Monday, April 7, 2014

Homemade Nail Fungus Cream

If you have ever had nail fungus, then you know it can come out of no where, it doesn't mean you're a "dirty" person, and it never wants to leave once it finds a home in your nails.  It is stubborn to say the least!

Many of the topical nail fungus treatments out there don't do the job, and they usually contain some ingredients that aren't safe during pregnancy.  

If you'd like to use a nail fungus cream that is sure to KNOCK OUT the fungus, then I recommend making your own using essential oils.

This stuff is strong , and you can be confident that it will kill the fungus.  

Here is the recipe:
1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
25 drops of Oregano essential oil
20 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
20 drops of Malaleuca essential oil

Melt the coconut oil over low heat in a double boiler or just stick it in a bowl, and put it outside on a hot day.  Then mix your essential oils into the melted coconut oil.  

It may take several days for the coconut oil to re-solidify, because of the low viscosity of the essential oils.  You can see in the picture above, that my mixture is still not completely solid. 

How to use this cream:
Cut the infected nail down as far as you can without pain.  Use a fresh q-tip to apply the cream generously to the nail, twice daily, for at least two months.  It is vital to stick with it, or the fungus will just go ahead and have a party in your nail bed again.  You may not see results for up to a year, because the nail has to grow out completely to fully eradicate the fungus.  Dr. Weil also recommends eating 1-2 cloves of raw garlic daily, as it contains significant anti-fungal properties.  

Why it works:
Oregano, Malaleuca, and Lemongrass essential oils have very strong anti-fungal, chemical compounds.  Plants have to defend themselves against bacterial, fungal, and parasitic predators, to name a few, so it only makes sense that the oils they produce, have the power to also help us to fight off these things.  Oregano, for example, is such a potent anti-fungal, that it is capable of destroying resistant, mutated fungi, which result from strong antibiotic therapies.  

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