Shaving Cream and Listerine Foot Mask

11 Posted by - July 20, 2012 - DIY & Crafts, Hair & Beauty

Home-made beauty products and I have generally not gotten along well. But sometimes I do ok with the simple ones. Plus my feet were gross and now that I’m not gainfully employed, I feel guilty going to go get pedicures. Enter the Listerine and shaving cream foot mask.

shaving cream and listerine foot mask

From ksl.com

This is one of those pins I saw and then immediately went, “Whaaaa?” There is no way that this works.

But I live to serve, and even though I was pretty convinced this would not do anything for my feet besides maybe make my toes smell minty-fresh, I did it anyway.

shaving cream and listerine foot mask ingredients

I could have sworn I had Listerine in the house, but upon my search, I found that all I had was a small travel bottle of Colgate mouthwash. I’m not a brand snob, but it said right on the front that it contained no alcohol. To me, it seemed like the alcohol would be the active ingredient, but as it was all I had, I used it.

As per the instructions, I put on the shaving cream first.

shaving cream on feet

Then, somewhat handicapped by the whole having to hop on one foot or risk leaving shaving cream footprints on my rug, I mixed up the mouthwash solution in the sink, soaked a rag, and wrapped my foot in it.

This is less easy than it sounds, and it sounds pretty hard. Picture me with one foot on the counter wrapped in a mint-smelling wet washcloth losing my balance and falling ass-first into the tub. It was funnier in person.

When I recovered, I decided I needed a way to keep everything in place. The instructional post did not say how the hell you’re supposed to keep shaving cream and Listerine on your feet for half an hour without just staying ass-first in the tub. But I am a genius, so I came up with a solution.

foot mask solution plastic bags

Everything was going fine and I was settling in to relax for the next half an hour with my feet up, but then my dog started making noises. You know the noises. The pre-hurl noises.

I ran to the door to let her outside, but alas, I was too late, and she horked up everything she’d eaten since Christmas in the middle of the welcome mat by the door. In my mad dash, I’d dislodged the washclothes inside the plastic bags, so they just sort of flopped around in there while I attempted to clean the rug for like a minute and then gave up and threw the whole thing in the dumpster.

So you won’t be surprised, I guess, that this didn’t work. Nothing happened to my feet, except that one of them picked up the burgundy dye from the washcloth.

burgundy foot

Foreground: my burgundy foot. Background: dog, who feels better now.

If I were going to try it again, I would use mouthwash with alcohol in it, and I would put the dog outside first. But I’m not going to try it again.

shaving cream and listerine foot mask results

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  • ACW

    Too funny. I *just* decided to try this one Wednesday night. I used larger hand towels and only had alcohol-free Listerine, but it worked okay. My feet were pretty vile beforehand, though, so maybe it’s easier to tell a difference. Also, when I unwrapped after half an hour, the towel wasn’t doing much, so I grabbed my PedEgg to slough off everything, and followed up with cocoa butter. My feet did feel all tingly-awesome-minty-fresh for a whole day, though.

  • diamondfire42

    LOL! I love that your experiments turn out a lot like mine! Wonderful storytelling! Check out my blog! http://www.dolphinandstrippers.wordpress.com (don’t worry, it’s pretty PG)

  • Lauren

    Should’ve added vodka to the mouthwash. Vodka makes everything better.

  • http://emilyjanuary.wordpress.com/ Emily January

    I tried this one too. It didn’t work for me either, but I thought maybe I had done it wrong, so I rooted for it to work for you through the whole post. Alas, it didn’t.

  • TanyaGreerBreese

    lolol

  • Maggie the Cat

    I read about this foot treatment and supposedly you have to use the gross urine-colored listerine and regular generic shaving cream for this to work (not the girly creamy kind or the gel kind, the plain white old fashioned kind that is like $1 at the dollar store.  Since I have the crustiest, worst looking feet in the world I plan to give it a shot.  Great idea on using the bags!

  • princessmom09

    when my feet get bad i slather them in lotion then put rubber gloves on my feet, makes it easier to walk around, and it looks so funny!!!

