Cracked Heel Remedies

File, Soak, Apply

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Posted by Ebryant (Tampa, Fl) on 10/07/2009
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I am 32 years old and have suffered with dry, cracked heels (sometimes bleeding and extremely painful) for years. BUT NO MORE!!!!

Take it from me, if you want soft feet, here is what you do:

Every Night until there are no more cracks:
1)Take a foot file (looks like fine grit sand paper on a paddle) and rub it over your dry heels in order to sand off all the dead dry skin.

2)Soak your feed in a pan of hot water with about 1/4 peroxide or ACV (whichever you have on hand or whichever you prefer).

3)Once the skin on your feet has softenend up, gently exfoliate your entire foot with some type of foot scrub (sea salt and olive oil, brown sugar, borax... whatever you like).

4)Rinse your feet well and while they are still damp massage your feet with V***'s Vapo-Rub. Wrap your feet in saran-wrap and put on a pair of socks.

I always do this in the evening and go to bed with my feet all wrapped up. I enjoy the warming tingle of the menthol/eucalyptus from the rub as I fall off to sleep. And in the morning I wake up to baby soft feet!!! Once your cracked HEELS are HEALED, lol... you will need to continue the treatment 1-3 times a week.


Hydrogen Peroxide Soaks

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Posted by Mo (Battle Ground, WA) on 07/12/2009
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soaked feet nightly in drugstore strength hydrogren peroxide until cracks were healed.


Kelp

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Posted by Julie (Provo, Ut) on 03/24/2012
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Taking a kelp supplement helped clear up my cracked heels. I had read that iodine could cure tonail fungus and I figured it might help with my cracked heels too. It did, and quite quickly. While they were healing I used just a regular heel conditioner.

I ran out of Kelp and didn't get any more for over a month. My heels are cracked and bleeding again.


Magnesium Oil

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Posted by Gean (Salina, Kansas) on 06/28/2009
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My mom, who is 62 and has had severely cracked heels for as long as I can remember, started spraying herself with magnesium oil (magnesium chloride). Within a couple of weeks her heels were completely smooth.

I also gave some magnesium oil to a friend in her late 40's. After 1-2 weeks of spraying in on her body, she got "baby feet". She had had very cracked heels.

Neither of these ladies sprayed it on their feet, just on body once daily after a shower. We did not know it would have this effect, but they are very happy about this!

Replied by Kelly
(Anywhere, USA)
06/30/2009

this may sound a little crazy but, i've used this remedy and it works. Every winter my joints in my hands (palm+outside knuckle) would crack so deep that you could see the muscle (red). So I took some ___ lip balm (the liquid w/ the slant applicator for lips)and put it on the crack with a bandaid and it would be healed by morning. previously, I had tried every cream from cheap to expensive but nothing worked as well as that. I hope this helps, it could'nt hurt. God Bless!!


Mentholated Vapor Rub

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Posted by Cara (Fort Collins, CO) on 07/03/2022
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After 5 years of painful cracked heels, I finally tried Mentholated Vapor Rub on my feet. UNBELIEVABLE! The pain was completely gone in 24 hours and has not returned. Cracks closed up. No more walking around on my tippy toes because of severe pain.

I wrapped my heels in plastic wrap and tape after applying the Vapor Rub. I kept both heels wrapped overnight and by morning my feet were healed. AMAZING!!!


Mentholated Vapor Rub
Posted by Wecair (Moose Jaw, Sk. Canada) on 11/22/2012
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I have had extremeley dry, cracked and caloused feet for years. Sometimes the cracks were so deep I was concerned they would become infected. Somewhere I had heard that mentholated rub applied to them and covered with clean dry socks overnight would help so I tried it. I smeared my feet with a generous amount of rub and put my socks on, by the very first morning the layers of dried skin peeled off. My feet after just 2 treatments are soft and have not looked and felt this good in years! Even the deep crack is almost gone. Thank you Vapo rub.

Replied by Dukeycash
(Dora, Missouri)
01/17/2013
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Thank you so much for this solution to cracked heels. Two nights of vapor rub and socks and my feet are smooth, smooth.

