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DIY Foot Creams for Cracked Feet

by Karan Gupta 14 Dec 2022

During winter, the air tends to be drier, leading to dry, rough, cracked skin on your feet. The foot cream is a moisturizing product that can help to hydrate and nourish the skin on your feet, helping to prevent dryness and cracking. In addition, foot cream can help soften calluses and rough patches and may contain ingredients that help to soothe and revitalize tired feet. 

Can cracked feet be repaired? 

Using foot cream regularly during the winter months can help to keep your feet healthy and comfortable and can also help to maintain the overall health and appearance of your skin. Use foot cream if you have dry or sensitive skin or spend a lot of time on your feet, as these factors can increase your risk of developing dry, rough skin. 

foot repair cream

What's the best foot repair cream? 

Homemade foot creams can be a good option for taking care of your feet, especially if you have sensitive skin or prefer to use natural ingredients. To make a homemade foot cream, you can mix your chosen ingredients in a small container and apply the cream to your feet as needed. However, it's important to remember that homemade foot creams may have different consistency or long-lasting effects than store-bought creams, so you may need to apply the cream more frequently to maintain the desired moisture level and nourishment. You can also use any sulphate-free cream like Dr Foot's foot repair cream. This foot cream contains lemon tree, peppermint, and vitamin e oil that treats cracked feet and removes dead cells. 

DIY foot creams for cracked feet: 

  1. Peppermint and coconut oil cream: 

Essential oil of peppermint in bottle with fresh green peppermint

This cream combines all the antibacterial ingredients that nourish your skin and heals foot infection. This homemade foot cream can be used all over the year. In winter, it will eliminate dryness, whereas, in summer, the peppermint essence will leave a cool refreshing fragrance.  

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tsp shea butter 
  • 1 tsp sweet almond oil 
  • 2 tsp extra virgin oil 
  • 7-8 drops of essential oil 

Process: 

  • Mix both the carrier oils and shea butter in a container. 
  • Microwave this mixture for 1-2 minutes until the butter is melted. 
  • Let it cool down for a while, and add peppermint essential oil. 
  • Put it into the freezer to solidify.  
  • Whisk the solid mixture with a blender until it becomes a frothy creamy consistency. 
  • Store this cream in a tin for daily use. 

 

      2. Milk and honey care foot cream: 

Soft, supple feet in winter might be challenging but not entirely impossible. Sometimes, people hesitate to use home remedies because ingredients might not be suitable for all skin types. But this foot cream contains all the convenient elements that most people consume in their daily lives. Honey is a natural humectant that boosts hydration, whereas milk is a natural exfoliant. This DIY foot cream not only smoothens cracked heels but also restores the skin texture.  

Ingredients: 

  • 3 tsp cold milk 
  • 1 cup honey 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 2-3 tsp almond oil 
  • Few drops of vanilla essence 

Process: 

  • Heat the milk and honey on a low flame. 
  • Keep stirring, and eventually add lemon and almond oil. 
  • Once the mixture is cool, add vanilla essence. 
  • Store this mixture in the freezer for daily use. 

 

     3. Coco butter foot cream: 

Cocoa butter is a fat derived from cocoa beans and is often used as a moisturizing agent. It is high in antioxidants and has a rich, emollient texture that can help to nourish and hydrate the skin on your feet. On the other hand, tea tree oil is an essential oil known for its antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. You can use it to help soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation, which can help treat cracked feet. 

Ingredients: 

  • 20 grams beeswax 
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa butter 
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil 
  • 12 drops of tea tree oil 

Process: 

  • Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. 
  • Add olive oil and cocoa butter and mix well. 
  • Add the essential oils to the mixture. 
  •  Let it cool down and store in a glass jar for daily use.  

 

      4. Shea butter cream: 

Shea butter, sticks and boxes

Shea butter is a type of fat extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, which is native to Africa. It is rich in nutrients and has a thick, creamy texture, making it an effective moisturizer for the skin. Shea butter is high in fatty acids and vitamins, including vitamin A and E, which can help nourish and protect the skin. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, which can help treat cracked feet. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup raw shea butter 
  • 1 tsp beeswax 
  • 2 tsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp avocado oil 
  • 3 vitamin E capsule 

Process: 

  • Mix shea butter, beeswax and oils in a double boiler.  
  • Allow the mixture to cool down, and add vitamin E capsules. 
  • Whisk everything to create a creamy mixture and store in a tin can. 
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