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Athlete's foot is a common condition that affects about 1 in 10 people. Men are more likely to have this condition and about half of the people that have it will have recurring rashes because the fungus can survive in the cracks between the toes. This condition is extremely contagious and causes the skin especially between the toes to become red, cracked and scaly, itchy and may have an odour.
Athlete's foot is a common condition because our feet sweat and are contained in socks and shoes for most of the day, this can create a moist environment that fungus loves to grow in. With winter coming and more boots being worn this condition will start.
Essential Oils used to treat this condition are:
Lavender Oil - for it's anti-fungal, anti-microbial, healing and soothing properties
Tea Tree Oil - has extremely powerful anti-fungal and antiseptic properties using this oil along with Lavender Oil will make an excellent treatment for this condition.
Geranium Oil - also has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties helping to fight bacteria.
Myrrh - has anti-fungal properties, but is the best oil to help with the dry, cracking skin. Myrrh works will on Athlete's foot when combined with Lavender Oil.
Peppermint Oil - will help with the odour associated with Athlete's foot, it will also help fight the fungal infection, stimulates blood circulation and will help relieve the itch. Peppermint oil works really well when combined with Lavender and Tea Tree Oils.
Coconut Oil - is a great natural oil with wonderful antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This oil combined with the essential oils in a foot massage
would be beneficial.