Get rid of calluses on your feet with baking soda

Calluses are simply skin that thickens to protect itself from pressure or friction. The feet are one of the most common places where they appear, as a result of the rubbing of footwear. It is common to feel pain or discomfort in the areas affected by these calluses. You can eliminate them with this natural treatment based on baking soda. This compound is cheap, harmless, ecological and accessible, since you can get it at any pharmacy. It is also often called sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, or bicarbonate of soda.

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– A wide and shallow container in which your feet fit
– 3 tablespoons of baking soda
– 1 liter of hot water
– Moisturizing lotion
– A few drops of lavender oil (optional)


1. Before you start, wash your feet well with soap and water to remove dirt. When you are ready, place the hot water inside the chosen container.

2. Pour the baking soda into the container and stir a bit to dissolve it. To make the treatment more relaxing and pleasant, you can add a few drops of lavender oil.

3. Submerge your feet inside the container. Let them sit there for 15-20 minutes.

4. After that period of time, take your feet out of the water and rub your heels with a pumice stone.
If you have very resistant calluses, you can do a more intense treatment by mixing a little baking soda with water to form a paste. Scrub with your heels before using the pumice stone.

5. At the end, moisturize your feet with some nourishing cream. You can also use coconut oil or Vaseline. Repeat the treatment once or twice a week. In the summer reduce the frequency to once or twice a month.

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