Replied by Donna
(Brooklyn, NYC)
06/12/2021

What kind of socks? I tried it with cotton ones and they just rubbed off the rub.

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/12/2021

My liver gut conditions cause these heal cracks and I can put on an oil and plastic over it overnight and it helps but does not solve it. See: Why Lotion Never Fixes Cracked Heels & Dry Feet | Dr.Berg - YouTube

Alex
(Thessaloniki)
03/02/2022

I have both cracked heels and dry hands. My dry hands are from washing them often and from cold. I took 500mg of niacinamide per day for a month, as Dr Berg suggested in the video and absolutely nothing happened. The problems remained (until I tried Tricia's Cracked Heel Remedies).

Deirdre
(Connecticut)
06/13/2021

Hi Charity,

Thanks for passing along the video link. I watched it last night and found it very interesting. Did you ever try B3 (niacin) for your cracked heels, per Dr. Berg's video? I have one crack on my heel that I can't get to fully heal NO MATTER WHAT so I have been taking low-dose niacin (25 mg) for the past few weeks and no change yet. Decided to try a 500 mg niacin cap today and wow, what a flush! Lasted a long time. Would love more details if you've tried the B3 - mgt dosage, how often, how long before you saw results, etc. Thank you!

Art
(California)
06/13/2021
1509 posts

Hi Deirdre,

Did you try the 1% Clotrimazole on your heel? It's worth a try if you haven't yet, as the cracks can sometimes be fungal related. It may take a moment because the heel skin is fairly thick, but definitely worth a try.

Niacin is antifungal and that may be its mode of action for this problem. The combination of Clotrimazole and Niacin may hit it from the inside out and the Clotrimazole from the outside in!

Art

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/13/2021

I do take natures plus B it has a little paper in it to say how it has the actual level of B it states. Gut issues I have faced since birth and hepatic liver surgery in 2010 that made my condition worse but got healed at church 8 years later, to a degree< I don't have to soak my liver at night with castor oil any longer to control misery. Amen. Cortisol is my main issue from trauma programming, since birth. My 4 siblings have similar problems and 3 self medicate daily. I know I am old but it has been a long journey untangling the mess and Eric Berg helped me learn a lot, with my gut/cortisol understanding. My heels are better. I also use fresh comfrey mint vinegar soaks on my feet. I take a LOT of supplements. Ox bile is helping with taurine. I wouldn't have to take so many if I could get my programming to stop running in the sub conscious mind . It runs 24-7. I do go watch teaching healers on youtube and zoom church mark hemans. I study most days and learning to grow a garden. I also watched John Bergman on youtube Digestive Disorders Health Rant - YouTube He was hit by a car as an adult and then he became a doctor who teaches what he learned trying to get himself well. The spine information, as I was hit by a car at age 4 and flew about 18 feet and my head hit a fire hydrant and I had brain trauma. I had about 150 stitches, told I would die of a stroke. My mom was a violent bi polar and father a pedophile. I had split personality I discovered when I was almost 58 and I'm 64 and almost have that all worked through. I still have some dyslexia and ADHD.

Dr.Berg explains Cortisol & Long Term Chronic Stress Effects on Body - YouTube

I could write a book but I am not that focused and need Holy spirit to lead me, so hope this gives you some insights. Love, charity

Goldengirl52
(USA)
06/14/2021
157 posts

Hello Art!! I'm so excited to see someone else that watches Dr. Berg! I saw your post on Parkinson's Disease and just looked for all your posts here on Earthclinic. I'm in CA as well, up North close to Oregon border. I am on the keto diet, dropped sugars/carbs down very low, and in the safe zone (6.0 and lower)for my t2 diabetes. I'm now learning about insulin resistance from both berg, and Dr. Bikman. I study them regularly on youtube and also pub med. I would love to follow you around the site, but I don't think EC has that option. I can save your posts/replies though and will do that!! Check out Dr. Benjamin Bikman if you haven't yet ;) I could listen to him all day!

