My new year’s resolution for this month is to experiment with making my own household and beauty products. A few nights ago, I was researching some recipes and I found one that was too weird not to try. It suggested using a foot soak made of salt and vinegar to soften dead skin on the feet. As it’s summer, and my toes are on display all the time, I figured it was worth a shot.
And you know what? It worked a treat! The dry skin on my feet came off easily with a pumice stone after a short soak in this concoction. My toes are super soft and gorgeous. I just had to share this weird-yet-brilliant home remedy with you.
You will need:
– 1/4 cup white vinegar
-2 tablespoons salt
– 2 cups of water
– Large bowl or bucket
– Pumice stone or foot file.
Mix the vinegar, salt and water in the bowl or bucket. Make sure that there is enough liquid to cover your feet. If you need to, add a bit more water and a splash more vinegar until you have enough.
Soak your feet in the vinegar mixture for 15-20 minutes. Chill out with a book, a magazine or an episode of The Office.
Carefully towel dry your feet.
Use your pumice stone or foot file to gently slough the dead skin off your feet. You might want to spread a towel on the floor to catch all the fall-out.
This method can be used once a week to keep your feet soft and smooth. You can also use a vinegar foot soak to treat athlete’s foot or to deal with smelly feet (the vinegar will kill the bacteria that create foot odour).
Do you have any weird-but-brilliant home beauty remedies?