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Coconut oil is one of my recent obsessions. After reading many accounts of the oil’s health benefits, I’ve been using it everywhere, in my cooking, on my skin and hair – even eating it alone by the spoonful.
I want to share a simple home treatment for rough, dry feet using coconut oil. It’s summer here in the southern hemisphere and I’ve been living in thongs and sandals, which can cause feet to become dry. My heels were so rough that they were snagging on my sheets! (Ew.) If your pair are similarly crusty, give this a go:
- Soak feet for at least 15 minutes in warm water. I used my bathtub and scattered in a handfull of bath salts, just because.
- Use a pumice stone to buff rough skin in a circular motion. If the skin is very rough take more time rather than rubbing at it aggressively.
- Pat dry with a towel. Slather on coconut oil, taking care to rub it into the rough patches. If the oil is solid, it will melt on contact with the skin. Here it’s warm enough that my tub of oil is mostly liquid.
- Put on a pair of socks. Go to bed.
- Wake up with soft, soft feet.
So easy and effective! I love. You can easily maintain your feet by applying a little coconut oil and wearing socks while you’re gadding about at home in the evenings. This is a good way to counteract all the sandal-wearing that happens in the day time.
Article source: Avarine Creative, a music, photography, and design blog by Michelle Lam. Originally published on or about http://www.avarinecreative.com/easy-coconut-oil-treatment-for-rough-feet, on or about January 27, 2013, and appeared there on October 13, 2014.
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