Beyond appearance, cracked heels can be really uncomfortable and can mean anything from minor discomfort to pain and bleeding.
How do you get them?
Dry skin is the number one cause of cracked heels. Age and skin oil production play a role to getting cracked heels as well.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural household remedy famous for using on skin and hair, but did you know you could also use it for your feet? Apple cider vinegar foot soaks possess multiple benefits, including helping with common foot ailments like athlete’s foot and warts. Even small amounts can make a big difference.
SIMPLE HOME REMEDY FOR DRY CRACKED HEELS
- Fill a large glass bowl 3/4 full with very warm water. Add a 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (here) and oil of choice (such as olive oil).
- Soak your feet in water for 10-15 minutes. Then use a pumice to gently scrub your heels before you dry.
- After drying, apply a thick coat of your favorite moisturizing oil or cream and apply clean cotton socks.
Ultra-Moisturizing Homemade Foot Cream
- ¾ cup coconut oil (where to find coconut oil)
- ½ cup shea butter (where to find shea butter)
- 15 drops lavender essential oil – you can use any essential oil you wish such as tea tree to deal with fungal issues – (where to find 100% pure essential oils)
Combine the coconut oil and shea butter in a saucepan and simmer on low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the essential oil. Store in a glass jar with a lid somewhere cool.
How To use: Massage this homemade foot cream into feet, focusing on dry, cracked areas. Cover feet with cotton socks right away