Just when you thought dry and cracked feet are winter problems surprise! The cruel weather gave you ugly unsightly feet that you’re too embarrassed to show – thanks to those sandals and flip-flops. Summers can be as damaging to your feet as the rest of your body, of course that doesn’t mean you should cover your feet with shoes the whole time. Now that the damage is done, here’s how to heal them using some DIY foot soak...
Peppermint foot soak
Step 1: Boil a few litres of water and add 4 drops each of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. Now add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil to this water.
Step 2: Once the water cools down a little, soak your feet for about 20 minutes in it.
Step 3: Remove your feet and pat them dry. Follow up with some coconut oil to moisturise and soften them.
Benefits: Peppermint offers a wide range of aromatherapy benefits such as boosting energy and calming or relaxing tired muscles.
Apple cider foot soak
Step 1: Fill a footbath tub with warm/cold water.
Step 2: Now add one and a half cup of apple cider vinegar to this water. Soak your feet for about 15 to 30 minutes.
Step 3: Remove your feet and pat them dry. Apply your favourite moisturiser.
Benefits: Apple cider vinegar sloughs off dead skin, curbs odour and fights fungus.
Coffee foot soak
Step 1: Fill a footbath tub with hot water.
Step 2: Now add 2 cups of brewed coffee, half cup Epsom salt and a cup of raw honey.
Step 3: Soak your feet for about half an hour, pat them dry and moisturise using your favourite oil.
Benefits: Coffee exfoliates rough and dead skin off your feet as well as calms and soothes them. This comforting foot soak can be used at the end of a long, tiring day.