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Listerine/Vinegar Foot Soak Works!!

Started 1369446227.297 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1371424466.5 by Curly Q

I tried it a couple of days ago and dead skin practically fell off my whole foot. AND.....I get pedicures every 2 weeks. Generic Listerine is acceptable as well.

One word of caution though do not use the blue/mint flavored as it actually turned my feet blue. {#emotions_dlg.blink}

Anyone else ever tried this?? I hear some use it for nail fungus, but I tried it strictly for vanity purposes!! I despise ugly YAM feet.




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MarieIG1369446343.83326 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

I had never heard of this before. How much listerine/ vinegar, and is there water too?

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skeuomorph1369446411.031087 PostsRegistered 2/27/2013
Never heard of this. Sounds like a great home treatment!

These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me. --Matthew 15:8-9

willdob31369446646.4238847 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010
What were you trying to accomplish?

willdob31369446736.2278847 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010
I prefer using my Emjoi Micro-Pedi when giving myself a pedicure. Don't need professional ones anymore.

Angel19481369446931.2574461 PostsRegistered 8/23/2008DFW Metroplex , Tx.
My hubby's feet are real dry, how much of each did you use?

FUTURE1369447292.5610831 PostsRegistered 5/18/2008
KW, you have GOT to get en emjoi! That thing makes your feet feel like a baby's bottom!!

brewhaha1369448581.2136659 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007Sitting in front of my computer

It also works if you step on a sea urchin.

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ocshopper1369455500.28208 PostsRegistered 9/21/2012
I've only heard of using Listerine and vinegar as a treatment for nail fungus. How much of each did you use? How long did you soak your feet? I'm interested in trying it.

Maggie No­lia1369456736.2434093 PostsRegistered 11/8/2012

Interesting article --

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/04/20/listerine-and-v-1/

Also says Listerine for dandruff!





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ElvisShops1369464884.5434428 PostsRegistered 1/28/2007

I checked the link. It is a 1:1 ratio of white vinegar and regular Listerine. My feet are dry looking. I'm going to give this a try. :)

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feline fine1369467110.9233178 PostsRegistered 9/4/2012where Phillies fans rule

Never tried this, Kath, but definitely will. Thanks for the great tip!

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lovestotea­ch1369477016.8812999 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009DFW Metroplex, Tx

KatherineW... instead of YAM feet (I can't think of what this stands for), which yams are orange, now you have BLUEBERRY feet! haha LOL just came to mind! I am going to try this combo, tho. It sounds effective! Thanks for the tip!

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violann1369478141.611385 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
What a great idea! Can't wait to give it a try!

katkitty1369490311.0174667 PostsRegistered 12/12/2007

from link:

"Take a 16 ounce bottle of apple cider vinegar and a 16 ounce bottle of original Listerine and mix them in a tub big enough to soak your feet in, but make sure this tub has a lid that will put a tight seal on the mixture. Don't dilute this formula with water. Soak your feet 20 minutes everyday, this formula can be reused everyday as long as you keep it covered when not in use."

What? ICK.

Storing and resuing used foot soak? double ick.

They do make & sell liquid callous removers for the same purpose that are probably more cost effective and you don't have to store the used foot soak-yuck again. Or throw the contents of an entire bottle of Listerine away after using it all at once. That's expensive to do. Just the smell of Listerine makes me want to gag.

Don't know about anyone else, I don't have the time to soak my feet in ghastly smelling solution 20 min everyday. That's laborious. I'd rather use a credo. Viola!, Good for 2 weeks till the next pedi.

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ninjawife1369491186.673314 PostsRegistered 11/15/2011

I couldn't sleep one night - very typical for me and also when I do most of my QVC shopping- and I tried this as I tend to get athletes' feet in the warmer months . Of course, we only had the blue Listerine in the house and while it keep the itchiness at bay for a week, my toenails were blue for the week! I may stick with soaking in bleach and water which worked more effectively then any OTC or prescribed remedy I have tried.

KatherineW1369503690.17728128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God

Sorry guys I lost track of this thread.

