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Treating Fungal Nail Infections with Essential Oils
Tea Tree Essential Oil£3.50
- You can simply mix the two oils together in a bottle in equal amounts.
- For more sensitive skin, you may want to dilute the essential oils in a carrier oil, such as grapeseed or rice bran (using equal amounts of the 3 oils).
Lemon Essential Oil£2.95
Apply topically (one or two drops onto the affected toe or finger nail), and leave on for 5-10 minutes before washing off. Do not use essential oils neat for anything else - they should never be put directly on the skin, but nails are more hard-wearing. Do this daily for around 4 weeks to see results. This treatment may take longer than 4 weeks, depending on the severity of the infection. It is also advisable to trim the affected nail regularly with clean nail clippers to promote healthy nail growth. Be sure to use a different nail clipper to the one you use for healthy nails to prevent spread, and clean it after every use.
If you do not see any improvement or you suffer a reaction, wash off, discontinue use immediately and contact your GP. Do not use essential oils neat for anything else. Always contact your doctor before beginning any form of treatment, especially if taking other medication. Do not use this treatment if pregnant and never consume essential oils.