4 Great Soak Recipes
#1 – Lemon Juice or Vinegar
Soaking your feet in pure lemon juice, white vinegar or apple cider vinegar is also a possibility one time weekly. The acidity helps break down dead, dry skin for easier removal. This is also an excellent treatment for athlete’s foot.
#2- Lemon, Rosewater & Glycerin
Lemon juice can be used in combination with other soothing, healing ingredients. You can create a healing foot soak for yourself by combining rose water, glycerin, salt and lemon juice.
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of rosewater
- 1 teaspoon of pure glycerin
- Soak and treat your feet as usual.
#3 – Honey
You can add honey to a foot soak for excellent moisturizing and nourishing properties. Honey has natural antibacterial qualities and is well-known for helping with burn healing and other types of healing. Add half a cup of honey to a basin of comfortably warm water and enjoy a 15 to 20 minutes soak.
#4 – Turmeric and Neem Oil Foot Mask
Neem oil also called margosa with its anti-fungal properties can help prevent cracked heels from becoming infected.
- Mix a few drops of Neem oil with 3 teaspoons of turmeric powder to create a paste.
- Massage the paste into the cracked heels
- Leave the mixture on to soak in for approximately 30 minutes.
- Rinse the paste off using warm water and towel dry.
- Repeat the process daily until you no longer have cracked heels.
There are many other pleasant and effective recipes available for callus fighting foot soaks. If you are just soaking your feet in a basin, you can feel free to experiment with any and all.
If you are using an electric foot spa, be sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions to make certain all of the ingredients you use are safe for the machine.