Hiking Issues: Effective home made remedies for foot calluses

Doug Williams

The part of our body that perhaps undergoes the most wear and tear has to be our feet; considering the amount of weight they carry and the places they trek all through our lives. Considering this battering our feet face over the years we can expect some sort of damage to the feet especially the underside.

The foot callus is a serious problem which is somehow become a taboo topic in the fashion industry in particular and in our daily social life in general. Caused by the friction that is generated between the feet and our footwear, the foot callus can become a painful menace if not treated properly. If the problem is serious and is painfully persistent, you must contact your doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible.

However, to a fairly small scale callus and corns problem consider following natural remedies that have proven quite effective over the centuries extensively used by our ancestors who certainly saw more foot-work then us.

Apple cider Vinegar has long been perceived as a natural exfoliate that helps get rid of dead skin cells causing the calluses and corns in the first place.

All you need to do is to soak a cotton ball or a clean cloth in the cider vinegar solution and some water, apply the cotton on the affected part of your feet rubbing it back and forth. Adopt this as a daily routine for more prominent and quick change.

Another old remedy that acts as an exfoliate against the dead skin effectively softening the corns and calluses regardless of the age and type of the corn is castor oil. Application of castor oil on stubborn calluses is very simple with the help of cotton pad, but make sure to cover the calluses with adhesive tape to have the maximum affect; leave it for a couple of hours and you will see visible results.

Baking soda is not just a good agent for hard stubborn food such as red meat, Baking soda is also an active ingredient in many old remedies. The effect of baking soda on foot callus is two-pronged; it not only helps soothe the skin, it also removes the roughed up skin with dead cells. Fill a bucket with warm water and mix baking soda in the water making a homogenous solution, now sit down with your feet dipped in the water and enjoy your favourite book, repeat this practice a few more times depending upon the nature of the skin.

Epson salt is considered a miracle healing remedy for a myriad of skin problems and that, of course, include the foot calluses. The application is fairly simple: add two tablespoons of Epsom salt in a tub and soak your callus ridden feet in the water for at least half an hour at most, dry your feet afterward and use a good moisturizing cream and you are good to go, BoldSky reported.

Turmeric Powder is famous worldwide for a number of medicinal uses along with honey for their strong antibacterial nature that prevents a number of ailments including calluses. Mix one tablespoon of turmeric in a tablespoon of honey, preferably raw honey; now apply the mixture gently on to the affected area and leave for 15 to 20 minute before washing it, apply a moisturizing cream afterwards.


fmssolution is one of the authors writing for Outdoor Revival