Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Soften Calluses With Aspirin

Tough foot calluses can be unsightly and very painful. These hardened spots can be tough to treat without resorting to harsh chemicals or potentially dangerous use of a blade. Applying a paste made of crushed aspirin tablets to your feet softens the calluses, making it easy to scrape them away gently with a pumice stone.


1. Put the baby aspirin tablets in the small baggie. Place the sealed baggie on a table or counter top and use a rolling pin to crush the pills into a fine powder.

2. Pour the aspirin powder into a small dish and add the water and lime juice. Stir the mixture until it forms a thick paste.

3. Apply a thick layer of the paste to the tough spots on your feet. Put your feet into the gallon-sized baggies and wrap warm, dry towels around your feet. The warmth will soften the skin and open the pores, allowing the aspirin treatment to penetrate the calluses. Let the paste soak in for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Rinse the paste off your feet with warm water. Use the pumice stone to gently buff away the tough skin on your feet.

5. Smooth peppermint foot lotion onto your feet. The lotion will soothe any spots that are sore from the pumice treatment, and it will moisturize your feet to keep the calluses from reforming.

6. Repeat the treatment once every 2 to 3 weeks, or as often as necessary.

Tags: your feet, aspirin tablets, pumice stone