Tea tree oil has been known to be a great antiseptic and bacteria killer. People all around the world have already experienced the healing properties tea tree oil has to offer and have added it to their daily routine and medicine cabinet.
Did you know about 5% of all people have nail fungus?? Even more astounding, over half of the people over 70 years old have developed chronic toenail fungus! So what do you do once you’ve gotten toenail fungus? How do you treat it? Oral medications come with nasty side effects and health risks. Topical creams and ointments have extremely low success rates, and laser treatment which boasts the highest cure rate is costly and not covered by insurances. So what’s a person to do to treat their fungus? Tea tree oil! There are a large number of people claiming tea tree oil cured them, but how? What exactly is tea tree oil and why is it so effective in battling fungus?
Tea tree oil is found in the leaves off of the Melaleuca Alternifolia, which is found in Southeast Queensland and Australia. It has a strong odor rivaling that of peppermint and is nearly colorless. But how to use it?
Start by trimming and filing the nail down, apply 100% pure tea tree oil directly onto the nails at least 2 times a day. Be sure to be thorough during your application. Tea tree oil has been known to be relatively drying to the skin so after application apply a small amount of moisturizing lotion to your feet and give your cuticles a nice massage to stimulate growth. Most people have claimed that after using the tea tree oil method they saw results after just one month but don’t be discouraged if you haven’t seen results immediately. Be diligent with your application and be patient! Results will show in time, it takes anywhere from 6 to 8 months for a full nail to grow in completely but it’s different for everyone.
Tea tree oil is a great and inexpensive home cure to treating your toenail fungus, so give it a try today! You’ve got nothing to lose, and so much to gain.