Cracked heels can cause a lot of discomfort, including pain, wounds and bleeding. These issues occur especially when walking. There are many causes for this: excessive walking, standing up all day, pregnancy, poor blood circulation, fungal infections, eczema or psoriasis.
Ointment for Cracked Heels – Recipe
It can be quite difficult to heal the cracked heels with commercial lotions and creams. If you have tried most of the creams out there and had no luck, then you can try the recipe below. It’s 100% natural and extremely efficient. This ointment will hydrate and nourish the skin, offering it the necessary humidity level for moisture and repair.
– 1 cup of lard
– 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
– 5 – 6 drops of tea tree essential oil
To make this healing cream, you will have to mix the lard until you get a smooth texture. Add the aloe vera gel and the tea tree essential oil and stir with a blender or a mixer until the solution becomes homogeneous.
Put the cream in a clean jar with a cap. Apply the cream on your heels every morning and evening before going to bed. Apply a thick layer and use cotton socks during the night to keep the moisture inside. The cream is extremely efficient when applied after the heels have been soaked in warm water or rubbed with a pumice.
The lard is extremely important for this recipe as it acts like a barrier against dry skin. When applied externally, the lard will maintain the humidity level that is necessary for the healing.
The aloe vera gel has been used as a balm for the skin for thousands of years. In the ancient Egypt, aloe vera was known as the plant of immortality. Aloe contains no more than 75 nutrients – vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and a wide array of antioxidants (including beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E that improve the skin texture). The aloe vera gel is going to penetrate the dead skin cells, will moisture the heels and heal them.
The tea tree essential oil is probably the most powerful antiseptic and antibacterial agent that prevents skin infections. It also has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic and deodorant properties. The cracked skin is prone to fungal or bacterial infections and the tea tree oil is the best natural remedy for this kind of problems.
Many times, the problem of dry skin and cracked heels can be solved through diet. For example. The lack of zinc, magnesium, vitamins D, K and A or omega-3 fatty acids can lead to the drying and cracking of the skin. These nutrients can be taken naturally from various foods such as fish, fish oil, green leafy vegetables, carrots etc.