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How to Use Coconut Oil on your Feet

How to Use Coconut Oil on your Feet
How to Use Coconut Oil on your Feet


Coconut oil has many amazing properties that work for treating many health and beauty problems from head to toe. Here we are going to know all about feet and its problems. In general, most of the people will tend to neglect their feet which make the skin tough and dry.


So, to get rid of the feet problems like dry or cracked feet, smelly feet, feet fungus, etc. then it is essential to start looking using coconut oil on the feet to clear these problems and to make yourself show off those beautiful feet without any cover.


Coconut oil acts as an excellent treatment for your feet and toes which finally leaves your feet as soft as baby’s very quickly. Now, we are going to learn how coconut oil is used to treat feet and toe problems along with its property that fights against the particular problem. You can use this Free Organic Coconut Oil from Thrive on your feet.


First of all, have a look on coconut oil methods that are commonly used for treating all the feet and toe problems. Let’s get started.


Method – 1: (Coconut Oil Foot Cream)


Coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids that help to retain the lost moisture content of the body that in turn helps to prevent the dry or cracked feet. It alone can be used as a foot cream for getting rid of many feet or toe problems like nail fungus, dry feet, cracked feet, athlete’s foot, etc.


Steps to be followed…


  • Start the process by sitting down and relax yourself for few minutes.
  • Then apply virgin coconut oil in your hands to melt the oil.
  • Now rub the oil gently on all over the foot area by concentrating more on the feet affected areas.
  • Let it sit for a minute or two and wrap it loosely with either warm towel or cling film.
  • Leave it on for few hours or overnight (if applied at night bed time).
  • Now remove the wrap and repeat the same process daily till your condition improves.

Method – 2: (Coconut Oil Foot Bath)


This is another effective way of using coconut oil for treating your feet or toe problems like dry or cracked feet.


Steps to be followed…


  • Mix 1 large teaspoon of virgin coconut oil in warm water and pour this water in a foot bath.
  • Put your feet in this oily water and soak it for few minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, you can enjoy reading your favorite book or magazine.
  • Then pat your feet gently dry with a soft towel and stroke your skin to get smooth and hydrated.
  • Regularize the same process till you cleared the feet problems completely.

Method – 3: (Coconut Oil Foot Scrub with Sugar)


This process is used to pep up the tootsies to make it smooth and soft. It exfoliates the skin to make your toes get ready to show off in the favorite shoes especially to come out in summer.


Steps to be followed…


  • Combine 30 grams of brown sugar, 100 grams of softened coconut oil (not melted) and 1/2 teaspoon of any essential oil in a bowl.
  • Stir well and pour this mix in an air-tight container.
  • Take a generous amount of this oil mix and apply it on the feet.
  • Massage it gently for few minutes for the oil mix to get absorbed into the skin.
  • After that, rinse the area well and dry the skin properly.
  • Continue doing the same process regularly to make your feet free from infections and other problems.

Note: For treating dry feet, mix coconut oil with sugar or salt and use this mix as your foot scrubber to restore the lost moisture and thus to prevent dryness on the feet.


Now let us know how coconut oil is used for treating a particular feet problem.


Method – 4: (Coconut Oil with Tea Tree Oil)


This process is used to cure athlete’s foot. Both coconut oil and tea tree oil have antifungal property that cures the ringworm on your foot.


Steps to be followed…


  • Add few drops of tea tree oil in 1 – 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.
  • Mix well and apply it on the athlete’s foot affected feet area.
  • Massage it gently for few minutes and then wear your socks after a thorough massage, as this helps to prevent you from slipping.
  • Leave it on for few hours to overnight to soak the feet in this oil mix.
  • Do the same process regularly until you get rid of athlete’s foot completely on your feet.

Method – 5: (Coconut Oil for Eczema)


Dyshidrotic eczema is a skin problem in which blisters develop on the soles of the feet or palms of the hands. Coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids and vitamin E and K that help a lot in preventing itching, flaking and also spreading the infection to other parts. It also moisturizes the skin by penetrating deep into the skin to prevent dryness.


Steps to be followed…


  • Combine 2 teaspoons of virgin coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of turmeric and raw honey.
  • Mix all these ingredients and cleanse & dry eczema affected feet area.
  • Apply it on eczema affected areas like a mask.
  • Rinse it off after 15 – 20 minutes with water.
  • Dry the area and repeat the same regularly for twice a week till you cleared your problem.

Note: Apply simply coconut oil on the affected areas, or else take coconut oil orally to prevent the problem.


Method – 6: (Coconut Oil for Foot Odor)


Coconut oil works as a deodorant and antiperspirant that quickly absorbs into the skin and naturally emits its pleasant scent. It also cures the feet infections to clear the foot odor or smelly feet.


Steps to be followed…


  • First of all, take your shower or bath and dry the skin thoroughly.
  • Apply some virgin coconut oil onto your feet.
  • Massage it gently for few minutes to get well absorbed into the skin.
  • Leave it for few minutes to get dried and then wear your socks or shoes or sandals.
  • Regularly do the same process till you observe no foot odor from your feet.

Note: Or add few drops of tea tree oil in coconut oil and apply this mix on the clean and dry feet to get rid of the foot odor.


Method – 7: (Coconut Oil for Ingrown Toenails and Hangnails)


Coconut oil helps for the proper growing of ingrown toenails and cures hangnails by preventing the infection and thus promoting the healing.


Steps to be followed…


  • Take enough of coconut oil and warm it slightly.
  • Apply this warm oil on the areas where your find these nail problems.
  • Massage it gently on all over the nails and leave it on for few minutes for the oil to get absorbed into the skin.
  • Rinse the area with warm water and dry the skin thoroughly.
  • For best and quick relief, follow the same process regularly till you cleared the problem.

Method – 8: (Coconut Oil for Foot Fungus)


Toenail fungus is a fungal infection that develops beneath the nail. Coconut oil has an antifungal property that fights against the fungi or other microbes causing infection. It moisturizes to soften the nails and thereby prevents and heals the infection quickly.


Steps to be followed…


  • Add 10 drops of tea tree oil, clove oil, garlic oil, oregano oil and peppermint oil in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted).
  • Stir well and apply this mix on the feet or infected nails.
  • Massage it gently for few minutes and leave it to dry for another few minutes.
  • Then wear socks and let it soak for few hours to overnight.
  • Repeat the same process for 2 – 3 times a day till you cleared the foot fungus.

Note: Or apply warm or plain virgin coconut oil for treating feet fungus.


Tips and Precautions:


  1. Always use pure, organic and virgin coconut oil for treating any health or beauty problems.
  2. Regularly wear clean socks and be sure to dry your feet before wearing, as warm moist environments are more favorable for the fungus to grow.
  3. It’s best to avoid going barefoot in public places, as it is the place where the fungal infection will spread easily.
  4. Coconut oil will not provide magical results for one-time application. So, you have to apply it regularly without any interruption for grabbing the best results against the feet problems.
  5. Make sure to consult your doctor if you didn’t get any relief from the problem from any of the feet problem, as it might be caused due to any other health issue.

That’s all for now about Coconut Oil for Feet, hope you’ll give a trial to these methods for treating your feet problems but don’t forget to share your experience with us.


Original article and pictures take http://diyremedies.org/coconut-oil-for-feet/ site


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