I never thought about painful, cracked heels growing up as a beach kid in Southern California - in fact, as soon as Summer finally came, my feet had little desire to be stuffed into hot, sweaty, restrictive shoes!
My pals and I were barefoot from the get go, braving hot asphalt,
burning hot sand, climbing on the sharp, prickly rocks at the beautiful
Mediterranean-like beaches where we grew up, having no care if our beds
got a little sandy, living in swim shorts...Real 'gremmies' before the
word was coined.
As I grew older, my favored footwear was 'Zoris', or flip flops, and 'huaraches', or Mexican open sandals.
...Then it began: Thick, by now, calluses on my heels... Impervious to many other things, now they began cracking. I'd ignore that for a while, but cracked heels, as you well know, would get to a certain point where just putting my foot down to walk normally REALLY HURT!
"OK", I thought, "just ignore it and don't whine." Much easier said then done! I'd try some cream-or-other, awkwardly slip around in my rubber 'flops', and finally end up having to put restrictive (definitely not 'beachy') shoes and socks on for however long it took to heal up that crack and get back to my ocean loving lifestyle. (days and days to barely get better?)
In my mid thirties, I eventually moved from the ocean to a dry climate in SW Colorado...and I still liked to wear open shoes or sandals in the Summer after the long, cold Winter has passed.
But now the problem intensified, as the painful cracks in my heels came on suddenly and more often...
But, by this time, I had far greater trouble with cracking fingertips (especially thumbs) most all the year. I tried every 'miracle', 'awesome', 'working guy hand cream', whatever, I could find...
Fast forward a few years. I'm a bit of a creative type, a tinkerer, a model maker, a carpenter, artist, teacher. I'm willing to dive in and solve a new problem.
So, jumping into skin care research, especially skin care therapy based on natural ingredients, I began experimenting. A little bit like Mr. Edison, I kept experimenting until I concocted a stick in a lip balm tube, mostly made of beeswax with plenty of soothing, natural healing aid ingredients that FINALLY WORKED and ended my pain and discomfort!
Of course, that (final) experiment is now a commercial product called CrackZapIt!, the subject of this web site. After discovering the 'cure' for my cracking finger skin condition, it dawned on me to use it on, yes, CRACKED HEELS -
The results were and are SO REWARDING! So if you suffer from cracked heels for any reason, (but usually due to 'our' addiction to open shoes - especially you ladies), CRACKZAPIT! is the answer.
I make sure the tube is about body temperature, (not too stiff from being in a cool spot), roll out a 1/4" or so of material, and push it into a heel crack, filling it entirely. (I also rub it into the hard edge of callus between callus and soft skin).
I do put on a sock (usually I do this at night). If I've let the crack go for way too long, I might repeat this process for up to 3 days, wearing socks and shoes during the day...Often, with a new crack, one application at night with a sock on, and one in the morning, has served me really well, and I'm back in 'footloose' action again!
I'm sure you will be as happy as I have been with the results. Please enjoy reading about the natural ingredients and other facts about CrackZapIt! on this website, where you can get it! And please don't forget! Contact us and let me know how it's worked for you.
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"Thank you so much for this wonderful product. As an art teacher and child care giver I was washing my hands quite a bit. It wasn't long before I developed those painful cracks on my fingers. It got to the point where I couldn't do the crafts I enjoy. I've tried everything but nothing worked until I used CrackZapit! Hooray! I will certainly be spreading the word about this miracle in a tube as I keep spreading it on my sore, cracked digits.Thanks again!"
-Janet in Philadelphia,PA
"We purchased CrackZapIt! on vacation this summer at Murdoch's in Craig, Colorado. My husband gets horrible cracks on his thumb and I noticed this at the checkout counter. I thought, "Why not?" and purchased a tube. OMG! This was the best purchase ever!! His thumb cracks disappeared within a day. We both used it on our trip through Colorado to Yellowstone and Glacier. We now recommend it to everyone... Thanks for a great product."
-Nancy, Omaha, NE,
"This is the only stuff that worked on my hand cracks....and I've turned it on to my bartender friends in Mexico Beach, FL and they loved it!!!" (Ed.Note: Yes! It works in humid Florida where folks STILL get finger and thumb cracks!)
"I have eczema on my fingers and I tried CRACK ZAP IT and it was very soothing. It healed up so quickly like magic! It has helped tremendously and I decided to carry one tube in my purse all the time. My husband tried it on his cracked finger tips, it worked great and the result was amazing. We want to buy a few CRACK ZAP IT so we can give them as gifts to our friends and family...."
"During the winter months, my fingers crack right at the tip on the edge of the nail. In addition to being painful it's hard to do small delicate tasks because of soreness and bandaids. I used CrackZapIt one time and over night my fingers were starting to heal and I could get rid of the bandaids. This is a "must carry in your pocket" for anyone who works outdoors."
"I carry a tube with me all the time. It's always available to use at any time and really stops the pain of finger cracking. It helps heal the cracks in the creases of my fingers. In the winter time I'm never without it!"
"Great for those cracks on your fingertips. I love it so much I'm getting some for my mom. Better than anything I've ever tried!"
"Heals dry cracked and bleeding fingers like magic. Nothing else even comes close. Its the only way we can get through the winter around here! Don't ever stop selling it please!"
"I work and play hard--and my hands bear the brunt of it. Being a nurse, my hands are washed dozens of times a day. After years of chronic painful cracked hands I found solice in O'Keefe's Working Hands (also sold by Duluth)which healed my pitiful hands quickly after a few uses--except for one deep stubborn crack on the edge of my thumb nail that has been gnawing at me years. CRACKZAPIT literally relieved the pain immediately and then started to heal it--honest to God--after ONE APPLICATION! After a couple days, my cut is now history. No more pain. Nothing else has ever come close to healing or even just soothing this cut and almost everything I had ever tried previously was painful when applied. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I can't imagine it not working for anyone else! FYI: If you use both products, I have found they work best together by applying the CRACKZAPIT first to any open areas, then apply the O'Keefe's. Then enjoy your painfree healing hands!"