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Get relief from athlete’s foot and jock itch with tea tree oil. The essential oil has antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial properties that help fight infection in the skin. It is also an effective natural insect repellent. After washing your feet at night, pour a small amount of warm water onto them for about fifteen minutes to soften any dry skin or calluses before applying the treatment. Massage into problem areas several times daily until symptoms subside; then use as needed.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) can be purchased at many health-food stores and over the Internet (see Resources). To make your own remedy, combine 1 teaspoon of dried melaleuca leaves with 2 teaspoons each of olive oil and coconut oil; place this mixture in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well to mix ingredients together (this will form an emulsion). Apply three times daily to infected areas on your feet or other parts affected by eczema/dermatitis/psoriasis once they are dry after bathing—and only when you’re not wearing socks because it will stain clothing if applied directly to cloths used during bath time! A quick massage just prior to going outside is all that’s necessary here. Use comfortably between baths for periodic maintenance therapy as needed or do without using treatments more than twice a week since you don’t want frequent reapplications clogging