Using Tea Tree Oil for Athlete’s Foot
Tea tree oil is an essential oil with natural anti-fungal properties that is used for many maladies, including athlete’s foot. It is both safe and effective in mitigating and treating the afflication. Here are a few ways to use tea tree oil for athlete’s foot:
Mix Tea Tree Oil in a Foot Soak
The easiest way to employ tea tree oil for athlete’s foot is to simply add 2–3 drops to a foot soak in warm water. If desired, also add 1/4 cup of dried cornmeal and a small amount of coarse sea salt (or Epsom salts). Soak your feet for 15–20 minutes.
You can also apply tea tree oil on the infected area of your feet directly. Here’s how to do it:
- Clean the feet with a damp cloth and then dry them off.
- Put a few drops of tea tree oil on a cotton ball.
- Apply the cotton ball onto the affected portion of your foot.
- Wear socks or covered shoes afterward.
Cream with Tea Tree Oil
You can make an athlete’s foot cream with tea tree oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. Simply mix together equal amounts of each ingredient, and put the mixture into a glass jar and apply this cream to the affected area.
Consult Your Doctor
Although incorporating tea tree oil for athlete’s foot is generally safe, it is always best to consult with a doctor before you give it a try.
Now that you know how to use tea tree oil for athlete’s foot, you can start incorporating it into your daily routine.