I know, this isn’t a pretty sight, but I have seen worse. Ingrown toenails are no fun. Did you know that you could use essential oils to possibly help support the immune system and help relieve discomfort of ingrown toenails? In this post, I will share with you the best essential oils that have worked for us for ingrown toenails.
I trimmed my toenails a bit shorter than I should have a few weeks ago and that evening, my big toe started hurting. I tried to think back on my day and realized that I hadn’t stubbed it and I hadn’t gotten kicked (what a shocker) by my children either.
Then I remembered: I had trimmed them that morning. I wanted to do a mini pedicure (which I clearly needed), but didn’t have a chance to. So trimming was all I did.
Essential Oils for Ingrown Toenail Infection
Step 1: Tea Tree Oil for Ingrown Toenail
Soak your feet in warm water with 1 cup of epsom salt and 5 drops of tea tree oil (the essential oil is called Melaleuca Alternifolia). Not only will it relieve pain, but it is one of our go-to home remedies that everyone loves!
Soak your foot (or both feet), sit back and rest up for 20-30 minutes or until the water turns cold. Don’t forget to have a towel nearby so you can dry your feet once they’re out of the water.
Step 2: Thieves Essential Oil to Relieve Infection
I immediately got my Thieves (an essential oil blend by Young Living that was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health and put just one undiluted drop on the affected area. I gently pried the skin open to let it go deeper into the area between the toenail and the skin.
What if your kid has ingrown toenails? You can follow the same steps that I did above, except that I would use a carrier oil instead of using the oils neat (without dilution). Yes! It is as simple as that!
Prevent Ingrown Toenails
Helpful Books on Essential Oils
Essential Oils Pocket Reference 7th Edition – Full Color EditionThe Portable Essential Oils: A Pocket Reference of Everyday RemediesCoil Bound ‘Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils’ (2018Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils, 2016 Edition
Oil Diffusers for Essential Oils
Essential Oil Accessories
There are way for you to make your own custom blends and mixes of essential oils to meet your needs. You can find many great recipes in the reference books above. Here are some great products to use. Make your own cleaners, relaxing mix, energizing mix and more!
Glass Spray Bottle, KAMOTA Amber Glass Spray Bottles Set RefillableGlass Roller Bottles, 24 Pack 10 ml Cobalt Blue Essential1oz Glass Bottles with Glass Eye Dropper Dispenser for Essential6, Cobalt Blue, 10 ml Glass Roll-on Bottles with Stainless
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Young Living Essential Oils
Thank you for reading our post: Essential Oils that have worked for us: Ingrown Toenails! There are many brands of essential oils, but we love Young Living! They are the very best essential oils in quality and in variety. I have been using them for about a decade, after trying many other kids, and have never looked back. I really hope that you can give them a try.
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