At least two studies have shown creams containing between 10 and 50 percent tea tree oil help resolve athlete’s foot. In the more recent study, which lasted four weeks, 25- and 50-percent solutions were similarly effective when compared to a placebo cream. A few of the volunteers did, however, develop skin irritation. If that happens to you, stop using tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil can be powerful stuff, so take care in mixing and applying this remedy as noted below.
Warning: Keep your bottle of tea tree oil out of the reach of children. Internal use can be toxic.
What You Need
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) unscented body lotion
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) tea tree oil
Preparation And Use
1Blend the lotion and tea tree oil in a small, clean jar or bowl.
2Apply to affected areas on the feet.
3Wash your hands afterward.