5 Homemade Creams to Moisturize Cracked Heels

07 December, 2018

Taking care of your heels is important to prevent crack formations that lead to severe health problems. It’s important to moisturize them daily.

Heels are a usually neglected body part. Even though, they help keep us balanced, we hardly ever make an effort to treat and keep them feeling soft and looking healthy. 

As a result, you might notice the build up of dead cells, calluses, and other imperfections that make them look dry and cracked. Worse of all, this area is exposed to infection and aliment causing fungi and bacteria.

Luckily, there are many treatments and homemade remedies that can help rehydrate your skin and prevent these health conditions.

Below you can find 5 fabulous heel creams.  Don’t think twice about including them into your beauty routine.

Take a look!

  1. Avocado and Honey Cream

    avocado and honey

Due to its fatty acids and vitamin E content, this homemade avocado and honey cream is one of the best treatments for dry heels. Its moisturizing compounds repair cracked areas, and eliminate dead cells and impurities.


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)


  • Crush the ripe avocado pulp and mix with the honey until you get a smooth paste.

How to Apply 

  • Rub the cream on your heels and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and continue applying it at least 3 times a week.

Take a look at this article: 6 Amazing Natural Remedies with Avocado

  1. Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Cream

Shea butter combined with coconut oil gives you a moisturizing and revitalizing treatment perfect for restoring dry cracked heels. Their fatty acids soften calluses and create a protective barrier against microorganisms that cause skin infections.


  • ½ cup of shea butter (100 g)
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil (50 g)


  • Pour the shea butter into a heat-resistant container and heat it up in a double boiler.
  • When it melts, mix it with the coconut oil.
  • Let it sit at room temperature and store it into a glass jar before it solidifies.

How to Apply

  • Put some cream on your fingertips and rub it on your heels.
  • Let it absorb without rinsing and use it every night before bed.
  1. Papaya and Olive Oil Cream


Papain – – a papaya enzyme  – – has an antioxidant effect that helps cells  regenerate and prevent premature skin aging. In this case, we enhance its properties with the healthy fats from olive oil in order to make a cream that will moisturize your heels.


  • 3 slices of papaya
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (32 g)


  • Crush the papaya slices with a fork and mix it with olive oil until it becomes a paste.

How to Apply

  • Rub the cream on your heels and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and dry.
  • Use it 2 or 3 times a week.
  1. Banana and Vitamin E Cream

Banana is the perfect fruit to moisturize dry and flaky skin. Its effects are enhanced by vitamin E oil in order to soften ugly looking calluses.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 vitamin E capsule


  • Crush a ripe banana and mix it with the vitamin E capsule substance.

How to Apply

  • Rub the cream on your heels and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and put socks on your feet afterwards.
  • Use every day for smoother skin.

See also: 5 Great Ways to Use Vitamin E Capsules on Your Skin

  1. Petroleum Jelly and Glycerin Cream

    a jar of petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly is an oily product that helps replenish natural skin oils in cases of dryness. Combining it with glycerin effectively moisturizes dry heels, thus preventing cracks and calluses.


  • 2 tablespoons of petroleum jelly (40 g)
  • 1 teaspoons of glycerin (5 g)


  • Pour the petroleum jelly into a container and mix it with glycerin.

How to Apply

  • Massage the cream on your heels, until it’s completely absorbed.
  • Use it every night before bed.

Have you noticed that your heels look really cracked? Make one of these homemade creams and you’ll see there is no need to spend too much money one keeping this area moisturized.