Goldengirl52
(USA)
06/14/2021
157 posts

Another Dr. Berg fan, I'm telling you Charity, he teaches on "my level of understanding" and I can't say how much he's helped me. I have learned from many people since being diagnosed with T2 Diabetes, but it's led me to real eye-openers on other ailments I have and they are being helped so much it is like a miracle. I've never bought any of his products because they are too expensive for me, but I follow him as best I can.

It's a thrill to see others here on EC that are finding truth in the alternatives to conventional medicine like surgery, and drugs, huge hugs!!

Deirdre
(Connecticut)
06/14/2021

Thanks, Art. I did try clotrimazole cream during the winter, but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I will start up again but I want to test the niacin supplementation first for a month to see if it can make a dent. Will update!

Deirdre
(Connecticut)
06/14/2021

Thank you so much for your reply, Charity. So glad your health issues are all improving. Kudos to you.

Tessa
(Okanagan)
06/15/2021

Hi Charity -

Your perseverance is amazing. You've been through so much and you keep learning, trying new things and sharing with others. Thank you.

You mentioned in your post about taking supplements:

I wouldn't have to take so many if I could get my programming to stop running in the sub conscious mind. It runs 24-7.

Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a physician, clinical neuroscientist, child and adult psychiatrist, and brain imaging specialist as well as a best-selling author. His latest book is called Your Brain is Always Listening.

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Brain-Always-Listening-Happiness/dp/1496438205/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=your+brain+is+always+listening&qid=1623814073&sr=8-1

It has good reviews (I haven't read it yet). It might be worth getting from the library (published in 2021 - so there may be a waiting list).

According to Dr. Amen, your brain is always listening and responding to hidden influences and unless you recognize and deal with them, they can sabotage your health, among other aspects of your life. These influences include things from your past that ignite your most painful emotions, negative thoughts, grief and loss, etc.

By the way, I'm a big fan of Dr. Berg's videos, too. I've learned so much from him. One of my favourites!

Take care,

Tessa

Art
(California)
06/14/2021
1509 posts

Hi Goldengirl52,

Yes, I am not aware of a way to follow anyone on EC. I have written many posts on EC, but I don't think you can search for them by my name. Here is a link to a typical post that I have written and they tend to run long so definitely not for everyone.

https://www.earthclinic.com/melatonin-for-stroke-recovery-and-prevention.html

Art

Pacific Coast Lady
(Crescent City, CA)
06/14/2021
157 posts

For some reason, your username "Art" is a link, and I am totally grateful for that! If I click it, it takes me to every post you've done!! And of course the title of the post ;) I'll go read your other post to me, I think there is 2 ;)

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/14/2021

Goldengirl52,

You sound like you have been on the long journey of finding your health again. Do you use vanadium and chromium for diabetes? I don't know if I have diabetes because I don't go to the doctors, because when I go, they give me huge lists of bad news they can never seem to agree on or fix. So what's the point ! It's easier to have faith for being healthy when your faith doesn't have to fight a bucket list of problems/obstacles. Every doc visit I had in 2008-2014 came up with new major problems I was told to be scared and follow their advice which did not fix a thing, and made my conditions get worse, and I got to pay them for that. Although the chiropractor told me I had lyme disease and treated me for a few things that all improved in 2010. I give the dentist and doctors an F-. I blame their education and not their hearts . I forgive them but they do not have my trust. Cortisol affects blood sugar. You might like Walter Last info too. Heal Yourself - The Truth About Diabetes (heal-yourself.com.au) Love, Charity

Pacific Coast Lady
(Crescent City, CA)
06/14/2021
157 posts

I didn't need to take anything else once I started my Keto Diet (I refused the Meformin because I saw others doing keto and succeeding). I haven't read or seen anything on the vanadium and chromium. I'll go see what it is though, I'm curious.

Yes, Dr. Bergs video hit on the Cortisol, and the Potassium. I believe that my body needs cortisol, but it's more about the balance of, or imbalance that causes something like the blood sugar spike.

