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Freedom from cracked, dry heels: 3 DIY pedicures to pamper your feet

Monsoon can bring infection to your feet. Try these 3 pedicures at home to keep your feet soft and clean.
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Keep your feet clean and dry to combat vinegar-like smell. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Ruchita Acharya Updated: 13 Aug 2022, 22:22 pm IST
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Monsoon comes with the risk of infections and diseases due to humidity, and our feet are the most prone to infections during this season. Your feet deserve extra care during this time as mud and bad water due to rain can lead to smelly feet, itching, fungal infections, wrinkled feet, and sweaty feet. Along with skincare, foot care is extremely essential and should top your beauty list this monsoon season. It gives you freedom from cracked heels and dry feet! And so, what is better than a pedicure at home?

If we talk about the benefits, a pedicure can help you get rid of dead skin, relieve heel splits, give a glow to your feet, help get rid of dirt and bacteria, and provide a glow to your feet. We know that frequent pedicures in salons can get quite expensive; hence, we’ve come up with a few DIY methods that you can try at home.

Here are 3 DIY pedicures to try out this rainy season:

1. Coconut oil pedicure


1 bucket/tub of warm water
Coconut oil
pumice stone/loofah

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Do this pedicure at home to get soft heels. Image courtesy: Shutterstock


  • Add a few drops of coconut oil to the tub of warm water.
  • Soak your feet in the water for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Use a pumice stone or loofah to clean away the dirt on your feet.
  • Not only will this make your feet clean, but it will also make you feel relaxed and calm.

2. Marigold lime pedicure


Few drops of honey
2 lemon slices
Marigold petals
Hot soapy water
Pumice Stone


  • Apply some honey to your toenails and massage them. Then dip them in the tub of hot soapy water.
  • Add some lemon slices and marigold petals to the hot tub.
  • Use a pumice stone to get rid of dead skin cells and clean your nails with a brush once the nails soften.
  • Pat dry and use a cuticle pusher if necessary.
  • Rub lemon on the skin to remove excess dirt or tan.
  • Lastly, mix 2 tbsp of honey and cream and massage it onto your skin.

3. Cooling massage oil pedicure:


100ml olive oil
A few drops of eucalyptus oil
2 drops of rosemary oil
3 drops of khus or rose oil
A bucket of warm water
A few drops of tea tree essential oil

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A cool water feet dip is the secret to clean feet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock


  • Soak your feet in 1/4th bucket of warm water.
  • Add a few drops of tea tree oil as it will help get rid of sweat and smell.
  • Soak your feet for 15 minutes.
  • Cut your nails, and use a loofah to scrub off dirt.
  • Lastly, Mix rosemary, khus, eucalyptus, and olive oil together and massage it on your feet.

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