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  • JenniferBrennan

    I suggest actually following this instead (which I found on Pinterest and do use!). Soak feet in water with 1C of epsom salt for 10 min (i do it until the water turns cool), rub feet with a semi hard bristled brush (I use one that comes with a pumice stone), rinse feet, rub with pumice stone, rinse again then apply vitamin e oil (not cream). I usually do this at night then put my socks on. Do this for a week straight then weekly maintenance.

  • JoyceGodsey

    you are now my personal hero.  

  • missmiss555

    I did this one over a week ago and it WORKS if you do it with the Listerine!!!  I hate shoes and am constantly barefoot when I’m home, should’ve been a flower child, so my feet are BAD!!  What I did though that made it easy for me was to get a very large plastic bowl, made up the Listerine and hot water, set it in front of my chair with a towel and then used lady shaving cream.  Wet a hand towel from my water bowl in front of me, lathered up one foot wrapped it with the wet hand towel and then covered it with a plastic shower cap (my daughter had picked up a pack of 8 of them at the Dollar Tree) which made it way easy to do the other foot the same way!  Sat here with them covered for 30 minutes, then followed their directions and rubbed the stuff off with the hand towel and my feet were almost completely pink again!!!!!  It took off staining I’ve had from running around barefoot and dead skin and calluses!!!  Then I soaked my feet in the bowl (by then it had cooled to warm) for 30 more minutes, dried them off and lotioned them really good with cocoa butter and shea lotion,  Honestly, my feet haven’t looked this good in YEARS and I use all of the gadgets that are available, Pedi-eggs, foot scrubs, medicated you name it, but my feet never looked like this after any of those.  So I think if done right it DEFINITELY WORKS!!!!!  You should try it again, good luck:)) 

  • Truffles8761

    I had similar non-results.  I followed directions.  I used the correct Listerine.  I wrapped my feet and read a book in the bathtub.  The reveal was less than stellar and, in fact, revealed absolutely no change with the exception of a bit of “pruning”.  I prefer oiling up, putting on socks, and going to bed (emphasis on going to bed).  This is a much more effective method for softening crusty feet and catching up on much needed sleep.

  • luna6killer

    I saw this on another blog and told my son about it who has callused, cracked feet – it worked for him but he did follow the directions carefully and used Listerine altho shaving cream was a generic brand.  He says he’ll try it again

  • CharlotteRhubottom

    I actually laughed so hard I snorted while reading this!! 

  • ShellyCraftonHill

    Ok so this actually worked for me as well but for a different reason. I usually have the grandkids out at th pool all day and long ago gave up on shoes since I frequently have to get in and out of the water. The pool surface (sundeck) has destroyed my fet and at night they itch and burn like mad. It will keep me awake for hours. Lotions, etc. don’t even phase it. This however took the stinging burning itching shit just let me die feeling right out. I do it once a week now and it totally took care of it. But just because I am apparently a sadistic bitch I am now sitting with my feet in what I believe is about 10 yr old apple cider vinegar. They said it works. We shall see. If nothing else comes from it my husband did say he was sleeping on the far side of the bed tonight because of the smell. So if my female organs hadn’t long ago died off I guess it could have worked as birth control!

    • ShellyCraftonHill

      Forgive my typos my ipad sux plus I am blind as a bat.

  • Valleygurlie916

    you should have used vodka instead of the mouthwash…that has plenty of alcohol

    • http://www.facebook.com/camryn.morin78 Melissa Capps

      alcohol abuse

  • Anastasia

    It frustrates me that you usually don’t really follow the directions. I always want to know if these things work, but I can’t really rely on your experiments, since you substitute items, skip steps or otherwise do things very differently. You ARE hilarious, but I’d love to read these things when you followed everything to the letter. Then you could also say for sure this doesn’t work or it does.

    • TanyaGreerBreese

      it frustrates me that it frustrates other people that she doesn’t do things to the t. this is her blog…her style is to half ass the pinterest stuff and then write about it hilariously. and she does that well. if you guys want an actual account of real pinterest tries, then look around, i’m sure there are blogs that cover that as well…i’m pretty sure you won’t be finding that here no matter how much you guys all come here and whine about it…i hope she keeps trying and failing just like she does, it’s funny….

