ATHLETE'S FOOT

ESSENTIAL OILS

Tea Tree. Most effective natural remedy for athlete’s foot; fights parasites and fungus.

Oregano. Shows significant anti- bacterial and anti- fungal properties.

Patchouli. Protects cuts or sores on the skin from becoming infected; fights fungus.

Geranium. Helps fight bacterial infections.

Research
A 2013 study found that oregano oil has anti-microbial activity and can be used for the treatment
of bacteria, viruses and fungal infections.

Home Remedy
Athlete’s Foot Bath. Add 30 drops of tea tree oil to a footbath and soak your feet for 10 minutes. After soaking and thoroughly drying your feet, massage a few drops of the oil directly onto the affected area.

Background
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It often occurs in people whose feet have become sweaty while wearing tight-fitting shoes. The infection is contagious and can be spread by contaminated towels, floors or clothing; it can also spread to the toenails, hands, groin and other parts of the body. Some common symptoms of athlete’s foot include a scaly rash that can cause itching; burning and stinging; thickened, yellowing toenails; cracking, open flesh; and foot odor. The best way to treat athlete’s foot is with an anti-fungal essential oil blend.

Suggested Supplements

» Garlic. A compound in garlic known as ajoene is especially effective against the fungus that causes athlete’s foot.32

» Grapefruit Seed Oil. A common remedy for athlete’s foot. Spray or apply to your feet and let it fully dry. Can be left on overnight.