Yes. It’s summertime and the time when flip-flops are plagued with blow-outs from pop-tops (fun to say and write) but also from fungus, or (cue music:) Mold!

Jimmy Buffet is a lot of fun. Foot fungus is not. Here are today’s suggestions for the evils of summertime mold:

You can soak those nasty flip flops in the pool, the chlorine’ll take care of them. Or, dust them with a baking soda and essential oil paste . Lavender, lemon grass, or tea tree mixed with baking soda would work very nicely. If your feet are the problem you can mix those oils or Roman Chamomile, or rosemary with some carrier oil such as coconut oil, olive oil or V-6 Mixing oil and liberally massage into your feet as often as you can.

Animal Scents Ointment from Young Living is a natural way to treat many skin disorders, and it has the added benefit of **not** having to be approved by the ADA. So, it assists the body (human or animal) to heal by itself, which is how our bodies are designed to heal. I truly believe it.

One of my favorite lines from Bull Durham is when Kevin Costner is lecturing Tim Robbins about the mold on his shower shoes, “You’ll never make it to the bigs with mold on your shower shoes, win ten in the show and the press thinks you’re colorful. Until then, you’re a slob. Think classy, you’ll be classy.”