Friday, August 23, 2013

Listerine Foot Soak....yes it does work

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***Warning, for those of you who don't like feet, there are pics in here containing my feet.  For those of you with the strange foot fetish, do not message me or ask for pics.***

So, a while back I saw this thing on Pinterest, pinned it and never thought of it again.  Later on, a neighbor said when they to camping he'll sometimes take Listerine and pour it around the camp site to keep (um I forgot if it was mosquito's or animals) out.  That reminded me of the foot soak, so I decided to give it a go.

What you'll need:

  • Vinegar - I used white, but if you google some people use apple cider vinegar.
  • Listerine - any color, though I think most said they used blue....and I opted for the store brand.
  • Water
  • Measuring cup - for the above liquids.
  • A container large enough for your feet.  I don't have a foot spa & at the time, this Pyrex dish was the only thing I could think of that would fit both of my feet in it.
Optional items: 
  • Foot file - You can find my review on this HERE....you can also use a pumice stone, but I love my file.
  • Lotion - Body Butter or foot cream.  Something that'll moisturize the new skin.  
  • Socks - I used some moisture socks that I got at Christmas, but any would work.

You'll also need a towel unless you do this outside because it can get messy.

What I did was measure 1/4 cup of Listerine(I've used both green and the blue at diff times), 1/4 cup of Vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water(I used hot water so my feet would be warm).  You can double, triple, quadruple, whatever...the recipe as needed for your feet and/or the container.  As you'll see below, I used a different container both times I've done this.

The liquid is there, trust me.


Both times I did this at my desk.  I soaked my feet for 10 minutes.  Most of the posts I've found online state that you can just easily wipe the dead skin away.  I pulled out my file and went to town.  Let me just tell you it removed way more than using the file alone and way more than if I were to go get a pedicure.  I was amazed at how much it removed.  

I also kept a damp rag nearby to remove anything that stuck to my feet.  Apply lotion, socks, and you're done.  I find that I can do this once a week if needed or even once every two weeks. 

Give it a try, let me know how it works for you.  

Side note:  I think I remember some people saying the Listerine stained their feet, I had no issue as it came off when I removed the dead skin with the file.



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27 comments:

  1. Now that you have actually tried it, I think I will give it a shot.

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  2. Gotta try this!! I wonder if the alcohol free version of Listerine works?

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    1. Couldn't hurt to try, since it's such a small amount.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I have to try this RIGHT NOW. I have the grossest callouses on my feet and constant scrubbing doesn't help, but maybe this will! Thank you for posting it!

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  4. Hmm, my husbands Company Christmas party is next weekend and I have to wear some strappy heels. My callouses are SO rough and thick. I'm gonna try this and hope it works for me. Nothing else is!

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  5. I had read about this on Facebook and finally decided to try it, I'll post the outcome:)

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  6. Well I really didnt think this would work....Wow, I was trying to figure out where did all that skin come from..Way more than what a nail salon would do. From now on....HOME SPA for me..Thank you So much!!!!!

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  7. I saw this on Facebook...Thought what the hell.....Wow!!!!!!!! It took off way more than I ever thought..From now on it HOME SPA for me...Thanks for posting...I'm truly passing on to everyone ...Thanks again

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  8. Just did this right now! and OMG my feet feel AMAZING!! never going to a salon ever again!

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  9. might also try this on my elbows. My elbows are horribly rough.

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  10. I just did it on my feet and it worked very well. I plan on getting a pedi this weekend.

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  11. I just did it on my feet and it worked very well. I plan on getting a pedi this weekend.

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  12. I just done a pedicure with this myself and all I can say is wow it definitely works this will be the only way I do my feet for now on. Don't be afraid to try it it definitely works

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  13. Wow this definitely works I just on my own pedicure with it this will be the only way I would do my feet for now on. Don't be afraid to do it you will love it thank you for whoever came up with it

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  14. I need to do this!! Wearing heels a lot has done a number on my feet, especially around the heels and big toes.

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  15. I just did my feet, used a small plastic tub and store brand listeriine and vineger used a cup of each and two cups hot water and a few drops of peppermint oil. My feet were in trouble shape soaked about 10 minutes, and all that gook came off with a very lite scrub. No more paying for my feet to be pampered.

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  16. I just did my feet, used a small plastic tub and store brand listeriine and vineger used a cup of each and two cups hot water and a few drops of peppermint oil. My feet were in trouble shape soaked about 10 minutes, and all that gook came off with a very lite scrub. No more paying for my feet to be pampered.

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  17. I just did my feet, used a small plastic tub and store brand listeriine and vineger used a cup of each and two cups hot water and a few drops of peppermint oil. My feet were in trouble shape soaked about 10 minutes, and all that gook came off with a very lite scrub. No more paying for my feet to be pampered.

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  18. Omg. Heels so soft! I didn't have listerine, so I used Plax. Lol. Sounds funny but it truly worked!

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  19. I use V05 hair dressing in the black and gold tube, you don't have to do anything more than put it on your feet at night and wear socks in the morning you'll love your feet..

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  20. Feet were crusty dry and now surprisingly soft. The last bit took pumice stone but it was easy and smooth.

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  21. I use coconut oil on mine...and after a few days...my feet look amazing! Gonna try this Listerine and vinegar foot soak too and follow with coconut oil.

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  22. OMG!!! I have just tried this and it does work. Truly amazing. You have got to try it as well. I used a cup of each listerine and vinegar, and 3 cups of water, as there were 2 pairs of feet in the solution. Absolutely gorgeous feet now. Recommended

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  23. Vinager is ascetic acid. Very mild on the ph scale. Listerine contains alcohol. Water is a universal solvent. The active ingredient that makes this work is the acid, which also works well on toilets that are marred by uric acid crystals that attach to the porcelain bowl interior if urine is left standing in the bowl. Vinegar & water rinse is excellant when used on hair as a final rinse. It's not to bad with potatoe chips & in salads with a little oil. I'm not surprised to read it works as an exfoliating agent too.

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  24. I find my fingernails to be most safely efficient. You will never go back, once you try it.

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