Callus Remedies

Oregano Tea Wrap
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 07/26/2016 412 posts

You probably have everything you need for foot calluses - SUPER easy!

  • One multi-pack of plain, white, all-cotton socks. (alternatives below)
  • 1 pair of plain rubber flip flops, plain "Crocs" or plain rubber boots - I.e. no lining, cork or insole
  • 1 large coffee mug
  • Oregano - just plain oregano - whatever you have in your spice rack is fine, as is generic
  • boiling water
  • an eye dropper

Make yourself some oregano tea

  • 1 tsp plain old oregano
  • 1 cup of boiling water

Let the tea steep for a few minutes.

Add just a little more water and put it in the microwave for 1 minute, on high just to give it another boil with the oregano in it. It will probably boil up so when it's done, you'll want to push the oregano that has come up the sides of your mug back down into the water.

Let it steep and cool. Once cool enough, pour into a bowl of some sort and dip your socks in it.

Wring out the socks so that they're not dripping - you want them wet but not running tea all over the place.

Put the tea soaked socks on and sort of mold them around your feet and between your toes and pull them loose a little bit so that you have enough give at the toe to push the sock down between your big and second toe if you're using flip flops - which just make it so you can walk around in your soaking set socks if you need to.

Wear these for an hour or two, using the eye dropper to keep the socks soaked with the tea.

When you're done with the soak, remove your socks, rubbing your feet as you move them off and then throw them away because they're going to be gross with mushy callous gunk and the more calloused your feet are the more gunk there's going to be.

Use paper towels to wipe off the gunk and wash your feet.

There might still be some callous left, but just leave it alone and repeat the process a couple days later.

I would recommend not using lotion on your feet until the callouses are all gone.

I would also recommend not straining or filtering the tea as it will have a film of oil on the top and it may be psychological but since I was refraining from using lotion, I wanted that oil.

When you wash your feet, you may want to use paper towels instead of a wash cloth. I would not be harsh with the skin of your feet or scrape or brush or anything harsh like that after the soak, just in case there is fungus, virus or bacteria which may leave the skin vulnerable to tearing or otherwise creating a wound of some sort.

An alternative to socks is to cut up an old t-shirt into squares you can wrap your feet in. T-shirt material actually uses less tea because it doesn't soak it up as much.

Don't worry about keeping the tea warm - just use it cold.

I did this because my big toe appeared to have some fungus and because I hadn't done any foot baths or any foot pampering at ALL for several months. I was shocked when the callouses simply wiped away. It was awesome!