Dry flakey feet are no fun, and they can hurt when they crack. Whether your feet are sore from winter boots or summer sandals there is a cure for your poor tired feet.
It’s important to keep up with foot care not just for looks. Those cracks and peeling skin can become infected. We don’t know how important our feet are until they start hurting.
Sleeping seems like a drag sometimes, it takes up almost a third of your life! But you can use all that time to soften up those dry, chapped feet.
Without sleep, we cannot function. Sleeping well is a skill that sometimes requires preparation. Our all-natural pillows can help you align your neck and spine for optimal sleep and rejuvenation.
Foot preparation for sleep
When showering or washing your feet it is best to stay on the cooler side. Water that is too hot can dry your skin and strip the natural protective oils too thoroughly. Showering for more than 5 minutes is also considered a no-no by dermatologists because it can make your skin overly dry.
It is ok to use a very fine pumice stone or a fine-grained foot file during your shower to remove dead skin and thick callouses. But be gentle, so you don’t damage feet further. The goal is to leave protective healthy skin while removing dead skin cells. Use a moisturizing cleanser on your feet, avoid harsh soaps to help keep your feet healthy.
Make sure you moisturize your feet right after you wash them. If you do have open cracks on your feet it is best to cover them with liquid bandages to keep the wounds clean.
Try to wear natural fiber on your feet like cotton, or bamboo rather than synthetic materials. This will help your feet smell less and avoid athletes foot fungus infections.
Overnight foot treatments
While you slumber make your feet soft and smooth by putting on foot cream and socks. Overnight foot masks and salves are great as long as you wear some socks, so you don’t get your sheets all greasy!
Homemade DIY Foot Treatments
It isn’t hard to make your own home overnight foot creams using easy to find ingredients and it can save you money. Some ingredients you can try:
- Almond oil or Coconut oil
- Raw cocoa butter or Mango butter or Shea butter
- A few drops of essential oil like tea tree, lavender, peppermint for soothing
- Manuka honey has antimicrobial properties and can be added
Blend all the ingredients into a cream. Or take your favorite plain unscented lotion and add peppermint oil and perhaps a drop or two of tea tree or eucalyptus oil to make a soothing menthol foot treatment.
And if you don’t want to make your own there are plenty of organic and natural foot treatments to choose from.
Organic foot creams
Dr. Entre’s Anti-fungal Foot Balm
Dr. Entre’s is an all-natural organic product with vitamins and minerals, essential oils like rosemary, tea tree, and peppermint to help fight foot fungus. It uses beeswax and ozokerite which is natural mineral paraffin found in the earth, so it stays on your feet long enough to treat stubborn dryness and cracks. We love that it has no fillers or artificial colors.
The Yellow Bird All-Natural Foot Cream
Yellow Bird is an organic antifungal foot cream made with only natural ingredients. They use tea tree, lavender, and eucalyptus oil for great smelling feet. All their products are chemical-free and geared toward chemical sensitivities.
Badger Foot Balm
Is a certified organic balm with beeswax, castor oil, and olive oil base with Jojoba oil. It has six different essential oils: balsam, cardamom, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree.
By Robin Creations Vegan Basic Foot Healing Set
We found this lovely organic foot care set on Etsy. There is a sugar foot scrub, and a foot balm. You can choose unscented or choose from peppermint, lemongrass-eucalyptus, or lavender-bergamot. Not only are these products free from chemicals and preservatives but they are free of beeswax, so they are truly vegan.
Barker Goods Foot Heel Balm
An organic foot balm formulated for cracked and dry feet. The ingredients are simple and pure with just five altogether: olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, carnauba vegetable palm wax, and vitamin E. Just like Pinetales they are a small family-owned and operated business right here in the USA.
Organic Ayurvedic Balm by Life & Pursuits
This balm goes into overdrive with healing Neem oil extract, Turmeric, Manjistha root extract, and zinc oxide all of which help with wound healing and reduce inflammation. The base is castor oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter with vitamin E oil, eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender.
Moisturizing gel spa heel socks with Dermatonics Manuka honey heel balm quickly repairs dry heels. New Zealand Manuka honey and a 25% Urea content make this a non-greasy way to repair damaged feet. Not organic but free of sulfates, parabens, and mineral oils.
Rocket Pure Natural Hand and Foot Balm for Athletes
Rocket Pure Foot Balm is made with almond butter, shea butter, bentonite clay, hempseed oil, goldenseal, slippery elm, yellow dock, and beeswax and comes in five different herbal combinations:
- Tea tree-Lavender
- Sandalwood-Sweet Almond
- Mandarin Orange-Jasmine
- Lavender-Ylang Ylang
Other foot creams to try
- Ancient Greek Remedy Organic Foot Balm
- Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream
- Teal’s Enriched Foot Cream
- O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet
- Cerave Foot Cream with salicylic acid
- Barefoot Scientist Moisturizing Gel Socks
- Repairing CICA Foot Mask by Aveeno
- Foot Nanny has everything you need for feet including chocolate foot cream!
When your feet are happy you will sleep better
Your feet will feel great if you treat them well and put them into your nightly routine. Another great part of your night time therapy routine is our Bamboo Cherry Pit Heating Pad, and make sure you have a comfortable supportive pillow for proper neck alignment.
Be sure to check out our Buckwheat Pillow, Natural Millet Pillow, and our newest Hemp Hull Pillow. We have also created an all-natural Latex Buckwheat Hull Blend Pillow. Because we know the key to having a great day is getting your sleep right.