It's like the fad-fase of "salt is bad" no more salt, but the body needs salt. It's the imbalance in my old, nutritional habits.

I may be wrong about anything I say, so if I am, I always am open to others correction. This reminds me of the cholesterol scare. It's the balance or ratio of Hdl to Ldl, or better yet, the Triglycerides and Hdl.

I have all my medical labs, and other records online. It's called MyChart.org and I can see my labs, probably before my doctor at times if he's too busy. There's so much more to what I get from the 10 minutes with a doctor.

I just can't leave my health (whole life) up to a doctor alone. Nowadays I can get info that wasn't available to me, and that's fine and good but I have to weed it out as well. Decide for myself, and sometimes, I know I make myself a guinea-pig. I really just want to share what I did to relieve pains I was having from arthritus (RA). It happened because I was attacking the diabetes head-on, like a side benefit, among other things ;)

I was off track for the thread and I just flipped when I saw Art's post recognizing Dr. Berg, and yours as well ;)

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/14/2021

Earth Clinic is where you can be yourself and not apologize, because you are unique. Remedies that work for one person do not always work for others. Blessings, Charity

Pacific Coast Lady
(Crescent City, CA)
06/15/2021
157 posts

True Charity,

Glad to see so many 2021 posts/replies on EC, and people being actively seeking help and sharing with others what they've learned. I'm now focused on overcoming my Essential Tremors and seeking some help on Taurine that one lady succeeded amazingly but using it, as well as magnesium, and L-threonate. I'm on this thread as well, if you have any knowledge to do with ET, or are just interested ;) Denise

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/essential-tremor.html

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/15/2021

I take now magtein which has 27 patents on it and goes into the brain. I bought some bulk brand L- threonine which is interesting stuff. that is not theonine. I use Now or swanson taurine with my swanson ox bile since finding out about tudca and all it's benefits. I use to pray a LOT, I mean hours and I had these full body temors at night . I guess whatever could be shaken in me was. I don't have those anymore. Plenty of other things to fix. I ruptured L-5 in 2008 and then I got the book of JOB experience of life for a decade. Dehydration is not just from lack of water but it can be. Hydration is a combination of minerals in balance and water. When a person makes cortisol for stress to run from the bear their body has to scavenge the stuff to make the cortisol and in the process, the disc can become dehydrated and then pinch nerves or bulge or rupture from the pressure of low or no hydration. When a person is running from the bear their body is not making any plans to digest food, so forget about absorbing nutrients while under that kind of stress. Just calcium requires vitamin D-3 which needs vitamin K-2, and then silica or horsetail, magnesium, phosphorus, boron or borax, potassium, and lots of other things to go into the bones and teeth instead of soft tissues. Calcium without the other things in the right amounts can cause a person to die in a lot of pain. Gut health can affect mineral absorption. You need good fat to make bile and absorb fat soluble vitamins or make b vitamins in the gut to help with stress and coat the nerves.

I question my rambling here but I am usually spirit led. blessings, Charity

not sure how long you have been in earth clinic but this link leads to all of TEDS insights ...so awesome

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand (earthclinic.com)

