Not only do cracked feet look highly unattractive, but they may lead to pain and infection in some cases. There are many factors working against us having the beautiful feet we have always dreamed of, including dry air, lack of moisture, shoes, workout routines, improper foot care, prolonged standing on hard floors, unhealthy diet, aging, and more.
Many of you probably often visit nail salons and spas to prepare for going to the beach, but if done regularly, this can be much time-consuming and expensive. Moreover, many of the products used are actually full of dangerous chemicals.
Fortunately, there is an all-natural method to care for your feet at home to prevent and heal your foot skin from daily wear and tear. Use an essential oil foot balm, such as tea tree oil with peppermint to rejuvenate and moisturize feet, while protecting them against fungi and bacteria found in the feet.
However, you will also love the following simple, natural, and inexpensive baking soda mixture foot soak routine, which will clean up cracked feet and help you get rid of the calluses.
DIY baking soda foot soak to cure dry cracked feet
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 4-5 liters of warm water in a bucket
- Soft scrub sponge/brush/pumice stone
- Lavender oil (optional)
Start by pouring baking soda into a bucket and stir around in water until the baking soda is dissolved fully. You can also add in lavender oil, which will deliver a sweet and calming smell to calm your nerves after a long day. Then, soak your feet in the warm mixture for 15-20 minutes.
After soaking your feet, use a scrub brush, pumice stone or sponge to rub the bottom of your feet to rid of dry skin. After scrubbing, apply a thin coat of moisturizer ( one with a high amount of glycerin) or coconut oil to your feet. Put on socks to help lock in the moisture. When done before bedtime, wear the socks all night to retain moisture.
This process can be done 1-2 times a week and shortly after, once or twice a month in the winter time. If you want, you can add baking soda in water to make a paste to exfoliate your foot skin before scrubbing with a sponge or brush.