      • Anastasia

         @TanyaGreerBreese  As I said, I GET the humor part. There’s really no need to get defensive. I just think her blog would be about a hundred times better if she really followed the directions. Following the directions and being funny are not mutually exclusive things. She COULD do both. The fact that they are (intentionally?) done wrong takes away all value except a chuckle or two. If that’s all she’s going for, great. One-trick pony. People will drift away and she’ll have four or five dedicated readers ready to yell at anyone who dares to ask why these things are almost always done wrong.

        • TanyaGreerBreese

          ….sigh…..seriously, i’m not defensive, why should i be?…it’s just so boring to listen to the whines about how SHE should blog on her OWN BLOG….i’m sure there’s several out there who do it the way you want, or you could do your own, now there’s a concept!

        • Anastasia

           @TanyaGreerBreese Or she could stop pretending she actually tests anything when she doesn’t. But hey no worries: I get it. This is just for yuks, she’s not really testing anything and in fact, intentionally does them incorrectly just for giggles. That’s cool. Ultimately not helpful at all, though. And to think someone recommended this blog to me as “someone testing those Pinterest pins.” I’ve let them know she’s really not. I don’t see how she doesn’t have the time or money to get the ingredients to do things correctly, but has the time and resources to waste things doing them incorrectly instead. Perhaps she’s working on a not very funny comedy act, who knows?

          • Samantha

            Hey buddy, write your own blog. K?

        • Pintester

           @TanyaGreerBreese As others have said, darling, feel free to disregard my blog. No offense is meant to you at all, and I won’t be offended if it’s not your cup of tea. Personally insulting me is a little below the belt, though, I’d say.

        • Pintester

          As others have said, darling, feel free to disregard my blog. No offense is meant to you at all, and I won’t be offended if it’s not your cup of tea. Personally insulting me is a little below the belt, though, I’d say.

  • Yakityyak

    Posts about following the directions exactly are my second favorite reason to read this blog! The point of the … The reason… The best part of… Ah he’ll, never mind! If we keep explaining it, they’ll stop posting and a little bit of fun will be missing from the blog. Keep pissin’ and moanin’! Can you be sure to do it for every post though? I personally think that’s the way THAT should be done.

  • ShellyCraftonHill

    My husband actually likes me to read her posts to him while he’s stuck in traffic and bored.  She is hysterical and I wouldn’t change a thing about her blog except there could just never be enough of it for us!  Don’t know her address but if the house next door to her ever comes up for sale, you can officially call me a stalker!
     

  • JessiLeeMilakovic

    I tried this, but all I had was the purple “whitening” mouthwash….My feet looked zombie-dead after doing this from the purple color in the mouthwash, and no, it didn’t make my feet any softer.

  • BudgetFairyTale

    @ThePintester Hahahhahahah I love that there are still people out there who don’t know how the Internet works.

  • missmiss555

    I get what people are saying.  You can do things right and still be funny.  No biggie.  I think the point some people are trying to make is that her name is Pintester, giving one the impression that she’s testing these pins according to the directions and having them fail miserably, that’s what I thought when I first subscribed.  You can’t call yourself a Pintester if you’re not testing them according to the directions, just sayin’!

    • Witt

       @missmiss555  If you don’t like it unsubscribe don’t bitch about it some of us enjoy her blog and fails. We don’t always have all the “ingredients” to make per the directions and life is about improvising.

      • missmiss555

         @Witt Nasty, nasty, wow really?  First off, grow the fuck up and understand that I wasn’t bitching, I’m stating a fact: You are not a Pintester is you’re not doing them right.  Of course you’re going to get a fail if you don’t do something according to the directions or if you’re using different ingredients.  You can improvise on some things, but usually you don’t get the same results.  The smart thing to do dear Witt, is if you want to try something, go pick up the stuff you need for it and do it right the first time:)))  You have a most wonderful day and keep being pleasant, I’m sure it gets you pretty far in life:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) 

        • ms mur

           @missmiss555
           I do not think  the title “Pintester” obligates her to follow the directions exactly. It is not like is an official title of job designation. If this blog were dedicated do doing things exactly right I do not think it would say “Fucking up Pintrest pins so you don’t have to.” right under the title of the blog.
          I just came across this blog and it is really funny. I am taking in the spirit intended and will not get all bothered by someone choosing to improvise.

