Clove Bud Oil: Using clove bud oil for fungal infections April 23 2014
Toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, dandruff, ringworm, yeast infections, and tinea versicolor (itchy white spots commonly affecting the arms) are among the most widespread fungal skin infections, and clove bud oil has amazing antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can help effectively treat these conditions. Studies have shown concentrated clove bud oil treatments can help to eliminate fungal infections, and can be effectively used in place of both over the counter as well as prescription fungal treatments.
How to use clove bud oil on fungal infections:
Clove bud oil can be very effective in the elimination of fungal skin conditions, but all fungal outbreaks best respond to a diligent application process over a substantial period of time.
Clove bud oil may be applied topically to fungal spots in its pure form, using Q-tips or cotton swabs to apply a small amount to affected areas.
It can also be diluted in water (4-5 drops per 8 ounces) to be used as a spray or rinse.
Add 10-20 drops to a bath or foot soak to treat harder to reach areas such as the back, hands and feet.
In addition to treatment, clove bud oil can also be used in the prevention of fungal outbreaks. Once you have successfully treated a fungal infection, use any one of the above methods periodically to prevent a recurring outbreak and maintain overall skin health.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.