Got itchy, burning feet?
Here’s an aromatherapy recipe for a foot soak that will help put an end to your athlete’s foot problem.
Foot Bath For Athletes Foot
To the carrier of your choice, add:
- 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- 1 drop of Cedarwood essential oil
- 1 drop of Cypress essential oil
Add the above mixture to the water in a foot basin or low-filled bathtub. Sit and soak for at least 15 minutes.
This recipe comes from Valerie Gennari Cooksley, aromatherapist and author of “Aromatherapy: A Lifetime Guide To Healing With Essential Oils”.
Tip from Valerie:
“Fungus likes moisture, so wear cotton socks, stay out of sneakers as much as possible, and towel dry completely between toes.”
More great tips on aromatherapy and the care of Athletes Foot.
With a dab of Tea Tree oil, you can treat athlete’s foot by applying the oil directly to your foot with a cotton ball. Or you can make a soothing foot bath by adding 20 drops of Tea Tree oil or Geranium oil to a bowl of hot water. Soak your feet for at least 25 minutes and then massage this aromatherapy oil into your foot.
Source: A Foot Massage With Aromatherapy Oil
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