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Buttery foot balms help silken rough, dry, cracked feet.

By Paula Conway
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There are many of types of therapy, from head to toe, and right now, I’m starting at the bottom because my feet are dry, cracked, scaly, flaky, thick, hard, coarse, rough and generally depressed.

Buttery foot balms on the brain? Why yes, and here’s a heaping handful to choose from that will soften, soothe, and hand-heal those thick meat slabs you’ve built up this winter. Plus, I threw in some peels and scrubs to make sure those butters soak in good.

Earth Therapeutics Tee Tree Oil Gentle Foot Peel

If you want to instantly slough off the rough dry skin that’s built up on those feet down there, start with a foot peel. This natural herbal complex is made from an alpha-hydroxy fruit complex that gently rolls the dry flakes away. The Australian Tea Tre Oil and botanicals protect and comfort your skin to a smooth texture. $7.99,


Yogi Secret

The fresh mint cools, and the holy basil speeds up the natural detoxifying process for silky soft feet. And as the wise yogi says “when cleansing the body, always start with the feet, making your body feel grounded and the mind balanced.” $16, at Barney’s department store and

Lao Tze Cooling Foot Balm

Lao Tze Cooling Foot BalmCONWAY CONFIDENTIALLao Tze Cooling Foot Balm

This rich balm is a highly unique blend of Chinese mint and Yi Yi Ren, an herb known in Chinese medicine as the “seeds of Job’s tears.” Together they cool and nourish the skin, leaving a silky soft and supple texture. Tired feet are revitalized and the whole body benefits. $15, at Barney’s department store and

Earth Therapeutics Triple 3 Butter Foot Balm

Take cocoa butter, mango butter and shea butter, and you have a moisture trifecta: three extra layers of protection to soothe, heal, and revive damaged feet.

Earth Therapeutics Triple 3 Butter Foot BalmCONWAY CONFIDENTIALEarth Therapeutics Triple 3 Butter Foot Balm

You’ll love the thick and rich consistency of this highly emollient butter balm as it pampers your skin on contact.

We also can’t help but love that it’s greaseless, contains no mineral oil, parabens, artificial colors, laurel sulfate, and is not tested on animals. $11.99,

Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream

Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot CreamCONWAY CONFIDENTIALBurt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream

This celebrity bedside basic for its earth-friendly, no-fuss formula of coconut oil, rosemary and peppermint extracts. It’s super light, melts on the skin, and smells good enough to eat. $9.00,

Josie Maran Argan Balm

From taming frizzy hair and fly-aways to hydrating the flakiest, scaliest feet, this multitasking miracle balm makes sure that no part of your body ever goes dry again.

Erbaviva Refreshing Organic Foot BalmCONWAY CONFIDENTIALErbaviva Refreshing Organic Foot Balm

Made with Argan Oil, it penetrates quickly and is deeply soothing for skin that is craving moisture. It also creates a protective barrier to seal in skin’s hydration, providing immediate visible relieve for even the driest skin. $42, Sephora, and QVC

Erbaviva Refreshing Foot Balm

Ginger and lavender relieve sore muscles and comfort aching feet, ankles and legs, while grapefruit and cypress help reduce water retention and stimulate circulation.

KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr Rejuvenating Foot BalmCONWAY CONFIDENTIALKORA Organics by Miranda Kerr Rejuvenating Foot Balm

Sublimely scented, this must-have item is completely free from petroleum and other unwanted ingredients. $15,

KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr Rejuvenating Foot Balm

Created to soothe, nourish, cool and enliven tired, aching feet, this lotion includes noni extract (an anti-oxidant from the Indian Mulberry), plant extracts, essential fatty acids and essential oils, and features a non-greasy formula. A must-have conditioning essential, feet are left looking and feeling refreshed and renewed. $31,

Earth Therapeutics Reflexology Foot MassageCONWAY CONFIDENTIALEarth Therapeutics Reflexology Foot Massage

Earth Therapeutics Reflexology Foot Massage

If no one else will do it, do it to yourself! Massage this natural, greaseless treatment in to soften rough, dry skin and calluses. The massaging will help increase blood circulation, revitalize energy, and reduce stress. The blend of lavender and wild mint will help you relax as the Australian Tea Tree Oil melts into your skin. $9.99,