Pinterest tutorial roadtest: Listerine foot soak

So, this is the part where I take a popular Pinterest post, and take it out for a test drive.

The Listerine + Vinegar foot soak is a huge thing on Pinterest, and there’s a lot of blog posts about it, with lots of “omg, it works!”. So I was pretty excited to try it out.


So, the method I chose called for the following:

– 2 cups of Listerine/mouth wash
– 2 cups of vinegar
– 6 cups of hot-as-you-can-stand water

You were then to soak your feet for around 30 – 40 minutes. So I threw on an episode of The Newsroom, and stuck my feet in a large roasting pan full of the mixture.


It works – kind of. Dead and dry skin doesn’t just dissolve like you’re lead to believe. You gotta work for it. And my feet turned green from the Listerine (which sort of made me happy, but y’know). Your feet do get incredibly tingly and fresh, and they smell delightful, so I can imagine this would be great for when you’ve had a long day on your feet, and want to relax and de-stench your tootsies. It also made it really easy to clip my toenails, without making my nails feel brittle or gross.


Eh, sorta works. Sounds like it is quite hit & miss, and depends on your skin type. Plus considering the expense involved with buying a decent amount of mouthwash, I don’t think the results are worth the cost. A good foot file, good moisturiser and a soak in essential oils (peppermint will give you the same smell and tingle!) will probably get the same results, for cheaper.

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