How to Infuse Socks With Aloe

By Dan Ketchum

Off-the-shelf aloe-infused socks are manufactured to retain their vitamin-rich moisturizer through multiple washings. But because the special fabric is not widely available, making your own is not usually an option. Instead, indulge in a classic home remedy to pamper and moisturize your feet. To infuse your socks -- and in turn your feet -- with aloe, you need only lather on and sock up.

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A cup of coffee is an optional addition to this cozy, at-home moisturizing treatment.

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Step 1

Choose a thick aloe vera-based topical skin moisturizer. Look for an intensive formula to treat dry, cracked feet, and ingredients such as anti-fungal peppermint and skin-softening shea butter or coconut oil.

Step 2

Just before bedtime, take a steamy, pore-opening shower or soak your feet in warm water -- with an optional cup of milk mixed in -- for about 10 minutes. Pat your feet dry with a bath towel, then rub just enough aloe vera moisturizer onto your feet to create a thin layer of moisture.

Step 3

Slip on a pair of clean 100-percent cotton socks -- go with a thick, cushy pair to maximize comfort and absorbency. Leave the socks on overnight to allow your skin to absorb the aloe, then remove the socks in the morning and wash them as usual.