Get rid of cracked heels and enjoy the summer

Cracked feet are a pain and can be embarrassing.  When you should be out enjoying the sand between your toes, many are burying their feet to hide those cracked heels.  While you could spend a lot of money on over the counter balms and ointments, there are many things around your house that could not only get the job done but do it better.

After a lot of testing, we have found that this recipe does a fantastic job!

  • 1/4 cup of Listerine (any kind)
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of warm water (or hot if you prefer).
  • Let your feet soak in it for 10 to 15 minutes. When done soaking, wipe your feet with a washcloth.  The dead skin will practically fall off.

If that sounds a bit too harsh, or you are worried about sensitive skin, there is another recipe that you could try.

  • 1 tablespoon of glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Mix and apply to the problem part of your feet.
  • Leave for 20 minutes and then wash off with warm water
  • Do this once a day for two weeks
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The main reason that your feet get cracked is the lack of moisture in them.  One of the best moisture replenishes is coconut oil.  Try this one if you want a solution that doesn’t have acids.

  • Before bed wash feet with a scrubber.
  • Apply generous amount of coconut oil to your feet
  • Put on some clean socks and go to bed
  • Wash the oil off in the morning
  • Repeat daily until feet are back to where you want them.

What cracked feet tips do you have?