Listerine / Zombie Foot Soak
A couple of weeks ago there was a meme floating around the internet that had a picture of a feet and a recipe for this foot soak using Listerine and white-vinegar. It was the crappiest looking meme too, with terrible resolution and even worse fonts. But I was interested nonetheless. Vinegar is, basically, a low-grade acid, and since, technically, Listerine is probably dyed anti-freeze, strained through cheese cloth, there might be a good chance that it will eat some of the dead skin off my feet.
Personally, I loathe Listerine. It smells awful and it tastes like it’s death-washing your mouth, and in a weird way, it sort of is. Plus, I am the biggest Listerine pussy in the world, and can’t make it through 60 seconds of “swishing” – it’s the most horrendous thing ever, seriously. To put it in perspective, my dearly departed father, who was a heavy cigarette smoker and drank at least a fifth of bourbon a day was, in fact, a SCOPE man. Just sayin’.
Now my feet are in a constant state of gross because I insist on wearing flip-flops or sandals (or no shoes at all), and of course I never have enough money to go in for a pedicure. Once in a friend’s house I saw a sign that said “Free your foot, bare your sole” which always hit home for me. It is my belief that my feet are nudists, and would rather have nothing on for the rest of their lives (just my feet though).
Anyway, the initial, crappy meme advertised that the skin would just “wipe away”. Mmmmm, nice try but not quite. You DO have to take a pumice stone to your feet afterwards and scrub the dead skin away, but it comes off really easy. All that being said, here is the recipe:
Listerine / Zombie Foot Soak
- 1/2 Cup of Listerine (in blue or green)
- 1/2 Cup of White-vinegar
- 1 Cup of warm water
SPOILER ALERT: This truly vile concoction will NOT smell good. I recommend doing this right before a bath, or shower so you can really get a good rinse and wash.
- Mix together in a bowl or pan (I actually used a 13 x 9 pan) and soak feet
- 20-30 minutes for extra-dry skin (like mine)
- 10-20 minutes for milder cases
- Follow-up with a pumice stone and water
After you’ve soaked you’ll notice that all of the dry skin on your feet has sucked the blue dye from the Listerine, leaving your feet a lovely shade of dead. It’s a little off-putting at first, your feet actually look like they belong to a corpse so it’s sort of creepy. Don’t panic (like I did), this rinses away easily, and what’s even better, is you have a color-guide of where you need to use your pumice. Admittedly, you do need to spend a few minutes with the pumice getting the skin off, but in the end, you will be left with lovely looking, very pink, and very soft feet.
Hope this helps you guys out, it’s definitely helped me and I’ve used it more than a couple of times now!
Happy Caffeine Thursday everyone!