Mouthwash For Feet? Yup, Our DIY Foot Soak To Treat Cracked Heels Is Gold!


The last time I got a pedicure done at a salon was sometime in February but feels like ages ago. Due to Covid-19, my regular trips to the parlour, like most, came to a halt and I turned to DIYs for help. After watching countless tutorials on how to do certain beauty treatments at home, I'm proud to say that I know how to do most of them now. Full body waxing, facials, facial hair removal, manicures and pedicures--I've become a pro at practising these beauty treatments. Parlour wali didi who?

Speaking of doing pedicures at home, I take the longest to do this because there is plenty of work involved. First, I have to soak my feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes, then scrub them with a foot file, clip and file my nails after. All this is fine, but what I find the most annoying is dealing with dry, cracked heels. They're a pain to treat and if you're not careful, you could even damage your skin. However, I have an awesome DIY foot soak recipe for you, if you can relate to my annoyance. Read on!

DIY Foot Soak To Treat Cracked Heels

The most interesting part is that it involves using a mouthwash!

Things you will need:

  • 1+1/2 cup antiseptic mouthwash
  • 4 cups warm water 
  • 1 cup vinegar 
  • Foot file 
  • A tub or a bucket

How to make it:

Step 1: Pour the warm water in a foot soak tub or bucket to dip the feet in.

Step 2: Add the mouthwash to it.

Step 3: Now add the vinegar.

Step 4: Dip your feet in the tub and allow them to soak for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 5: Once the time is up, use the foot file to scrub the dead skin away.

Step 6: Pat dry and immediately moisturise your feet with a foot cream.

I recommend that you use a clear or yellow mouthwash because the green and blue ones can stain the skin. Cracked heels be gone!

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