Doesn’t it suck that as we ‘age’ our feet get really gross. Hard skin, cracks, they look dirty all the time and feel nasty……
If you want your feet to look all new and pretty so you can rock the summer sandals, here are some home remedies on making them amazing! Like a babies bottom!
Home Remedy for Dry Cracked Heels #1
- 1/4 cup Listerine (any kind)
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup warm water
Put the mixture in a large unused baking tray or something like that – and soak your feet in there for 10 – 15 minutes. Then wipe with a cloth. Notice the difference?? Yeah baby! Amazeballs!
Home Remedy for Dry Cracked Heels #2
This is an overnight solution – particularly good in the colder months.
- Warm Soapy Water
- Vicks Vaporub
- Pumice Stone
- Warm Socks
Soak your feet in warm soapy water for 10 minutes. Then give them a quick exfoliation with a pumice stone. Rub Vicks Vaporub all over the cracked heels, and put on socks before bed. Repeat until your heels look amazing (about a week!).
Home Remedy for Dry Cracked Heels #3
This is the super frugal method. It may take a week or two to get your heels to where you want – but it is very gentle.
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 2 litres warm water
Soak your feet in the above mixture for 20 minutes every night. Moisturise well before going to bed. At the end of the week, use a pumice stone to gently slough away all the dead skin.
Home Remedy for Dry Cracked Heels #4
- Two tablespoons coconut oil
- Plastic Wrap
- Warm Towel
After getting out of the shower, towel dry your feet well. Whilst they are still warm, rub a tablespoon of the coconut oil into each foot, massage it well to really try and get the skin to absorb as much as possible. If needed, add a little more. Wrap your feet in plastic wrap, and then wrap your wrapped feet in the warm towel. Leave for 30 minutes (longer if you can stand it). Wash off the oil (or alternatively, remove the plastic wrap, put on socks and sleep that way). Rinse off any excess oil.
Home Remedy for Dry Cracked Heels #5
Now I haven’t actually TRIED this method, by my neighbour swears by it!
- 1 large turnip
Peel, chop and boil the turnip, then mash it. Apply it to the cracked heels and leave it on for two hours (gahhh that is a looooong time). Wash well and sleep in woollen socks.