Many people suffer from calluses. One of the main reasons people get calluses are from shoes that do not fit properly. If you suffer from calluses, you should try and wear shoes that fit your feet better.
A callus is just a way of your body protecting itself from being rubbed on your shoes. Calluses are typically painless, but if you have calluses that hurt your feet, here are some ways to rid yourself of them.
31 ways to remove calluses naturally
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
First, you want to fill up a foot bath with hot water and soap. Next, add a cup of the vinegar. Allow your feet to soak for at least twenty minutes. Once your callus feels soft enough, you can file a little bit down with a pumice stone. Try not to file too much at once; you can rub your skin raw.
Take half of a slice of bread that is stale and soak it in apple cider vinegar. Next place it on your callus, and wrap it with plastic wrap from your kitchen. Place a nice soft sock over it; your callus should be gone by morning. If it isn’t gone, keep repeating every night.
Aspirin can be used for more than just headaches. Crush six aspirins that aren’t coated and mix them with equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. Once you have a nice consistency of a paste, apply to the callus. Place a band aid over the callus and wait ten minutes. After ten minutes, it should be soft enough to come off with a pumice stone.
4. Soaking and Filing
You can add either apple cider vinegar or Epsom salts to hot water and soak your feet for at least twenty minutes. Once your callus feels soft, you can file it in small amounts each day with an emery board or pumice stone.
5. Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of those products that seem to have a use for almost everything. You can soak your feet for at least fifteen minutes in a tub full of water with three tablespoons of baking soda stirred in. The crystals in it work as an exfoliator. After your relaxing soak, thoroughly wash your feet. Then, use a pumice stone lightly on your callus. Follow this process once a day until callus is removed.
You can also make a paste out of baking soda and water. Mix one part water and three parts baking soda to form a paste. Massage your callus for a couple of minutes with the paste and then clean your feet. Finally, use the pumice stone. Repeat one time a day until callus is gone.
6. Lemon Peel
Before bed, put a piece of a lemon peel on your callus and secure it with a band aid. Leave it on overnight, and put a new peel on when you wake up. If you continuously repeat this, your callus should be gone in a couple of days.
7. Lemon Juice
Make fresh lemon juice and soak a cotton ball in it. Tape the cotton ball on your callus overnight. In the morning, soak a new cotton ball in lemon juice and replace the old one. Keep doing this until your callus is completely gone. It also helps to leave a sock on your foot to keep the cotton ball in place. Lemons can also help get rid of the pain of the callus.
Every night for a week, take a thick slice of an onion and put a little salt and three drops of lemon juice on it. Place the onion on your callus while you sleep. After a week, the callus should be easy to take off. Onions also have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antimicrobial.
Take half of a smaller onion, and soak it in white vinegar for four hours. Place it on your callus overnight, every night for a week. Each morning, scrape off some of the dead cells.
9. Castor Oil
Take equivalent parts of apple cider vinegar and castor oil and heat them in a pot until it is warm; you don’t want it to be too warm. Soak your feet in this mixture for at least fifteen minutes. Rinse your feet, don’t wash them. Then use an emery board or pumice stone. Continue doing this process once daily for about four days.Every day until the callus is gone, soak your feet in water and scrub with your pumice stone. Place a cotton ball that has been soaking in castor oil on your callus. Put tape and a sock over your foot to keep it in place.
Every day until the callus is gone, soak your feet in the water and scrub with your pumice stone. Place a cotton ball that has been soaking in castor oil on your callus. Put tape and a sock over your foot to keep it in place.
10. Sea Salt
Every day until your calluses are gone, you want to use this method. Mix olive oil and sea salt into equal parts to make this paste. Soak your feet in hot or warm water for anywhere between ten and twenty minutes. Rub the paste over your calluses for about five minutes. Clean off your feet and apply lotion.
You can add two cups of brewed chamomile tea to a foot bath with some warm water in it. Soak your feet for at least ten minutes before you go to sleep, it will help keep your feet nourished. Continue this night time ritual for about a week.Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice, a crushed garlic clove and one teaspoon of dried chamomile. Rub it onto your callus twice every day until your callus is completely gone.
Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice, a crushed garlic clove and one teaspoon of dried chamomile. Rub it onto your callus twice every day until your callus is completely gone.
Take a fresh pineapple peel and put it on your callus. You can wrap it in plastic, a cloth or tape it. Leave it on overnight, every night for a week. Your callus should be gone, or soft enough to easily remove it yourself.
13. Green Fig Juice
For this remedy, you will need to blend green figs into juice. Rub this juice on your callus three times a day until the callus has disappeared.
