Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Feet

I may have mentioned a few times in the last few weeks that I have been struggling with my feet being dry, tired and not happy. I have been using the vaseline method and it works, but it's a bit hard to put socks on with the summer heat. Then last week a friend sent me a link about a DIY foot bath solution that promises to get that dead skin removed and leaves your feet pretty. Of course I had to try it, but first I wanted to to check out that it wasn't going to melt my feet or something else I would regret. Once I read this article that pointed out what each ingredient would do, I felt good enough to give it a go.

I can't find the original source to credit since there are so many people that have reposted and included this information on the web, but here is the original "recipe" for your foot bath:

1/4 cup Listerine
1/4 cup distilled vinegar
1/2 warm water

Mix all and soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off.

I followed the above directions using the blue Listerine and soaked for the recommended time. While the skin did not "wipe off", using a pumice stone after the soak the skin was indeed coming off so easy that I was sold, but I do have some changes and suggestions. I would absolutely double the ingredients so you have a decent amount of water to truly soak your feet in and I don't recommend using the blue Listerine, unless you like blue feet (although my feet are now minty fresh).

While we may be halfway through summer I think the soak is totally worth a try to keep or refresh your feet and make them sandal worthy all summer long.

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