How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus
No matter if you’re barefoot at the beach or stepping out on the town in platform heels, we all rely on our feet to carry us everywhere and even dance the night away! You probably don’t give them much thought until a problem develops like a bunion, callus, or worse: Fungus!
Now you can give your poor feet a break and rejuvenate them with essential oils. The natural effects of the oils can help treat your feet when they are tired, sore, cracked, or need special care for persistent toe fungus that won’t go away. Here’s how to get those toes ready for flip flops.
Essential Oils for Toenail Fungus
Essential oils for treating toenail fungus includes: Tea Tree, Oregano, Thyme, Clove, Ravensara, Lemongrass, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Cinnamon, Basil, and Geranium.
Medical Research on Essential Oils Antifungal Activity
Got toenail Fungus that you can’t seem to get rid of? Here’s how to get rid of toenail fungus using essential oils. Check out what essential oils can do. Essential oils of cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, geranium, and thyme were equal or superior to the powerful anti-fungal drug, Hexaconazole.
The essential oil of cinnamon at a 0.04% concentration completely stopped the growth of 35 different fungi. Clove essential oil, and its primary constituent, eugenol, kill more than 60 types of bacteria,15 strains of fungi and several viruses. Eugenol strongly inhibits growth of HSVI and HSVII. Clove essential oil reduced Candida infection in test subjects by 75% after 8 days, closely equivalent to Nystatin. 5% of adult women suffer from candidiasis which can have serious long term consequences.
Here are a few essential oils with Anti-fungal activity and show how they treat fungus in test studies:
ESSENTIAL OIL ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY
Cinnamon Bark 46.50
Hexaconazole drug 22.50
Killer Anti-fungal Oil
Clove essential oil works well as a powerful antiseptic and fungicide. This essential oil will save you a trip to the doctor with this effective at home treatment for conditions such as nail fungus and athletic’s foot.
What You Will Need:
2 drops Clove essential oil
1 teaspoon Olive oil
Small dark glass bottle (5ml or 15ml bottle)
What To Do:
- Add olive oil and clove essential oil to the glass bottle. Shake well to blend.
- Rub on affected area everyday in the morning and evening for a maximum of three weeks.
Tea Tree & Lavender Foot Fungus Soak
Try nature’s holistic approach to healing before running out to the drug store to purchase over-the-counter medicines for toenail fungus. Tea tree oil for fungus is a very common practice today. You may however, substitute tea tree and use oregano oil for nail fungus instead.
What You Will Need:
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar, warmed
6 drops Tea Tree essential oil
6 drops Lavender essential oil
1 cup Warm Water
Bowl or foot basin
What To Do:
- In a large bowl, add all of your ingredients and stir to blend well.
- Soak your feet for 10-20 minutes several times a week to kill fungus.
- Optional: Apply 1-2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil directly to the infected toenail, three times a day. Other oils can be substituted for tea tree such as clove, cinnamon bark, or lemongrass essential oils.
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