  • Pintester

    Y’all I read these comments, and I appreciate all of your feedback, but this is ultimately a humor blog. Come, read, laugh. Don’t take it too seriously. ;)

    • ShellyCraftonHill

       @Pintester When I want to know if the stuff works for me, I do it myself.  When I want to laugh until I am having to wear an adult diaper, I watch you do it!  You are hilarious and if you could possibly fuck up some more shit it would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you and have a great day.  Now, go and screw up some stuff so I can read about it later. :)
       

      • Witt

         @ShellyCraftonHill  @Pintester  HAhahah i totally had a fail moment and wanted to send it to you.. I did the make your own gym shirt and so glad I tested it on a  cheap walmart t-shirt! because I failed at it so HILARIOUSLY. my roomate laughed her ass off and husband said your not actually going to wear that to the gym or out of the house are you. hahahah  thanks for always making me laugh!

      • TanyaGreerBreese

         @ShellyCraftonHill  @Pintester amen!

  • ShellyCraftonHill

    People really must remove the hard object from their behinds.  Honestly.  Quit taking shit so seriously and get over yourselves.

    • Anastasia

       @ShellyCraftonHill Cool, I’m glad to know this is the prevailing attitude here, which means her “tests” are never going to be even slightly real or authentic, and any sincere suggestions to really test pins will be met with nasty defensiveness and dismissed. Now I can happily take this out of my bookmarks and stop following her on Pinterest.
       
      Thanks,
      Anastasia
       
       

  • MelisaMarieMcConnell

    I can say that your results didn’t vary from mine in the least bit! I had zombie looking dead feet by the time I was done. I followed this pinners directions to the T (and I’m honestly glad you didn’t, unlike some other people who can’t get humor and have to bitch about things–I don’ tknow what I’d do without your blog, you’re flippen hilarious!)
    Anyhow, so yes, I had all the EXACT ingredients the original article said to use. I followed directions exactly. I ended up with blueish purple feet. Blue from the listerine, and purple from my wash cloth. LOL
    all I can say is that my living room stunk like a mixture of shaving cream and mint and though my dogs didn’t hurl, I was about to from the smell. totally aweful!!!
    Yet another pin that wasted my products that I can’t really afford to buy just for the sake of trying to keep up appearances. LMAO
    keep up the good, and FUNNY work, Pintester.
     
    Sincerely,
    your pinteste Melisa Marie
     

  • http://answertheunasked.blogspot.com/ JMill

    I’ve never done this but I have bleached my feet. As in household bleach. I’m sure it’s not healthy, but it does burn off a layer of skin/callous and cure the stinks. I diluted a tablespoon in about 2 gallons of warm water and soaked for 10 minutes. They are also easier to pumice after you do that. 
     
    Thanks for your blog post on all the crazy pinterest fads!

  • ShellyCraftonHill

     @anastasia You know, it’s kinda like reading a book no one is forcing you to read and then continuing to read it while bitchin’ the entire time.  Put it down, walk away, so that others may enjoy it in peace.  You have voiced your opinion, now go away.

  • ShellyCraftonHill

     @Pintester I don’t think I would worry about it much.  Some people just don’t have a life outside of their computer I think… or they haven’t been laid in forever…  you are doing a GREAT job and you shouldn’t change a thing!  Hey, you should test the “Stick up the ass remover”.  It could come in handy… 

  • kbullet

    I actually snort when I read your blog posts… and I only do that when something is really funny.

  • MaryElizabethHardin

    If you really want a blog to test pins, there are others out there, like Craft Fail and Pinstrosity. If you want humor, read this one. Now everyone shut up, my stories are on.

  • Ang

    You are literally the funniest person ALIVE!!!  I want to quite my job and hang out with you all day!  LMFAO!!

  • JanineJones

    Bahahhahaha, I made the mistake of drinking my orange juice at the point you fell into the tub.  Hilarious!  You rock!

