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What is that between your toes?!

Sweaty socks and hot shoes can lead to athlete’s foot.

What is athlete’s foot?

Dermatophytes cause athlete’s foot or tinea pedis. The major dermophyte is Trichophyton mentagrophytes.

How to prevent athlete’s foot?

Wash your feet daily with soap and water. Dry them and keep them dry, not wearing the same sweaty or wet socks for too long. Use a foot powder that has antifungal properties.

What chemical components are antifungal?

There are many oils that have antifungal properties. Oils such as tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), oregano (Organum vulgare), thyme ct. thymol (Thymus vulgarus ct. thymol) and lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) are familiar and readily available. Other oils that can be used are: lemongrass (Cybopogon flexuosus, melissa (Melissa officinalis), which are both high in the chemical component phenol. Clove bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) has a distinct aroma.

Tea tree oil with the chemical component terpinene-4-ol. It also has a tell-tale aroma that many find too medicinal. The easiest way to mask the smell is to synergize the blend with something that smells better; like lavender.

How to use essential oils to alleviate symptoms.

Peppermint foot mist
3 drops tea tree oil
9 drops peppermint oil
14 ml aloe vera – not gel.
14 ml witch hazel.
Mix in a 1 oz. spray bottle. Gently shake before using. Let dry.

Foot powder

5.5 grams arrowroot powder

3 drops tea tree oil

2 drops lavender oil

Mix well. Place in shaker bottle.

Happy blending,


“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.”

Ephesians 5:6

Disclaimer note:
Please note that I am not a medical doctor. The use of essential oils is to promote health and wellness. If you have medical issues, seek professional advice.