At some point, our feet develop foot corn and calluses (1) which cause discomfort and painful irritation. Also, calluses and corns can harbor other skin infections and feet odor. To ensure this does not happen, we must get rid of them before it is too late. For this reason, I have created you a comprehensive guide on how to can prevent or remove corns and calluses naturally form your feet. (Getting Rid of Calluses and foot corn Using Home Remedies, Using Natural Remedies to Remove Corns and Calluses)

What are foot Corns and why do they Develop? 

Corns are small, circular and hard skin patches that develop on the feet, especially on top and sides of the toes. They are usually thick and painful when pressed (2). Corns normally occurs when your feet skin is exposed to excessive friction or pressure. Some of the practices that may cause your feet to develop corns include standing for a long-time wearing tight shoes and walking or running in ill-fitting shoes.

How to Remove foot Corn and Calluses Using Natural Remedies for corns

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1. Put on the right size of footwear

Wearing proper shoes is the first precaution of preventing and treating corns and calluses. There is no need for you to apply a remedy right before bed just to dishonor it the next day by wearing improper shoes. The shoes you wear should not strain your feet at all; they are supposed to be comfy and perfect on your feet. Another thing, make sure you wear a pair of socks when you are going for jogging; this increases contact between your feet and the shoe giving no room to friction.

2. Pumice Stone for foot corns

Scrubbing your feet with pumice stone paying more attention to the affected area will help remove corns and calluses. The pumice stone will soften and remove the dead, hardened skin, reduce pain and eventually heal the corns.

How to go about it 

  • Pour warm water into a basin
  • soak for about 10 minutes
  • Scrub the affected area back and forth using the pumice stone
  • Pat dry your feet

From here, you can choose to moisturize your feet and go to bed or incorporate another remedy like the castor oil which we will discuss next.

3. Castor Oil for foot corns

Castor oil by its self is capable of treating corns and calluses. The properties its hold makes it an excellent remedy of addressing corns and calluses. Apart from keeping the skin soft and tender, it also keeps it hydrated.

How to go about it 

  • Clean and dry your feet
  • Rub a good amount of castor oil on the affected area
  • Wear a pair of socks and leave overnight
  • Clean your feet in the morning
  • Practice this until you achieve desired result

4. Garlic for foot corn

Since garlic is a natural antioxidant, it is beneficial and effective when it comes to treating calluses and corns. It also holds antibacterial and antifungal properties which shield your feet against any infection.

How to go about it 

  • Cut two or three garlic cloves into small pieces
  • Add a pinch of salt to the garlic
  • Mix the two until you achieve a paste
  • Rub the paste on the corn and secure it with an adhesive bandage
  • Leave overnight or for 48hours
  • Remove the bandage and cleans your feet
  • Repeat the process if need be

When using garlic to treat calluses and corns, it is not necessarily that you use salt; you can as well use plain garlic or substitute the salt with vinegar.

5. Baking soda for foot corn

Baking Soda is a substance that every home cannot do without, it is well known for a variety of uses; from skincare to oral care. Today, we are going to be using the baking soda to treat corns and calluses. Naturally, baking soda is an exfoliating agent. For this reason, it is able to take care of the dead hard skin covering the corn thus stimulating the healing process.

How to go about it 

  • Mix warm water in a basin with 2-3 tablespoonful of baking soda
  • Soak your feet in the solution for 10-15 minutes
  • Scrub your feet gently
  • Rinse and pat dry your feet
  • Alternatively, you can
  • Mix one tablespoonful of baking soda with lemon juice and water
  • Stir the mixture to obtain a paste
  • Apply on the corns and cover with a bandage
  • Leave overnight
  • Scrub your feet with a pumice stone (if the dead skin exfoliate, the better)

Now that you know how to get rid of corns and calluses using the baking soda, I know it will not stop calling your name until all the corns and calluses on your feet are gone.

6. Lemon for foot corn

If you are looking for the best way to get rid of calluses and corns quickly, lemon will be of much help. The acidic nature of lemon will soften the hard skin and also scare away any infections. Both the lemon peel and lemon juice can be used.

Using the lemon peel 

  • Obtain a small piece of lemon peel
  • Place it over the corn or callus and secure with a bandage
  • Leave it for about 6 hours before replacing with a new one
  • Repeat the process until all the corns or calluses disappear
  • Using the lemon juice
  • Squeeze a fresh lemon to extract its juice
  • Soak a ball of cotton in the lemon juice and squeeze it gently on the affected area
  • Cover with a bandage and leave overnight or for 6 hours
  • Replace the cotton with a new one
  • Repeat the process until all the corns or calluses disappear

7. Turpentine Oil for foot corn

Turpentine oil (3) is also a great remedy for healing corns and calluses. Apart from it being a strong antiseptic, it penetrates into the hard skin quickly. This results in a soft and tender skin not to forget its faster healing.

How to go about it 

  • Place some ice in a thin cloth and wrap
  • Massage the affected area for about 2 minutes
  • Pat dry the area and apply the turpentine oil (rub gently)
  • Secure with bandage and leave overnight
  • Repeat the process until you attain desired results

8. Aspirin for foot corn

Aspirin (4) can also be used to treat calluses and corns. When aspirin is applied on the affected area, it softens the hard skin creating room for healing.

How to go about it 

  • Crush 5-6 aspirin tablets into powder
  • Mix the powder with one tablespoonful of lemon juice and few drops of water
  • Apply the paste on the affected area
  • Use a plastic bag to cover then wrap with a warm towel for about 10 minutes
  • Remove the covering and rinse off your feet with warm water
  • Repeat this process until the hard skin is ready for Scrubbing off

9. White vinegar for foot corn

It is because of its high acidity level that makes it an excellent remedy for treating corns and calluses on feet. Not forgetting its antibacterial and antifungal properties, white vinegar leaves the hard skin softer and smoother.

How to go about it 

  • Mix white vinegar with water in the ration of 1:3
  • Dab the diluted vinegar onto the affected area
  • Secure with bandage and leave overnight
  • Exfoliate the hard skin using a pumice stone
  • Apply olive or coconut oil on the area
  • Repeat the remedy until all the corns are gone.

Final Verdict 

After such a long discussion, I believe you will have no trouble addressing calluses and corns. Make that move and get rid of corns and calluses using natural remedies.

Author Bio

Megan Ann is chatting about parenting, family-friendly activities, yummy recipes, family travel, and living a life full of love and laughter. She tries to write useful and informative articles to help you as much as she can with her knowledge about Heathy and beauty.

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