Softening Beer Bath for Your Feet

Today, I've got another "crazy but true" recipes for you to try.  This one came about because I'm cheap frugal and don't like to be wasteful.  I had bought beer for a party that we had last summer, but I didn't realize that beer goes flat after just a few month.  I used a few bottles to cook with and do a beer hair rinse, but I still had a few left.  And that's how this recipe came to be!

Soften your feet and remove dead skin cells with this softening beer bath for your feet.

My feet can get really dry in the winter because of the dry air, but this summer they've been getting dry.  I use a sugar scrub on them regularly and a homemade body butter every night.  They needed something a little extra, so I thought why not use a softening foot soak?

I used a bottle of my flat beer.  The carbonation doesn't matter; it's the yeast that softens feet, and the alcohol kills bacteria.  To moisturize skin, I added whole milk, and the honey softens the skin and soothes irritated skin.

Softening Beer Bath for Your Feet

What You Need
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 can beer (not light beer)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Basin that will hold 10 cups of liquid and your feet
  1. You want the water to be hot yet comfortable.  It should not burn you or scald your skin.  You can either use hot water from the faucet or heat the water on the stove.  
  2. Once the water is warm, pour it in to a basin and add the beer, milk, and honey.  Stir until combined.
  3. Soak feet for 10-15 minutes.  Rinse well and pat dry.
After you soak your feet is a great time to exfoliate.  I like to use a foot file or the Amope Pedi Perfect.  

Then follow with a lotion or body butter to moisturize your skin.  If I don't use my own lotion, I use this night time heel lotion or this dry foot lotion.

Photo by marin /

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