It is summer, and as you’re getting ready to show off your flip-flops and sandals, one thing to keep in mind before you step out in your ‘opens’ is to make sure your feet are in absolute great shape. If your heels aren’t in perfect shape, sadly, there’s not much a lovely pair of summery flip-flops would be able to do.

Home Remedies For Cracked Heels:

Here is our list of 10 simple home remedies that will help soothe and makeover your cracked heels, and let you step out in style. Read,on how to heal cracked heels for more!

1. Lemon, Salt, Glycerine, Rose Water Foot Mask:

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Image: shutterstock

One of the first steps towards having a pair of beautiful feet is to heal them, and that is why this foot mask is absolutely perfect home remedy for cracked heels.

  • Take a basin of warm water in which you’ll be dipping your feet and add raw salt, lemon juice, glycerine and rose water. Soak in your feet for about 15-20 minutes in this water.
  • Using a pumice stone or foot scrubber, scrub your heels and sides of the feet.
  • Take 1tsp undiluted glycerine, 1 tsp rose water and 1tsp lemon juice and after mixing, apply over your cracked heels. Since this will be a sticky mixture, you can wear a pair of socks and leave on overnight.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water in the morning.
  • Repeat for a few days till heels are soft and healed.

2. Vegetable Oil:

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Image: shutterstock

Dry skin on the heels is one of the foremost reasons behind the cracking. This home remedy for dry skin helps combat this problem.

  • After washing your feet and cleaning and drying them up completely, apply a layer of vegetable oil on the cracked parts of your feet.
  • Wear a pair of thick socks and leave overnight.
  • In the morning, wash off and repeat for a few days to get smooth and healed feet.

3. Banana or Banana and Avocado Foot Mask:

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Image: shutterstock

  • Take the pulp of a ripe banana and apply over cracked parts of the heel and feet.
  • Keep on for about 10 minutes and wash off.

You can also create a foot mask at home using a ripe banana and avocado.

  • Take a ripe banana and half an avocado, or the flesh of half a coconut (green coconut). Blend everything in a blender together.
  • Apply this thick creamy paste over your heels and feet.

As avocados and coconut are rich in several essential oils and vitamins and fats, this paste will help treat cracked heels and keep them soft and moisturised.

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  • Simrin

    very good article debolina!! thats very nice tips..helful in summer too 😀

    • Debolina Raja Gupta

      Simrin..many thanks dear…i hope these help, are really easy to do at home!

  • Ujjwal

    nice article debolina!! 😀

    • Debolina Raja Gupta

      Ujjwal..thnx a ton !

  • sunandhasai

    Thanks a lot debolina!! helpful tutorial!! :)

    • Debolina Raja Gupta

      Sunandhasai…thanks dear…these are indeed helpful and can be easily done at home…thnx for your response :-)

  • Tarunima

    Nice post!! would be really really helpful.. :)

    • Debolina Raja Gupta

      Thanks Tarunima…these are really simple do at home types…so do try :-)

  • monica

    Love this site. Full of great tips.

  • jaosbo

    Anyone tried this on hands? My husband gets awful dry hands and just doesn’t noticed until it’s so bad they crack!

    • AJ

      my husband was working with mortar, and tile grout, and he knew his hands always gets rough and dry, sometimes even cracked. I had him rub in a small amount coconut oil and let it sit for just a few minutes, and then wipe any excess off. his hands did not get dry or anything Have your husband do this everyday, and it will help a lot, without a greasy feeling.

    • Jennifer Christy Tolentino

      Something similar to the paraffin treatment on here will work wonders for his hands. For it to be most effective use a rich moisturizing cream on the hands and then dip in melted paraffin. Cover in a plastic baggie so it doesn’t get everywhere and leave on for 20 minutes or longer. Do this daily until cracks are healed. After that once every week or so will help keep them in good shape. They have special warmers for paraffin wax but they can be expensive. You can easily melt the paraffin using a double boiler or in the microwave.
      A soothing sugar scrub can help remove dry rough skin too. Just combine sugar with whatever type of cooking oil you have and use it to gently scrub. You can add essential oils to the blend if you like. Lavender EO is very good for soothing skin. After scrubbing rinse with warm water and gently dry. Some oil will stay on the skin and form a protective barrier to help prevent future drying and damage.

    • k9saver

      coconut oil is the best and can add whatever essential oil, lavender is great.

  • merlena

    Great article! I make a homemade goat milk scrub with some of these ingredients and then massage some of my goat milk lotion on my feet at night. Made a huge difference!

  • Melindark

    Good information!
    My grandmother used Noxzema on her cracked heels, then wore white socks to bed. In the morning, her cracks were nearly gone!

  • Diana

    Good post. Very informative and actually helpful. The tips are easy and in detail. Thank you for explaining on how to prepare masks and apply it.

  • Vanessa Rainey Sellers

    Coconut oil is great too

    • Allie

      Agreed! Works wonders for me!

  • susan

    Sorry no petrochemicals paraffin wax and vaseline (considered potential carcinogens..) and when you say Veg. oil I would make sure it is olive or coconut, gmo-free. The rest looks great!

  • David

    I had a bad case and painted iodine over the whole area every night for a few months. It healed up very nicely.

  • Cori

    get insoles that are rounded at the heel and wear them every day. Cheap and the only solution that addresses the problem.

  • Dez

    I soak my feet in warm/hot water for about 30 mins at night, then glob on the vasoline.
    Now heres the trick of not ruining your sheets (because all of that stuff you put on your heals, soaks through your socks, and messes up your sheets!)…
    -Rip a ziplock bag on one side and wrap around your heals to the top of your foot. Then use tape to secure on your foot.
    -Then put your socks on.
    -Take off in morning, and your heals look and feel so much better!
    ~*~* I did want to say be careful when you step in the shower, you might slip!


    great tips.olive oil is good to cure cracks on heel

  • RalphGordon

    steel brush or high grade asphalt would do for my foot.

  • DebbyRose

    I used to have horribly cracked heels. I bought a really fine callous remover file and I use it a couple times a week right after I get out of the shower and then put regular lotion on afterwards. It has worked better than anything else I’ve ever tried.

  • Anonymous

    vary useful tips and helpful can be easily done at home

  • Anonymous

    For a no need to buy anything solution-soak feet either while bathing or showering, or in a basin of nearly hot water , then use your fingernails to scrape off the dead skin-must be repeated over time til skin is smooth and repeated every so often to maintain, but so worth it. My Mom’s heals used to crack so badly that they would bleed and she used razor blades to remove the layers of dead skin–DANGEROUS- I noticed that the skin rubbed away after bathing and began to treat my feet this way. I let my Mom know about the results I was getting-she tried it and now her feet are smooth too!

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Janis ! thank you for sharing your remedy with us :-)