  • JenniferLivingstonForbes

    It didn’t work for me either…but I figured it was because of my 3 inch thick calluses that I have on the bottom of my feet.

  • Mimimadness

    The comments on your posts are almost as funny as you are~! I did say ALMOST>>>>> thanks for this girl.

  • biffyjesse

    I’m so glad you tried this! I bought Listerine just today to do it myself. I guess I will use the Listerine the way God intended. My dentist will send you a thank you note.  

  • http://david-and-melissa.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    I’m crying right now, I’m laughing so hard!!!

  • AT68

    LOVE your blog – it’s hysterical. But I did actually try this one last night and other than my dog going nutso when he licked up some spilled listerine it DOES work – doesn’t get all the skin off but my feet don’t look like I was raised in the wild anymore.

    • ALS

      Raised in the wild! LMAO.

  • kita954

    wow, people get NASTY here. they bitch about people bitching and keeping bitching until they’re all bitched out. whos got the stick up their ass now? whew. good work, tho @Pintester –i will admit i thought for a while “dang, i wish this girl would stop substituting stuff so i can see if it actually works!” then i decided, “naaaaah, it’s pretty hilarious as is.” good work-keep fucking it up so i dont have to :) schmanks! ps–im pregnant right now, but when im not i can’t wait to tell you how that cake batter martini turns out!!!

  • ConnieCupcake

    It has been said previously, but I shall say it again.. I love your blog! My husband calls it “The site where the girl fucks up crafts from the interwebs”. Close enough. But in your defense, you don’t ALWAYS mess them up.. just 95% of the time :). Anyway, I did this because I hate shoes so I have dirty, crusty feet (awesome mental image, huh?) and it made them a little softer, but mostly it got the deep in dirt right off that regular scrubbing can’t get. :)

  • wendy

    OMG!! I about died laughing at work.. good think it’s a ‘skeleton’ crew around here or I’ be getting so many ‘what are you laughing at’ comments!!! TOO dang funnY!!!!

  • April

    OMG I love your sense of humor! You crack me up! I appreciate what you’re doing here and if I wanted to know if something worked I’d try the shit myself if I was really serious about it…unlike some uptight people around here (see comments below) lol! Your true fans/followers know that this is for fun and the other people….well….you know…UPTIGHT! hahahaha! It’s like, come on people! You don’t go onto youtube and watch parody videos and then leave comments, all mad at the world, because they didn’t do it the way the song/movie was originally made…..or wait, you probably do! hahahahahahaha! It’s clear that you have no control over your own life or man/woman for that matter…so you troll around looking for good people who want to make us laugh and be happy, just so you can feel like you have some sense of control in your life!!! Well guess what Debbie Downers…it’s not gonna happen….NOT UP IN HERE! lmfao! That’s all…go be miserable and pathetic somewhere else…OR since your sooooo upstight about things being perfectly in order…you should start your own Pin testing blog and try to live up to people who are just like you….GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! lol!

  • Lynnzeesmommy

    Hey ladies, this did work and was AMAZING for me…. but I did mine a little different. I put a whole bottle of listerine in a foot bath and then put the shaving cream on my foot wrapped in a hand towel into the water & listerine. I sit there for atleast 30 minutes or until the water is too cold. Then I grab a foot scrubber and scrub my feet and put on lotion. Maybe you could try it that way? Hope it helps, plus it relieves achy feet too! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaleuaquiles Akaleu Van Aquiles

