Easy home remedies for relief from cracked heels


Dhillon Sa'aB™
Staff member
Coconut oil
Coconut oil is known to fight fungal and bacterial infections as well as acts as a good moisturizing lotion for the skin. As it has great hydrating and moisturizing abilities, it is known to work wonders for dry and cracked skin. Soak and scrub your feet in warm water before going to bed. Dry your feet and apply coconut oil. Wear a pair of clean socks. Wash your feet in the morning with soap and water.

Vinegar contains acetic acid which is mild in nature and acts gently on your feet. However, applying it directly can dry up your skin further and hence, it is always advised to dilute it before use. Add 1/4 cup vinegar to around 2-3 litres of water in a tub/bucket. Soak your feet in this solution for 5 to 10 minutes. Wash your feet with normal water and pat dry. Apply any moisturizer. Do not use this remedy more than 2 times a week.

Lemon and papaya
It contains acetic acid which takes off the dead skin leaving your skin smooth and soft. It is also an exfoliator which can help you get rid of heel fissures. It is often used with papaya on the skin to get the best results. You can even use only lemon juice to get rid of cracked heels. Prepare a paste of lemon and papaya and apply it to your heels. Let it remain for 10 to 15 minutes and wash with cold water afterwards.

Rosewater and glycerin
Rosewater contains Vitamins A, B3 , C, D, and E and also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Glycerin is a known moisturizer and helps to soften the skin. The combination thus does wonder for cracked heels. Mix equal amounts of glycerin and rose water. Rub it on your heels every night before going to bed. Do this on a regular basis for soft and smooth feet.