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Can we all just agree that I like to overshare?
Let me just lay this out…
My feet are icky.
For starters, ever since I could start making really good choices for myself, I’ve had this thing where I can’t pass up a good deal on shoes even if they are too small for my feet. (note: I don’t do this anymore.)
Its like foot binding experience, except not on purpose and I only have myself to blame.
So, now my feet have these forever-bruises that never ever go away.
Also, now that its super hot, I can’t wear the leather boots that I have come to rely on everyday of the year that its under 70 degrees, so I wear flip flops and develop calluses as wide as the earth and as deep as the sea.
With all of that in mind, I decided to try out a little DIY on my poor feetsies.
I heard about this foot soak on Pinterest (obvi.) and decided since I had all the things and some time to kill.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 c apple cider vinegar (ACV)
1 c Epsom salt
Here’s what you’ll do:
1. Combine the ingredients in a small foot tub and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes.
2. Use a pumice stone to scrape off the dead skin.
After scrubbing my feet with the pumice stone, I found that the calluses had softened some and a significant amount of dead skin was gone, but I am not totally sold on the product.
This method is boasted as one of the best treatments, although I only found its effects to be minimal. I have to wonder if soaking my feet in warm water would end up having the same results.
Here’s what I did learn about soaking your feet in ACV and/or Epsom salt:
– Soaking your feet in an ACV/water solution every day for ten days can help relieve the symptoms of athlete’s foot.
– Allow your toes to soak for 15 minutes a day in an ACV/water solution with a splash of Listerine to cure toenail fungus.
– If your feet are tired and sore, soak them in 1 cup of Epsom salt, 1 cup of sea salt and 1 cup of vinegar (throw in some lavender essential oil if you have it!) along with plenty of water as hot as your feet can stand for relaxation and relief.
At the end of the day, I’m glad that I took a little time to show my feet some TLC. In the meantime, having my feet be any less scratchy and dry is a win for me!
Until next time, cheers!