How to Soothe Dry Feet – A Homemade Remedy

Earlier this week, my friend Clarissa joined me for a girly-evening of catching up, laughing, AND pampering.  I decided it was time to take pamper the footsies.  With summer around the corner, toes get polished up, but what about the dry feet?  I am almost positive that most of you would agree when I say that dry, cracked skin on your feet (or actually, anywhere) isn’t the most attractive thing.  Oh yeah, and dry feet aren’t very nice to rub up against either under the blankets…if you know what I mean…

So, I started looking around and found a treatment by Julyne Derrick for dry feet that caught my eye: the ingredients were easy to get a hold of, the treatment seemed pretty easy to put together and it was something that was perfect for my girly evening with Clarissa.  So, with a cocktail in hand, we started soaking our feet.

The result of the evening: we were able to catch up, our feet felt soft and our stomachs hurt from the laughter.  I’d say it was a success.

Dry Feet Soothing Treatment

 

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 4 tbsp. salt
  • Coconut oil (or baby oil, or sweet almond oil)
  • Pumice stone
  • Stridex, found in the acne section of any drugstore
  • Thick moisturizer (like Eucerin)
  • Socks

 

Directions:

  • Melt / soften the coconut oil and add 4 tablespoons salt to make the foot scrub.  I used regular salt, but the next time, I will use a coarser salt, such as Kosher salt.  Set aside (or even put it in the fridge for a few minutes to let it set up a bit)
  • Soak your feet for 5-10 minutes in a warm foot bath made with 1 cup almond milk and 5 cups warm water.  (The original recipe asked for regular milk.  I was out of regular milk and used almond milk and it was DIVINE.)
  • Massage the foot scrub in a circular motion into the bottoms of the feet.
  • Scrub the bottoms of the feet with the pumice stone, rinse and dry those footsies.
  • Rub a Stridex pad over the dry areas of the feet.  Stridex contains 2% salicylic acid and is a great exfoliant for  the feet.
  • Apply moisturizer thickly on the feet.  I used Eucerin, but you can use Vaseline as well.
  • Put your socks on and keep them on throughout the night, or at least for 4 hours.

Now, in order for your feet to remain soft, I recommend to regularly scrub your feet with a pumice stone and moisturize them daily, just as you would do with the rest of your body.  Us a foot cream, or the Eucerin and you can confidently show off your footsies this summer.

 

Until next time,

Savor food, savor family, savor life.
- Marieke, aka HRH Mommy

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Do you have any foot treatments that work wonders or that you would like to share?  I would love to hear from you.  Share them below, or drop me an email.

 

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