The hot weather has settled in, and it’s high time to start wearing sandals and flip flops. Not that we would complain about that, but those who are dealing with cracked heels, or TLC, don’t get to enjoy wearing sandals in the summer days.
Who doesn’t adore walking barefoot in the summer? I know I do. But, if you wish to wear casual shoes in the summer days, it’s essential to exfoliate your feet often! Some of the aspects that harm our heels include the exposure to heat and dirt, as well as:
- Dry or dehydrated skin;
- The habit of taking hot baths and showers;
- Deficiency in omega 3, zinc and other vitamins;
- Scaly or unhealthy skin caused by a range of disorders – psoriasis, diabetes, thyroid, and eczema;
- Standing up for numerous hours – at home or work;
- Being overweight increases the pressure placed on your heels;
- Ageing – as we grow older, the skin loses its elasticity. That’s why the occurrence of cracked heels increases with age;
Therefore, if you wish to say goodbye to cracked heels for good, you should try this homemade foot scrub, which can do marvels – guaranteed!
Peppermint Foot Scrub
Peppermint is an amazing herb. Not only does it have a delicious smell, but it’s also equipped with powerful anti-fungal properties, while being excellent at enhancing the blood circulation. Additionally, peppermint oil includes menthol, which has a particular cooling element that is more than welcome in the summer time.
Furthermore, peppermint is featured by nourishing properties, hydrating the skin, and improving its texture, whether we’re talking about greasy or oily skin. As it’s equipped with powerful anti-fungal properties, this homemade scrub aids you to prevent nail fungus as well!
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- ¼ cup of dried peppermint leaves
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 8-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Glass jar
Combine the dry ingredients – sugar, Epsom salt, and dried peppermint leaves – in the glass jar. Stir well to make sure that the ingredients are properly mixed. Next, combine the melted coconut oil with the peppermint essential oil. You can add a few more drops of essential oil, but make sure you don’t overdo it since it’s genuinely strong. Insert the melted coconut oil in the jar, and stir to make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Ready to say goodbye to cracked heels? Start by soaking your feet in lukewarm water, for about 15 minutes. Take a nail brush, and use it to clean the area surrounding your toenails. You should remove the dirt between the skin cracks. Use a pumice stone to remove the dry skin on the heels.
Now, it’s high-time you test the effectiveness of our all-natural remedy. Take a handful of peppermint scrub, and massage it onto your feet. You’ll feel a subtle tingling sensation, and the beautiful mixture of scents – peppermint and coconut oil – which is delicious. After you’ve pampered yourself, rinse off with warm water, and your feet will feel renewed.