Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Things that Work: Felted Soap

I prefer to go shoe-less.  I love shoes, but if it's warm enough to go shoe-less,  I do.  And since I primarily work from home for my day job these days, I don't HAVE to wear shoes very often.  Which means my feet get very rough and dry; especially my heels.

In the past I had tried pedicures, emery boards, pedi-eggs and pumice stones but was never really happy with the results.

I had made this soap in a fiber workshop a few years ago.  It's a commercial soap with alpaca felted around it.  I kept it in the kitchen for scrubbing our hands after especially dirty jobs.

A few weeks ago my dry, rough heels had become painful and no amount of lotion was helping.  So I decided to try this felted soap on my heels when I take a shower.

My heels felt a little better after the first use, so I decided that I'd use it for the next several days and see how things go.

I am happy to report that after a couple of weeks, my heels are now smooth and comfortable.  I think it might be worth keeping a bar in each shower.


Its_Lily said...

Um, do tell please because this sounds like something we could all use? That said, it's possible I'm the only one in the world who doesn't know how to do this. ~grins~

Natalie said...

Came back to check if you had answered, and it turns out that my comment was not posted in the first place :) I would like to do this with my youngest...he loves to felt...is there a particular soap that we need to use for this, or just any old good soap? Thanks.