Essential Oils for Cracked HeelsAuthor : Iulia Claudia Dumitru
Whether it’s summertime and your feet will catch some attention or it’s wintertime and it’s “Good-bye, sandals!”, you really need to take extra special care of your feet. After all, they carry you wherever you want to go!
Why do you get cracked heels and how to make your skin smooth and soft again? We’ll tackle these questions head on, right away! And we’ll also give you precious insight on how to use essential oils for cracked heels and a smoother, silkier skin!
Cracked heels start with splits that deepen into fissures. These fissures can create quite the discomfort (itching, warmth, redness, pain, inflammation) and they can become infected with bacteria and fungi. It can get as serious as bleeding, ulceration, loss of feeling in the affected foot. Before it gets serious, however, there are a few steps you can take (pun intended) to make your feet all happy and healthy again.
Cracked heels are the result of lack of moisture, pressure caused by spending most of your time on your feet, losing elasticity of aging skin, poor hygiene, spending too much time in water, which strips the skin of its natural oils, ill-fitting footwear, harsh soaps, medical causes (obesity, psoriasis, fungal infection) or simply genetics. But, just like there are causes, there are also treatments available for the damaged skin on your heels.
Here are the most effective essential oils for cracked heels! Here are the essences that rejuvenate, pamper, soothe and heal your sensitive skin. Packed with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, sedative, antiseptic, anti-fungal and analgesic compounds, these essential oils for healthy skin will be your go-to natural remedies.
Use these essential oils for damaged skin, to heal bleeding cracks, lower inflammation, moisturize dry, irritated skin, exfoliate dead cells, relieve tingling and pain, reduce irritation, prevent infection, slow the aging process, increase skin elasticity, help cell regeneration and disinfect the area.
5 essential oils for cracked heels you’ll take everywhere with you
Tea Tree Essential Oil is a potent antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory remedy. It is highly used for cleaning, disinfecting and treating scrapes, cuts, infections, wounds, rashes, burns, insect bites or warts. And it works wonders for cracked heels fissures.
Peppermint Oil is popular for its therapeutic and medicinal qualities. It’s great for skin irritations, inflammations and cracks and it soothes itching often associated with cracked heels. Also, its natural compounds contain a powerful sedative, relieving pain. Furthermore, you can use peppermint essential oil to eliminate foot odor!
Eucalyptus Essential Oil has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial, analgesic and sedative properties. It can be used as a painkiller, if the fissures in your heels already hurt or bleed.
Lavender Essential Oil soothes skin irritation, lowers inflammation and speeds up the healing process, especially with minor cracks. You can also use it to prevent bacterial infections.
Apart from its cleansing, purifying and invigorating properties, Lemon Oil is quite versatile! It makes dull skin healthier. It improves circulation, removes toxins from your skin, and therefore helps the healing processes.
You can soak your feet in a healing bath, after you added the essential oils of your choice. Or you can use them in blends with carrier oils, or lotions, for healing massages!