Athlete’s foot, candida, ringworm, black mold…if you have ever battled a fungal infection or mold infestation, you know how difficult it is to overcome. Over and over, I encounter people with these same challenges. You probably know someone who deals with these issues, too. So what are some natural, health supporting ways to deal with the not-so-fun fungi? Essential oils and essential oil enhanced supplements, of course!
Essential oils are powerful tools, AND for best results, they are one part of a health supporting lifestyle. For example, if someone had fungal issues, eliminating simple sugars from the diet, drinking plenty of water, and reducing stress would be complimentary actions while using therapeutic-grade essential oils.
So, that said, here are some ways others have successfully used Young Living’s essential oils to overcome this challenge. Maybe some of these will work for you.
Create an unfriendly terrain for yeast and fungus: Take the following oils* in a “00” gel capsule 2 or 3 times a day:
- 10 drops Thieves oil, 4 drops frankincense, 2 drops oregano, 2 drops thyme
- 5 drops clove, 5 drops lemongrass, 5 drops ocotea
*OR use a variety of anti-fungal oils to keep the fungi confused!
Inner Defense soft gel capsules contain Thieves, oregano and thyme. For optimal results, take Inner Defense (or oil filled capsules) in Morning and at Noon, followed by Young Living’s powerful LIFE 5 probiotic at bedtime. Use the oils 6 days a week and rest from them one day a week.
Diffuse anti-fungal essential oils for 30 minutes at a time and at least 4 times daily. Anti-fungal blends for diffusing:
- 10 drops cinnamon, 10 drops lemongrass, 20 drops clove
Raindrop Technique will help the body rid itself of any fungi, viruses or bacteria that hibernate along the spine.
Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. This will help flush toxins.
Athlete’s Foot & Skin Fungi
- Thieves spray on location
- Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash on feet
- Athlete’s Foot Blend: 8 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia, 4 drops peppermint,2 drops mountain savory
- Antifungal Skin Recipe: 10 drops patchouli, 4 drops Melaleuca quinquenervia, 2 drops Melaleuca alternifolia, 5 drops lemongrass
- Ringworm Blend: 2 drops lavender, 2 drops Melaleuca alternifolia,2 drops thyme
Topical Application: 2-4 drops of oil diluted 50/50 on location 3 – 5 times daily. OR Saturate gauze with oils and apply to affected area and wrap to hold in place.
- Melaleuca Alternifolia
Apply one or two drops directly on nail bed daily until new nail has completely grown in.
DILUTE 1 drop of oil with 15 drops V-6; place a small amount on a clean finger and swab the baby’s mouth and tongue daily. Nursing moms should drink 1 – 3 oz. NingXia Red daily and take Life 5 daily.
Vaginal Yeast Infection:
Douche with 5 – 8 drops of Melrose added to 1 cup filtered water; try to hold it for 15 minutes before expelling it. Focus on underlying systemic fungal infection.
Edward Close, Ph.D., wrote the book Nature’s Mold Rx: the Non-Toxic Solution to Toxic Mold which detailed the outstanding success he has had treating various kinds of mold by diffusing the powerful anti-fungal essential oil blend, Thieves. The suggestions below are a summary of what has worked for Dr. Close and hundreds of others who have used his protocol.
Mold Remediation Protocol
Step 1: Order professional mold sampling.
Dr. Close highly recommends engaging a person who has the proper credentials, equipment and experience in mold sampling to sample and determine the type and level of mold(s) you have.
Step 2: Diffuse Thieves essential oil for 48 hours.
Regardless of the type of mold you have or how serious the infestation is, the next step is to diffuse Thieves essential oil blend using the recommended cold-air diffuser. Specifically, diffuse Thieves essential oil blend for a full 48 hours in the area of mold infestation, then for 24 hours in every other room in the house. This is the initial “dose”. You may also want to diffuse Thieves in front of your heating systems return air for 24 hours as a measure to kill mold spores in your heating/ventilation/air conditioning system.
Step 3: Remove mold infested materials.
To ensure complete mold eradication, every single item in the area that has a porous surface and could harbor mold should be thrown away. Yes, this includes carpet, sheetrock & ceiling tiles. If this is not possible, clean and diffuse to the extent practical. (Important Note: Even dead mold spores can cause allergic reactions, so use protective equipment and take precautions to avoid contact with and breathing mold spores while cleaning. As an extra layer of protection, diffuse Thieves.) http://www.epa.gov/mold/whattowear.html
Step 3: Clean thoroughly with Thieves Household Cleaner.
Clean all surfaces, especially visible mold and stains, with undiluted Thieves Household Cleaner. When cleaning mold on exterior surfaces, you may dilute Thieves Household Cleaner 1:1 (one part cleaner to one part water) and still be effective. Clean your whole house with the same cleaner.