Dealing with dry heels is never enjoyable; they crack, peel and leave your feet feeling achy and tough to stand on. Everyday body lotion isn’t strong enough for long-term relief and moisturizing. That’s why skin-care brands make highly concentrated foot balms to specifically target the dry and cracked skin on your feet. The best kinds feature deeply nourishing oils like peppermint and lavender, as well as tea tree oil to help combat infections. Taking that into account, we’ve rounded up some of the best foot balms you can buy for instant relief. We’ve even included a USDA-certified organic product for your consideration.
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1. Ancient Greek Remedy Organic Foot Balm
This balm is made from six natural raw oils, including extra virgin olive oil, which has —antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties — as well as almond extract, grapeseed oil and lavender essential oil to nourish the skin and calm redness.
Pros: Each bottle comes with a free pumice stone so you can exfoliate dead skin.
Cons: It may leave an oily residue.
2. Badger Foot Balm
Badger foot balm is made with no petrolatum or chemicals of any kind; it uses a blend of peppermint oil and tea tree oil to hydrate feet and keep bacteria at bay.
Pros: It's a USDA certified organic product.
Cons: Some may find this is somewhat greasy.
3. Puriya Tea Tree Oil Balm
Puriya's balm has a high concentration of tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender oil that helps moisturize and form a defensive layer on skin.
Pros: This beeswax- and plant oil-based ointment is meant to stay on your skin longer than powder, lotion or creams; in addition to moisturizing, the tea tree oil helps fight odor and infections.
Cons: The brand recommends that you test the product on a small area of healthy skin first before applying to cracked areas.
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