I have a scary secret I’m going to share with you and I am a little embarrassed to tell you but… I have gross feet. When I say gross I don’t mean gangly or that they smell funky, they don’t. My feet are dry, flakey, and my husband even calls them scaley. My heels are the worst! There are layers of dry and cracked nasty skin on my heels that are so thick that I could probably walk across hot coals and I not feel a thing.
You’re welcome for painting that lovely picture in your mind.
Are your’s the same way?
Recently I saw this picture posted on Pinterest for a Listerine Foot Soak. I bet you have seen it too! It says the dead skin will practically wipe off. What wipe off? Like, I don’t have to use an electric sander to get it all off? I’m game!
So in the name of science, I thought I would conduct a highly scientific research study on the matter and test this concoction out.
1/4 Cup Listerine
1/4 Cup Vinegar
1/2 Cup Warm Water
First, can I say, Seriously? How am I supposed to “soak” my feet in a cup of liquid? I actually 4x the recipe because I am good at math at could figure it out. This is what I used.
A Usable Recipe:
I used the generic brand of Listerine or Antiseptic Mouthrinse. It was cheaper and I figured I was putting it on my feet, not in my mouth – even though, just to be perfectly clear, I’m no snob. I did later use the mouthwash for its intended purposes.
Combine the liquid in a nice big bowl, you want to make sure that your feet have room to be immersed and soak.
My feet soaked four about 15 minutes. I have to say that I really did enjoy the minty tingle on my feet and the smell was quite relaxing. Kick on some Netflix and this soak could easily last upwards of an hour, or at least until the water got too cold.