Why use coconut oil for athlete's foot?
Many people who use over the counter or prescription medication for fungal infections find that not only does the problem reoccur after treatment, but they also get unwanted side effects from using harsh or toxic chemicals on their skin.
Using organic, raw coconut oil is a holistic and multi functional approach to healing your skin issues. The results can be more effective, longer lasting and safe for the whole family.
What is athlete's foot?
Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis as it’s also known, is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. If not treated it can also spread to the toenails and the hands. You can catch the fungus through direct contact with tinea pedis, or by touching surfaces contaminated with the fungus. The fungus thrives in warm, moist environments.
How does coconut oil for athlete's foot work?
Organic, raw coconut oil has a very high concentration of lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids. This unique molecular structure promotes the elimination and treatment of bacteria, fungal infections and viruses.
The Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology states that “medium-chain fatty acids prevent the creation of the mycotoxin citrinin within a fungus“. Citrinin is what allows the fungus to infiltrate into the skin. Coconut oil for athlete’s foot can prevent the fungal infection from developing on the skin and treat the problem area.
What kind of coconut oil is best for athlete's foot?
The best type of coconut oil to use on athlete’s foot and other fungal infections is one that arrives to you exactly how nature intended. One with a high content of lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids, which has not gone through any molecular adjustments, processing or fractionation. Unaltered, clean, raw coconut oil retains the largest amount of natural benefits for your advantage.
Choose a coconut oil for athlete’s foot that is:
- Certified organic
- Cold pressed
- Extra virgin
- Raw and unrefined
A guide to using coconut oil for athlete's foot
Prevent: keep infections at bay by maintaining clean, healthy and bacteria free skin.
Treat: beat fungal infections with the naturally occurring fatty acids of raw coconut oil.
Heal: soothe and hydrate irritated skin with coconut oil’s anti inflammatory properties.
Action: Submerge feet in warm water and cleanse the skin with Organic Fiji’s Coconut Oil Infused Soap. Use the rich and creamy coconut oil lather to massage fully over both feet for at least a minute. Rinse and pat dry with a clean towel.
Benefit: The high content of raw coconut oil in the soap will not only cleanse impurities from the skin, but will also start the process of treating infections and deeply moisturizing your feet.
Action: Generously apply and massage Organic Fiji’s Raw Coconut Oil all over feet, paying special attention to the problem area.
Benefit: All the natural benefits of raw coconut oil and its fatty acid content will get to work on infections, fungus and cracked skin. The longer you can keep the coconut oil on your feet, the better.
Bonus: For a more intensive treatment, cover feet with plastic shoe/foot cover so that the oil can absorb into the feet effectively without being rubbed off. For best results and full absorption of the coconut oil, we recommend an overnight treatment.
Action: Repeat, repeat, for happy feet! We recommend repeating steps 1 & 2 on a daily basis for at least 14 days to thoroughly treat the problem area.
Benefits: Continuing this coconut oil foot routine past the suggested time allows your feet stay healthy, fungus free and deeply hydrated.
Organic, raw coconut oil: coconut oil in its truest form offers an abundance of holistic healing capabilities. As well as being anti-fungal to target athlete’s foot, it can also help to keep the skin’s microbiome healthy, tend to broken skin and create a protective barrier from environmental toxins. Read more about our active ingredient.
Pure essential oils: As well as coconut oil, Organic Fiji products are also infused with organic and natural essential oils and botanicals. These plant extracts offer more than just scent alone, they offer additional whole body health benefits too. Read more about our essential oil based aromas.
Try: For an extra boost of natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities try our Tea Tree Spearmint infused Collection which boasts the intensely healing qualities of Tea Tree essential oil. Great for keeping feet healthy and happy.
For the ultimate rejuvenating cleanse and exfoliate, try our Peppermint infused soap and salt scrub to keep feet feelin’ fresh!
The research behind our claims
Natural News explains how organic, raw coconut oil for athlete’s foot can be a great choice to combat fungal infections. “Lauric acid is converted into monolaurin, a compound that is highly toxic to viruses, bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms because of its ability to disrupt their lipid membranes and virtually destroy them. Monolaurin is effective for treating candida albicans, fungal infections and athlete’s foot”.
A 2007 study from The National Library of Medicine also explained that coconut oil is active against various species of Candida in its natural state, showcasing its anti-fungal properties. The study explain that “coconut oil should be used in the treatment of fungal infections in view of emerging drug-resistant Candida species”.
Choosing coconut oil infused body products to improve whole body health is more than a product choice, it’s an ancient ritual steeped in deep, island history.
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