Cracked heels are a common problem in warm temperatures where bare feet or wearing thongs are the norm. As the cooler weather is setting in and the shoes are coming out, now is a great time to give those feet a little TLC before wrapping them up in socks for the winter. Our easy 3 step treatment can help give them a healing hand.
Step 1: Give them a scrub.
100ml Coconut Oil – Helps retain moisture
2Tbsp Pumice Powder to exfoliate
10 Drops Lavender Oil – for healing and soothing
10 Drops Sandalwood Oil – for hydrating, soothing & anti- inflammatory.
Step 2: Time for a nice warm 15min soak. Not hot though as heat can dry out the skin.
Add 6 drops of Wintergreen oil to a Tbsp Argan oil and then add it to the water along with 1/2 cup epsom salts and some slices of orange for extra softening, healing and moisturising. Wintergreen’s methyl salicylate content helps to exfoliate and reduce dry skin build up. Some of you may have heard of people putting Listerine mouth wash in foot soaks and the methyl salicylate is the reason why. Argan oil is rich in Vitamin A which is great for helping to ‘slough’ off dead skin cells and create new ones, and E for encouraging smooth, supple skin.
Note- If you are on anti-coagulant medication, pregnant or breast feeding substitute wintergreen for peppermint.
Step 3: Pat dry with a clean toweland Moisturise using shea butter. It is rich in vitamins A,D and E, antioxidants and fatty acids that will help to thoroughly moisturise and repair. Add to it a few drops of either rose or lavender oil for additional help softening and moisturising.