I’ve been looking at a lot of “beauty” ideas on pinterest. I thought I’d try a few out and post my results.
So first we have …
Sublime Foot Soak:
Original pin said: “This is crazy. Mix 1/4 c Listerine (any kind but I like the blue), 1/4 c vinegar and 1/2 c of warm water. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off. Sublime.”
(pin source sublimedecor.com)
First of all, those measurements only yield a scant cup of foot soak. I don’t know about you, but my feet are a little bigger than that.
Even quadrupling the ingredients listed, I had this much solution:
The sickly green color did not look a BIT like the lovely pic from the pin. And the smell?!
You can probably guess that the combination of vinegar and Listerine did not exactly equal a pleasant aroma.
And it stung my feet a little.
But the question is…. Did it make all the dead skin fall effortlessly off my feet?
The dead skin on my heels was a little easier to scrape off with a metal file. (I know… ew, right?)
But there was not much difference between the results from this vile brew and a comfortable foot soak of warm water and nicely-scented soap.
So, the verdict is: It’s not really worth the stench and the sting.
Just skip this pin.