Anti-Fungal Insect Repellent & Salve
How can something be an Anti-Fungal treatment and an Insect Repellent as well as being a Salve for insect bites? Well, the truth of the matter is that many things can’t, but the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve can!
It’s all down to the four main ingredients and how they work together…
How Does Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve Work?
People may well ask how the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve works, especially considering it only contains four active ingredients, along with Sweet Almond Oil as the carrier oil.
So, the curative, calming, detoxing, fungus-fighting, and itch-defying properties all have to be delivered by the following four ingredients, but read on… these four possess such sophisticated healing capabilities that they do even more than it “says on the tin”!
Sweet Almond – Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil
Citronella Essential Oil :: Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Essential Oil
Myrrh Essential Oil :: Commiphora Myrrha Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil :: Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil
Oregano Essential Oil :: Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Essential Oil
Warning: Do not use during pregnancy.
Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve For Your First Aid Kit
Wild As The Wind recommends that you keep six essential oils on hand at all times as part of your Essential Oil First Aid Kit, two of which, Tea Tree and Oregano Essential Oils are in the Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve blend.
However, we recommend that Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve is antoher vital inclusion in your first aid kit, and not just for the summer. Insect bites are a lot more prevalent in the summer, but fungal infections are a lot more likely in the winter. So, Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve is an all-year-round solution for quite a lot of problems!
Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve Efficacy
So, what does this all-singing and all-dancing remedy and salve actually do? Or, more precisely, what will the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve actually treat?
Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve will really go to town on any external fungal conditions:
Toe Nail Fungus
Skin Fungal Infections
Any part of the body can be affected by fungal infections, but they are most common between the toes and under the nails as these are areas of the body which are most dark, moist and have very little airflow, so they provide ideal environments for fungus to get a hold and flourish.
Armpits, under the breasts and between the buttocks are all similarly opportune environments for fungal infections.
*I had a fungal infection beneath my breasts when I was sat, bra-less, for 16 hours a day, in India, typing away in a frenzy… I had been commissioned to write a book and was desperately trying to meet the deadline… the heat, the mozzies, the humidity… I was in Kerala, which is very humid all year round…it was quite the onslaught!
I only wish I’d had some Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve with me back then, and that I knew then what I know now!
But, developing the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve is a simple case of ‘healer, heal thyself’… if I hadn’t become sick in so many ways, I wouldn’t be sat here now, sharing what I have learnt with you.
Keeping Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve On Hand
Once we have had skin and toenail fungal infections we are more prone to future infections, unless we clean up our act. This means dietary changes as much as anything else! I’ll cover the dietary advice at the end of this article.
Insect Repellent & Salve
For some reason Citronella Essential Oil is really toxic to to insects, especially mosquito’s. I have lived in India and Africa, and I wouldn’t have been able to survive either if it weren’t for Citronella Essential Oil.
I have even watched my African friends, living in the same house, come down with Malaria. It is both shocking and frightening… and so avoidable. Mosquitoes won’t come near you if you have Citronella or Lemongrass Essential Oils on you.
They really aren’t keen on Tea Tree Essential Oil either, and this ingredient when combined with Citronella, helps keep some of the other ugly bugs away too… like horse flies, and wasps.
Citronella Essential Oil
Citronella Essential Oil, in many ways, is the key player in this all-singing and all-dancing remedy and salve.
Citronella Oil is one of the Essential Oils obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon. Another Essential Oils derived from these plants is Lemongrass. Both Citronella and Lemongrass have many healing properties in common.
Citronella Essential Oil actions include: antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipyretics, diuretic, deodorant, diaphoretic, carminative, sedative, anti-cancer, antispasmodic and antidepressant.
Antibacterial & antifungal: The fragrance of Citronella comes from Citral or Lemonal which has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties. The antibacterial properties add to those of the Tea Tree and Oregano Essential Oils, making this an absolute powerhouse of antibacterial activity. This is one of the reasons we advise using Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve to appease insect bites, which it will do, but it will also considerably reduce the risk of infection from scratching insect bits.
Having lived in hot countries I have seen too many people grow very ill through infected insect bites. People who scratch their bites with dirty finger nails, often unconsciously, whilst they’re asleep for example, can develop life-threatening sores from just one bite. The infection can go on to infect the entire body, if not kept in check, and so using Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve as a salve is a wise choice.
Antipyretics can lower fevers and is frequently used as a tea to reduce dangerously high fevers. It induces a reduction in fever by promoting perspiration. Antipyretics also induce gastric relaxation and are used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. As Citronella is also a carminative, it further helps reduce symptoms of IBS by helping to remove excess gas from the intestines and preventing gas from forming.
