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Treatment of Jock Itch with Essential Oils

Jock Itch:

 Jock itch is caused by fungal growth in or on the groin's top layer of skin. Itching, burning, and a rash are usually present, and heat or tight clothing can exacerbate symptoms. Jock itch is extremely contagious, so it's important that you avoid contact with items others will touch or use. While essential oils provide fast relief in most cases, those with under-lying infections may require medical intervention.

Tea Tree Spray: 

MAKES 24 TREATMENTS

Tea tree essential oil is the ideal weapon in your arsenal against jock itch, thanks to its powerful antifungal action.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark-colored glass bottle fitted with a spray top, add the water and tea tree essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Spray the affected area generously after showering. Allow the area to dry before dressing.
  3. Repeat this treatment up to 4 times a day until symptoms subside. Shake the bottle before each use.

Eucalyptus-Tea Tree Balm: 

MAKES 12 TREATMENTS

Eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree essential oils come together to heal the sore, cracks skin that sometimes accompanies jock itch. At the same time, their antifungal action addresses the fungal infection that causes the ailment.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark colored glass bottle, add the carrier oil along with the eucalyptus, lavender, and tea tree essential oils, and shake well to blend.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply 1 teaspoon to the affected area.
  3. Repeat this treatment once a day at the bedtime until the jock itch has subsided.
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