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DIY Foot Peel For Cracked Heels

Looking for a DIY foot peel for cracked heels that work like magic? Try this foot peel recipe. You will be surprised by the results. I have been using this foot peel for years and it has not failed me once! Cracked heels are very common and affect everyone so don’t be afraid. 

There are tons of remedies for cracked heels online but this one is actually my favorite. If you want more remedies for cracked heels, check out my 6 ways to heal cracked heels or my 9 detox foot soak recipes, plus this DIY callous remover and finally my Japanese foot soak recipe.

diy foot peel for cracked heels

DIY Foot Peel For Cracked Heels

This foot peel recipe contains just 3 ingredients, aspirin, water, and lemon juice. Combining these three ingredients causes an acidic effect when applied to your feet.

You may not notice the results of this foot peel right away but as the days go by, your feet will start to shed dead skin. You will also have some peeling going on for up to a week so don’t be alarmed. 

DIY Foot Peel Ingredients:

  • 1 capful of non-coated aspirin (finely crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • plastic wrap
  • thick socks
  • a few drops of olive | jojoba | avocado oil

How To Make Your DIY Foot Peel For Cracked Heels

Mix all of the ingredients above until evenly combined and apply it to the sides and bottom of your feet. Place a pair of household plastic wrap on both feet and wear the socks.

Sit back, relax, and let your feet cook for 1-2 hours, rinse the paste off with warm water and dry them with a clean towel. Massage your feet with a few drops of one of the oils listed in the ingredients to help lock in moisture.

Tips & Notes

If your feet are extra dry and cracked, you can leave this paste on for 2-3 hours. When using this paste, it’s normal to feel a mild tingling sensation but if you experience redness, itching, rash, or swelling, wash the paste off right away and apply an anti-histamine cream right away.

The full effect of this DIY foot peel starts to take effect after a week of applying it and the effects can last for months so I hope you enjoy using this remedy.

How This DIY Foot Peel Works

Aspirin contains Salicylic Acid, also known as Beta-Hydroxy Acid which is a very effective chemical exfoliant. Salicylic Acid is an active ingredient in acne washes and dandruff shampoos.

It is a keratolytic agent and works to break down old dead skin cells. Lemon juice is acidic, so it has the power to soften dead skin.

It sort of paves the way for the Salicylic Acid to work. And the water – it’s purely a carrier for the ingredients in this recipe. 


I really hope you try this DIY foot peel. If you do, let me know how it well it worked for you in the comments below. Also, you can find me on Pinterest to get notified of when I release new posts and tips. Until next time, stay awesome mama!

diy foot peel for cracked heels