Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the toes. The toes appear red and the skin may peel. Athlete’s foot often burns and itches. For mild forms of this condition, a vinegar soak works well. The anti-fungal properties also make vinegar soaks a good idea for people who have toenail fungus.
How to make a Vinegar Foot Soak:
Place two garlic bulbs in a blender along with two handfuls of fresh or dried calendula petals, one handful of comfrey leaves and black walnut leaves. Pour about 2 cups vinegar and 3 cups water over the herbs and blend well. Place mixture in a large, shallow pan, and add 20 drops of tea tree oil.
To treat Athlete's Foot, soak feet in solution for at least 15 minutes. Rinse feet and dry in sun or in the light of a sun lamp. Use the foot soak 3 to 4 times per day. Make a fresh batch for each use.