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Homemade Remedies for Sore/Painful Feet.

Updated on May 27, 2012

We all get sore feet from different thing such as shopping and work. Feet get tired and painful after a long day a work with killer heals or after long hours of shopping in a mall for grocery or clothing. By the time you get home you want nothing but put your feet and rest below is a list of few home remedies that may ease the pain in your feet.


Epsom Salt- Put 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in a basin of warm water and soak your feet for about 15 minutes dry and put lotion because Epsom salt dries the skin.


Baking soda- add some baking soda in a basin and then soak you feet in for about 30 minutes and then empty the basin and put plain warm water and soak for another 10 minutes and apply lotion when you are done.

Remedy #3

Carbonated water- soak your feet in sugarless and plain carbonated water it helps refresh your feet and soothe your feet.

Remedy #4

Peppermint Oil- add a few drops of peppermint oil in warm water and soak your feet for about 20 minutes and then moisturizer.

Remedy #5

Vicks Vapor Rub- wash your feet and then apply Vicks vapor rub on your feet and then wear some socks overnight. In the morning your feet will feel refreshed.

Remedy #6

Massage olive oil on tired it helps with easing the pain.

Remedy# 7

Plain hot water works well too just soak you feet in hot water and relax for 2 minutes and then in cold water for 10 seconds repeat this for about 15 minutes. Make sure the water is not too hot or too cold.

The other best thing to invest in a home spa basin the one you plug in and put your feet in and relax and always have essential oils like tree oil and peppermint oil in your bathroom cupboard.


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    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Sounds like great info. I will have to try the baking soda, just now getting into that. Only thing I might add, having much foot problems is good old cool Noxema; or an off brand.

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      Maximus Tyler 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for these great remedies! Have you ever tried seeing a chiropodist?

    • moiponetsoka profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from South Africa

      thank you very much

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      Alexander Nestoiter 

      7 years ago

      If you have Costco where you live, they sell Tiger Balm in their pharmacy, over the counter. It's a big can, and good price. Very good for stiff muscles so you can start moving again.

    • moiponetsoka profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from South Africa

      had no idea about the tiger balm thank you for your input.

    • moiponetsoka profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from South Africa

      thanks for reading

    • anestoiter profile image


      7 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      I got two more things for you: 1) tiger balm, this thing is good but it smells for hours. At home, at the gym, outdoors, that's all fine. Inside a small office with poor ventilation, I don't think so. But if you have to perform on your feet and your feet are on strike, this will make them more reasonable.

      2) Deep tissue foot massage and reflexology treatments. I know a therapist is expensive and takes time. I know not everyone has a significant other who is standing ready to give good, deep foot massage. In that case it's time for some creative substitution. Search for nestoiter-gravity on Amazon. The black bar with bulging veins and rock pillow will keep your feet in top shape. If you are young at heart, like to go dancing, and be light on your feet, can take directions, the bar is a better selection. The rock pillow requires no training. It's safer and provides means to ease into foot massage slowly. The bar comes with special training and you have to, I mean have to follow them or it will go ouch, ouch, ouch, the end. You don't have to buy anything. I provide info so you get an idea what's what and build it yourself and save $$. Use the website and YouTube for reference. There is a lot of info about feet, plus the blog. Feet are powerful and can influence your life in more ways than you can imagine. The black bar can make you walk taller, with your neck and chin straighter, it will make you into a strong, vibrant, and confident person you never knew you could become. I'm not exaggerating one bit. Feet can do this and much more.

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      Jenny Stub 

      7 years ago from Missouri, US

      Epsom salts really do work to pull the ache out of sore and achy muscles and joints. The peppermint one I've used before too and it is actually very invigorating itself! I didn't know about the Vicks Vapor Rub though, that's an interesting one. I'll be sure and give that one a try next time my feet are sore. Voted up!

    • moiponetsoka profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from South Africa

      thank you very much for reading

    • moiponetsoka profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from South Africa

      yes baking soda has a lot of uses and thank you for reading

    • northlandws profile image


      7 years ago from Fargo, North Dakota

      This is really helpful.

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      7 years ago

      Wow, thanks for this I will certainly remember. I'm at the age (61) where my shoes are comfortable rather than fashionable (not frumpy but not six inch heels either!). It's strange how baking soda can be used for so may different uses.

      Thanks for info.



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