    well , your feet look pretty anyway :P

  • PanyaV

    I usually rub my feet with a pumice stone every time I take a shower, but because of major seasonal depression that hadn’t happened in a while, so my feet were gross — tomorrow’s my husband’s birthday so I figured I should probably do something about them. I remembered this post & after reading through the comments decided that I could do better. I poured an entire four-cup bottle of peroxide into a big bowl & added four cups of hot water, then sat on the couch with my feet in the bowl for 30 minutes. The dead skin started bubbling & sloughing off after 30 seconds & by the end of the soak the water was absolutely disgusting. I had just taken dark blue polish off my fingernails so I soaked my hands for the last five minutes too, lightly rubbing more dead skin off my feet. Those few minutes got the blue stains off my nails so I took a towel & dried my hands, then rubbed as much of the dead skin as I could off of my feet with it. I used a nail brush to scrub my toenails, then took a shower. At the end of the shower I scrubbed my feet with soap & a washcloth, then with the pumice stone. As always, when I got out of the shower I slathered my feet with lotion & put on cotton socks. Now my feet look freaking awesome. This might become part of my regular maintenance routine during the summer when wearing sandals wreaks my feet again. I would post a pic, but anyone can post a pic of nice-looking feet — I forgot to photograph them when they were jacked up, so I guess you’ll just have to imagine how gross they were & how nice they are now. ;-P

  • Melanie

    I tried this too, it was super awkward trying to get the Listerine wrapped towels to stay on my feet and although the Listerine burns, but doesn’t actually make your dead skin go away. I think the people who came up with this were just trying to see how many people they could get to look like complete fools by wrap shaving cream and Listerine on their feet… Unfortunately, I am one of those fools :(.

  • kittentoes

    I laughed so hard, I threw up a bit, and the cat isn’t talking to me.

  • Sheila

    Come on, Sonja, please, please, PLEASE redo this with Listerine so I don’t have to spend the money. But wait until the end of the summer when your feet are really callous encrusted. I REALLY want to know if it works, but not really enough to do it. Who’s crazy enough to spend all that for Listerine when you could get a Ped-Egg that will last almost forever and provide entertainment watching your body accumulate in powder form. You!

  • jayhatesfood.blogspot.com

    omg. hysterical! haha thank you for doing this. I love the way you write! Am going to post a link on my FB :)

  • BOH1066

    I might be a bit late to offer my two cents, which is about all my opinion is worth, but I wanted to say that this was the first of your ‘experiments’ I came across and I thought it was a riot. As for the people complaining about ‘your title’ and ‘real experiments’ and so on, they obviously need to brush up on 2 subjects. The first is reading comprehension:
    How can the above be misinterpreted? Hellllooooo….”Failing at Pinterest”…..doesn’t that make one think there might be some humour at play? Which segues nicely to the second of the subjects for some who might need a refresher…LAUGHING AT OURSELVES. It’s shaving cream and Listerine. In a world full of tragedies that threaten to crush the human soul, this woman is giving us a chance to be light-hearted. A breather from all the severity that surrounds us. If your biggest complaint is ACTUALLY that you are upset that you feel she has ‘misbranded’ her blog, I long for your life of luxury. Sonja, please, keep trying and failing and writing. I and many others will keep reading and laughing!

  • Finzfn

    Funny…loved the humor…my kind…keep me comin…I would lie to say we tried glow sticks in bubbles camping..the only thing that glowed..the bubble bottles..fail…my story not as funny as your telling tho!

  • Coco

    My friend did the listerine foot soak and dyed her feet smurf blue, I was in agony I laughed so much. The best part was she didn’t take photos the first time but I begged her so much she redid it and took photos, I really loved that extra effort!

  • ThetaSigma

    Now here’s what surprises me — you didn’t go ahead and add a bit of vodka (and then be forced to drink it while sitting ass-first in the tub)? Better yet, wine! I always break the damn cork, and I don’t buy winestoppers (pfffft), so whoops, forced to drink that shit! Even if I only used two damn tablespoons in a soup (or more, I’m not dirtying up a tablespoon just to measure out some wine. Eyeballing it is good enough). Anyway. If I ever I try this with whatever off-brand mouthwash I have, and it doesn’t contain alcohol, I will add some in the form of drinkable shit, and then drink it while sitting in the tub!

  • elf90

    I’ve tried this and it worked for me! Maybe I had lots of gunk that needed to come off…I used the Barbosol shaving cream and the yellowish Listerine (doesn’t smell as minty!) knock-off from Walmart. Wrapped up the towels tight and relaxed! Then when the time was done, I just rubbed my feet really good with the towel and it just kinda peeled off. It was disgusting. But worked and my feet felt great. I use the Listerine every once in a while just mixed with water when my feet need a cool-down after working out. It feels awesome!