How to Soak Dry, Cracked Feet

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Cracked feet can be softened and healed by soaking them.
Cracked feet can be softened and healed by soaking them. (Image: feet image by BVDC from Fotolia.com)

Cracked feet are usually due to a lack of moisture in the feet, as well as neglected feet. Common symptoms of cracked feet include red or patchy areas on the feet, peeling and cracking skin, bleeding skin or itchiness. There is no harm from the dry, cracked feet, but they can be quite painful to walk on. Cracked feet can also be caused by standing on feet for long periods of time, being overweight, wearing poorly fitting shoes, having a vitamin deficiency, or in some cases diseases such as diabetes, eczema or athlete's foot.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Container for soaking feet
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice

How To Soak Cracked Feet

Boil two gallons of water and pour it into a container big enough to soak your feet. Add two drops of lavender essential oil and 1/4 cup of sea salt to the water. After the water has cooled a bit, soak your feet in it. The lavender relaxes and softens the feet while the sea salt heals them.

Boil two gallons of water and pour it into a container big enough to soak your feet. After the water has cooled, add three drops of peppermint essential oil and one drop of tea tree essential oil and soak your feet in it. The peppermint and tea tree oils soothe the feet and fight fungal infections.

Soak your feet in a mixture of chopped parsley, lemon juice and water for 10 minutes. The parsley boosts circulation and the lemon juice soothes the skin.

Tips & Warnings

  • Eat a diet rich in vitamins and minerals to cure cracked feet internally.
  • Moisturize your feet daily.
  • Avoid walking barefoot and in high-heeled shoes.

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