Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dry Feet Cure....Organic and No Chemicals!

by Katy Green

During the winter my skin takes a beating and my feet begin to resemble dried wood. I suffer from chronic allergies year round and during the winter I stock up on baskets of organic moisturizer.

Many people suffer from dry and cracked calloused feet especially in colder regions. There are so many products available on the market that promise you softer skin if you try their mass produced products filled with toxic chemicals.
Solay Whipped Butter

I am not kidding....Did you know that RETINYL PALMITATE has been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer in animal studies. As a precaution, pregnant women might want to avoid it. For more information, check out Body Lotions to Avoid at Greener Choices.org.

It is crucial that you avoid anything with a chemical fragrance if you have sensitive skin or suffer from chronic allergies or dermatitis.
Immune Boosting Natural Foot Soak with Himalayan Salt
It is important to also scrub dead skin and if you suffer from diabetes taking care of your feet is extremely important. For more information on caring for your feet as a diabetic, click here.

There are tons of home remedies to care for your feet, Shoptobegreen selected our Top 5 Favorite Fissures Organic Remedies:
  1. Oil and Sugar Scrub: Mix 4 tablespoons of raw sugar in a 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil or coconut oil.  Apply scrub and add a natural moisturizer before you go to bed.
  2. Ripe Banana Soak: Ripe bananas you no longer want to eat are great treat for dry feet . Apply the mashed pulp of ripe bananas on the dry and cracked area of your feet. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes and then wash with warm and cold water alternatively.
  3. Milk Bath: Milk is great for dry feet or skin. Add a cup of milk to your warm foot bath and soak for 10 minutes.
  4. Raw Honey and Lavender: soothing for skin and mind. Mix five teaspoons of raw honey with two teaspoons of lavender oil and a dash of sea salt
  5. Drink 6 glasses of water daily and eat lots of vegetables because what you consume is more important than anything else.

If you are experiencing severe discomfort with your heels or feet, please consult a medical professional.


  1. My granny's cure for dry, calloused feet? Mayonnaise. She swore by spreading a thick layer of mayo all over her feet and then sticking them in bags, then fuzzy socks for about an hour before washing it off. She did have soft feet!

  2. I was watching some infomercial the other day about some new product you smear on your feet then scrape off sheets of old, dead callous. It was disgusting, and I could only imagine the chemicals needed to do that. These natural remedies seem much gentler and like something you could do to prevent such problems in the first place.


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