Why Use Shea Butter & Tea Tree for Cracked Feet
Shea butter and tea tree essential oil are two potent homemade treatments for cracked feet. Further below, I’ll show you how you can mix them up to create an amazing cracked feet foot cream but first, let’s look at what exactly makes these two special for dry cracked feet:
- Provides intense lubrication for extremely dry feet
- Has superior soothing properties
- Relieves itchiness
- Has anti-inflammatory action
- Is anti-bacterial & anti-microbial agent
- Heals wounds & bleeding cracks
Tea Tree Essential Oil:
- Powerful antiseptic & anti-fungal agent
- Disinfect bleeding cracks
- Alleviates itchy feet
- Relieves tired feet
- Reduces painful cracks
Shea Butter & Tea Tree Foot Cream for Cracked Feet
Here’s a link to my favorite shea butter foot cream recipe for dry cracked feet. It has incredible moisturizing and lubricating properties for dehydrated and flaky skin, contains powerful anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties as well as soothes & refreshes painful and tired feet! It’s a real winner when it comes to softening and healing cracked feet, trust me on this one!
If you just want to use shea butter and tea tree alone, then here are the ingredient measurements you can use:
All you have to do is add the shea butter to a food processor or blender and blend till smooth. Then transfer the cream into a clean container and add the tea tree essential oil. Now mix well with a disposable chopstick until well combined and that’s it! Your shea butter tea tree foot cream is ready to use!
How to Soften Dry Cracked Feet with Shea Butter
Here’s a simple but very effective procedure to soften dry cracked feet. Note: For this process, you can either use my shea foot cream, the shea & tea tree mix above or plain shea butter alone but keep in mind adding tea tree makes it a an extra powerful cracked feet remedy! This procedure is best done at night time for the healing and skin softening properties of shea butter to work overnight undisturbed. You’ll then wake up to softer and well moisturized feet!
- First fill a tub with a gallon of hot water – not boiling hot, but just enough to immerse your feet without jumping out in pain.
- Now squeeze in 1 large lemon and drop it in the tub.
- Next add a handful of Epsom salts or sea salt.
- Place a pumice, a bar of anti-fungal soap, a jug of lukewarm water and 2 to 4 paper towels, your jar of shea butter foot cream/plain shea butter and a pair of soft uncomfortable socks next to the tub. You can also place a nail brush as well so that you can scrub your nails!
- Sit on a stool or chair, preferably in your bathroom and gently place your feet in the hot water.
- Soak them for about 20 minutes or until the water turns warm.
- Then lather up on foot using the soap and start scrubbing it using the Pumice stone. Once done scrubbing it thoroughly, lower it back into the water and repeat with the other foot.
- Now carefully lift your feet and pour the water in the jug over them to wash away the soapiness.
- Dry your feet with the paper towels thoroughly then slather shea butter all over your feet.
- Cover your feet with the socks and you’re done!
- Throw away the used water in the tub, put away the rest of the items and call it a night.
- Wake up the next morning to healthier, softer and well-lubricated feet!
Personal Tip: You don’t need to soak your feet every night (rather, do it every weekend) but make it a habit to slather a liberal amount of shea butter on clean feet every single night and cover with socks before going to bed, as a natural remedy for dry cracked feet!