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Treatment of Athletes Foot with Essential Oils

Athlete's Foot: 

Itching, burning, and flaky, yellow, or thickened skin are among the primary symptoms of athlete's foot. Caused by the ringworm fungus, this skin infection is highly contagious. Fortunately, it responds very well to treatment with essential oils. Deep bacterial infections sometimes occur with serious cases of athlete's foot. Seek medical assistance if your symptoms worsen or fail to respond to natural remedies.

Antifungal Tea Tree Treatment: 

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Tea tree essential oil is a powerful antifungal agent, and it is frequently used to combat athlete's foot. For faster relief, use this remedy as soon as you notice symptoms to develop.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark-colored glass bottle, add the carrier oil and tea tree essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Using cotton ball, apply 2 or 3 drops of the blend to the affected area.
  3. Repeat this treatment 2 times a day until symptoms subside. Speed the healing process by keeping your feet exposed to open air as often as possible.

Tea tree essential oil kills many viruses, fungi, and bacteria on contact.

Numerous studies have proven that tea tree essential oil is effective against a wide range of common viruses, fungi, and bacteria, including the fungus that causes athlete's foot. You can use this remedy with confidence for this and many other common ailments.

Soothing Calendula-Tea Tree Balm: 

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Use this remedy to heal painful cracks while combating athlete's foot. Tea tree essential oil is the best natural remedy for combating fungus that causes athlete's foot; however lavender, lemon, or myrrh essential oils can be substituted in a pinch. The calendula carrier oil in this treatment soothes and promotes rapid healing and should not be replaced with an alternate carrier oil.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark-colored glass bottle, combine 1/2 ounce of calendula oil and the tea tree essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Using a cotton ball, apply 2 or 3 drops of the blend to the affected area.
  3. Using your fingertips, layer 1 to 3 drops of straight calendula oil atop the treatment.
  4. Repeat this treatment 2 or 3 times a day until symptoms subside.
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