“Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.” -Antoinette Brown Blackwell
If your child or a family member is active in sports, he/she will be prone to Athlete’s foot. I used to use the over-the-counter cream to treat the condition. Not only does it smell unpleasant, but also it takes 2-3 weeks for the condition to clear up. And it kept coming back.
I decided to use essential oils that are anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and skin healing to get rid of it once and for all. And my son’s athlete’s foot never came back!
I came up with 2 natural home remedies, one is fast drying aloe-gel based gel and the other is all-natural foot powder. Both products smell wonderful. Using both products, I was able to cure my 8-year old’s athlete’s foot in one week!
Here are the recipes and the instruction. This athlete’s foot home remedy can be used for any foot issues since the essential oils used are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
Fast Drying Aloe-gel based gel
one ounce Aloe vera gel
5 drops Lemongrass
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Tea tree
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Patchouli
10 drops Palmarosa
Lemongrass, Lemon and Tea tree are excellent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Lavender, Patchouli and Palmarosa are cooling and skin-healing. This athlete’s foot gel kills the fungus and bacterial while at the same time supports the skin to heal!
Mix all the above in a 2oz clear plastic bottle.
For children younger than 8, start with a total of 10 drops of the essential oils in one ounce of aloe vera gel. If not responding, increase up to 20 drops.
Shake well before use. Use the gel in the mornings and evenings.
In the mornings, after you apply the gel and let it dry, and before your child puts on socks, sprinkle the following all-natural body/foot powder on his feet to keep them dry throughout the day to prevent the worsening of the condition.
All-Natural Foot Powder
1 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
1 cup of neem leave powder or chamomile flower powder
1 cup of kaolin white clay
1/2 cup of bentonite clay
Mix all the above in a shaker bottle. Sprinkle onto the area and put on socks.
Once the skin heals, continue using the foot powder for one more week or anytime your child needs it.