Tea tree oil is one of the most effective and well-known natural anti-bacterial compound used by people around the world. It can also be used to treat toenail fungal infection which is one of the most irritating nail conditions to treat due to the fact that it takes a long time to eliminate the infection which can also translate to expensive costs. Fortunately, tea tree oil is quite affordable and its effectiveness has been proven by thousands of individuals who were able to treat their toenail fungal infection.
Below is a step by step guide on how to use tea tree oil in order to treat toenail fungal infection permanently. You can use two methods when it comes to using tea tree oil. The first method is applying 2 drops of the oil directly over the affected area 3 times per day. However, if you have sensitive skin and direct application causes you a level of discomfort you try mixing tea tree oil in water and soaking your feet or hands for a couple of minutes.
Tea Tree Oil Soaking Method
This will dilute the oil which is ideal for those with extra sensitive skin. You will need the following ingredients to prepare this treatment:
- ½ cup of warm cider vinegar
- Approximately 6 drops of tea tree oil
Choose one of the following oils:
- Sandalwood Oil (1 drop)
- Peppermint Oil (2 drops)
- Patchouli Oil (2 drops)
- Thyme Oil (2 drops)
Instructions: Personally, I recommend the use of thyme oil as it has some impressive anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. Once you have collected the necessary ingredients simply mix all 3 into a basin with warm water. The water should be at least ankle or wrist deep and soak your feet or hands for 20 minutes per day.
How to Make Anti Fungal Nail Cream
This is another effective homemade remedy you can use in order to treat fungal nail infection. It is quite easy to make and is safe to use. If you are interested in making your own homemade brew for treating nail fungal infections which is significantly more cost effective then you will need the following:
- 4 teaspoons of cider vinegar
- 1/8 cups of boiled or distilled water (30 ml.)
- Lavender Oil (10 drops)
- Tea Tree Oil (6 drops)
Instructions: To begin mixture, you will also need a glass bottle. First pour in the oils into the bottle and shake well for a minute or so. Once they are properly mixed together you can add 30 ml. of boiled or distilled water into the bottle. Shake it again and make sure the concoction has been mixed completely. Application is easy, use a cotton swab and apply a thin layer over the affected area 3 times every day. Make sure to shake it well before each use.
How to Make Anti Fungal Foot Powder
This anti fungal foot powder can help prevent fungi growth as it can be applied not only on your feet but also within shoes. You will need the following ingredients to make this highly effective anti-fungal powder:
- 2 tablespoons of unscented talc powder or corn flour
- Lavender Oil (15 drops)
- Peppermint Oil (5 drops)
Instructions: First put your corn flour or talc powder inside a small plastic bag. Mix in your essential oils into the plastic bag and seal it completely. Leave it for about 24 hours to allow the oil get absorbed by the powder. Remember to shake it well before each use.
These are some of the easiest and most effective homemade anti fungal remedies that you can do at a low cost. Just remember that treating fungal infections need proper care and that application of medication should be followed through.