Toenail fungus is unfortunately pretty common and can be caused by several contributing factors, such as wearing sweaty socks for too long, sharing shoes, and walking barefoot in public places like pools and gyms. The fungus has a variety of symptoms: change in toenail color, a smelly odor coming from the nail, and a hardening of the toenail. It’s important that the fungus is treated as soon as possible. Follow this simple home remedy to help kill the fungus without the use of harmful chemicals.

Things You'll Need

Step 1: Pour 3 cups of antiseptic mouthwash and 3 cups of apple cider vinegar into a large basin.

Step 2: Soak the irritated foot (or feet) in the basin for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Remove your foot and dry thoroughly with a clean towel.

Step 4: Pour equal parts tea tree oil, thyme oil, and olive oil into a 6-ounce bottle with a dropper.

Step 5: Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients. Use the dropper to apply the oil mixture to the infected nail(s).

Step 6: Allow the oil to sit on the nail(s) for at least 15 minutes.

Step 7: Use a toothbrush to gently scrub the oil mixture into the nail(s).

Repeat this entire process at least once a day until the fungus has cleared up. P.S. This remedy can be used on fingernails as well as toenails.