Fungal infections besides the fact that does not look pretty, can also cause nail discoloration, bad odor of feet, increased sweating and even falling of nails. Favorite places to fungal infections are heels, the space between the toes and under the nails. Nails themselves are also dangerous “zone”.

A recent study done by a group of U.S. scientists found that at the feet are settled around 200 species of fungi. Fungal infections are common and widespread phenomenal, and many people do not know they have this problem since early infection occurs on the underside of the nail, and the symptoms are almost invisible.

An excellent way to prevent or offset this unwanted phenomenon are natural oils and bubble baths, which, if regularly and persistently use can help you to permanently get rid of these unwanted “guests”.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree has antiseptic effect, and fungicide features that may be useful in the treatment of fungal infections of the nails. Place on a clean cotton few drops of tea tree oil and rub the ailing nail and skin around it for10 minutes, and then with toothbrush gently brush the nail. Before you apply the oil you can also apply and mix of the same amount of olive oil and thyme. If the infection is not very old this natural remedy can give excellent results.


Oil from Orange

Orange oil also has antiseptic properties and can be used for the treatment of fungal nail infections. Using a pipette, put in clean oil of orange between the toes and under the nails and leave to stand for at least an hour, then rinse. Because this oil can cause allergic reactions and side effects of skin first, apply a on the small piece of skin and wait to see how your skin reacts to it, and then the use on nails.

Oil of Lavender

Lavender oil is a natural antiseptic that can be used for all kinds of infections and to prevent skin irritation. Mix equal amounts of lavender oil and tea tree oil and heat the mixture slightly. With a clean cotton apply under the nail and to the skin around it three times a day. It is advisable to apply oil to the infected nails before going to bed and wear thick socks to increase effectiveness.

Oil of Oregano

Oregano oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antiviral and analgesic acting. One to two drops of oregano oil mix with one tablespoon of olive oil. Oil of oregano is very strong and must not be used if it is not dissolved. Apply the mixture on the infected nail at least once a day. To achieve positive results you need to use oil daily for three weeks.

Oil from Oregano
Oil from Oregano

Healing bath against fungi

Mix one tablespoon of ginger, chamomile, oregano, sage and liquorice, and then place them in 1.5 liter of boiling water. Wait 20 minutes for the water to cool slightly and place your feet in it. Keep your feet soaked for 20 minutes, then dry nicely and moisten them with tea tree oil.

Bath against sweating of the feet

In 3 liters of water, put four tablespoons of young birch leaf and cook a few minutes. Cool the tea and paste one tablespoon of baking soda. Nice mix and hold your legs in liquid for 20 minutes.


Since fungal infections are annoying and it is very hard to get rid of them, it is important to be persistent and regularly treat them. To get positive results you need to treat them daily for a period of one to two months, and if the infection is old then it may take six months to a year. For these natural remedies to be effective, your nails need to be nice cleaned before using any of the oils, which you can do with pure alcohol, citric acid, wine or apple cider vinegar.