Shoes, climate, unhealthy diet, improper foot care, prolonged standing, workout routines, harsh soaps, extremely hot baths and showers, aging are the main factors that contribute to dry, calloused, cracked feet.

Moreover, there are other health conditions that can lead to dry, cracked feet, including diabetes, eczema, thyroid disease, corns and calluses.

Many people go to spas or beauty salon to rejuvenate their feet, but usually these treatments are time-consuming and expensive. In addition, it is considered that most scrubs and creams contain toxic chemicals, even though it is claimed that they are 100 % natural.

However, luckily, there are numerous natural products and tips on how to treat dry cracked feet. We strongly recommend the healing essential oil foot balm. The mixture of tea tree oil and peppermint rejuvenates the dry cracked feet, moisturizes them and gets rid of and prevents any bacteria and fungus.

In this article, we are going to present you a completely natural care product. It is simple and cheap, too. To cure dry cracked feet, we recommend you baking soda foot soak.

NATURAL BAKING SODA FOOT SOAK TO CURE CRACKED FEET

You will need these ingredients:

• Moisturizer
• Bucket or container for the feet
• Three tablespoons of baking soda
• Brush / soft sponge / pumice stone
• 4 – 5 liters of lukewarm water
• Socks
• Lavender oil (optional)

Preparation method:

• In a bucket of water add the baking soda and mix it, until the baking soda is dissolved. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil. The aroma will calm you down.
• Soak the feet in the mixture for 15 – 20 minutes.
• After soaking the feet, use a pumice stone, brush or soft sponge to rub the feet (do not rub the feet hard, as you can damage the skin).
• When you finish rubbing your feet, add moisturizer to the feet, which is rich in glycerin, or use coconut oil or olive oil. Put on socks. Do this before going to bed, and keep the socks on the feet throughout the night.
• Do this once or twice per week, and when the condition of the feet improves or during winter do it once or twice per month.

For a more intensive effect, you can also prepare a paste of water and baking soda and use it as a scrub, before rubbing your feet with a brush or sponge.

Baking soda will help you to exfoliate your feet and keep them smooth. In addition, baking soda has deodorizing properties, which get rid of foot odor, and cleanses the bottom of the feet, which prevents infections. It is used to treat athlete’s feet, too.

Repeat this natural treatment on a regular basis in order to rejuvenate your feet.