Heel Healing: 11 Potent Remedies for Soft, Supple Feet

By John Greene 9 Min Read
Must-Try Cracked Heel Solutions

11 Cracked Heel Remedies


Cracked Heels

A common occurrence, especially during summertime, fissures or cracked heels can sometimes be painful for one who has it, especially when it has dug deeper into your skin. Aside from that, it can be embarrassing when exposed while wearing flip-flops, thongs, and sandals. This condition can affect people of all ages, although adults are more prone to experiencing this condition as aging is one contributing factor, along with overexposure to dry air, lack of enough moisture, poor foot hygiene, unhealthy diet, diabetes, and hypothyroidism, among others.




Milk and Honey Moisturizer + Exfoliator

Milk is best for the skin. When combined with honey, which contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, it can be a good exfoliator, moisturizer, and treatment for athlete’s foot and other foot diseases.

Prepare a basin and mix well

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of honey

Soak your feet for about 15 minutes. You can also warm the milk if desired for a more comfortable feeling, but make sure that you do not heat it too much because it will burn and dry your feet. Wash your feet afterward and pat them dry. Repeat this twice a week.


Glycerin and Rosewater Moisturizer

Glycerin is widely used, especially in cosmetic products, as an effective moisturizer. When mixed with rosewater, which contains Vitamins A, B3, C, D, and E, along with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, it becomes a perfect solution for cracked heels. You can mix them together

  • 1 teaspoon of glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon of rosewater

Massage it gently on your feet, especially in the affected areas. Leave it overnight with your feet wrapped with clean, cotton socks.


You can also use this as a foot soak. Add lemon juice, a teaspoon of salt, rosewater, and glycerin to half a basin of warm water. Soak your feet for 20 minutes and pat them dry.  


Rice Flour Exfoliating Scrub

One way to remove dry and dead skin on your feet and smooth it out is by exfoliating it using your very own rice flour exfoliating scrub. To make the scrub, mix well

Before applying, make sure you have soaked your feet on a basin of warm water for about 20 minutes to soften your skin. Apply the scrub and gently rub on your feet concentrating more on the affected areas. Repeat this for at least twice a week for better results.


Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and other Oils (Almond, Olive, Grapeseed, and Sesame) for Massage

Massaging your heels and feet not only soothes your walkers but also helps regulate the circulation of blood. Using essential oils as natural moisturizers can help heal cracked heels. You can use Virgin Coconut Oil alone or mix all these oils and massage them onto your feet, concentrating on the most affected areas for about 10 minutes, then locking in moisture by wearing clean cotton socks.


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ABC (Avocado-Banana-Coconut) Mask

Avocado has natural fatty acids, essential oils, and fat-soluble vitamins that can moisturize the skin and enzymes to help repair damaged tissues. To prepare the mask, mash it together

  • 1 banana
  • half an avocado
  • coconut meat (about the same quantity as the banana)

Apply the paste directly on your feet, carefully massaging it. Leave it for 20 minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water, and pat it dry.


Epsom Salt Soak

Epsom salt is known for being a natural remedy for numerous conditions, especially those that affect the skin. It is easily absorbed by the skin and can soothe your stressed feet, relieve athlete’s foot, and cure fungal infections. Soaking your feet for 10 minutes in a basin with warm water mixed with half a cup of Epsom salt is effective in healing your cracked heels. You can rub your feet with pumice stone and pat it dry with a clean towel. Finish it off by applying petroleum jelly and locking in moisture on your feet by wearing cotton socks overnight. Repeat this twice a week.


Vinegar Soak

Vinegar, especially apple cider, is good for treating various skin conditions. However, if applied directly to your skin, it can cause dryness. For that reason, it is not recommended that you apply it directly to your skin. Make sure to mix a quarter cup of vinegar and about the same amount of olive oil in half a basin of warm water. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes and gently rub them with a pumice stone. Pat your walkers dry with a clean towel and moisturize.


Paraffin Wax

Aside from numerous benefits for the skin (dead skin removal, cure for dry skin and cracked feet), paraffin wax can help relieve painful muscles and joints. Microwave paraffin wax to melt it, and add VCO or mustard oil. Allow the mixture to cool and coat your feet overnight, then wear clean cotton socks. Do this daily for 15 days to achieve the best results.


Papaya-Lemon Mask

Lemon is known for its exfoliating properties and effectiveness in getting rid of dead skin. Papaya, on the other hand, has enzymes that smoothen the skin. When combined as a paste, it can be an effective remedy for cracked heels. Mix mashed papaya and lemon juice together and apply the paste directly on your feet. Let it stay for 15 minutes, and wash your feet in a basin of warm water mixed with lemon juice. Soak for another 15 minutes. You may use pumice stone to scrub off dead skin and pat it dry with a clean towel. 


Jojoba and Oatmeal Mask

Jojoba oil and oatmeal, both of which have moisturizing properties, are great for the skin. Simply mix a teaspoon of oatmeal and the desired amount of oil to form a thick paste, apply it directly to your feet, and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel.


DIY Foot Ointment

Applying ointment to your feet overnight can soothe your feet and help moisturize your dry walkers. Wear clean cotton socks to lock in moisture. To create your own ointment, mix together a quarter cup of coconut oil, the same amount of magnesium flakes, shea butter, 2 tablespoons of boiling water, and 3 tablespoons of beeswax.


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