If you love to wear sandals and open-toed shoes, you want your feet and toenails to look good. Furthermore, you want soft feet, not tough, dry, callused ones. When your feet are in bad shape, it shows. Home remedy foot baths soften your feet. Find many of the ingredients you need for these foot baths in your own kitchen.
Pour 1 cup of lemon juice into a cup of water. Dip a paper towel into the water and apply it to your feet. This will make your feet smoother, soft and will eliminate odors, according to Pioneerthinking.com
Honey to the Rescue
Combine 1 tbsp. of honey, 1 tbsp. liquid soap, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and 2 tbsp. of sweet almond oil. Pour the mixture into a foot bowl or basin and stick your feet in. Soak for 15 minutes
Another suggestion is to mix 12 drops of eucalyptus essential oil with 1 tbsp. almond oil, 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. wheat germ oil. Rather than bathing your foot in this mixture, slather it onto your feet and heels. Leave it on as long as you want.
Cracked Heel Dilemma
Cracked heels are unattractive and painful. Mix 1/2 cup of glycerin and 1/2 cup of rosewater and apply this mixture to your feet. Consider pouring lemon juice into a container along with 1 tsp. of Vaseline. Dip your feet in. This should help heal your cracked heels. Rub a ripe banana on your cracked heel skin and leave it there for 10 minutes, according to Home-remedies-for-you.com.
Mix rosemary, geranium and peppermint oils and put this mixture into a bowl. Soak your feet in the mixture. This will revitalize your tired feet as well as make them smoother. Or, try a “rejuvenating foot bath” recipe from Birchillhappenings.com. Blend 4 drops of myrtle, spearmint and grapefruit along with 3 drops of cajeput and 1 tsp. of a carrier oil such as sesame, hazelnut or almond. Mix them in a basin with warm water. Soak your feet for 15 minutes. This also will cool off hot feet.
Milk and the Pumice Stone
Best-natural-cures-health-guide.com recommends that adding a few drops of essential oil to your foot bath to make your feet softer. Use a pumice stone on your heels. This helps get rid of the dry, rough cracked skin. Add milk to a foot bath to promote soft skin.
Slather on the Cocoa Butter
Coat your feet with cocoa butter and then slip on your socks. This helps to moisturize your feet, especially while you sleep.
Whip Up a Mixture
Soak your feet in a mixture of baking soda, Epsom salts, sea salts and essential oils, such as patchouli, sandalwood, mandarin orange or lavender, along with 1 tsp. of cinnamon, ½ tsp. ginger, ¼ tsp. clove; 1 cup sugar and 1 or 2 tsp. of glycerin. Glycerin is especially effective when it comes to softening your skin.