Among all the parts of our body, the feet are more prone to drying and cracking. Dry and calloused feet generally affect women at large because of lack of foot care and usually shoes that often expose the feet like sandals and flip-flops.
No one wants dry feet of course, but if you are already suffering from this, we feel you! Untreated, dry, calloused feet could result in cracks in the heels and between the toes. Most of the time, it is the tightness or looseness of our footwear which causes bruises or injuries on our feet. Shoes that don’t fit well cause regular friction, which cause dryness and calluses, and we all know that this can be as painful as they are unsightly. Worse, the thick, dry skin on the heel and other parts of our feet can crack, posing a risk for infection.
There are many creams and lotions out there that claim to make the feet soft, but while many of them work well, often times, you have to pay a high price for them. This is why we highly recommend some natural remedies, and in this case, we’re rooting for one of the main ingredients -- olive oil.
Olive oil is a well-known remedy for dry, cracked, calloused feet. Olive oil can soften and smooth, and help maintain elasticity of skin. Even your nails can benefit too. Olive oil can heal dry, brittle nails and soften cuticles.
We have an amazing list of ingredients in today’s recipe, but if you want to use olive oil on its own, apply a liberal amount to your feet at bedtime, wear cotton socks, and sleep with them on.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp almond oil
12 drops of eucalyptus essential/ fragrance oil
1 tbsp wheat germ oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
Put the mixture in a bottle and shake well.
Rub the mixture on your feet for soothing, healing relief.
Store your foot lotion in a dry and cool place.
With regular use, your dry, cracked feet should be softer and smoother!
Posted by CastMedic Designs on 10/25/13 at 08:38 AM