The old standard of Peppermint & Plum foot lotion is much needed relief to tired and dry feet. Apply a generous amount of this thick cream and enjoy the cool, refreshing tingle of peppermint as it absorbs into dry skin and calluses, working to soften and hydrate. It's also available in Iced Teaberry & Mint. Use it in the morning for the perfect complement to sandal-wearing feet, or put it on at night with some socks to hold in the moisture and renew them each night. However you choose to use it, you will be proud to display your pretty feet. Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. According Jean Valnet, M.D., the vaporized diffused essence of lemon can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of Lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria. More on diffusers and diffusing Homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and two cups of pure water. Adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your own taste.** Corns are calluses that form on the top or sides of toes as a result of the bone pushing against the shoe. The skin thickens and builds up, irritating the tissues underneath. Ill-fitting shoes are the leading cause of corns, but can also be caused by hammertoes. At-home treatments include soaking feet regularly and using a pumice stone or callus file to soften and reduce the size of the corn. Over-the-counter foam pads can also help relieve the pressure. A doctor can usually diagnose a bunion by looking at it. A foot x-ray can show an abnormal angle between the big toe and the foot and, in some cases, arthritis. One of the most common foot problems is Plantar Fasciitis , a very painful condition. Plantar Fasciitis normally occurs after undue pressure has been applied to the arch of the foot. Most sufferers will experience pain in the heel area which has become inflamed. Overnight your foot becomes stiff and getting out of bed in the morning can be very painful. Bunions develop on the side of the big toe and turns into a fluid-filled sac. The word bunion is also commonly used to describe a bony joint or deformity on the foot. Bunions normally occur because of wearing too tight fitting shoes. Ask anyone with bunions how their feet feel wearing most regular shoes on the market, and you'll undoubtedly see a scowl come across their face followed by a glimpse of the memory of pain. The problem with most regular shoes on the market is that they aren't wide enough for feet with bunions The shoes have to be broken in, which means a period of quite a bit of pain for the bunion sufferer. Do my shoes have good arch supports? Or do I have orthotic arch supports I can add to my shoes which can provide the support that a foot with a bunion needs? The type of bunion procedure I choose depends on how severe the bunion is. It ranges from simply shaving off a bump of bone, to cutting and moving bones, removing pieces of bone, joint implants, and occasionally joint fusions. The procedure normally takes me approximately 45 minutes to one hour to do. I make an incision on the side of the foot so that the scar is not visible. Some doctors put the scar on top of the foot; however, I feel there is no need to have a visible scar. Once inside, I access the bone and remove a small piece.