It’s always heaven like when home, and taking care of yourself by some of the best homemade products is quietly a blessing.

Put together the following list of items -pumice stone, nail brush, loofah, file, nail cleaner, cuticle pusher, a heavy duty moisturizing cream, nail cutter, acetone, herbal shampoo, lemon slices, a tub of hot water, marigold flowers, honey and towels.

Following the steps:

Clean your nails with acetone and cut and file them according to the required length and shape.

Massage a little cream or honey on the nails and dip into a tub of hot soapy water to which you have added some fresh lemon slices and marigold petals (b me it makes all the difference and you’ll feel like a queen!).

Once the nails and skins have softened, clean the nails with the help of the brush, and use a pumice stone to dislodge dead skin on the heels. Pat dry and clean the nails with a cleaner and cuticle pusher.

Rub the lemon slices on the skin to remove tan and use a towel to pat dry.

Use the loofah to smooth out dead skin and mix 2 tsp each of honey and cream and massage well into the skin. Wipe off with hot towels and you are done!

Remedy for Tired Feet

If you have tired and aching feet and suffer from varicose veins, then the following foot remedy will help.

Take 2 liters boiled water and add in 2 cups pine needles (leaves), 2 cups rose petals and 2 tsp peppermint oil.

Massage the feet with castor oil and then soak them in this soothing brew for about 10 minutes.

Add marbles or small pebbles in the tub and roll your heels on them to relax tired aching feet.

Dry briskly with a towel and rub in a good lemon massage cream.

Cracked Heels

Closeup shot of a woman applying moisturizer to her leg and feet. Beauty feet and hands isolated on white background. Young woman touching hands and legs with french manicured nails.

One just has to be regular with a foot care program by using a loofah and keeping the feet well moisturized and clean at all times, or

Clean the feet well with a pumice stone and nail brush and pat dry.

Massage the feet well with a heavy duty cream or sesame and sandalwood oil until the skin has absorbed most of it.

Melt a candle in a double boiler and when slightly cool, brush it on the heels and allow it to solidify.

This remedy is best followed at night. Put on cotton socks and go to bed. In the morning, remove the socks and peel off the layer of wax. Follow it daily for a week and you will find a huge difference in the way your feet look and feel.

Chipped Nails


For those of you suffering from chipped nails, mix 1 tsp of gelatin with half a glass of water and drink it daily for two weeks. Besides this, keep the nails short and well-trimmed to strengthen the base. Long toe nails not only look awful, but can be quite painful in closed shoes.

Let your nails breathe and if at all they have turned yellow due to regular use of nail colour, please let them breathe. A quick tip: rub lemon slices on the toe nails daily and allow the juice to soak in. You will find them coming back to their natural healthy color in no time.