Do you know how common nail fungus is? Extremely common, in fact about 5% of all people have dealt or are currently dealing with a nail fungus infection! Over half of people over the age of 70 have developed chronic nail fungus.
So why Tea Tree oil? It’s not like the regular tea we drink, but instead this magical little cure has become a staple in most people’s households and medicine cabinets for its healing and antifungal properties. In Australia, tea tree oil has been used by the native people for thousands of years due to its beneficial properties and positive results.
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.