1. Honey for Cracked Feet
1st Way to Use Honey for Cracked Feet- Honey Soak
• Warm water- ½ bucket
• Honey- 1 cup
• Take the warm water in a foot basin.
• Add honey to this and mix well.
• Soak your feet in this water for about 20-30 minutes.
• Scrub off the dry skin gently.
• Repeat this 1-2 times a week.
As this remedy uses a lots of honey, it wouldn’t be possible for some people to follow it regularly. What you can do is take a honey foot soak once or twice a month and for daily usage, make a honey foot cream to heal your cracked feet. Here’s the recipe.
2nd Way to Use Honey for Cracked Feet- Honey Foot Cream
• Honey- 1 cup
• Milk- 1-2 tbsp
• Orange juice- from ½ – 1 orange
• Warm the honey slightly.
• Add milk to this. You may warm it a little but its not essential.
• Add orange juice to this honey-milk mixture. Adjust the quantity as per your requirement. Add more juice, if you want your cream to be thin and add lesser if you want it to have a thick consistency.
• Mix them thoroughly and store in a jar with a lid.
• To apply this cream, first wash your feet with warm water and using a pumice stone or a foot file, slough off the dry dead skin from your cracked heels.
• Now apply the homemade honey foot cream to your feet and leave for at least 40-45 minutes.
• If required wrap it up with a clean cloth, bandage or gauze.
• Wash off with warm water.
• Repeat this 1-2 times a day depending upon the severity of your cracked feet.
• You may even apply it before going to bed at night and leave it overnight.
• This homemade cream will stay intact for about a month if you store it in refrigerator.
Milk in this recipe helps to repair the cracked skin of your feet due to the presence of various nutrients, especially Vitamin A. The abundance of Vitamin C in orange juice helps stimulate the production of collagen giving your skin elasticity and softness of a new skin.
2. Vegetable Oil for Cracked Feet
How to Use Vegetable Oil for Cracked Feet?
• Any vegetable oil (olive, coconut, mustard, soy, sunflower or other)
• A pair of socks (optional)
• Warm water- ½ bucket
• Before going to bed at night, soak your feet in warm water for about 10 minutes.
• Now take your feet out of water but do not pat it dry. Let the feet dry for a couple of minutes but don’t allow it to dry completely.
• Apply a thin layer of vegetable oil on your still wet feet.
• Massage for sometime so that the oil goes deep down your cracks and skin.
• If needed, apply one more layer of oil.
• Now wear the pair of socks and go to sleep. This is a precautionary measure so that your bed doesn’t stain due to oil.
• You may also omit wearing socks. Just use an old bedsheet or cloth under your feet that you don’t mind getting spoiled by oil.
• Do this daily until you get rid of cracks in feet. Thereafter, repeat once a week and then once in fifteen day.
3. Brown Sugar Scrub for Cracked Feet
Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub for Cracked Feet
• Brown sugar- 2tbsp
• Lemon juice- 1tsp
• Honey- 1tbsp
• Olive oil- 1tbsp
• Warm water- ½ bucket
• Combine brown sugar, honey, olive oil, and lemon juice.
• Mix them well to get a thick sticky paste like consistency.
• Take the warm water in a basin.
• Soak your feet in this warm water for 10 minutes.
• Now apply some of the brown sugar scrub on one of your feet and rub in circular motion.
• Do this for sometime till the sugar granules melt away.
• Repeat the procedure with the other foot.
• Wash the feet with warm water.
• Repeat 2-3 times a week and then once a week.
4. Milk for Cracked Feet
How to Make Foot Scrub with Milk for Cracked Feet?
• Milk- 1 cup
• Sugar Or Brown Sugar Or Salt- 4 tbsp
• Coconut oil Or Baby oil- ½ cup
• Warm water- 5-7 cups
• Add milk and warm water in a foot basin.
• Soak your feet in this for 8-10 minutes.
• Add sugar or salt, whatever you are using, to the oil and mix well to make a paste scrub.
• Apply this scrub to your feet and rub gently in circular motions.
• Do this for 5-8 minutes.
• Now wash off with warm water and pat dry your feet.
• Apply some moisturizer or some oil to your feet. You may also apply glycerin-rosewater mixture to your feet.
• This works better when done at night before going to sleep.
5. Turmeric for Cracked Feet
1st Way to Use Turmeric for Cracked Feet- with Coconut Oil
• Turmeric powder- 3 tbsp
• Coconut oil- few drops
• Mix turmeric powder with coconut oil to make a thick paste.
• Apply this to your cracked feet.
• Leave it for 20-30 minutes. Fill in the cracks properly and also apply it in between the toes.
• Wash off with warm water and a mild soap.
• Take care not to walk or place your turmeric ridden feet anywhere as it stains anything that comes in its contact.
• You may want to wrap your feet with bandage or cloth after applying turmeric.
• Also know that your feet will get a yellow tint when you apply turmeric. This will go in a few days after you stop using turmeric.
2nd Way to Use Turmeric for Cracked Feet- with Basil, Camphor, Aloe Vera
• Turmeric powder- 1-2 tbsp
• Tulsi (holy basil) leaves- 12-15
• Camphor- 1-2 tbsp
• Aloe vera gel- 1-2 tsp
• Crush the Tulsi leaves to get its paste.
• If the camphor is in crystal form, grind it get its powder.
• Combine turmeric, basil leaves paste and camphor. Mix them well.
• Now add enough aloe vera gel to get a paste like consistency.
• Apply this paste to your feet.
• Leave for 20-30 minutes.
• Wash off with warm water using a mild soap.
• Repeat daily till you get rid of cracked feet.
6. Diet Remedies for Cracked Feet
Your feet is an important part of your body and it too needs essential nutrients to keep itself healthy and smooth. Deficiency of certain nutrients such as zinc, vitamins A, C and E, essential fatty acids can lead to dry cracked feet. Therefore, along with home remedies for cracked feet, you also need to improve your diet and include such vegetables and fruits as well as other ingredients in your daily diet that will provide sufficient nutrients to your body including your feet.
What Foods to Eat to Get Rid of Cracked Feet?
Zinc – Shellfish, sardines, beef, cheese.
Vitamin A- Carrots, goat milk, green vegetables and orange fruits like papaya.
Vitamin C- Lemon, oranges, papaya, cauliflower, guava, berries.
Vitamin E- Leafy green vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.