5 Easy Home Remedies for Cracked Heels

4 min read
5 Easy Home Remedies for Cracked Heels

Summer is coming to an end and with it the high temperatures and humidity. Or, maybe you’re just getting old. For many people, this means their feet start to suffer. If you have cracked heels, don’t worry – we have five home remedies for cracked heels that should help. Keep reading for more information!

Recommended Posts

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 for cracked heels that’ll make them amazing – like a baby’s bottom!

5 Home Remedies for Cracked Heels | Stay at Home Mum

Home Remedy for Dry Cracked Heels #1

Mix together:

  • 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, and 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 a 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.

dryandcrackedheels | Stay at Home

Home Remedy for Dry Cracked Heels #5

Now I haven’t actually TRIED this method, but 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.

And if All That Doesn’t Work?

There are loads of options!  Here are some of our favourites!

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel

You put the bag of this exfoliant over your feet and wait for 60 minutes, then a few days later your foot peels – delicious big strips of skin just peels off… mouthwatering…

Grab it here!

Baby Foot | Stay at Home Mum

So there you go, five really easy (well, maybe except for the last one) ways to get lovely-looking feet before summer!

If you’ve ever had cracked heels, then you know just how painful and frustrating they can be. But before you run off to the drugstore to buy a heel cream, try using one of these home remedies instead. Each of these remedies is simple, affordable, and most importantly, effective. So give them a try and say goodbye to cracked heels forever!

Home Remedies for Cracked Heels | Stay at Home Mum

Jody Allen
About Author

Jody Allen

Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

Ask a Question

Close sidebar