5 Reasons to Treat Toenail Fungus with Essential Oils
Five reasons to treat toenail fungus with essential oils
Treat Toenail Fungus with Essential Oils
Natural: Essential oils are aromatic compounds from plants. They are plant protectors extracted through cold press and steam distillation. Their properties guard against infectious invaders and insects. They are not seen as foreign to us and are absorbed quickly into our cells without needing to attach to a receptor. This bioavailability means fast action! Pure therapeutic grade essential oils can be used topically, aromatically, and internally.
Safety: Antifungal medications have side effects. Some are more significant than others. One of the most powerful benefits of using essential oils is how safe they have proven to be. When used correctly, essential oils are a great way to treat toenail fungus and support our health in many ways. They are 50-70 times more potent than herbs, so less is more when using them. One to two drops topically is all you need, and a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil should be used.
Antifungal properties: Some of the most effective are Tea Tree, Oregano, Arborvitae, Cinnamon, and Cedarwood. Diluting these oils with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil is essential. Apply these oils topically – combine two to a roller ball bottle or start with one. Soaking your feet with Epsom salt and tea tree is beneficial and feels terrific.
Cost-effective: The cost of one drop of essential oil is minimal. You are way ahead of the game compared to a synthetic drug counterpart. Be forewarned if your essential oil is low cost; it is probably not pure, will not yield the desired effects, and can be harmful. They should be free of pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, and contaminants.
Additional health benefits: Whatever essential oil you choose, you will receive the many health benefits that the plant provides—for instance, Cinnamon is an antioxidant and helps regulate blood sugar. Lavender is great for skin rashes but also very calming. Essential oils have multiple chemical constituents, each delivering its benefits.
*TIPs: File the top of the toenail down for better penetration of the oil and be sure to treat your shoes as well!