When I soak my feet, I have always used epsom salt. Salt works out pain and soreness. But, I wanted to feel smooth and soft. I recall watching a science experiment using vinegar and it completely dissolved a chicken bone. Bones are made from calcium, callous starts with the same few letters and is a calcium build up of skin. For years I soaked my feet in epsom and vinegar. It worked well, and then I came across a recipe adding alcohol! I tried it, and my feet got the treat they so deserve!
- 1 gallon water
- 1 cup vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
- 1 cup yellow listerine
- 1/4 cup epsom (optional)
- pumice stone, foot rasp (optional)
- Tea tree oil or lavender oil ( just a drop or 2, also optional)
Mix them together in your foot bath with your feet. Soak for 15-20 minutes. Wipe away dead skin, rasp the callouses and your feet will be radiant for days.
I decided to apply this idea to the ring in the bathtub. Vinegar by itself is an excellent scale cleaner in hardwater areas. It cleans the bathtub too! I suppose both are the same kind of calcification. Simple, easy, household ingredients, for soft, supple, tired feet! Enjoy!