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities of this Essential Oil help appease insect bites and fungal infections, and will also reduce the risk of bacterial infection. Citronella is also thought to kill intestinal worms when applied topically to the belly. The antioxidant action will help heal the afflicted area whether it is an insect bite or a fungal infection that has caused it.
Citronella Essential Oil is also an effective sedative, which will promote its ability to promote feelings of peacefulness and tranquillity. It is also said to work well as an anti-spasmodic.
The D- Limonene content in Cironella is not as high as it is in Sweet Orange Essential Oil, but that doesn’t mean Citronella doesn’t possess some anti-cancerous capability. The D-Limonene coupled with a flavonoid known as luteolin, also found in Lemongrass Essential Oil, has been linked to combatting cancer cells. Luteolin may also improve the symptoms of lung infections and be useful in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
Citronella Essential Oil also weighs in as an antiseptic, but it’s the ‘big guns’, Tea Tree Essential Oil and Oregano Essential Oil that play the major antibacterial role in this formula.
When used as a salve, Citronella Essential Oil will help assimilate toxins from insect bites faster than if you left your bites untreated because of it’s diuretic qualities. Increasing urination helps to reduce toxic build-up and swelling.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil has earned it’s place in the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve because it contributes to all of the given actions, and because it is four times more antiseptic than antiseptic creams from the chemist. Anything that can treat MRSA effectively is going to be well used by Wild As The Wind. It really is a bit of a show stopper!
In fact, the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve could have actually been named ‘Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Anti-Bacterial, Insect Repellent & Salve’, but that would have been just too much of a mouthful! (And, when you get to the section on Oregano Essential Oil you’ll see we could add a whole lot more attributes to this name than we have… anti-dandruff for one and wart treatment for another, etc, etc, etc..
But, let’s not get distracted…
Tea Tree Essential Oil has been scientifically proven to kill many strains of bacteria, fungal infection and viral infections. Because of this Wild As The Wind includes it as one of the ‘big six’ essential oils we recommend everyone keeps within their Essential Oil First Aid Kit.
We also include Tea Tree Essential Oil in FACIAL OIL No. 7 for it’s ability to clear Acne.
Other uses include, but are not exclusive to; MRSA, chickenpox, cold sores, sinusitis and respiratory infections, halitosis, head lice, psoriasis, sunburn, earache, boils from staph infections, (use Carrot Seed Essential Oil if Tea Tree Essential Oil is struggling to get things under control).
One of the most effective groups of constituents in Oregano and Tea Tree Essential Oil is the Phenols.
Phenols are stimulating to the nervous and immune systems which is why they have a wide number of therapeutic uses. There are a number of essential oils that contain large amounts of Phenols, three of which are included in the FACIAL OIL No. 7. As mentioned already, one of these oils is Oregano, as well as Tea Tree, with the third being Clove Bud. (Wintergreen is another essential oil with high levels of Phenols, but three big hitters is enough for FACIAL OIL No, 7, and two are enough for the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve.)
As Tea Tree Oil is known to reduce pain and provide an anti-inflammatory action it will sooth insect bites, and calm the itchiness and tenderness associated with Athletes Foot and Thrush.
Tea Tree Essential Oil can also be used for Ringworm.
*Tea Tree Essential Oil has been shown to have an hormone-like effect on the body, similar to that of Oestrogen.
Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh Essential Oil has historically been used for embalming due to it’s preserving, purifying and protective qualities.
Ancient records reveal that Myrrh was considered to be so valuable that it used to be worth it’s weight in gold.
Myrrh Essential Oil is a potent antioxidant, and like Frankincense is being researched for it’s anti-cancer healing potential. It protects against UV light and is also very anti-aging, hence it’s inclusion in the Wild As The Wind FACIAL OIL No. 2 Anti-Aging Ultra.
It is anti-inflammatory and supports rapid wound healing. Also anti-bacterial and deeply anti-fungal, Myrrh Essential Oil very much deserves a place in this formula.
*Not to be used during pregnancy Do not use it during pregnancy as Myrrh Essential Oil is feto-toxic, (poisonous to a fetus). Myrrh Essential Oil may also lower blood sugar levels, so it’s not recommended for people with diabetes or other blood sugar issues.
Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano Essential Oil is anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, immune-boosting, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic… but it’s for the anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and perhaps the anti-viral properties it has been included in the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve.
This incredibly pungent, and, healing essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Oregano plant. As Oregano is an herb, each plant does not grow very large. Because of this it takes about 8Kg to10Kg of plant matter to create one 10ml bottle of Oregano Essential Oil. This means that a lot of individual plants have been used in the making of one small bottle of essential oil.
