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 thight 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 flex; and foot odor. The best way to treat athlete’s foot is with an anti-fungal essential oil blend.
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.
Topically apply the Athlete’s Foot Roller, twice a day.
Athlete’s foot bath – add 30 drops of Tea Tree 5ml 10ml to a footbath and soak your feet for 10 minutes. After soaking and thoroughly drying your feet, massage a few drops of the tea tree oil directly onto the affected area.
Supplement with garlic – a compound in garlic known as ajoene is especially effective against the fungus that causes athlete’s foot .
Grapefruit seed oil – spray or apply to your feet and let it fully dry – it can also be left on overnight.