I have been hearing about this unlikely combination as a cure for dry, cracked heels and feet for a long time but thought it sounded utterly ridiculous. I battle with dry, cracked heels in the wintertime and have tried just about every remedy known to man or womankind, but Listerine and Vinegar? Come on.
Up until now I have had the most success with the cream I talk about in this post: “The Cure For Dry, Cracked Heels & Feet.” While this really works, it isn’t very easy to find and also fairly expensive. Since I had recently run out of my tube of Atrac-tain cream I decided I would give this wacky idea a try….because I’m a big believer in the notion that some of the wackiest ideas end up being the best! :-)
Since I’m actually doing a blog post about this….I bet you can guess how it turned out. Yep, you guessed it. It actually works! I was completely skeptical about this, but I’m tellin’ ya, after just 15 minutes my feet (and most importantly my heels) were much softer and smoother!
Here are a couple of terrible BEFORE and AFTER pictures as proof. (It’s hard to take pictures of your own heels! Try it!) For those of you grossed out by feet, my sincerest apologies.
While they’re not PERFECT….after just one 15 minute soak, they were markedly improved! I will definitely be doing this again.
Listerine & Vinegar Foot Soak
- 1 cup Listerine (or any antiseptic mouthwash)
- 1 cup Vinegar (I used white, but you could use apple cider too)
- 2 cups warm water
You can double, triple, quadruple the recipe as needed for your feet and container size.
Soak feet for 10-15 minutes then take a foot file or pumice stone to help slough off the softened dead skin. I was able to easily file off a good amount of the dry skin. I have a bit more to go, but I have no doubt another couple of soaks and it should be all gone.
If you are one of the unfortunate ones with dry, cracked winter feet…..like me….I would strongly suggest you give this a try! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised…like me.
What is your favorite remedy for dry, cracked heels and feet?