14. Coconut Oil
For this process, you need to repeat it three times or more a day, for at least four days. Take a couple of drops of fresh coconut oil and rub it onto your affected area until it is completely immersed in your skin.
15. Papaya Juice
You’ll get the best results if you use freshly made papaya juice. Papayas also can help your skin heal a lot faster, so this is a win-win solution. For at least a week, rub some of the juice on your callus. Cover the callus with a cloth or bandage and leave overnight. Take it off when you wake up, and repeat at night time again.
Peel at least three bananas and mash them. Apply the mashed bananas to your calluses for about twenty minutes. Then rinse your feet off thoroughly and dry them by patting not rubbing. Repeat this process once a day for an entire week.
17. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is great because it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Gather three drops of vinegar, a small pinch of baking soda and three drops of tea tree oil. Soak your feet in a foot bath with warm water and a pinch of baking soda for at least fifteen minutes. After drying your feet, use the three drops of vinegar on your callus. After your calluses dry from the vinegar, apply the tea tree oil using a Q-tip, letting it air dry. Repeat this process three to four times a week.
Another solution is soaking a cotton ball in tea tree oil and placing it on your callus directly. Secure it in place with a band-aid. Replace with a new soaked cotton ball every four hours for a week or until the callus is gone.
18. Licorice Powder
You can mix a teaspoon each of mustard oil and licorice powder and apply it right on your callus. After about twenty minutes, you can wash it off. Repeat this process at least three times a day until the callus is removed.
19. Turmeric Powder
This powder can be used to evacuate any bacteria living inside your callus. To get rid of your callus, use a mixture of a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of turmeric daily. Apply this mixture onto your callus for at least twenty minutes and then rinse your feet off.
20. Aloe Vera
At least twice a day, take three cotton balls that have been dipped in aloe Vera, and place them on your calluses. Hold them in place with tape, and rinse your feet off before applying new cotton balls to get rid of the gel. Aloe Vera will also keep your skin moisturized and heal any scrapes or cuts you have by your callus.
Boil a cup of water and four tablespoons of plain oatmeal until it creates a thick paste. Let it cool before applying it for twenty minutes. Rinse your feet off with warm water and repeat daily.
Mix a teaspoon of water with three pieces of crushed chalk and apply it to your calluses. Leave it on for at least fifteen minutes and then rinse. You can apply a teaspoon of olive oil or some lotion to keep your feet conditioned. Repeat this step twice daily for best results.
23. Coconut Milk and Pineapple Juice
Combine a cup of coconut milk with three cups of pineapple juice and blend them together. Soak your feet for about a half an hour, wash and then use your pumice stone. Remember to apply lotion to your feet and repeat two times a week or more.
24. Turpentine Oil
Turpentine oil can help your healing process and ward off any infections from occurring. Soak a cotton ball in the oil and tape it to your callus overnight. Continue to do this until your calluses are gone.
Applying calendula salve at least three times a day will remove a callus and help with any discomfort you may be be feeling.
26. Epsom Salt
Fill a tub with hot or warm water and add Epsom salts. Be sure to stir it thoroughly before soaking your feet for about ten minutes. Use a pumice stone and then wash your feet to remove all the dead skin cells. Repeat this soak once or twice a day until the callus disappears.
27. Vitamin E
You can either use vitamin E oil bought at a store, or liquid filled vitamin E capsules. Apply a few drops onto the affected area once a day until the callus is gone. You can even do this after the callus is gone to prevent new ones from forming.
28. Salicylic Acid
After soaking your feet in warm water for five minutes, use your pumice stone. Rinse your feet off before adding a thin layer of salicylic acid gel or liquid. Leave the salicylic acid on for five minutes at the most. Rinse your feet off thoroughly. Do this twice a day for two weeks at least.
29. Strawberry Scrub
Mix eight mashed ripe strawberries with two tablespoons of olive oil and three tablespoons of coarse sea salt. Be careful not to make the mixture too liquid like. Completely rub this scrub all over your feet and then wash it off. You can repeat this once a day until the calluses is completely gone.
30. Tea Bags
Don’t throw away used tea bags, keep them instead. Tape one to your callus for a half hour at the most once a day. Continue to do this until desired results are achieved.
31. Brewer’s Yeast
Combine a couple of drops of lemon juice with a teaspoon of brewer’s yeast. Put the paste on a cotton ball and tape it to your callus overnight. Continue daily until your callus is gone.
Calluses can typically be avoided and are usually easily treatable. If you are a diabetic, you should consult a doctor before using any kind of home remedy for calluses. Many of these remedies can be made from everyday items that may already be in your home. Although you usually should repeat the processes, you can save a lot of money by doing it this way.