I also came across these 3 home remedies to treat nail fungus.
Here the are top 3 home remedies to treat nail fungus…
The medical term for nail fungus is Onychomycosis also known as tinea unguium, which can affect finger nails or toe nails. While I found ZetaClear to be the best holistic treatment for nail fungus, and certainly more convenient.
1. Tea Tree/Orange Oil Rub
Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant which possesses antibacterial properties. Orange oil has also shown promising results when it comes to getting rid of fungus, and can be added to the mixture as well. Since orange oil is an essential oil, you need to dilute it before applying to the nail.
- 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of grapeseed or olive oil
- Cotton balls
- 1/2 teaspoon of orange oil (optional but recommended)
Directions: As soon as you notice the tell-tale signs of nail fungus, mix together 1 of tea tree oil, ½ teaspoon of orange oil, and ½ teaspoon of grapeseed or olive oil. Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply to affected nail pressing it on gently but firmly so the liquid comes out. Let this dry naturally.
2. Baking Soda & Vinegar Soak
Baking soda is not fungicidal-that is, it does not kill the fungus. It is, however, fungistatic, which means it can prevent fungus from growing and spreading. The reason it acts like this is because it is alkaline-the opposite of acidic-and fungus is able to flourish when its environment is more acidic.
It seems counter-intuitive then, that using vinegar to kill nail fungus would be a good idea, but vinegar is a fairly weak acid, and will help kill off the fungus without altering the Ph. of the environment in a harmful way.
First, mix 1 cup of your chosen vinegar with enough water to soak your feet in.
Soak for 15 minutes, and then pat dry with paper towels.
Follow this by adding several tablespoons of baking soda to enough water to soak your feet in, and soak for 15 minutes. Pat feet completely dry with paper towels.
Do this twice a day. The idea is that the vinegar will kill off the fungus, while the baking soda will then inhibit the growth of more.
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil has medium chain fatty acids are almost miracles in how they work as natural fungicides. The fungal membrane is crucial to maintaining the “life” of the fungus, which is why many anti-fungal treatments target the fungal membrane.
Fatty acids, such as the ones found abundantly in coconut oil, naturally insert themselves in the lipid (fat) layer of the fungal membrane and disturb it, leading eventually to cell disintegration and the ultimate destruction of the fungus (to put it in a nutshell.)
This is What you need:
Organic Coconut Oil
Wearing gloves or washing your hands between applications (if you have more than one affected nail) rub coconut oil onto the area and let it absorb and dry naturally.
There is no need to gob a whole bunch on-a thin layer will do. Repeat 2-3 times daily.