The Best Natural Remedies for Cracked Heels

The Best Natural Remedies for Cracked Heels
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Cracked heels are an issue that plenty of people have to deal with and not a single person enjoys. Having cracked heels, otherwise known as heel fissures, is a persistent inconvenience that is hard to deal with. Since there are so many ways to trigger them, almost anybody is vulnerable. Regular sandal use, poor hygiene, and vitamin/mineral deficiencies are just a few of the many ways people develop cracked heels.

If you have developed cracked heels and experience dry and flaky skin you know how problematic and uncomfortable it can be. The itching and unsightly appearance has inspired people who have this issue to search everywhere for a suitable remedy to their problem. The use of natural solutions has proven to be an effective and safe way to alleviate the symptoms of cracked heels.


Cooking Oils

Rubbing cooking oil on your feet? I’m aware that some of these might sound a little crazy at first but don’t knock it until you try it. Believe it or not, you can use multiple household cooking oils to effectively treat your cracked heels. Some of the more popular choices are sesame, coconut, vegetable, and olive oil.

First you should make sure that you clean off the affected area as much as possible. Remove any excess skin or flakes with a tool like a pumice stone. After your heels are nice and clean, use a cotton ball to evenly spread a generous amount of oil on the dry skin. For the best results, try doing this regularly before bed.

Banana and Avocado


In case you were wondering, yes every item on this list is completely edible. What can you trust more than something that is also good for you to eat? For this treatment, you will need a whole ripe banana and half of an avocado to use them as a remedy for dry, cracked heels.

Slice the banana up into a blender or food processor and then scoop in the avocado. Blend up the ingredients until you have a nice thick paste. If necessary, you can add a splash of water to help it blend better. Gently rub the paste on to your cracked heels and leave it on for about 15 minutes. When the time is up, wash off your feet with some warm water.


Honey is a popular treatment for cracked heels thanks to its effectiveness and ability to promote soft and healthy skin. Honey can provide your feet with moisturizing benefits as well as antibacterial properties. Honey has a lot of other health benefits as well – not just for your skin.


To get rid of cracked heels, mix a few tablespoons of honey with a small bucket of warm water. After stirring the water and making sure the honey is completely dissolved, immerse your feet into the bucket. Let your feet soak in the mixture for about 20 minutes then gently pat them dry. Another option is to apply honey directly over the cracked heels. Then put socks to cover the heels and leave for few hours.

Using honey is not only a popular treatment for cracked heels, but it is also very popular for treating the delicate skin on our face.

Using honey, and not just for eating, is also one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health.

Lemon Juice


Lemon juice is used in many different natural health remedies because of its high acidic levels. It can effectively soften your dry skin and help treat cracked heels and it’s also a great home remedy for treating corns and calluses. To some people the citrusy smell is quite pleasant and therapeutic as well.

There are two ways you can use lemon juice to treat cracked heels. Some people prefer to apply it directly to the skin with a cotton ball. Others mix the juice with warm water and soak their feet in the mixture for up to 15 minutes. Most of the remedies on this list require you to gently pat dry your feet. This is much better for dry skin since rubbing with a towel can irritate the area and be detrimental to your treatment.

Aloe vera

You can apply fresh aloe vera gel to your dry heels after soaking your feet in lukewarm water. Wear socks and leave for few hours or do it before going to sleep at night. Find here the best uses of aloe vera for healthy skin.

Bid Farewell to Dry Heels

We all know cracked heels are far from pleasant. You don’t have to let them make you uncomfortable or insecure about exposing your feet. If you are persistent and patient with the above mentioned treatments, you will eventually see real results in treating your heel fissures. You can rest easy knowing that the ingredients are completely natural and safe for even the most fragile skin. I mean look at them, the list practically looks like a baking recipe! Give one of these natural remedies a try and say goodbye to the inconvenience of dry heels.

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48 Responses to The Best Natural Remedies for Cracked Heels

  1. Ann says:

    Every morning I wake up to a very very dry mouth it’s very stressful , don’t smoke not on any medication ,I’m in my sixties , help.

    • Jenny says:

      Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) can occur due to many reasons and is more common in women than men. It may be a disorder of saliva production that affect elderly people or due to medications (which you said you don’t take). I suggest that you read the article of website which talks about this problem –
      See your doctor if the problem continues.

  2. alameen mari says:

    Thanks for your guide.

  3. Indirah Boodram Chadee says:

    will try and hope to get positive results

  4. Daltongramie says:

    My podiatrist suggested an anti fungal cream and it worted. Sometimes you have to realize if natural products fail you may need prescription meds

    • Natural mom says:

      Gross! Natural methods always work better. They may take more effort and this listing isn’t the most complete I have seen for this issue but some people don’t know their skin types which would determine what oils are best, this mentions no essential oils etc so I am sure some would easily resort to chemicals. But I wonder why a person would bother to visit this page that clearly states natural remedies just to boast that they doctors chemistry worked.
      This post mentioned nothing of fungus. If you were truly looking for a natural cure, you should have better educated yourself. Most people don’t know enough about natural meds to use them right and give up and go back to laboratory swill. My family was the only on out block to not catch a nasty three-week flu everyone else caught. They all visited docs and got on chemicals. We prevented it. Naturally. I still say nature is best. Chemistry is manipulation. Nature encouraged strength in the body.

      • goldenfrl62-joyce says:

        I believe in natural, these are things that physicians don’t want you to know so that they can make their money. I know that naturel works I was never sick as a child just can’t remember all the old remedies. thanks for this info.

