A Listerine Foot Soak… does it work as a pedicure to soften feet?
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I am usually pretty anal about foot care because I can’t stand crusty alligator feet. But between having a huge pregnant belly (and not being able to reach my toes) and then having a newborn to care for, my feet have been sadly neglected this summer. So when I saw the Pin about a foot soak that was so good, “the dead skin practically falls right off,” I knew I needed to test it out.
So I followed the directions.
Listerine Foot Soak
1/4 cup Listerine
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup warm water
Soak feet for ten minutes.
First problem: that is not enough liquid to cover my feet! So I doubled it and that was just about right.
Ten minutes of soaking, a quick rinse so my feet wouldn’t smell like mint pickles, and here are the results:
Meh. It helped. A little. But the dead skin did not “practically fall right off.” It just sort of took off the top layer. And the Listerine made my toes tingle/burn. That was a little strange.
I think I’ll stick to wearing socks to bed after applying Vaseline and scrubbing with a pumice stone. Unless you have a tried-and-true trick to soft feet. Do share!