I love foot massages. And when you love your feet being touched, its almost mandatory that you keep them touchably smooth. But this does not have to mean a trip for a pedicure every month!
I’ve developed cracks in my feet and dry soles and I yearned to have my soft and smooth feet back. A bit research led me to this wonderful Listerine and Vinegar Foot Soak.
Listerine and Vinegar Foot Soak Recipe
You will need:
- 1 cup listerine
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 cups warm water
To make the foot soak:
- Pour all the ingredients into a shallow bath and soak feet for 15 – 20 minutes and just relax while your feet soak.
2. After removing feet from the soak, you may need to use a stone or foot file to get off the dead skin that may not have “wiped right off”
3. Dry your feet then massage them with a little bit of olive oil and viola – beautiful feet for the summer!
Basically, vinegar is an acid that changes the ph of things. Listerine (or any similar knock off) contributes eucalyptus, menthol and a salicylate to the mix and together with vinegar creates a liquid pleasure.
This DIY cocktail not only cleans and disinfects, but breaks the protein bonds that hold dead skin cells together and as a result the toughest calluses are easily buffed away.
Listerine and Shaving Cream Foot Soak
You Will Need:
In a bucket, combine equal parts Listerine and warm water.
Soak a towel in the mixture.
Cover your foot with the shaving cream then wrap the soaked towel around your foot.
Soak your foot for 30 min then use the towel to rub everything off.
Multi-Herb Foot Soak
You Will Need:
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- Sprigs of fresh Chamomile flowers, Eucalyptus leaves, Lavender flowers, Peppermint leaves, Rosemary, Sage and thyme.(If fresh herbs are unavailable, substitute 1 tsp each of dried herbs)
- Boil enough water to fill a foot pan or dish pan.
- Place herbs in bottom of pan and pour boiling water over herbs.
- Stir in Epsom salt and olive oil.
- Once the water has cooled to a comfortable temperature, soak feet for as long as desired.