Healthy feet are happy feet. Here are 4 simple foot care tips to get rid of cracked heels naturally at home and get happy feet.
What is a happy feet? Our feet, the most hard-working part of our body and often the most neglected. They take us around all through the day. Of course, they’ll be tired and sore at the end of the day. Heat and sweat makes it a lot more difficult and if you are wearing heels, it just doubles the pain. We often don’t give much attention to them and as a result, we end up with dry and cracked feet and heels. No doubt, they need extra care and certain foot care tips from time to time. We bring you a simple and easy 4 step guide to achieve smoother feet all naturally at home.
A homemade pedicure does the magic!
Soak your feet
Soaking your feet is the best the way to end a tired day. Just take a foot tub (any small tube or bucket would do), pour some lukewarm water and add some sea salt and few drops of your favorite essential oil: lavender oil for relaxing, peppermint or tea tree for dis-infecting or lemon for de-odorizing. You can also add 1-2 slices of lemon and few petals of rose or marigold. That will surely make you feel like a queen! Soak your feet in it for 10-15 mins and relax. You can also use this time to clean dirt and scrub sole. Also clean your toenails properly as they tend to hold dirt and sweat in them and may get germs and infections.
Tip: you can put smooth stones or marbles in the tub to get some massage.
Next is the time to scrub. Make this simple scrub:
Sugar – 1 tablespoon
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Peppermint oil – 5 drops.
Mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on wet feet and scrub gently. You can add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to the mix to get a dose of moisture. You can also use any of the scrubs given here: “6 Homemade Body Scrubs For All Skin Types”. This also softens cracked heels.
Here is a simple recipe for daily foot lotion.
Milk – 250ml
Peppermint leaves – handful
Rosemary (fresh) – 2 tablespoon
Peppermint oil – 3 drops
Bring the milk to boil. Add peppermint leaves and rosemary and let the milk steep for 15 mins. Cool and strain. Now add 3 drops of peppermint oil to this milk. Store it in airtight bottle. Apply daily morning and evening. This lotion is good about 4 weeks if kept in refrigerator. You can also use any of the body butters given here: “4 Homemade Body Butters For A Deep Nourishment”
For extra dose of nourishment, make this simple foot balm:
Shea butter – 2 tablespoon
Coconut oil – 2 tablespoon
Beeswax – 1 tablespoon
Essential oil (of your choice) – 15 drops
Melt shea butter and beeswax in double boiler. Add coconut oil and let it cool. Once cool, add essential oil and put it in fridge to set. Shea butter provides deep moisturizing and coconut oil gives required nourishment. Beeswax is primarily added to give it the balm texture and it also has moisturizing properties. This is my current foot balm. It works better than any store brought foot cream for me. Apply this balm on your feet every day before hitting the bed to get rid of cracked and dry heels and to wake up to a softer feet.
Follow these simple and easy foot care tips and get rid of those tired, sore feet and cracked heels and get smoother, healthy and happy feet!
Before using any product on the body for the first time, take an allergy test. Use a small portion of it on your arm and see for any reaction for two days. If it doesn’t show any signs of allergy or reaction, you can use it for your body. The information contained on this site is general in nature and for informational purposes. It is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own dermatologist or other medical professional. Tips and recipes here are the experiences of the author. Everyone is unique and results vary from person to person. Caution must be taken while using essentials oils. Pregnant women and children below 7 years should not use essential oils.
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