Vinegar, while typically used as a cooking ingredient, is very useful in remedying dry and cracked heels. One part of white vinegar, when mixed with two parts of warm water, can be used as a soak for the feet.
Just do not do it before going out, especially if you plan to were sandals.My daughter and I did this together, and when we stepped out of the Listerine and vinegar bath,We laughed so hard!!!! our feet were blue. We did not see much happen, they were a little softer, and they werecool from the Listerine. My daughter and I did not like looking like smurf, But we did get a good laugh.
I used listerine brand and apple cider vinegar with the mother...vs white vinegar... my feet did turn a little blue and the dead skin came off easily with pumice stone. I think using the vinegar makes a difference and using the pumice stone right after. Then using urea cream and putting socks in will make it even better
I have really dry and cracked skin on my feet, too. I remember reading about a Listerine soak and always meant to try it, but never got round to it. After reading your post, I'm glad I didn't bother! I tried an Epsom salt soak which was meant to do the same thing - let me wipe the dead skin away - but that didn't work either.
The secret is shaving cream! it's a little less convenient, but cover your feet in shaving cream, then wrap with a listerine-soaked washcloth. I also have rough feet and was impressed by how well it worked on the first go.
I just tried the losterene soak using green aldi brand mouthwash. It hasn't lifted my sad sad cracked heels much but I will say my other areas of feet feel very smooth and some of my callouses are keen to come off maybe after another foot soak or a scrub with a foot tool thing.
i think the secret is to use a mouthwash that has alcohol in it. I compared all the brands for ingredients since she was so specific in the original post. The only difference I found was the alcohol ( that's why Listerine burns your mouth). Anyway, I did it with a generic brand that contained alcohol and it actually works. My feet are disgusting cracked and sometimes bleeding messes. I have used a Dremel sanding tool because the pumice stone didn't get it all off. So, that's my two cents. And, I did have to use the stone because the towel only removed the top looser skin, but, it did work. The cracks actually healed, as long as I do it once a week or so.
Totally worked!! I used Generic brand mouthwash and generic brand apple cider vinegar. Worked great aside from turning my feet blue I did double the recipe for my bucket size. And I used a pumice stone to slough off the dead skin but it seriously helped the callouses on my big toes and the dead rough skin on my heels. My boyfriend used to ask me to rub his itches with my heels because he didn't have nails and now they are smooth as ever!!! Great tip and trick-I'll use the orange mouth wash next time
I have tried with the blue name brand listerine. Your feet to turn a bit blue but the callus doesn't fall right off. Soak your feet in the mix, use a ped egg or I have one of the callus remover scrapes then dry your feet. It may be a long process but you feet do feel like you have had a spa pedicure without paying $40. For the dry skin around my toenails I use a scrub: 1tbsp brown sugar, 1tbsp baking soda and 1tbsp olive oil- it is the best scrub ever!
This worked really well for me and gave me better results than using just hot water and pedicure soap alone.I used a lot more water than what is called for because I wanted to soak up to my ankle and made it really hot (personal preference) plus I soaked for a lot longer than 15 minutes.It DID turn my feet and nails ever so slightly blue, but it literally wiped off with a towel when I took my feet out. It was awesome seeing the difference. I usually have to put elbow grease into scrubbing down my heels cause they get dry and cracked but when I took a pumice stone to my heel the dead skin just fell off and with a quick rinse after the wipe down my feet feel and look amazing! I have girly heels now! Yay!
Alternative way to do it that really softens the feet. Hot water, vinegar, and Listerine in equal portions. Soak two washcloths in it. Rub shaving cream all over your feet and wrap them in the washcloths. After about 20-30 minutes, take the washcloths off and dry your feet. Put lotion on them and wear socks to bed. I did this a couple of times, and I would make sure to put body butter on my feet before bed and after showering in the morning. Really helped! I have the same problem with cracking heels ?
I just did this using regular white vinegar and the purple listerine. The tingle from the mint afterward is amazing and makes tired feet feel wonderful. The dead skin didn't just wipe off but I used my fingernails to scrape if off and lots came off. "Polished" with a thick towel after that and then rubbed on coconut oil and put on a pair of socks. Awesome feet afterward. I'll do it again and recommend.
