Not only do cracked feet look highly unattractive, but they can also lead to serious infections and pain. However, the climate, an unhealthy diet, uncomfortable shoes, lack of moisture, workout routines, aging, and more can cause dry and cracked feet.
Many people will probably visit nail salons in order to treat their feet, but this can be much time-consuming and expensive. Moreover, many of the commercial products are full of dangerous chemicals.
Nevertheless, there is always an option to start using home remedies. A natural and cheap treatment as this will achieve the effect of smooth and gentle feet.
Here is a homemade natural remedy to heal dry and cracked feet:
You will need:
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 4-5 liters of water in a bucket
- Soft scrub sponge/ pumice stone/ brush
- Lavender oil
- Epsom salts ( optional)
Before bedtime, add the baking soda in a bucket of water and stir to dissolve it. Add a few drops of lavender oil, if you want to mimic a home spa. Moreover, lavender has soothing and calming effects on the on the central nervous system. If you want to boost the effects and prepare a detoxifying bath, add some Epsom salts.
Soak your feet in the baking soda water for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, with a sponge, scrub brush, or rub the underside of the feet. When done, coat the feet in a moisturizer high in glycerin, put on the socks and go to sleep.
Repeat this process 1-2 times a week, or 2 times a month during the winter season. This baking soda foot soak will restore the beauty and softness of your feet.