Natural remedies for dry, cracked feet.

Natural Remedies for Dry, Cracked Feet


The sad truth is that many of us barely find the time to take care of ourselves and even if we do, let’s face it – feet come last on that list. Add to this health conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, diabetes or just general dry skin, and it’s a recipe for disaster for our feet.

The good news is that taking care of our feet isn’t something that has to be difficult. Doing a combination of the four steps outlined below (or even just consistently doing one or two) can help refresh and smoothen your feet and keep them healthy. Read on to see how…

  1. The Epsom Salt Soak

In a basin, add warm to hot water and half to one cup of Epsom salt. Mix the salt in so that it dissolves. Soak your feet in for at least 15 minutes. Not only does this soften the skin on your heels and the soles of your feet, this foot bath also helps relax you overall.

  1. The aloe vera, coconut oil, peppermint, shea butter DIY foot cream

Prepare your very own DIY foot cream that deep moisturizes and freshens up tired, aching feet. It also doubles up as a potent antimicrobial.

Mix together 2 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil with 3 tbsp shea butter, 2 tbsp aloe vera gel and about 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil.

Apply as a daily moisturizer or leave overnight and put socks on as you sleep.

  1. The night-time boroline with socks idea

The simplest remedy of all is to use a deep moisturizing ointment that’s been used in Indian skin care routines for decades. You’d be hard-pressed to find too many Indian homes without this staple in their medicine cabinets or bedside tables.

This is a miracle cure for many skin issues including dry feet and cracked heels. Rub a dollop of this ointment on the soles and pads of your feet and put a pair of socks on. Wake up to wonderfully moisturized feet.

Repeat this every night and you’ll begin seeing results very soon.

  1. The listerine + pumice stone hack to slough off dead skin

This is a hack that’s been floating around for a while now. Apparently, this works best with the blue listerine.

In your foot basin, add two cups water and 1 cup of blue listerine. Also add 2 cups of white vinegar.

Simply soak your feet for 10-15 minutes and gently slough off the dead skin on your heels with a pumices tone. Don’t go rubbing too hard or too much though! You don’t want to over-exfoliate your feet and leave them prone to infection.

Finish off with your DIY foot cream or moisturizer and voila!

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