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/16/2021

HI Tessa,

I followed him years ago, and some others. When a person gets the split parts of their personality back to their core person, they come back the age they broke off. I used super nanny videos to give me insights into how to raise them up quicker. I still have to distract myself in other forms because it was my coping mechanism for my entire life, breaking off when it got too hard to cope. It was not conscious and now I am learning and applying more. Most people run 95 % of their day subconscious and any changes they make are the 5% of their brain working really hard to focus and change . The subconscious mind does not sleep. Alters only form pre birth to age 7, ( if there is a situation that is too extreme or repeating ) the same age a persons subconscious mind is programmed. To reprogram a person has to enter in a creative/belief state of a child and learn like a child and children are pliable and forgive easily. Now I know when to go watch a hallmark and disconnect from problem solving, which is also a cortisol symptom. My mom was a bipolar so she trained us to act in that manner by example. I have a lot to overcome still in many areas. Covid is a reason to hunker down and deal with issues. As far as the negatives, when the broken off parts come back they don't react as much and can act in a boundary setting way instead of becoming emotionally charged. Alters that have not yet rejoined by choice have free will, their own sex choice and belief systems. So you can have a thousand or more of them all different affecting you. A three year old one can pop up and drive the car. Younger ones may not have a health issue you got at an older age, when they pop up you feel healthy, see clear, and young thoughts. That is until they are all rejoined. Mine are all rejoined, through prayer. I have yet to read a program that has healed people back into one personality, usually they teach you how to live broken, through years and years of therapy. I did my prayer w ork, mostly alone or with a friend with sra childhood, who is also one person now, from mid 2015- to dec 2017 when the silent migraines stopped.. Actress Shares Her Multiple Personality Disorder Diagnosis | Amen Clinics. I learned a lot from netburstnet Grantley Morris site and from some prayer books I own. I got in a prayer line in 2015 for memory and a lady named Gracy Joy prayed for me for an hour and said I might have D.I.D. and got my email and prayed for me and sent me links to study, she has since passed. I will never forget her. Wholeness is a process, thanks for the link. I just bought 24 books this year, so I will look Amen up on youtube and sit back and listen. Blessings, Charity

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/16/2021

Adding to my post on how to reprogram the subconscious mind, yes, it's work ....

Reprogram Your Mind While You Sleep | "DO THIS BEFORE BED" Dr. Bruce Lipton - YouTube

Charity
(faithville, Us)
03/02/2022

I am so thankful you found a solution. I say whatever works. We are all different and unique. Blessings and Health to you, Charity


Mentholated Vapor Rub
Posted by Shelley (Larkfield, California) on 10/13/2011 8 posts
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This may seem like a stretch but it does work.

It takes around two or so months depending on how bad the fungal infection is, if it is in the toe nails that will take two to three months, but it is the only thing that cured my Dad's fungus that he had, been bothered with since his days as a Navy man, back in the mid 1950's.

You take Mentholatum or Vicks Vapor Rub, and rub a thick coat all over your feet at bedtime, and cover your feet with your socks, you must sleep in your socks. In the morning put on a fresh pair of socks, and repeat each night until the fungus, cracks and itchy smelly feet are gone.

It took my Dad two month of this and he had tried all the prescriptions, and OTC remedies and nothing worked until this. I have used it also and it does kill the fungus and dry cracked feet issues.


Moisturizing Socks

Posted by Bernadette (Redding, Ca Usa) on 09/02/2011

Nothing on the market today treats moisture loss--only SoleMates nitrile coated socks. Easy to use economical and they really work!


Neem Soap, Lugol's Iodine for Cracked Heels

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Posted by Harrison (Boulder, Colorado) on 07/15/2008
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Cracked heels can be cured by first cleaning out the wound with a good neem soap and a q-tip. Then dry the area carefully and add 2 drops of Lugol's iodine to the sore and a glob of aloe vera gel. Cover with a bandage. Repeat once a day. The problem is gone within a week.


Oil Pulling

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Posted by Kitty (Clatskanie, OR) on 07/11/2006
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We have a group of people doing this procedure on curezone.com

http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=738

also www.oilpulling.com has info

There isn't a lot of information on it, in english anyway. It's excellent for dental health with results within days if not hours. It's truly amazing!!! One lady had 3 #9 pockets plus numerous 8, 7, 6 and 5s. After Oil Pulling for 5 minutes a day for two months, she went to the dentist with 2 #7 pockets at worst.

