7 Listerine Foot Soak Recipes for Soft & Silky Feet

7 Listerine Foot Soak Recipes for Soft & Silky Feet

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Have you ever considered the health implications of a good foot soak? Obviously we all have tried foot bath many times because it feels relaxing.  But other than providing a soothing effect to our mind, it also helps us in getting rid of dead skin from feet whilst hydrating our skin and relieves us from the pain we had after hours and hours of walking. If we want to compound the effects of foot soaking, certain additives can help us achieve that and Listerine is one such product.

You may have heard about different homemade foot soaks that can cure dry feet and cracked heels. There are different remedies to get soft and silky feet but this is something that really amazed me a great deal. You may have heard about Listerine mouthwash that is known to cure bad breath issues. It is an antiseptic product that eliminates germs from mouth and freshen the breath. The abundance of alcohol in Listerine makes its antiseptic properties more effective and hence it is used for variety of purposes such as getting rid of dandruff, killing germs and soothing skin etc. Since the antiseptic properties of Listerine have been proven effective as a mouthwash, it can also be used a mean to clean your feet as it is inexpensive and does not consume much time.

7 Listerine Foot Soak Recipes for Soft & Silky Feet
7 Listerine Foot Soak Recipes for Soft & Silky Feet

The Listerine foot soak is something different it involves the use of Listerine along with water and some vinegar. A huge number of people have already tested it and it works pretty well according to them. I have also seen various websites claiming that its works miraculously well for soft feet. So, I decided to try my very own Listerine foot soak.

Homemade Listerine Foot Soaks

Well I am not sticking with the regular recipe that’s been published on various websites already. I am going to tell you different recipes for the foot bath which can be easily tried and tested.

1- Listerine Vinegar Foot Soak

Listerine Vinegar Foot Soak
Listerine Vinegar Foot Soak

This is the traditional recipe for Listerine vinegar foot soak; I have made a few tweaks in it to increase its effects a little bit.

Ingredients

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1- Three Tablespoon of Honey
2- One and a half cup of Listerine
3- Half cup of vinegar
4- A jug filled with warm water
5- A container or bucket wide enough to place your feet

The Recipe

Pour all the warm water from jug into the container and add three tablespoon of honey and stir it for a few minutes. Now add half cup of vinegar and one and a half cup of Listerine into the water. Mix the solution thoroughly and place the feet in to for at least ten minutes. The warm water will help relax the blood vessels in the feet and the solution will soften the dead thick skin on your feet. With the addition of honey you can feel the added shine and smoothness on your feet later on. Never do the feet soak with boiling hot water because it may end up damaging the skin. Make sure the water is warm enough to give you a soothing feel and not to cause any irritation or burning. After giving your feet this heavenly treatment you can further scrub or file them gently to remove the dead skin. You can also massage your feet with Vaseline later on to maintain the ultimate softness. Listerine foot bath is also effective for Toenail fungus. You can scrub the affected toenail after giving it foot bath and then dry it off to apply Vaseline.

2- Listerine Epsom Salt Foot Soak

Listerine Epsom Salt Foot Soak
Listerine Epsom Salt Foot Soak

Listerine and Epsom salt can ease down the tensed blood arteries in the feet. The amount of stress which our feet sustain in daily routine causes foot ache and numerous other problems. The blood flow in arteries lowers down and combined with the lack of moisture ends up cracking the skin on the feet; this cracked skin is also referred as dead skin below the feet.

Ingredients

1- Half cup of Epsom Salt
2- One and a half cup of Listerine
3- Few drops of lemon
4- A jug filled with warm water
5- A container wide enough to place feet

The Recipe 

Fill the container with warm water and add a few drops of lemon juice and half cup of Epsom Salt. Add one and a half cup of Listerine into the water whilst stirring it slowly. Put your feet in the container for at least fifteen minutes and enjoy the warmth of solution. You can add a few cups of warm water if you are planning to soak them longer. The Epsom salt would greatly help in relieving the tension from feet muscles and reducing the inflammation. This foot soak greatly enhances the blood flow in your feet and eliminated the dryness from skin, moreover this footbath is also quite effective for toenail fungus. You can try the Epsom Salt Foot bath twice in a week; I usually prefer this treatment on weekend.

3- Listerine & Shaving Cream Foot Soak

Listerine & Shaving Cream Foot Soak
Listerine & Shaving Cream Foot Soak

Listerine and the shaving cream can work in conjunction to heal the dead skin from feet. Listerine is antiseptic so it kills the germs while the shaving cream contains chemicals that reduce the stiffness from skin and also enhances the production of Keratin. Keratin is one of the essential structural proteins that comprise the outer layer of skin and protects it from stress and cellular damage. With Listerine and shaving cream combo you can eliminate the dead cells from the feet and enhance the overall texture and softness of skin.

