Your feet may be the most neglected part of your body. This can lead to common foot problems
like calluses, warts, fungus, and dry skin. Showing your feet some love is important and
this is where a foot soak can help.
The art of foot-soaking has been around for centuries. Simply soaking your feet in shallow
warm water helps improve blood flow and circulation and promotes deep relaxation. If you have
just 10 minutes to spare each day, soaking your feet is one of the most beneficial things
you can do to encourage good health and well-being.
Endless products exist that you can add to your foot soak to make it effective, but did
you know that there is an inexpensive and effective product that you might already have
in your bathroom right now?
The “something” we’re talking about is none other than Listerine! You might know
it as a powerful mouthwash, but apparently, it can do wonders for your feet. In today’s
video we will tell you all about the benefits of a listerine foot soak. So keep watching
till the end!
Why Listerine in a foot soak?
Listerine is an antiseptic mouthwash. It contains Thymol and alcohol, which contribute to its
ability to fight fungus and bacteria. The antiseptic properties mean that Listerine
is also ideal for killing germs and moisturizing dry skin.
Listerine also contains active ingredients that pharmaceutically can influence your health—such
as essential oils. It also has menthol, methyl salicylate, and eucalyptol. All of these have
known antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Listerine also has inactive ingredients such as water and a colorant. Ethanol allows the
a chance to dissolve and be held together within the bottle so that the oils don’t
separate, much like alcohol is used in perfumes to keep the essential oils together to create
It is not only inexpensive, but it’s simple to use and has many beneficial ingredients
that can aid in the care of your feet. Just like Listerine can make your mouth feel fresh,
it will also provide a soothing feeling to your feet.
Types of Listerine foot soaks and their benefits
There are different types of foot soaks that you can make combining listerine with different
ingredients and each of them are beneficial for your feet in their own way. Let’s tell
you more about these and how you can make them.
Listerine and Water Foot Soak For Cracked Heels: This is the simplest of the foot soaks.
It can provide immediate relief from many foot problems like cracked heels, damaged
skin and foot sores. It’s also very effective in fighting toenail fungus.
You can make this soak starting with a large tub or soak-basin which has enough room to
submerge your feet. Then pour warm water into the tub and fill it until your feet are submerged.
Add 1 cup of Listerine and some marbles and soak your feet for 30 minutes.
Keep moving your feet on the marbles every two minutes. Remove all the dead skin by using
a foot filer and finally wash your feet in normal water and pat dry with a soft towel.
You can do this everyday after you are done with your work and want to relax.
Listerine and Vinegar Foot Soak for baby soft Feet: This variation of listerine utilizes
the acidic properties of vinegar which fights bacterial growth. This soak helps in exfoliating
the skin around the feet, making them feel softer and healthier. The addition of honey
can also add some smoothness to your feet later on.
Just add warm water, 2 cups of Listerine, 1 cup of vinegar and 4 tablespoons of honey
into a bucket. Mix the ingredients properly. Now, Soak your feet in the mixture and rest
in that position for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash your feet with normal water, pat dry and apply
Do this 3 times a week before you go to bed at night for best results.
Listerine and Epsom Salt Foot Soak for inflammation relief: Epsom salts on their own are very
beneficial for a foot soak, but when combined with Listerine you get even better results.
It helps with the stress in your feet, improves blood flow and moisturizes. This recipe will
help with inflammation and tension in your feet, all while enhancing blood flow. You
can also use this treatment for toenail fungus.
To prepare the solution, add 4-5 drops of lemon juice and a ½ cup of Epsom salts to
warm water. Stir slowly, and then add ½ cup of Listerine. Put your feet in and let the
water soak off all the dead skin cells for 15 minutes. If you want to soak your feet
longer, add a cup of warm water.
Listerine and Chamomile Tea Foot Soak for dead cell removal: Chamomile tea is well known
for a number of beauty and health benefits. It is golden in color and has a fruity flavor.
The moisturizing properties of Chamomile are considered an effective treatment for skin
care. Due to its naturally cleansing nature, it can wash away dirt and dead cells resulting
in a soothing soak and soft feet. Additionally it will also give you a good night's sleep.
Fill a container with warm water. Then, brew a cup of chamomile tea and add it to the water.
Add 1 cup of Listerine and mix properly. Soak your feet for half an hour and pat dry.
Do this once a week before going to bed for best results.
Baking Soda and Listerine Foot Soak for Cleansing your feet: Baking soda is a powerful cleansing
agent. Along with Listerine and vinegar it can fight any germ buildup on your feet. Being
an antibacterial combination, elimination of any bacteria is guaranteed every time you
soak your feet. Additionally, the warm water mixture will soothe your blood vessels and
add to the
Add 3 cups of warm water, 2 cups of Listerine, 1 cup of baking soda and ½ a cup of vinegar
into a bucket. Mix all the ingredients, then soak your feet. Rest in that position for
10 minutes. Then wash with water and pat dry. Do this 4 times a week, or whenever you have
time for clean feet.
Listerine and Shaving Cream Foot Soak for relaxed feet: This combo may sound crazy for
a foot soak, but it is very effective. The combo of Listerine and shaving cream will
eliminate the dead skin from your feet. It also enhances the overall structure and softness
of the outer skin of your feet. Shaving cream contains chemicals that reduce stiffness from
your skin. It also enhances the production of keratin. Keratin protects the outer layer
of your skin from stress and cellular damage.
This combo soak will give your feet a feeling of instant relaxation and relief from fungus,
sores or any other type of foot damage. It will also prevent the formation of dead skin.
Wash your feet with a cleanser and pat dry. Then apply shaving cream generously on your
feet. Massage it gently for 5 to 10 minutes. Then take a soak-basin
and pour 2 cups of warm water with 1 cup of Listerine. Now soak your feet for 15 to 20
minutes. Remove the shaving cream along with dead skin by using a foot filer
Wash with clean water, apply Vaseline and massage slowly for 5 to 10 minutes.
Listerine and Beetroot Foot Soak for Younger feet: Beetroot is famous for its anti-ageing
properties. It contains an ample amount of Vitamin C which helps remove blemishes from
your skin. It also decreases the dryness on your skin.
This combination will give an instant brightness to your feet. You will notice a reduction
of wrinkles with regular use of this soak. It may give you a tingling sensation, but
that will go away after some time and you will be gifted with silky soft feet.
Take water in a soak-basin and add half a cup of beetroot juice to it. Then add 1 cup
of Listerine to it. Now, stir the mixture for a few minutes till it turns indigo in
colour. Next, add 1 teaspoon lemon juice and soak your feet for 30 minutes. Finally, scrub
away the dead skin using a foot filer and rinse clean. Pat dry with a soft towel and
apply Vaseline on your heels and massage gently. Try this foot soak twice a week for best results.
Are there any Side Effects of Listerine Foot Soak?
Well, even though no side effects have been reported there are still a few things that
you should keep in mind before using a Listerine foot soak.
The burning sensation from Listerine may not be suitable for everyone.
You shouldn’t try this foot soak if you have open wounds, blisters, cuts, or open
skin on your feet. In that case, it would be harmful to your skin.
Furthermore if you have extremely sensitive skin, you may feel irritation or an allergic
reaction when you soak your feet in Listerine due to the chemicals present in it.
Lastly, don’t think of using this foot soak to treat any active infections or blisters
on your feet.
Do you use foot soaks? Will you try any of the foot soaks that we mentioned? Let us know
in the comments section below!