Soft, well groomed smooth feet are important to many woman. With uncomfortable shoe designs, errands to run, and jobs that require being on your feet for long hours, it may be difficult to avoid hard, and cracked heels that not only look bad but cause discomfort .
Fortunately, there is a household item that is beginning to gain recognition for it antiseptic properties and ability to reduce water hardness. Baking soda works as the perfect exfoliator on heels and calluses (1).
How to clean your feet using baking soda (3)?
- For this DIY foot treatment, you will need 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 4-5 liters of hot water.
- Add baking soda to the hot water, stir until dissolved.
- Use a dry scrub brush or palette stone to scrub your feet. Follow by applying a healthy amount of moisturizing foot cream (see below for recipe) before putting on 100% cotton socks. Wear for 2 hours.
- You should see results after the first treatment.
- Repeat the process for up to a week, then take a 7-day break, and repeat again. Try to repeat the treatment 3 more times for optimal results.
This treatment will leave you with silky smooth feet. Slip on some strappy sandals and show those babies off!
How To Make Moisturizing Foot Cream
To make this simple foot cream, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- ¾ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup shea butter
- 15 drops lavender essential oil – you can also combine lavender/mint or lavender/tea tree to fight fungal issues
- Mix both the coconut oil and shea butter in a sauce pan and place on low heat.
- Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the essential oil.
- Store in a glass jar with a lid and keep somewhere cool.
Shea Butter contains high levels of Vitamin A, E and a host of antioxidants and essential fats, which help nourish your skin.
Coconut Oil is a no brainer. It’s a saturated fat that’s made up of medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which quickly help moisturize the skin when applied topically and it even has antibacterial qualities!