Fungal nail infections also called Onychomycosis or Tinea Unguium is the most common nail complaint. Both men and women are affected by this condition however men are more likely to suffer. Fungal nail infections are horrible looking and not a good sight to see. In addition to this, it is contagious and may spread from nail to nail and worse from person to person.
A lot of people would usually cover them up to hide them and avoid the spreading of fungi. But what exactly can you do other than just covering them up?
Argan Oil for Fungal Nail Infection
Discovered a few years back in Morocco, argan oil has proven to live to its name – liquid gold. Argan oil has high contents of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids known to nourish the body effectively. This oil is now widely used all over the globe and is associated with treating a number of infections and problems including nail problems.
Argan Oil Recipes for the Nails
Treating fungal nail infection is simple and really easy. All you have to do is apply one to drops of argan oil directly to the infected air, two to three times per day.
Hand or Foot Soak Recipe
To do this, add ½ cup of warm cider vinegar and four to six drops of argan oil. You can add a few drops of fragrant oil depending on your preference. Mix everything up in a basin with warm water, put the affected nail and then soak for 10-20 minutes.
Foot Powder Recipe
Place about 2 tablespoons of corn flour or unscented talc and 10-15 drops of argan oil, shake the mixture, and leave for 24 hours and voila your DIY foot powder recipe. Remember to shake before using.
Nail Lotion Recipe
For the nail lotion, mix 4 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 10-15 drops of argan oil in a dark glass bottle, shake and use this on the affected area two to three times a day using cotton or swab.