DIY Remedies For Dry, Cracked Heels

via motaen.com

via motaen.com

Forget the expensive, painful commercial tools and tricks for dealing with dry heels – try these natural home remedies that will take years off of your neglected, sad feet:

1. Vegetable Oil

This kitchen staple can come in handy as a foot soothing treatment – rub some oil into the dry areas on your heels and leave for as long as possible until rinsing. Repeat as often as possible.

2. Banana and Avocado

Mash a banana and avocado together and apply the resulting paste to your feet for 15-20 minutes – the acids and minerals that exits naturally in the fruit will remove dead skin and repair damage.

3. Salt, Lemon, Rose Water and Glycerin

These ingredients combine to make a nourishing mask for your tired heels. Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of pure glycerin and a teaspoon of rose water. Then, go ahead and either wash your feet in the solution or soak in a footbath for an hour or two.

4. Vaseline and Lemon Juice

Make sure to clean your feet before this or any treatment. Combine some lemon juice and a teaspoon of Vaseline. Rub the mixture on dry areas for 20 minutes.

5. Honey

Honey has powerful anti-bacterial properties. Mix some honey in a footbath of hot water – soak your feet for 15 minutes as often as you life. You will soon notice softer skin.

6. Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax, mixed with a little organic coconut oil, makes for an amazing overnight mask for dry feet. Melt the wax in a pan, mix in some coconut oil, let it cool for 15-20 minutes, and then apply. For best results, keep it on overnight.

7. Olive Oil

Applying olive oil to dry skin will help repair dry skin – the more often, the better. Apply it using cotton pads or simply give yourself an olive oil foot massage for 15-20 minutes every day. You can also make your own olive-oil based foot cream: mix a tablespoon of olive oil, a drop of lemon essential oil, and an equal part of water.

8. Rice Flour

Combine a few tablespoons of ground rice, with a few tablespoons of honey and apple sauce. Add in a few drops of olive oil. Do not eat this concoction but rather apply it to cracked heels and let the skin absorb the natural moisture for 20 minutes.

9. Oat Meal

One tablespoon of dry oatmeal combined with some jojoba oil will work wonders as a mask for dry heels. Apply it and leave on for at least an hour.