Cracked heel is a very embarrassing problem and quite common in women. Want to know how you can treat it with simple home remedies? Check out this DIY Cracked Heel Rescue, for welcome relief from cracked heels.
Coconut Oil – ½ Cup
Shea Butter – ½ Cup
Beeswax – 6 Tbsps.
Argan Oil – 10 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil – 1 ml. / 20 drops
Oregano Essential Oil – 1ml. / 20 drops
Magnesium Flakes – ½ Cup
Add four tablespoons of water to a bowl and heat it. When it is boiling, add magnesium flakes and stir till it dissolves completely. The resulting liquid with be slightly thick. Keep aside and let it cool down.
Now, add coconut oil, beeswax and Shea butter to a bowl or jar. Place that in a vessel with about 1” water, and heat it in medium flame.
When all the ingredients are melted, remove from heat and set aside. When it comes down to room temperature, the mixture is slightly opaque.
Now, use a blender and start blending the mixture that you just prepared. To this, start adding the magnesium mixture slowly and also, add the oils one drop after the other.
Continue blending for a few minutes, till magnesium mix and oils combine well with the butter mixture.
Refrigerate for about fifteen minutes after the ingredients blend well.
Now, remove from the fridge and whip again, till you get whipped butter consistency.
This should hold good for two months, in room temperature. You can also refrigerate, to retain the consistency, if you stay in tropical countries with high temperatures.
Apply a coat on your feet at night and massage till it is absorbed in. Do this regularly, till cracked heels become soft, all over again!
Tweaking the Recipe
You can also use Magnesium Oil instead of Magnesium flakes in the recipe.
You can reduce the quantity to suit your needs, since it has relatively short shelf life. Just retain the ratios while reducing the quantity.
For better results, try this – Soak your feet in warm water for about half hour. You can add salt or essential oils of your choice for a relaxing foot soak!
After about thirty minutes, use a pumice stone to scrub your feet gently.
Wash off the dead skin that are removed by pumice stone, rinse and pat dry.
Then apply the cracked heel rescue you prepared, till you get desired results.
You can use pumice stone 2 – 3 times a week.
Dread Cracked Heels?
Cracked heels are quite common and women really dread it. Many feel embarrassed to wear heels or their favorite attire, as it would highlight the cracked heels.
Not just a cosmetic problem, cracked heels can offer cause mild to unbearable pain. Many with deeper cracks dread walking, as it is very painful.
That’s not all! Bleeding is very common in cracks and crevices, resulting in infections.
Why do you Get Cracked Heels?
Internal Remedies for Cracked Heels
Vitamin C supplements and Gelatin can help curb cracking, by improving skin elasticity.
Staying hydrated is also considered important to flush out toxins and aid with quicker healing.
When Should You See a Doctor?
Though you won’t need a trip to the doctor’s clinic for cracked heels in most cases, if the problem persists even after trying the above suggested measures, or if your cracks bleed and trigger infections, you might need medical help.
Generally, a week to three weeks should do to determine if the problem will respond to over the counter treatment options. If not, consult a doctor to rule out underlying causes or infections.
However, over 90% report good relief with this DIY Cracked Heel Rescue. This is a very simple recipe and whipping does not really need expertise. Whipping is just to improve the consistency and make it easy to apply. As long as it blends well, you are good to go! Try out the recipe and feed us back with your results.