It’s almost that barefoot time of year again and that means cleaning up winter feet. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or money to hit a salon and have the full treatment done. That’s where DIY pedicures come in.
Like many women, I took to Pinterest to find solutions to my foot problem – dry, rough skin to be exact – and I kept seeing these amazing posts for Listerine and Vinegar foot soaks. Supposedly, you soak your feet in this mixture and after 10-15 minutes, the dead skin just wipes away with a towel. Autumn and I set out to test this “miracle” foot soak and see if it actually worked.
Before Our DIY Pedicures
Don’t judge, it’s winter and our feet spend most of their time in shoes or slippers. They are pale and dry and a little miserable.
It was easy to put this together, I’ll give it that. 1/4 cup Listerine, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 1/2 cup warm water mixed in a plastic container (we doubled it since there were two of us). It smelled minty fresh. We set a timer and let our feet soak for a full fifteen minutes despite the fact that the water turned cold. There was nothing particularly refreshing or relaxing about the mix and the minty fragrance wore off by the end.
Honestly, we call foul on this “miracle” foot soak. We love our DIY pedicures but this one failed spectacularly. All we had to show for our soak were shriveled toes and a green tint to our skin. Honestly, what a waste! We scrubbed at the dead skin and it still didn’t come loose let alone “wipe right off” like so many of the Pins promised.
What We’ll Try Next
There’s another Pin that keeps popping up about an Epsom Salt, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, and Essential Oils Foot Soak and Detox – we both “pinned” it so I guess it’s next!! We are determined to get our feet back in summer-shape before we break out our flip flops!