Forces of Nature Athlete’s Foot / Jock Itch Control combines homeopathic ingredients with botanicals to help treat the uncomfortable itching, irritation, and fungal infection often associated with athlete’s foot or jock itch. Homeopathic products like this work in a different way than traditional products and possibly lack the traditional chemicals found in other brands of athlete’s foot products that make them more effective.
- Hydrocotyle Asiatica
- Thuja Occidentalis
- Pelargonium Graveolens Oil
- Eugenia Caryophyllata Oil
- Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil
- Natural Skin-Cleansing Benefits
- Sesamum Indicum Oil
Hydrocotyle Asiatica, Silicea and Thuja Occidentalis help to remedy itchy skin, while the next two are antifungals. Sesamum penetrates deeply below the epidermis to reach and kill the fungus. The other oils act as astringents, natural cleansers and skin-soothing agents. This homeopathic blend is missing Undecylenic Acid, a key natural ingredient found in many remedies clinically confirmed as being able to kill the athlete’s foot or jock itch fungus. Athlete’s foot is caused by a number of different fungi including Trichophyton, Epidermophyton, and Microsporum.
Washing and dry the affected area carefully. For athlete’s foot, apply a few drops to the affected area 3 times a day for 4 weeks. To treat athlete’s foot use daily for 4 weeks; for jock itch, use daily for 2 weeks. The manufacturer’s general recommendation is that you should wear shoes that are well ventilated and change your socks at least once a day.
Possible Side Effects
For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes; in the event of contact, flush with water and seek advice from medical personnel. If irritation occurs or if there is no improvement within 4 weeks, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Some individuals may be sensitive to tea tree or other oils. Not to be used with children under 2 years of age. Do not use for diaper rash. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children. The manufacturer states that there should be no side effects when using this treatment. If you have ultra-sensitive skin you may have a reaction to the oils, but this is extremely rare. If you don’t see an improvement after four weeks, consult a doctor. If you are pregnant or nursing, ask a health professional before use.
On the manufacturer’s website, Athlete’s Foot Jock/Itch Control costs $9.95 for a 4ml bottle. Prices for larger bottles are; $14.95 for a 11ml bottle, and $34.85 for a 33ml bottle (best value). The website states that a 11ml bottle is enough for a one month supply and a 33ml bottle is adequate for a three months supply if used daily according to the manufacturer’s directions. The website does not state how long a 4ml bottle would last when used daily but it looks like it be around 1-2 weeks only. There is free ground shipping included on USA orders over $39.
If for any reason you are not satisfied, you can the used bottle with the original receipt for a prompt refund of your purchase. It is not clear if you can return more than one bottle, and this is unlikely.
Conclusion of Our Forces of Nature Athlete’s Foot Jock/Itch Control Review
We saw many contented reviewers saying positive things about this product. We liked that the product is USDA Certified organic, contains no toxins, no pesticides, no chemicals, is FDA registered, and manufactured tin the USA under the strictest quality regulations. We also were pleased to see a generous 12 month return policy that includes even an opened bottle of the product. Some consumer reviewers stated that the new dispensing mechanism now makes the oil more difficult to apply. The bottle dropper has been done away with in a product redesign. Ideally, because of how contagious athlete’s foot is, it should always come with a dispenser of sorts. The website does not state how long a 4ml bottle would last when used daily but it looks like it be around 1-2 weeks only which makes a small bottle of 4ml not good value at $9.95. We are skeptical that a homeopathic product that is missing the key ingredient of Undecylenic Acid can effectively kill the jock itch/athlete’s foot fungi and prevent it from returning in the long run.