Dry Skin Health Care Remedies

9 Natural Fixes Of Cracked Heels – Get Smooth Feet

cracked heels

How does it feel, when you are beautiful, slim, toned, but you have cracked heels. Sounds weird right! Cracked heel bothers many of us. Cracked heels are the painful dry feet, with cuts, split open and some time bleeding. When your feet does not retain enough moisture, then feet starts getting cracked heels and sometimes bleed. The cut open of the scars lead to infections in the feet, as bacteria and virus start entering the feet.

What are the causes of dry feet?

  • Lack of water intake
  • Soaking and taking hot water baths for long time
  • Scrubbing feet quite often
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Standing for long hours
  • Wearing wrong type of foot wear
  • Not taking care of feet
  • Diabetes, corns, calluses, thyroid, eczema and psoriasis
  • Obesity
  • During winter season

Home remedies for cracked heels:

Vegetable oil:

Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil soothes cracked heels, works on it, and nourishes the skin.

How to use:

  • Soak your feet in soap water
  • Wash it and clean it with pumice stone
  • Clean it with dry cloth
  • Now apply the vegetable oil on cracked heels and cover it with socks.
  • Leave it overnight and wash your feet next day morning

Homemade foot mask:

Homemade foot mask

This homemade foot mask is perfect to treat the cracked heels. The acidic property in lemon heels, kills the infection. Rose water has antiseptic properties, vitamin B3, C, D, E and glycerine softens the skin and moisturises it.


  • Lemon: ½ cup
  • Glycerine: 2 tbsp
  • Rose water: 2 tsp
  • Rock salt: 1 tbsp
  • Pumice stone: 1
  • Warm water

How to use:

  • Take a tub of warm water.
  • Drop 1/4th cup of lemon juice, 1 tsp of rose water, glycerine and rock salt
  • Dilute them well in the water
  • Soak your feet in the solution and leave it for 15 min
  • Remove your feet and scrub it with pumice stone
  • Now wash your feet with cold water
  • Now take a bowl, add glycerine, lemon juice and rose water
  • Mix them well and apply to the feet
  • Cover your feet towel or socks
  • Leave it overnight and wash off the next day

Paraffin wax:

Paraffin wax

Paraffin wax is the natural emollient which helps and works on cracked heels. It works perfectly on heels and makes skin soft.


  • Paraffin wax: 1 tbsp
  • Coconut/mustard oil: 2-3 drops

How to use?

  • Take paraffin wax and melt it
  • Add coconut/mustard oil in it
  • Wash your feet cleanly and wipe it off with dry cloth
  • After wax getting lukewarm
  • Apply it on the cracked heels
  • Cover it with socks or wrap it towel
  • Next day morning wash your feet with lukewarm water
  • Do this once a week



Banana is the cheapest and best moisturiser for cracked heels and dry feet.  By applying banana to the feet, it moisturises the feet, soft skin and gives beautiful feet.

How to use?

  • Take a ripe banana
  • Mash it and apply it on the feet
  • Leave it for 15 min and wash with lukewarm water
  • Again after 5 min wash with cold water
  • This must be done daily for moisturised skin

Rice flour :

Rice flour

Rice flour is the exfoliating agent which removes the dead skin cells effectively. Apple cider vinegar and olive oil, makes skin soft and subtle.


  • Rice flour: 2-3 tbsp
  • Olive oil: few drops
  • Apple cider vinegar: 3-4 drops
  • Honey: 1 tsp

How to use:

  • Take rice flour and add all the ingredients
  • Mix it well
  • Soak your feet for 10 min in warm water
  • Rub the scrub on the feet and cracked heels
  • Leave it for 20 min and wash off with cold water

Indian lilac/neem leaves:

Neem leaves

Neem contains anti-fungal properties, which removes infections caused to feet. It heals the cracked heels and makes it soft.

How to use?

  • Take neem leaves and make it paste
  • Add turmeric to it and apply to cracked heels
  • Leave it for 20 min
  • Wash with lukewarm water and dry your feet

Epsom salt:

Epsom salt

It improves the blood circulation in the feet. It soothes cracked heels, moisturises and keeps feet soft.


  • Epsom salt: ½ cup
  • Warm water: tub of

How to use?

  • Take a tub of warm water
  • Mix Epsom salt in it
  • Now soak your feet in the tub for 15 min
  • Remove feet and rub with pumice stone
  • Again keep your feet in the tub for 10 min
  • Remove your feet wash off with cool water
  • Apply moisturiser

Vaseline jelly with lemon juice:

Vaseline jelly with lemon juice

Vaseline petroleum jelly is the one, which soothes skin and makes skin soft and smooth. Lemon contains acidic properties, which removes infections from the feet


  • Lemon juice: 4-5 drops
  • Vaseline jelly: 1 tsp

How to use?

  • Soak your feet in warm water for 15 min and clean it properly
  • Take 1 tsp of Vaseline.
  • Mix it with lemon juice and make thick paste
  • Apply them on cracked heels and leave it overnight
  • Apply socks or wrap with towel
  • This must be done daily.

Coconut/olive/tea tree/sesame seeds oil:

Coconut olive tea tree sesame seeds oil

These are the natural oil, which conditions, moisturises and retains moisture to the cracked heels. By applying any one of these oils, it will help in improving blood circulation and gives soft and smooth skin.  

How to use?

  • Soak your feet in warm water for 10 min
  • Rub your feet with pumice stone
  • Wash your feet and dry
  • Apply any one of the oil and leave overnight
  • Next day wash your feet.

Bottom line:

By applying the remedies, one can get soft and beautiful feet. If the case worsens consult doctor.

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