Monday, April 13, 2009

Herbal Treatments For Toenail Fungus - Part III

Today, I will give you another herbal remedy for treating toenail fungus. You can use this recipe in conjunction with the "Antifungal Toenail Liniment" recipe previously given. Apply this oil after the liniment has dried. Use this oil consistently for at least six months or longer or until the fungus has disappeared.

"Tough On Fungus Toenail Drops"

2 teaspoons tea tree essential oil
2 teaspoons thyme essential oil
2 teaspoons clove or thyme essential oil
4 teaspoons jojoba oil (used for dilution of essential oils)

To Make:
Combine all ingredients and pour into a 2-ounce glass bottle. Shake well.

To Use:
Place a drop or two on each toenail morning and night and rub in well, then dress as you normally do.

Store bottle in a cool, dry, dark cabinet. Do not refrigerate as the jojoba oil will harden.

NOTE: This information was adapted from the book, "Natural Foot Care - Herbal Treatments, Massage, And Exercises For Healthy Feet", by Stephanie Tourles, Storey Publishing 1998. The information in this article is for educational purposes only and any recommendations for health care are made without guarantee on the part of the author. The author disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information. Please use common sense when self-treating with herbs and essential oils and consult a professional herbalist/aromatherapist when appropriate.


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  2. Hi Stephanie,

    It's a pleasure to comment on your blog! I asked for Organic Body Care Recipes for Christmas because I wanted to learn to make a substitute for the chemical-laden lotion I'd been using for almost ten years, and within days of receiving your book I fell headlong into body care crafting! Your book is truly wonderful, such a warm invitation to the subject with such terrific, effective recipes. It's made a wonderful jumping-off point for me - now I'm crafting lotions and potions of my own creations, but I find I keep referring to your book. Thanks for the wonderful work!

    I'm looking forward to trying these toenail fungus recipes - my partner has athlete's foot. I'm surprised to see how much essential oil is in this recipe! The combo is 60% essential oil, not so far from "neat," which is surprising to me because I thought thyme and especially clove need to be well-diluted to avoid irritating the skin, even if you're using just a drop. Is this sort of concentration safe to use on athlete's foot, particularly on the tender skin between the toes?