The Crazy Suburban Mom: A moratorium on chapped teats, I mean feets...

Monday, December 20, 2010

A moratorium on chapped teats, I mean feets...

I've been playing around with recipes for when you have feet as ugly as Cruella DaVille's face; I mean if you have dalmation-hating feet you'd want to remedy the situation; I do anyway.

It all started in January with my first batch of Colorady Lady's Rockstar Lotion which I love and still use because it's so emollient and really good for the winter.  But feet, feet are a whole other issue because foot creams need some extra Ooomph! and you pay verily for said Ooomph! 

The technical term for Ooomph! is a debriding agent but that grosses me out and I will continue to call it Ooomph!   The actual ingredient is frequently Urea (or Salicylic Acid, or both but mostly just urea).

If anyone is wondering about the origin of Urea, it sounding so much like pee-pee and all, it's synthesized in a lab and contrary to popular belief here is nothing like a Blood Mobile that goes around collecting pints of pee-pee.  Now that that is settled we can move on....

I wanted a cream like the original Rockstar but with Ooomph! and yes, I can buy an Ooomphishious! Cream but they cost so much.  There must be a belief among the makers of Ooomphishious! Creams that the calloused are well-off.  I think they see gnarly feet and go all dollar signs and Ka-Ching!

But should you have the cash and want to buy one, this is a great one:



6.7 ounce, $18 - Their Ooomph! is lactic acid.  I had Bigalow Derma Remedy  once and loved it but man, eighteen dollars is too steep for me.

Ah! Kerasal 


There are a few Kerasals, (The Daddy the anti-callous set) a cream, a lotion, a um, something more like Vaseline - the one's I've tried run about $10 an ounce.


But I decided to make one and see how it goes and this morning I did using  Dr. Scholl's For Her Overnight Foot Cream

Which was really reasonably priced for a foot cream with Ooomph! $4.99 3.5 ounces.  I added the entire thing. 

To that I added an equal amount of baby lotion....

And half that amount of this...

Bag Balm.  

The original recipe called for Vaseline but hey, you never know when you'll run into a cow with chapped teats and I don't even have to commit the chapped teat thing to memory, the directions for use in that situation are on the can.

You mix everything up really well, no really well.  Longer then you think.  Minutes, ladies.  And then more minutes with an electric mixer and then store in air tight jars.  

I like this, I like it a lot.   I'll update you on how well it works on the callouses but I think it will work out great.  



1 Comments:

Lin 12/20/10, 8:29 PM  

I just use vaseline on my feet every single day after a warm shower. Then I put on socks. Works like magic! Cheap too!

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