Unlike an epsom salt foot soak, a traditional herbal foot soak can leave a tea mark against your nice white foot bath particularly if you are using Traditional Foot Soaks over a specific period of time to treat health conditions. Here are some great cleaning tips to ensure that your foot bath stays in pristine condition.
After every soak:
Empty the water from the foot bath and rinse with warm fresh water.
Pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar and leave for a few minutes.
Add a bit more water and then take a kitchen sponge and using the vinegar water and scrub in a circular motion the inside of the foot bath.
Rinse and dry.
If doing traditional foot soaks repeatedly during the week, once per week you might want to:
Sprinkle baking soda in the foot bath.
Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar. It will fizzle. Let it sit for several minutes.
Add a bit more water and then take a kitchen sponge and using the vinegar water scrub in a circular motion the inside of the foot bath.
Rinse and dry.
Some other methods for cleaning herbal tea stains from plastic are;
Lemon Juice: Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto the stained areas and let it sit for a few minutes. The acidic properties of lemon juice can help break down the stains. Scrub gently with a sponge or cloth, then rinse thoroughly.
Denture Cleaning Tablets: Fill the plastic container with warm water and drop a denture cleaning tablet into it. Let it dissolve completely, then let the container soak for a few hours or overnight. Rinse thoroughly afterward.
Remember to always rinse the plastic foot bath thoroughly with water after using any of these methods to remove any residue and ensure there are no lingering cleaning product traces.