I've been doing it for a few months now. I had gone to the dentist because of problems with a couple deep pockets. He was going to send me to a periodontist for possle surgery. Then I found out about oil pulling. I had posted on the dental forum at curezone and someone mentioned the oil pulling. After a couple days of doing it my gums felt much better. Now after about 3 months my gums are so much better, my teeth are markedly whiter, my mouth feels clean and gums healthy. My cracked heels are almost cured as well (go figure that). I have less aches and pains. It used to be difficult climbing the stairs and getting up my feet would hurt, but I feel much better all around. It's a crazy thing to do but it's fantastic. It's so simple and inexpensive. I use refined expeller pressed (Hain brand) sunflower oil. I also started adding a few drops of oil of oregano, which has anti bacterial properties. Check us out at curezone! Kitty


Omega 3 Supplements

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Posted by Bev (Long Beach, CA/USA) on 01/18/2009
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I suffered for years from cracked heels. Felt as though I was walking on glass fragments. Nothing topical worked for me. I started taking fish, flaxseed, and borage oil combination (purchased at wal-mart, spring valley brand, 1200 mg per softgel). Within months my heels had closed up and I haven't had a problem since. Hopes this helps others.


Onions

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Posted by Denni (Australia ) on 02/10/2017
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In response to the post by Kathyp (Cedarburg, WI) on 03/15/2014 in the cellulitis section...

Have you tried for cracked feet and it sounds crazy, slices of onions on the soles of your feet? Wrap with glad wrap and don socks. Do this overnight for several nights.

Onions have many benefits including anti microbial. But Google the benefits first. It's an old remedy and it works.

I had cracked heels, to which until then I prided myself on having none. This crack was deep raw and painful. It cleared up quickly after using this remedy. The onion will sting for a little bit, but is worth it. I heard cracked feet are a sign of bad digestive system.

There are many essential oils you could look at for cellulitis.. It best to see a qualified aromatherapist and also a bio chemical tissue salt consultant for options to help with all your needs

I hope this helps cheers from Australia


Oregano Oil

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Posted by Jasmine (Asheville, NC) on 04/28/2013
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Cracked heels are hard to beat but recently I broke an oregano capsule and rubbed in on my heels and between my toes before doing my gardening. I didn't think it worked because my feet were quite dry afterwards so I put vaseline on them and went to work well that night they were much smoother. Different than just using vaseline. Also for skin I have had luck with tea tree oil, put it on a facial blemishes as soon as you notice them. One I felt coming up under the skin, I put it on and went to bed it was gone in the morning. If you have red spots on your face or scar tissue I find flax oil is the most antiinflammatory.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Sheila (Los Angeles, CA) on 03/19/2009
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I am also working on cracked heels. I have heard it is fungus related. I am having some luck with oil of oregano externally. Need to be more diligent about taking internal fungus remedies though... I have been stopping and starting for a year now.


Paraffin and Candle Wax

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Posted by Maria (Cape Town, South Africa) on 06/11/2008
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cure for cracked heels and hands

heat one cup of parafin in an old pot on stove at very low tempersture. wait till it nearly boil and break two white wax candles in pieces and add to parrafin, when wax is melted. take off stove and wait till it has cooled down. use cream to rub on hands and feet.the best cure ever for feet and dry skin problems. you can either use it at night because of the smell (some people might nt like the smell of parafin) or you can use it as often as you like during the day.y ou can the wash your hands and feet with normal soap

i am fifty one years old my mom used it to keep our feet healthy and up till today i used it on my self and my children and anybody with problem hands and feet

THANK YOU FOR A FANTASTIC SITE

Replied by Vonda
(Bailey, CO)
11/10/2008

Maria From Cape Town South Africa: I have very dry feet with cracked heels and need help. I tried this remedy but must have done something wrong. When the parafin and the candle wax got hard, it's as hard as it was before I melted it. I thought perhaps it would be rather soft and creamy for some reason. HELP!

I LOVE this website!

Replied by Maria
(Cape Town, South Africa)
01/21/2009

the ingredients and method is exactly like my mom made it maybe you should use only one candle on one cup of parafin. I can gaurentee that it will help you. Regards maria.

Remember to use ordinary white wax candles.

Replied by Jean
(Burlington, Vt/usa)
01/07/2012

I have always thought that paraffin is the same as wax, so I looked it up... it appears to me that it could also mean mineral oil (liquid paraffin) or kerosene! Please clarify! Thanks! Love this site.



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