Oregano Essential Oil is, consequently, considerably more expensive than Tea Tree Essential Oil, with which it shares many healing capabilities. However, Oregano Oil is a lot more potent than Tea Tree in some respects… but, these two oils, when coupled, actually enhance each other’s healing potential in many ways, hence the inclusion of both oils in this formula.
Many advocates of Oregano Essential Oil are heralding it as the new replacement for antibiotics. Many Functional Medicinal Practitioners are already prescribing Oregano Essential Oil instead of antibiotics, as Oregano Oil doesn’t have any of the associated negative side effects of using antibiotics, namely, the destruction of the patient’s microbiome which is responsible for approximately 80% of a person’s immune system, and the creation of antibiotic resistant super-bugs).
Because Oregano kills bad bacteria, but spares the good bacteria, which we rely on for our health, it is possible to use Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve as a safe Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser.
Like Tea Tree Essential Oil, Oregano Essential Oil is perfect for using on insect bites for mitigating the nasty symptoms and accelerating healing. And, like with Tea Tree Oil it protects against infection.
Other Uses Of Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve
Oregano Essential Oil is also anti-dandruff and has even been used to successfully treat warts. It makes for a pretty good muscle rub as well…
Because Myrrh Essential Oil protects against UV radiation and it is also very anti-aging, coupled with the fact that the carrier oil, Sweet Almond Oil, has an SPF of 6, the Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve could be used as an emergency sun protection.
But, let’s not deviate too far away from the key actions of this beautiful oil… and perhaps most importantly it’s Anti-Fungal capabilities… because more needs to be said about this condition. Whilst it’s possible to use Wild As The Wind Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve to put out the fungal fire, unless rudimentary changes are made, the infection will return…
Dietary Changes To Avoid Fungal Infections
Fungal infections are also referred to as yeast infections as the fungal infections are caused by a yeast overgrowth. It is, therefore, advisable to cut out yeast from the diet whilst you try and recover from a yeast infection.
Whilst treating your yeast infection you can also work on building up your immune system so that you don’t fall victim to future yeast infections…
I advocte reading The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry, and The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, as two of the best dietary models to follow.
I love Steven Gundry’s book because he is such an expert on Lectins, of which Gluten is only one, all of which are conspiring to make us really sick!
I love Terry Wahls book because she had to face all the odds to succeed in bringing the information to us. She had stage 4 MS, and is now in remission through developing the Wahls Protocol to heal herself.
However, here’s one caveat… I take the advice of Jack Kruse very seriously also. You can watch his video in which he says that sunlight is two thirds the issue and diet is only one third at the bottom of the page on Shungite, here on the Wild As The Wild website. Jack Kruse even mentions Terry Wahls within his interview saying that it’s not the complete solution by any means… he says that without sunlight there is no cure.
I believe him.
Sunshine Is Essential For Health
Steven Gundry also makes the connection between humans becoming sedentary as we became farmers, about 10,000 years ago, as the ultimate marker for the down-turn in our health. He says, prior to this humans were six foot on average, and after we started growing grains and legumes we began to average four foot something… perhaps 4ft 11″ or there abouts!
Prior to becoming farmers we were nomadic, and generally followed the sun as that is where the food was growing!
Steven Gundry also makes one other really important observation… which is that the best way to survive 10k years ago was to find the optimal way of laying down fat on the body. Grains, legumes, and sugar, combined were the optimal way of laying down fat… so beware vegetarians!
Grains and legumes are full of lectines, which prompt an inflammatory response, and also cause leaky gut and transgress the blood brain barrier. If you are feeling tired, irritable, and suffer from brain fog, it really is time to quit eating grains and legumes, and perhaps even following Steven Gundry’s diet plan…?
I personally don’t believe we will ever be well until we cut out our food intolerances.
Dietary Changes To Increase Immune Function
Eating a diet rich in sugar and lectins from grains and legumes will not only completely over-tax our immune system, it will also completely fox it into fighting it’s own shadow.
Plants don’t want to get eaten. That’s why they are loaded with lectins. These lectins create leaky gut which then allows undigested food and toxins to enter the blood supply. The immune system goes berserk trying to deal with all of these foreign invaders, whilst the root cause of the problem continues like it’s business as usual…
That is, until you start knocking grains, legumes and sugar on the head!
Got to give David Perlmutter some kudos here! He’s been taking it on the chin for a very long time for publishing the book Grain Brain… Thank goodness he is now finally being vindicated!
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