Did you know that over 35 million people can suffer from toenail fungus each year? Its official medical name is onychomycosis or tinea unguium. This infection of the nailbed on your feet makes your nails yellow and brittle. It can also be really painful, which is hard for people in professions who have to stand on their feet all day. However, you can use some of our wonderful essential oils to help you relieve the symptoms and treat this fungal infection. There are three that are the best to help:
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is one of the best antifungal and antiseptic oils on the market. You will instantly feel soothed and enjoy the antibacterial properties of this amazing oil. It works so well, that you might not even need anything else! This oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the native Australian tea tree. It will help kill the toenail fungal virus that’s causing you such discomfort. It also boosts your immune system, so that your own white blood cells can assist in attacking the infection. If you also suffer from athlete’s foot, this will help as well.
You’ll want to keep Tea Tree Oil in the medicine cabinet even after the fungus is cured, because it’s excellent for all kinds of skin problems, including cold sores, pimples, rashes, cuts, scrapes, and burns.
2. Oregano Oil
You probably already have Oregano as an herb in your spice cabinet, ready to flavor Italian meals. But did you know that Oregano Oil is a powerful antioxidant? It’s so potent that we recommend you dilute it with a base oil, like olive or coconut. But it definitely works and is a very strong fungus fighter. It also kills parasites and eases infections, including those of your sinus. You can also apply it with the base oil directly to your skin. Oregano Oil is one of the best skin healing oils, and you should definitely keep some to take care of bug bites, rashes, dandruff, and cold sores.
To use Oregano Oil for your toenail fungus, simply put a few teaspoons into a basin of water and soak your feet in it. Repeat this each day until the infection has cleared up.
3. Orange Oil
Oranges aren’t just for eating! You can also apply this strong and powerful Orange Oil to your toes and help cure the fungus. It works well in conjunction with the Tea Tree Oil, if that’s not working alone. Orange Oil has that distinct fresh and zingy orange smell, which makes it pleasant to use. It actually helps prevent bacterial infections from reaching your body, so it stops the spread of toenail fungus in addition to fighting against it. Oranges contain plenty of Vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system and helps your body fight the infection at the same time.
Orange Oil will also help you relax. It’s a natural antiseptic and will heal up your feet after the infection has been taken care of.