Here is an easy cure for cracked heels, fungal infections and calluses. Soaking your feet in Listerine mouth wash sounds crazy but there are plenty of people that claim this works. This life hack will have you wondering why you have not tried it before.
There are loads of creams and ointments on the market that claim to heal cracked heels and fungal infections but they can be extremely expensive. This homemade remedy is easy and cheap, and definitely worth trying out if you have cracked heels and fungal infected nails. The worse that can happen is you will end up with clean and minty flavoured feet!
It’s definitely best to use Listerine “Healthy White” because the Blue version may stain your feet.
This is a very simple DIY remedy, and these 2 simple ingredients can achieve smooth and soft heels that you desire.
Listerine Foot Soak Recipe
Distilled White Vinegar – apple cider vinegar or white (purchase here)
Listerine “Healthy White” (purchase here)
2-3 tablespoons of honey. Both honey and vinegar increase the antiseptic benefits of Listerine and can help soothe sensitive skin.
You may already have these 3 products in your home anyway.
I used this method for my cracked heels
So Does Listerine really make cracked heels better?
Well I am an avid dog walker. In the winter months my heels always crack and become sore. After trying it did make a difference. I’m not saying it was a wonder cure but it definitely made a difference. My heels looked smoother and there was an improvement in the rough texture of the skin I had before. However the whole process required a great amount of scrubbing.
How to use Listerine foot wash
Mix this ratio. 1 part mouthwash, 1 part vinegar and 2 parts of warm water together in a bowl big enough to put your feet in and submerge.
How long do you Soak!
Let your feet soak for a good 20 minutes in the Listerine foot bath mixture. Then, use a good sponge, foot file or pumice stone to gently slough off all of the dead and soft skin. When my feet soaked in it, I was able to pull off quite a good amount of dry skin. Whilst I did not get it all off, I only needed a few more good soaks and my feet would have improved even more!
You know the Listerine “Healthy White” and Vinegar are working together, when you see the bubbles!
If you desire, you can follow up with a foot or body scrub to get even better results. Just lotion up and check out the results.
If you’re wondering if this home remedy can treat fungal foot infections as well then you may be in for a pleasant surprise
The essential oils in Listerine have natural antifungals properties, so may treat minor to moderate cases of toenail fungus, infections and athlete’s foot. There is no harm in giving Listerine a try, but if the symptoms persist and do not go away, it is better to consult a doctor.
Try it for yourself- and if Listerine can work its magic on you