How to Fix your Cracked Heels at Home

Top home remedies to fix cracked heels

When the skin on the bottom of your feet becomes dry, callused or cracked, it hurts. To prevent any serious complications, it’s important to take care of sore feet right away. Ignoring cracked feet can lead to infection and in time, transition into more serious health problems. Walking could even become extremely difficult!

Regular foot care should be a part of your beauty and grooming routine. Exfoliating the dead skin on the bottom of your feet will minimize the chances of developing cracks, calluses, and other sources of foot pain.

What Causes Cracked Heels?

Heel fissures can happen to anyone, but there are certain conditions that increase the likelihood this problem. Dried out feet can occur for a number of reasons, including:

  • Cold winter weather
  • Living in a dry climate
  • Dehydration
  • Excessively hot baths or showers
  • Skipping moisturizer
  • Using harsh, drying soaps
  • Standing for excessive periods of time
  • Aging
  • Having diabetes, hypothyroidism or any type of auto-immune disorder

How to Fix Cracked Heels

#1 Soak ‘em – Use lukewarm water combined with your favorite liquid soap or DIY foot scrub to soak feet for about 15-20 minutes. Avoid using excess hot water as this will remove the oils from the skin.

#2 Exfoliate the feet  – Following the soak, use a Callus Remover Foot File or the Pumice Stone on our Face and Body Brush System to remove the top layers of dead skin from the feet. Scrubbing too hard or too frequent can split skin even further. Exfoliate at least once a week or up to once a day.

#3 Moisturize – After patting feet dry, apply your favorite moisturizer.

#4 Wear socks to bed – After moisturizing, put socks on to lock in the foot cream overnight.

#5 Drink water – As with the rest of your body, if your skin is not getting a sufficient amount of water, it can turn dry, tight and less resilient. Chronic dehydration can lead to cracks and fissures on the feet.

#6 Pick the correct shoes – The pressure of pounding your feet on the ground when you walk can cause cracks in the skin. Wear shoes that cover your feet whenever you can. Constant exposure to air (think flip-flops and sandals) dries out the skin leading to more cracks.

#7 Avoid going barefoot outside – If your feet are cracked and dry, do not spend time outdoors barefoot. Bacteria and germs can cause more serious infections.

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New Poseidon Sonic Children’s Toothbrush with LED Lights

Sonic toothbrush for kidsToiletTree Products, are pleased to introduce a brand new addition to their Poseidon oral care line, the Sonic Children’s Toothbrush. Recommended for children age 8 and older, this unique, light-up toothbrush will make brushing more fun for children. Powered by a single AAA battery, this high quality brush is made with soft DuPont bristles, making it perfect for sensitive little teeth and gums.

This small, yet powerful, brush features 16,000 pulses per minute, an important feature that will help kids to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Along with the strong pulsation, the LED lights constantly change colors as a child brushes, keeping kids entertained and happy.

Since the National Health Service recommends that children brush their teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day, this is the ideal brush for kids. Parents will be glad to know that there’s an automatic turn-off feature after two minutes, ensuring that their children meet the recommended brushing time. Additionally, the automatic shut-off conserves battery power, allowing for longer periods between battery changes.

“We wanted to create a brush that would help kids look forward to brushing their teeth,” says co-owner, Paul Parisi. “We knew the LED light feature would appeal to children. However, it’s the high quality, soft DuPont bristles, and powerful pulsations that make this the best option for children’s dental care.”

The Sonic Children’s Toothbrush is available for $17.95 on, Amazon and other major online retailers.


Why Every Home Needs an Essential Oil Diffuser

Top reasons to have an essential oil diffuser at home

We live in a world that is increasingly busy and full of distractions. The stress of daily life can consume all of our energy, leaving us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. After a long day, your home should offer a respite from the craziness and provide an opportunity to rejuvenate. If you’re constantly looking for a boost at the end of your day, essential oils can help relieve stress and increase your peace, calm and energy.

Beyond adding an aroma to a room, essential oils provide many diverse benefits. Using a diffuser is an easy way to disperse them so that their scent can fill a room with the oil’s natural fragrance. Among their many benefits, these oils can help energize or relax you, provide sinus and allergy relief and provide a safer alternative to candles and incense, and even get rid of bugs. Do you love having a fresh scent in your home but dislike the strong smell of an artificial air freshener? An essential oil diffuser is a great way to freshen up your home without overpowering the senses. As an added bonus, it does not rely on harmful chemicals.

Bamboo essential oil diffuserOur new Bamboo Essential Oil Diffuser is the perfect product to bring the many benefits of essential oils into your home. Simply add water and oils to your diffuser to produce a superfine mist that adds a refreshing scent to any room in your house. The bamboo and glass design provides an elegant touch, and the color-changing LED light illuminates the water with soothing colors blue, green, and red. The diffuser automatically shuts off when the water level becomes too low.

Continue reading to see how an essential oil diffuser improves your health, protects your family from pests, sets the mood of a room, and freshens your home in a natural and safe way.
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