Home Remedies for Cracking Heels



Dealing with cracking heels? According to the National Health Foot Assessment of 2012, 20% of adults deal with the same problem. However, do not fret! The answers to your problem are probably sitting in one of the cupboards of your kitchen. The secret is all in finding ways to moisturize your heels to combat the dry nature. Here are some of the best home remedies for cracking heels.



Fill a bucket with a gallon of warm water and then add a cup of honey. Saturate your feet in the mixture for around 20 minutes. Repeat the process daily.

Why honey? Not only does honey aid with heel cracking, but it is also an incredible skin moisturizer and cleanser. Honey can aid in your skin’s health over time by cleaning pores and working with aloe to heal sunburns. Check out other ways you can use honey to help your skin.


Vegetable Oil

After thoroughly cleaning feet with soap and water, massage 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil on your feet. After applying both feet with a layer of vegetable oil, cover them with a pair of thick socks and keep them on overnight.

Repeat this process daily.

Why vegetable oil? Oil can do so much to aid your health. Lemon juice can also work as a softener for skin and hair as well as a teeth cleanser. Click here for more ways you can use the oil in your cabinet.


Vaseline and Lemon Juice

Combine a teaspoon of vaseline and a few drops of lemon juice in a bucket of warm water. After 20 minutes, put on a pair of socks and leave them on overnight and rinse feet the next morning. Apply this procedure daily before going to bed.

Why lemon juice? There is so much you can do with lemon juice. From lightening your hair to strengthening your nails, lemon juice can work magic in helping your body achieve perfection. Click here to find out how you can get rid of blackheads, moisten your skin, and more with lemon juice.



Combine a tablespoon of powdered oats and a few drops of olive oil and stir. Cover your feet with the mixture and then wait an hour and rinse your feet in cold water.  Do this every other day.

Why oatmeal? Oatmeal can be used for more things than cracking heels and a good breakfast. Believe it or not, oatmeal can also be used as dry shampoo, face masks, and hand scrubs. Check out more here to best use this resource in your life.


Epsom Salt

Combine ⅓ cup of Epsom Salt with warm water and soak your feet in the mixture. After 30 minutes, massage a tablespoon of oil on your feet. Use this treatment a couple times a week.

Why epsom salt? Aiding in cracking heels is the beginning of the magic that epsom salt can do for you. Believe it or not, epsom salt can strengthen your hair and help relieve stress in your body. Check out how here.  


Coconut Oil

Apply a few tablespoons of coconut oil on your feet and then put on a pair of socks and leave overnight and rinse the next morning. Do this daily!

Why coconut oil? Don’t think coconut oil is only good for cracked heels. You can use this oil to moisten your face as well as your hair. Click here for how to use coconut oil as a makeup remover.


The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.

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