which is believed to help reduce toxin-related ailments.
Pros: They come in a sturdy resealable Ziplock bag with a clear see-through side so you can easily see what’s left. The pads are also infused with rose and lavender. You can choose from a 10 or 90-count option.
Cons: The adhesive may leave a sticky residue behind.
2. Nuvoly Foot Pads
Besides bamboo vinegar, the main active ingredient in these pad is tree vinegar. They also contain tourmaline and negative ion powder for improved health.
Pros: You get 30 pads in five different mild scents (lavender, rose, green tea, ginger, and wormwood) for 15 nights. This brand also includes an e-book with health tips and 12 small lavender-infused patches for your arms.
Cons: Some may find them tricky to apply.
3. Pure Sole Aroma Foot Pads
These pads combine bamboo vinegar powder with chitin and chitosan, tourmaline, vitamin C, vegetable fiber and negative ion powder.
Pros: They also contain touches of either lavender, green tea, and rose extract. The bag is easily resealable and optimal for packing with you while traveling. You can buy these in a pack with 12 or 60 pads.
Cons: Some may prefer they offered more of scent.