How to get rid of cracked heels with vinegar

How to get rid of cracked heels with vinegar

How to get rid of cracked heels with vinegar

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Vinegar is one of the oldest home remedies for so many health issues. Because of its acidity, it is commonly used for cooking and pickling but has many more uses than that.

There are many types of vinegar and they come from all over the world. A few of the most common are:

  • Fruit vinegar– apple, blackcurrant, raspberry, quince, and tomato are the most popular
  • Coconut vinegar-made from fermented coconut water or sap, is used in Southeast Asian cuisine
  • Balsamic vinegar-made from a grape product. It contains no balsam fruit.
  • White vinegar– is acetic acid (about 5-10%) and water (about 90-95%). It is the result of fermentation.

How to get rid of cracked heels with vinegar

Vinegar can also be used as a pesticide and a household cleaner.

Make sure you read the label on your vinegar. Most kinds of vinegar come in a strength of 5%, but some can come higher. Use nothing higher than 5% because it is damaging to the skin and is corrosive.

Fun Fact:

The word vinegar arrived in Middle English from Old French (vyn egre; ‘sour wine’), which in turn derives from Latin: vinum (wine) + acer (sour)

Vinegar was used as a condiment and for conservation by the Babylonians as much as 5,000 years ago. Traces of it also have been found in Egyptian urns from around 3000 BC.-Wiki-

How does Vinegar work on cracked heels?

The acid in vinegar, acetic acid, is very gentle. The acidity increases the sloughing of the skin.

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How to get rid of cracked heels with vinegar

What you need:
1 part vinegar (fruit vinegar or white vinegar is the easiest to find and cheapest)
To 2 parts warm tap water
Foot soaking basin
A pumice stone or foot file
Lotion
Moisture socks or heal sleeve

How to get rid of cracked heels with vinegar

How to use it:
Soak your feet in the vinegar 3 times per week for 10 minutes.
Scrub the calluses with a pumice stone or foot file.
Be careful not to soak them for too long because it will actually dry your feet out.
Rinse your feet with plain water
Apply your favourite foot cream and a moisture sock or sleeve

 

It’s easy to use vinegar to fix cracked heels because it is inexpensive and kept in most households. If you’d like to read more about some common pantry items to help relieve your cracked heels read: Home remedies for cracked heels

We also have a really popular post about making your own coconut oil foot scrub.