I used the whole bottle of listerine ( med size) and a couple of cups of regular vinegar. Also added a little water to make sure my feet were covered. I believe there are several variations on the "recipe." I would NEVER reuse this mixture but that is just me. People that use it for nail fungus and use it daily were saving it on the site I was reading.....now that just grossed me out. They reasoned it was too expensive to buy that much listerine. A valid point. I would only do it once a week or so.

When I towelled off my feet I was amazed at how much dead skin just rolled off my feet even after just having a pedicure last Sunday!!!

So the emjoi works??? I have bought so many home pedicure things that are worthless I am wary.




KatherineW1369503881.2928128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God
On 5/25/2013 lovestoteach said:

KatherineW... instead of YAM feet (I can't think of what this stands for), which yams are orange, now you have BLUEBERRY feet! haha LOL just came to mind! I am going to try this combo, tho. It sounds effective! Thanks for the tip!

HAHAHA......goofball!!! A teacher friend of mind once commented on all the
"tennis ladies" coming to pick up their children with hideous feet. She said they looked like big ole Yams!!!!

I have used that phrase ever since.

After towelling off really well the blue was gone. But can you imagine the expression on my face when I pulled my feet out of that solution???? I nearly died.




KatherineW1369503942.20328128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God
On 5/24/2013 ocshopper said: I've only heard of using Listerine and vinegar as a treatment for nail fungus. How much of each did you use? How long did you soak your feet? I'm interested in trying it.

About 20 minutes.




feline fine1369506756.6873178 PostsRegistered 9/4/2012where Phillies fans rule
On 5/25/2013 KatherineW said:
On 5/25/2013 lovestoteach said:

KatherineW... instead of YAM feet (I can't think of what this stands for), which yams are orange, now you have BLUEBERRY feet! haha LOL just came to mind! I am going to try this combo, tho. It sounds effective! Thanks for the tip!

HAHAHA......goofball!!! A teacher friend of mind once commented on all the
"tennis ladies" coming to pick up their children with hideous feet. She said they looked like big ole Yams!!!!

I have used that phrase ever since.

After towelling off really well the blue was gone. But can you imagine the expression on my face when I pulled my feet out of that solution???? I nearly died.

Wonder if that had been a first for your pedicurist, too.;)

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~ Albert Einstein

Vamp1369507620.21311151 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007
I do Epsom salts + apple cider vinegar in warm water for a foot bath. It does the same thing (gets rid of the barnacles) without turning your feet minty blue...I also use my Ped Egg or pumice stone when doing this treatment. Works like a charm!

Skylands1369507759.5375344 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010

This is a lovely product. Nordstrom.

FUTURE1369514444.49310831 PostsRegistered 5/18/2008
KW, YES!! The emjoi is crazy awesome. I bought one for my mom, and she bought my grandmother and her best friend one for Mothers Day. I was never a fan of foot smothers, but this thing is freaking amazing!! My feet are usually in good shape, but last summer, from being barefoot and working in the yard so much with my garden boots on, and this thing transformed my feet in one use. Not even kidding (and I wouldn't lie about it. ;) ) Anyway, just a heads up about it, in case you needed more info. Oh, and if you have Sally beauty supply in Alabama, call yours and see if thy have one. I think it's less than the Q, after shipping costs. And then you don't have to wait....:)

lovestotea­ch1369514615.13712999 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009DFW Metroplex, Tx

KW... YAMS!!!!{#emotions_dlg.lol}

Loves ~ dancin' & prancin' ~ ♥ ♥ ♥

lulutoby1369534227.4940045 PostsRegistered 6/27/2010~NE~

Katherine, just did the soak tonight and my feet are baby smooth! I used the generic Listerine and white vinegar, 1 1/2 cups each for 20 minutes. It really smelled good. Kind of reminded me of when Grandma and Grandpa would use Listerine, minty.

After the soak I used the Micro-plane to scrape off the excess. So very soft. I couldn't believe it!!!! My feet haven't been this soft in years.

The remaining solution I poured into the toilet to clean it!

Thanks so much for the great tipSmile. Happy feet!

~~♥~~

KatherineW1369535235.60728128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God

Awesome lulutoby!!! Maybe it'll help save some Beauties money on pedicures!




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