Archive for May 23rd, 2013

Get Rid of Corns

Author: Dr. Larita

pretty feet

It is time for sandals again and one of my pet peeves is to see someone with ugly corns on their toes and still wearing open toed shoes. Corns are usually the result of shoes rubbing or irritating the toes. I never wear high heels because when I used to try, I would always get a corn because of the pressure of the shoes on my toes.

Corns are treatable with calendula essential oil which is expensive, so why not make your own? All you need is some common marigold flower heads, as many as possible. Put these into a dark glass jar that you have almost filled with almond oil. Put the jar containing the flowers in the sun for at least 48 hours and then strain the oil through a paper coffee filter. Squeeze as much of the previous oil from the flower heads as  possible. Repeat this procedure using the same oil up to 7 times if you can.

If you cannot get the marigolds to make your own oil, add 10 drops of calendula essential oil to 2 tablespoons of almond oil and use that instead. Soak your feet in a bowl of water containing a couple handfuls of salt and 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar every day. Dry the feet and then rub the oil into the skin and the corns.  Simply rub the oil lightly over corns three times a day and rub away the dead skin with a pumice stone. When the corns have disappeared, continue to use the oil for general foot care.

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