Ingredients

1- Shaving foam or cream
2- One cup of Listerine
3- A container wide enough to place feet
4- Warm water
5- A filer or foot scrubber

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The Recipe

Wash your feet with soap or a good face wash. Apply the shaving cream on your feet and massage it gently for five to ten minutes. Fill the container with warm water and add one cup of Listerine in it. Place your feet in the warm solution for fifteen to twenty minutes. Use the filer or scrubber to remove the shaving cream along with the dead skin from feet and wash it off with normal water. Slowly massage the skin with a good skin lotion or Vaseline. The Shaving cream-Listerine feet soak works phenomenally better than the common foot creams in market. It can heal cracked and dry heels, prevents toenail fungus and dead skin cells formation with added Keratin treatment.

4- Listerine & Chamomile Tea Foot Soak

Listerine & Chamomile Tea Foot Soak
Listerine & Chamomile Tea Foot Soak

Listerine and Chamomile foot soak owes a great importance in the remedial treatment of calluses and corns. Also the people with the embarrassing sweaty foot condition can cure this problem with this homemade remedy. Chamomile tea is known for a number of beauty and health benefits and the combination with Listerine makes it an ideal choice to treat calluses, fungus and sweaty feet problem.

Ingredients

1- Chamomile Tea Mixture
2- One cup of Listerine
3- A container wide enough to place feet
4- Warm water
5- A filer or foot scrubber
6- Vaseline

The Recipe

Brew a cup of Chamomile tea and pour it in the container with warm water and Listerine mixture. Stir the solution for a minute. Place your feet in the warm solution and enjoy the warmth for half an hour. You can add extra cups of boiled water to keep the solution warm during the whole time. File the dead skin from feet and wash it off with normal water. After drying your feet apply some Vaseline on your heels and massage it gently. The Chamomile-Listerine Foot Bath eliminates the calluses and corns and decreases the over-sweating of feet. If you are struggling with dry and cracked heels I would suggest you to not try it more than twice in a month because Chamomile tea increases the dryness of skin to decrease the sweating problem and can result in over dryness of heels.

5- Listerine & Beetroot juice Foot Soak

Listerine & Beetroot juice Foot Soak
Listerine & Beetroot juice Foot Soak

Listerine and Beetroot Foot soak offers numerous benefits in a compact package. Beetroot is famously known for its anti-aging properties. The beetroot can decrease the dryness of skin and enhances its glow whilst removing the wrinkles from skin. The powerful antioxidant properties of beetroot juice combined with Listerine can work wonders on your feet.

Ingredients

1- Half cup of Beetroot Juice
2- One cup of Listerine
3- A container wide enough to place feet
4- Warm water
5- A filer or foot scrubber
6- Vaseline

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The Recipe

Add half cup of Beetroot juice into warm water with one cup of Listerine. Stir the solution for a few minutes till it turns into indigo color. You can also add a few drops of lemon to the solution. Place your feet in the container for half an hour and enjoy a warm and cozy experience. You may experience a little tingling sensation for some time but it will vanish away on its own. After half hour use the filer to scrub the dead skin and wash it off with normal water. After drying the feet apply some Vaseline on your heels and massage gently. The Beetroot-Listerine combo is one of the best homemade remedy for silky soft feet and you can try this foot soak twice a week without any hassles at all.

6- Listerine & Lemon-Mint Foot Soak

Listerine & Lemon-Mint Foot Soak
Listerine & Lemon-Mint Foot Soak

Listerine with Lemon and Mint foot soak offers superior soothing properties for your feet. After a hectic walking routine your feet get tired as the muscles get stressed out. The best part about this foot soak is its muscle relaxing properties and combined with Listerine’s antiseptic qualities this is an utter treat to try and experience.

Ingredients

1- One Medium to Full size Lemon
2- Half cup of mint leaves
3- A container wide enough to place feet
4- Warm water
5- One cup of Listerine

The Recipe

Cut a lemon into thin slices and boil it in one litre of water with half cup of mint leaves. Boil the water for five to ten minutes and add a few drops of lemon juice. Let the water cool a bit and when it turns into lukewarm state add one cup of Listerine in it. Pour the water in container and place your feet in it for half an hour. You can add one or two cups of warm water to keep it warm for the whole period. You can try this foot soak twice in a week and you would be amazed with its foot soothing properties and the immaculate experience during the treatment.

7- Listerine & Nutmeg Foot Soak

Listerine & Nutmeg Foot Soak
Listerine & Nutmeg Foot Soak

Nutmeg is a well known aromatic spice that is frequently used in Asian and Middle East countries. The aromatic spice offers various health and beauty benefits, you can read more about its benefits here. The Listerine and Nutmeg Foot soak offers nice and warm soothing experience to the feet that softens the skin and remove the dead cells from the heels.

Ingredients

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1- A Dozen Cloves of Nutmeg
2- Few drops of Lemon Juice
3- A container wide enough to place feet
4- Warm water
5- One cup of Listerine

The Recipe

Boil a dozen of Nutmeg cloves with a few drops of lemon juice in one litre water. Boil the water for five to ten minutes and let it cool down to the lukewarm state. Pour the water in container and add a cup of Listerine in it. Soak your feet in the warm water for ten to fifteen minutes, you might experience a little burning sensation but that’s just normal and it would fade away within a few minutes. Scrub the dead skin from the heel and use Vaseline to moisturize the skin.

Via: fsfashionista

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