There are tons of natural remedies for toenail fungus, and even though this nasty funk can be caused by a variety of things, there are just as many remedies out there.
Here are just a few you can try at home!
1. Give Your Piggies a Soak: This toenail disorder can be helped by a simple soak. Get to the root of foot fungus with a combination of apple cider vinegar, and Epsom salt. This combo great for reducing stress, and fighting foot odor too! Not only that, but it also makes exfoliating dead skin cells easy. Give yourself a full pedi-treatment with this mixture in some warm water, and then use a pumice stone to eliminate callouses, and rough skin on your stompers. The apple cider vinegar helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria with just a 15-20 minute soak. Mix 1 part vinegar, 1 part Epsom salt to 2 parts water and kick back.
2. Try an Alkaline Diet
All of the toxins, and other crap out there found in common convenience foods, GMO’s and beauty products (not to mention the environment) can contribute the overall production of nasty bacteria, and parasitic growth in your body. This includes your feet. By adding even a few alkaline foods to your daily diet, you can improve your overall health, reduce the amount of toxins and pollutants in your body and help reduce the growth and spread of bacterial infections, like toenail fungus on your feet.
Some of the top alkaline foods include:
- Cayenne pepper
- Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, and cauliflower
- Root vegetables like carrots, beets, and radishes
- And wheat grass
3. Dap On a Drop of Essential Oils
Natural foot fungus remedies include herbs, and their essential oils. The most effective natural treatment for toenail fungus is tea tree oil, and you can use this natural healer on the infected area, slightly deluded in carrier oil like jojoba and simply dab it on. Or add it to a soak. This essential oil is beneficial for so many uses, it’s a must-have for around the house as it’s powerful anti-bacterial and astringent properties make it a cabinet keeper!
4. Vicks and Vitamin E
Vicks Vapor Rub has been known as an effective DIY treatment when applied at the first signs of toenail infection. If you aren’t bothered by the smell, or greasy feel, just work the rub into the infected nail, and continue to apply daily, while you continue trimming away at your toe nails, and a healthy nail begins to grow. The eucalyptus oil is what makes this an effective treatment so consider skipping the Vicks and just opting for eucalyptus essential oil diluted in jojoba oil.
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, and skin regenerator that works the same way for healthy hails. Applying a concentrated vitamin E oil to the nail as the toenail fungus begins to die off, is a fast and efficient way to regenerate the production of new, healthy nails.
5. Bringin’ the Baking Soda
This common household cleaner is also an absorbent powder. Add it to your shoes to soak up any moisture that may contribute to the spread of toenail fungus. This powder also absorbs funky odors! You can also make a paste from a simple mixture of apple cider vinegar and baking soda and rub it into any infected area that needs a little extra TLC.
Try these 5 natural toenail home remedies and get your pretty piggies back in order. Paint them with some polish, and go show ‘em off!