Why Soothing Juggernaut is More Effective than Waters Mist for Athlete’s Foot

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Essential oils have been heavily used in health and wellness fields due to their versatile therapeutic properties. They have significant antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help with various problems. The properties of these oils can also potentially help with skin conditions like athlete’s foot. Today, we’ll talk about different combinations of essential oils in CANhaveTODAY’s salves Soothing Juggernaut and Waters Mist, and why Soothing Juggernaut is more effective for Athlete’s foot.

Soothing Juggernaut: Frankincense, Arnica, and Cypress Oils

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Soothing Juggernaut is our most recommended salve for providing relief to athlete’s foot. This salve contains the properties of frankincense, arnica, and cypress essential oils, that, when combined, can offer itch and pain relief while fighting the fungi that cause the infection.

Frankincense oil boasts anti-inflammatory properties that are found to reduce symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions [1]. Additionally, it has antimicrobial activities, including antifungal properties [2]. However, the effectiveness of frankincense oil against the specific fungi causing athlete’s foot is still yet to be known.

Arnica oil, on the other hand, is popular due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic or pain-relieving properties. It is widely used in the treatment of wounds, sprains, and arthritis [3]. However, there’s limited research available that summarizes its potential antifungal activity.

Cypress oil is ls also known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties [4,5,6]. It was shown to have antifungal activity against Trichophyton rubrum, a fungus that causes athlete’s foot [7].

Waters Mist: Lemongrass, Tea Tree, and Cinnamon oils

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Now, let’s talk about Waters Mist. We also recommend this product for providing temporary relief to the itch of Athlete’s foot while also helping fight the causative fungus. This salve contains lemongrass, tea tree, and cinnamon essential oils that impart their various properties to the salve.

Lemongrass, tea tree, and cinnamon oils blend in this salve to produce cooling and calming effects on the skin. Lemongrass oil has shown antifungal capabilities to T. mentagrophytes and T. rubrum, which are fungi that cause athlete’s foot [8].

Tea tree oil has also been reported to possess potent antifungal properties that can help improve athlete’s foot [9]. Further adding to this potent blend, cinnamon oil has shown strong antifungal qualities against dermatophytes, which are fungi that infect the skin [10].

Although both salves have amazing properties, there are some differences that make Soothing Juggernaut a better choice for athlete’s foot. But what makes it so?

What makes Soothing Juggernaut more effective against Athlete’s foot?

Applying cream for athlete's foot

You might be wondering why Soothing Juggernaut is our most preferred salve for athlete’s foot. The answer lies in its formulation: frankincense essential oil improves the permeation of the other ingredients to the skin, helping them go faster to the sites where their actions are needed [11]. The antifungal properties of frankincense, arnica, and cypress oils can reach the infected part of the skin faster and help fight the infection in that layer. A quick note: These products contain Sodium borate. The government of Canada does not recommend the use of products containing Sodium borate on open wounds, cuts, or abrasions.

So, if you need immediate relief from the itch and burning or stinging athlete’s foot, try the Soothing Juggernaut salve by CANhaveTODAY. Its properties can be of great help so you can resume your daily activities without those unpleasant sensations.

References:

[1] Su, S., Duan, J., Chen, T., Huang, X., Shang, E., Yu, L., Kai-Feng, W., Zhu, Y., Guo, J., Guo, S., Liu, P., Qian, D., & Tang, Y. (2015). Frankincense and myrrh suppress inflammation via regulation of the metabolic profiling and the MAPK signaling pathway. Scientific Reports, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep13668

[2] Orchard, A., & Van Vuuren, S. (2017). Commercial essential oils as potential antimicrobials to treat skin diseases. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine2017, 1–92. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4517971

[3] Smith, A., Miles, V. N., Holmes, D. T., Chen, X., & W, L. (2021). Clinical trials, potential mechanisms, and adverse effects of Arnica as an adjunct medication for pain management. Medicines8(10), 58. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicines8100058

[4] Aazza, S., Lyoussi, B., Megı́As, C., Cortés‐Giraldo, I., Vioque, J., Figueiredo, A. C. S., & Miguel, M. G. (2014b). Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activities of Moroccan commercial essential oils. Natural Product Communications9(4), 1934578X1400900. https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578×1400900442

[5] Selim, S., Adam, M., Hassan, S., & Albalawi, A. R. (2014). Chemical composition, antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of the essential oil and methanol extract of the Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-14-179

[6] Galovičová, L., Čmiková, N., Schwarzová, M., Vukić, M., Vuković, N., Kowalczewski, P. Ł., Bakay, L., Kluz, M., Puchalski, C., Obradović, A., Matić, M., & Kačániová, M. (2023). Biological Activity of Cupressus sempervirens Essential Oil. Plants, 12(5), 1097. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12051097

[7] Fahed, L., Khoury, M., Stien, D., Ouaini, N., Éparvier, V., & Beyrouthy, M. E. (2017). Essential oils composition and antimicrobial activity of six conifers harvested in Lebanon. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 14(2). https://doi.org/10.1002/cbdv.20160023

[8] Wannisorn, B., Jarikasem, S., Soontorntanasart, T. (1996). Antifungal Activity of Lemon Grass Oil and Lemon Grass Oil Cream. Phytotherapy Research, 10(7), 551-554. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1573(199611)10:7%3C551::AID-PTR1908%3E3.0.CO;2-Q

[9] Satchell, A. C., Saurajen, A., Bell, C., & Barnetson, R. S. (2002). Treatment of interdigital tinea pedis with 25% and 50% tea tree oil solution: A randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded study. Australasian Journal of Dermatology43(3), 175–178. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-0960.2002.00590.x

[10] Welder, W. M. (2020). Melaleuca alternifolia Australian Tea Tree oil as an effective antifungal agent topically for Tinea unguium (onychomycosis). The Journal of Phytopharmacology9(6), 419–422. https://doi.org/10.31254/phyto.2020.9606

[11] Zhu, X., Luo, J., Guan, Y., Yu, Y., Jin, C., Zhu, W., & Liu, H. (2017). [Effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal absorption in vitro of Chuanxiong and penetration mechanism of skin blood flow]. PubMed42(4), 680–685. https://doi.org/10.19540/j.cnki.cjcmm.20170103.025

FAQ

Which product is good for athlete’s foot?

CANhaveTODAY’s Soothing Juggernaut and Waters Mist salves are good for the relief of the symptoms caused by Athlete’s foot.

Is Soothing Juggernaut or Waters Mist better for athlete’s foot?

CANhaveTODAY’s Soothing Juggernaut salve has better effects towards athlete’s foot.

Why is Soothing Juggernaut more effective than Waters Mist for athlete’s foot?

Soothing Juggernaut contains frankincense oil which helps for the faster permeation of the active ingredients in this salve to the skin.

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