Using Lavender Oil to Treat Athlete's Foot
Keeping Feet Healthy with Lavender
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin on the foot. Fungus thrives in damp warm environments and is easily picked up in communal showers. You can help prevent and treat athlete's foot using Lavender essential oil which has powerful antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.
Other essential oils that work well combined with Lavender are Tea Tree and Myrrh. Good hygiene is also important when treating or preventing athlete's foot.
You must also wear clean socks and keep feet dry. Air out tennis shoes and spray the insides with a Lavender mist to deodorize and prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria.
Lavender Oil Recipe to Treat Athlete's Foot
Add 10 drops of Lavender Essential oil and 10 of either Tea Tree or Myrrh Oils to a 1 cup of carrier lotion. This carrier lotion could be Aloe vera juice, witchhazel, or a light non-greasy unscented lotion. Apply up to three times a day until the condition is healed.
Tea Tree and Lavender Oil Foot Soak
Soaking your feet a couple times a week in hot water that has Tea Tree and Lavender Oil added really gets rid of the fungus fast. Just add about 10 drops of Lavender and 7 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a basin large enough for both feet. Soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. Add more hot water if needed.
Lavender Foot Spray To Help Prevent Athlete's Foot
Make a natural preventative spray using 1 cup of distilled water along with 10 drops each of Lavender and Tea Tree or Lavender and Myrrh oils. Put this in a spray bottle and spray on feet after leaving the shower or gym prior to putting on socks and shoes.
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