Moreover, tea tree oil forms a bond with the skin’s natural oils. It creates a barrier protecting the skin and preventing the growth of microorganisms, including fungi. The application of tea tree oil for toenail fungus treatment is also effective because tea tree oil penetrates deep into the infected nail and reaches the fungus roots and kills them.
Tea tree oil is being used to treat fungal infections, bacterial infections, viral as well as yeast infections for several years already. The tea tree oil is extracted from the tree Melaleuca alternifolia from Australia. You can purchase it in homeopathic or alternative medicine stores. It has become popular because of its effectiveness and because it’s relatively inexpensive as compared to prescribed medications. It can be either used alone or blended with some essential oils used to treat toenail fungus. Get to know some tea tree oil recipes for toenail fungus treatment.