Comforting treat for winter-weary tootsies
QThe dry winter air has been hard on me this year. Can you recommend a household solution for cracked, dry heels? Bruno (Brandon). ANSWER: You may need to consult your physician if the skin is badly cracked. To soothe your skin temporarily, make a foot bath using 14 cups of warm water, ¼ cup cooking oil and the juice of a lemon. Let them soak for 15 minutes and apply cream to feet. Or while soaking in the bathtub, apply shampoo to a pumice stone and brush the heels of your feet. Apply lots of body lotion following the bath, put a plastic bag on each foot and cover with socks for a few hours. QUESTION: I own a white plastic laundry tub that has become dirty and stained. Any hope I can make it look new or at least acceptable without replacing? Thanks. Candace (Selkirk). ANSWER: Here are a few solutions for you to add to your treasure box of hints! Fill your tub with four cups lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide, 20 cups water and 1 cup baking soda. Soak the laundry tub for a few hours. Set the tub in the sun for a day. Or you can sprinkle a generous amount of dishwasher detergent into the laundry tub and fill with hot water. Or purchase dishwasher plastic booster and add to the tub along with water. QUESTION: I purchase freshly baked bread packaged in brown paper bags. The ends tend to dry out quickly. Is there anything that I can do to prevent
Cracked, dry feet can be soothed with a foot bath and body lotion.