Using Oils To Treat Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus can be very annoying to deal with; it can also be embarrassing. If you are suffering from toenail fungus and want to heal it naturally, then there are several home remedies you can try to get the fungus under control.

Combination Oil Treatment

You can use tea tree oil, orange oil and olive oil to remove toenail fungus. Tea tree oil disinfects naturally. Orange oil also destroys any bacteria that is found in the toenail, while olive oil will help to soothe and heal the toenail. In order to create a natural tincture from these oils, you will need:

  1. A teaspoon of tea tree oil
  2. A teaspoon of orange oil
  3. A teaspoon of olive oil
  4. Some cotton balls

Mix the tea tree and orange oil together, then add the olive oil to the mixture. Soak a cotton ball into the mixture and apply it to the infected toenail. Sometimes, you can soak your feet in a footbath to which the mixture has been added. Create the footbath by putting five drops of the mixture into a basin of water, then soak your feet for fifteen minutes. Treatment should be done every morning and every evening as part of your daily routine until the fungus goes away.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of nature's best healers because it contains vital compounds that fight against fungal infections. Toenail fungus contains a membrane that is crucial to its existence and the fatty acids in coconut oil will insert themselves into the fat layer of the fungal membrane, this will lead to the destruction of the toenail fungus. To make use of anti-fungal properties of coconut, use the following instructions:

  1. Get a teaspoon of coconut oil.
  2. Apply the coconut oil gently to the affected toenail.
  3. Allow it to dry, do not wipe it off.
  4. Repeat this treatment at least three times per day.

You should use the coconut oil sparingly, there is no need to use a large amount, as a small layer over the affected toenail is enough to treat the fungal infection. You should wash your hands in between applications of the coconut oil if you are treating more than one infected toenail, to prevent the fungus from spreading.

Nature has provided some powerful oils to heal toenail fungus, these oils are affordable and readily available for purchase. If you suffer from toenail fungus you should take advantage of nature's healers to remedy the problem. Talk to your podiatrist, such as Jeffrey M Marks DPM, for more information.