      • Vinia O. Marquez says:

        Chemistry is part of nature though.

    • Steve says:

      My podiatrist told me to rub Vicks Vapor Rub on my feet and toes. The camphor, Eucalyptus and Menthol in Vicks will kill the virus causing the cracked heels and will kill the fungus under toenails if you rub it on the toenail bed every day for about 3 months.

  5. okunolaolumide says:

    I love ur herbal product n I gain much 4rm ur site. Thanks.

  6. nitin kamat says:

    Must try .

  7. Asefa khatun says:

    i love it,,, i’ll try it and i hope it give us best result.

  8. Arabella Cabading says:

    I use Samantha cracked heel cream. It’s effective and cheap. I ran out of Samantha cream lately so I started using Ganoderma Soap (ganoderma lucidum extract with goat’s milk) and the roughness and fissures on my heels disappeared in just a few days.

  9. David says:

    I applied iodine nightly and it has healed up beautifully. Iodine encourages stem cell production I believe so I use it for all kinds of deep healing of skin issues.

  10. gamariel says:

    i have some small wounds that are Not painful at the End of my tongue.
    what can be the problem and how can i heal them?

    • Jenny says:

      I’m not sure. There is a wide variety of tongue problems, and it’s something that your doctor needs to diagnose and match a suitable treatment.

    • Bobbi says:

      Use warm salt water. Should help. if it does not, you need to see your Dr.

  11. me:0) says:

    i have had great results with coconut oil and/or vit E oil….. my question is, once my feet look great how do i prevent it from coming back??? or is this something i just have to do every night for the rest of my life?? thank you :0)

    • Jenny says:

      There are no “set rules” of how often to apply it and you need to adjust it to your specific situation, for example if your situation has improved, you may not need to apply it every night but maybe only 2 or 3 nights a week. You need to be flexible and if your situation deteriorates, apply it more often.

  12. Veb says:

    What’s the best remedy for coloring your hair lemon juice or tea.

    • Jenny says:

      Please refer to my article about how to make natural hair dye products –

      • maria says:

        I sweat alot. More than normal people. I take alot of water. I keep my bathing routine. But still i sweat. And i abnormally feel hot. What with me? I also can not sleep with mouth closed. I can not breath from my nose while lying down. I feel as if these two are connected. Troubled. Help

        • Jenny says:

          Hi Maria, it is sometimes impossible to give advice over the internet especially when there are quite a lot of questions to ask about your symptoms, health history and maybe tests that you need to do. This is something that you need to speak with your doctor who is familiar with your medical history and is able to get more information from you or perform the required tests. I apologize I cannot be of any help.

        • Anita says:

          Hello Maria, you should see an Ayurveda Doctor.The same happened to me and they helped me a lot to understand and solved my problem.Also research about Pita in Ayurveda.Namaste

  13. marie says:

    Is it ok to try more than one method each night to see which one will suit you better? And when diluting some products hoe much water do you use?

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Marie, you can experiment with the different applications to see which one feels best on your skin or which one you like the most. If you need to dilute the banana and avocado paste for easier blending, start with a small amount of water, something like a few tablespoons. You can always add more if you need. For the honey mix about one cup of honey with a small bucket of warm water, and for the lemon juice mix juice of 1 lemon in a small bucket of warm water.

  14. fiona mc donnell says:

    thank you and iv been treating my feet with cooking oil and after trying all sorts of things prescribed the cooking oil has worked a treat im now looking forward to wearing sandals and not hiding my feet i also dont have to worry about smelly sweaty feet SO GREATFUL MRS MC DONNELL.

  15. N. Thompson says:

    I love this! I would like a copy of the remedies guide sent to me at Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601. Thank you.

  16. Nikki says:

    Just wondering how to get rid of skin tags, the rememdies if seen have not made since expecially if its a most area

  17. Yasemi says:

    Also a good tip is cumin oil. I used it two times and my feet are soft now. I will continue to use it regulary. I also eat daily 1-2 tea spoon cumin oil (mixed with honey for better taste) and it really help.
    Also for try/wound skin πŸ™‚

  18. Marie says:

    My gran ma use to utilise lemon with glesserine

  19. Ratna khadka says:

    Lemon with hot water the best one .Thanks

  20. Jose Mari Cortes says:

    Your guide is very good and practical. Keep it coming.

  21. Vio says:

    I had this bad problem with my cracked and dry hills. I used everything !
    For me, the best solution was castor oil! Every evening on the washed hills, I put castor oil and now I’m like “velvet”.
    All the best everyone!

  22. Pallavi says:

    I have so many small birthmarks on my face.I want to remove this.Any natural remedy?

    • Jenny says:

      Not something effective that I know. There are all sorts of home remedies to improve hyper-pigmentation, but I don’t think they are effective for birth marks.

  23. shelly says:

    If you have crack ed feet you need to soak them and this does work amazing. helped mine and my bad toes πŸ™

  24. clarissa says:

    Its so awesome posting healthy alternative which are natural food intake

  25. Johan says:

    how about the cure for callouses ?

    • Jenny says:

      According to Mayo Clinic website, soaking your feet in warm, soapy water and keeping them moisturized can soften corns and calluses and can make it easier to remove the thickened skin. It is suggested there that during or after bathing, you should rub a corn or callus with a pumice stone or nail file to help remove a layer of toughened skin. Continue to grind the callus down a bit each day after a bath or shower. It might take a few weeks, but trying to remove the whole thing at once will make the callus worse if you grind too deep.

  26. Hamid Khan says:

    I have this bad problem with my cracked heels and dry heels. I used everything ! HELP

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