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Essential Oils for Athlete's Foot

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Essential Oils for Athlete's Foot

essential oils for athlete's foot

Essential oils for athlete’s foot have anti fungal properties listed below. You can use essential oils for athlete’s foot by rubbing the oils (diluted with carrier oil) onto your feet.* You can also create a foot bath. Simply add a few drops of the oils below to your tub. Add bath salts to warm water.

Oregano essential oil
Thyme essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Peppermint essential oil
Myrrh essential oil
Lemongrass essential oil

One study found that a foot bath (107 degrees F) with salts and either oregano, thyme, cinnamon bark, lemongrass, clove, palmarosa, peppermint, lavender or geranium significantly reduced fungi associated with athlete’s foot in vitro.

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Foot Care Essential Oil Blend Concentrate

To naturally help athlete’s foot we have developed Foot Care Essential Oil Blend which has anti-fungal essential oils tea tree and French lavender in the perfect proportions.

Directions: To use Foot Care Essential Oil Blend concentrate, dilute 3-4 drops of this blend with 8-10 drops of carrier oil. Massage into feet, between toes daily. Make sure your feet are completely dry first.

Remember: Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin. It thrives in warm, moist environments. Prevention of athlete’s foot is to keep feet cool, dry and avoid wearing constricting shoes or socks.

Foot Care Essential Oil Blend Safety Tips

  • Do not use if pregnant or have epilepsy.
  • Should be avoided if you have allergy prone or sensitive skin.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.

* Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Inouye S. Uchida K, Nishiyama Y, et al. Combined effect of heat, essential oils and salt on fungicidal activity against Trichohyton mentagrophytes in a foot bath. Nihon Ishinijin Gakkai Zasshi.2007;48(1):27-36.

Satchell AC, Saurajen A. Bell C, et al. Treatment of interdigital tinea pedis with 25% and 50% tea tree oil solution; a randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded study. Australas J Dermatol 202 Aug:43(3):175-178.