Best Home Remedies to Remove Foot Callus

Calluses are thickened and hardened parts of skin that result from continuous friction and pressure. Some of the reasons of callus formation are medical, like diabetes while others are as simple as lack of moisturizing. Generally Calluses are not harmful, but sometimes may lead to other problems, such as skin ulceration or infection. However you can get rid of calluses simply by following some home remedies which are given below:

Home Remedies to Remove Foot Callus

1. Aspirin

Grind six aspirin tablets into a powder. Add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of water.Stir the mixture together until you have a thick paste.Apply the paste to the calluses, and then wrap your foot in a warm towel, and then place it inside a plastic bag. The combination of the warmth and the paste will begin to break down the calluses.Leave your foot inside the bag for 15-20 minutes.Remove the bag and towel, the calluses will now be extremely soft. Now gently scrub the callused skin with an emery board or pumice stone. Do the scrubbing gently to prevent any bleeding. After scrubbing don't forget to apply a good moisturizer on affected area. Moisturization will help to soften the skin faster. If you don't have a good moisturizer you can simply apply olive oil.

2. Vinegar

Vinegar is a weak acid so it corrodes the dry calluses on feet without causing any burns. In a basin with five cups of warm water, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar then stir to mix and sock your feet in the solution for approximately 20 minutes. Now gently scrub feet with a foot brush or pumice stone to remove the softened calluses. After scrubbing your socked feet, wipe them with a clean dry towel and apply a good moisturizer to keep your feet soft. Repeat this procedure at least twice in a week to get rid of callused feet faster.

3. Baking Soda
Baking soda also works wonderfully to soften callused skin. In a basin with five cups of warm water, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Soak your foot for 20-30 minutes and then gently rub the affected area with a pumice stone. After rubbing don't forget to apply a good moisturizer. Do this treatment every day until the callus disappears.

4. Epsom Salt

Soak your foot in Epsom salts to reduce swelling and soften the callus.Soaking your feet for 10-15 minutes twice a day will help get rid of your callus. After soaking gently rub your skin with pumice stone to remove the softened calluses. After rubbing apply a good moisturizer.

5. Natural Oils

Sometimes a gentle massage with a natural oils also helps a lot to soften the callus. Wheat germ oil, castor oil, sesame oil or olive oil will work well. Massage the callused area 3 times a day at least for 2 weeks or until you get the desired result.

Some Other Important Tips


  • (i)Always wear comfortable shoes and avoid tight fitted or high-heeled shoes.
  • (ii)To prevent future calluses don't forget to apply a good moisturizer on your foot on a daily basis.
  • (iii)After 2-3 weeks if you don't get relief by above remedies or if the callus has cracked or become infected, you must consult your problem with a podiatrist or dermatologist.Diabetics and others with circulatory problems should never self-treat or ignore foot problems. They must consult with a medical doctor before using any home remedy.