I too suffer from cracked heels and if I don't take care of them, they actually hurt! Anyway, I do have a solution for you that actually does work! First, you need to buy a wand-style cheese grater. This is the only thing that will get past the hard calloused skin. I know it sounds weird, but it's exactly what the pedicurist uses on my feet at the salon. After getting out of the shower, lightly file your heels being careful not to go too hard (you'll cut yourself). Once that is done, use a typical coarse/fine sandpaper foot file to smooth out the roughness. This next step is THE MOST IMPORTANT!!!... If you see a dermatologist, ask for a prescription for 40% urea cream, you can't get it over the counter. It is synthetic urine (I know, gross!), but I'm telling you, IT WORKS!!! The lotion is a bit gritty/pasty and leaves a little white film on your heels, but if you rub regular lotion on top it seems to take care of it. I only have to do this "procedure" once a week and I NEVER get cracks anymore! I hope it helps.
The listerine is good if you have any type of fungus or bactria under your toe nails. The VERY BEST THING THAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR FEET IS TO simply use VASELINE. Lather your feet with vaseline for a week. (I like to do this at night while I am asleep) put socks on over your lathered VASELINE feet, The skin will peel away after some time. Also it is a good thing to use a pumice stone while in the shower. I keep one in my shower to keep the dead skin away. If you try to remove too much of the callused skin to quickly you will have very sorry feet. Take if nice and slow. I also like the Mary Kay line that has 3 steps to it. It is good too, but I recommend doing this and or the vaseline once a week. That is after you have done this daily for a week straight. I promise it works.
I just tried the Listerine, vinegar and warm water soak on my dry cracked heels. I used the brand Listerine in blue, white vinegar and almost hot water. I soaked for 45 minutes and ended up with smurf colored feet. The towel rub did nothing but dry my feet. I then used the pumice stone which did help remove the blue and some dry skin. It did not fall off as reported in the pin. I think the minty tingle was nice but I get equal results on my heels from a regular warm water soak. It was disappointing.
I cannot speak to the curative properties of the soak for callus (and good grief, the woman who bought a microplaner to use on her feet is nuts! Those things are incredibly sharp!) my friend has had terribly cracked, peeling and callused hands for over a year. This soak is the first relief he has had after months of unsuccessful treatment by dermatologists. His hands are finally healing. Something in this concoction works. But please, dont use a micro plane on your body. Thats dangerous!
Tried this today and it did work, although I did it twice and I soaked my feet for 20 to 30 minutes and used a pumice stone to get feet smooth. Will do this again. Apple cider vinegar, listeriene and hot water... No blue feet either.
I read your instructions tonight and immediately started soaking my feet My feet have been in the solution for about 30 minutes and my skin is already starting to pill off. I really don't have dry feet but they started to get a little bit dry so I bought the ingredients Only thing that I did different is I used 2 cups of vinegar 2 cups of mouthwash and one cup of warm water.
Hi. I'm a diabetic and I've been using this foot soak for a while. First, I don't skimp on my health; I use Listerine & apple cider vinegar. Listerine kills bacteria and other nasty stuff. I use this soak after every pedicure because I don't know what is on those tools and the alcohol in the Listerine kills everything. The 2 together will soften any callous. Scrape the skin off with a butter knife or any pedicure tool. Thanks for sharing this.
I just did a listerine foot soak, last night. The ingredients were 2 cups of listerine(blue) not generic,1 cup of apple cider vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of honey. I filled a cleaning bucket half full of hot/warm water. Soak feet for 15 minutes. I had dry and cracked heels on both feet. After this soak and dried my feet with a towel,rubbed with pressure on my heels with towel. The dry skin on my heels came off and my feet were soooooooo soft. My feet never turned blue,either. I will definitely do this again. My opinion is that if your feet are bad, I think you should do it more then once.
I just finished doing this and it WORKED wonders for my feet.I used 2 cups of listerine ( not blue)2 cups of vinegar2 cups warm waterSoaked my feet for 20 mins. I removed 1 foot and noticed all the dead skin on my towel when drying off my foot. Used my scrubber and removed what was remaining on my foot. Soaked that same foot while I did the same to my other foot.I would highly recommend using these ingredients.
Yes it works! HOWEVER IF you use blue listerineIt WILL turn your feet & toenails BLUE. Most will wash off but NOT around toenails or in cracks of feet. As you see in pics. So Beware! But yes it works, especially after a few treatments! 2b1af7f3a8