Health

Here's What Happens If You Soak Your Feet In Listerine

| by Brendan Kelly
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A lot of remedies exist for various foot problems, and there are seemingly endless products you can buy for those purposes. But did you know that you can iron out several of these problems by soaking your feet in something that you might have in your bathroom right now?

As LittleThings.com and Good Health Academy point out, Listerine, a powerful mouthwash, can do wonders for your feet.

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.

Using Listerine in a foot soak has proven to be beneficial. It can fight toenail fungus, cure cracked feet, soothe skin, treat plantar warts, and help calluses, to name a few things.

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Many recommend using Listerine in conjunction with vinegar for the most effective foot soak. 

Here is a recipe for a Listerine Foot Soak recommended by Good Health Academy:

-1 cup of Listerine antiseptic

-1 cup of White Vinegar

-2-3 cups of water (preferably warm)

The recommended process includes mixing all of the above ingredients in a pan deep enough to cover your feet. You should soak your feet for about 20 minutes, periodically adding hot water to keep the solution above room temperature. If the soak does not completely cure dry feet, it is recommended that you use a pumice stone or other hard object to scrub the dry skin off. Listerine greatly facilitates the rubbing away of dry skin.

There may not be one magical solution for all of your foot problems, but Listerine has some surprising benefits that make it a useful tool in maintaining foot health.

Sources: Good Health AcademyLittleThings.com Photo Credit: Good Health Academy