Beer Soaks

Although it may sound like a joke, beer soaks may actually work to cure your toenail fungus. The way it works is this: the dark beer will soften the nail, the vinegar put on afterwards will create an acidic environment which is beneficial to good bacteria but detrimental to bad bacteria, and then good bacteria will penetrate the nail, killing your fungus infection and preventing future reoccurrences.

Here's what you need:

  • Guinness Stout beer - can be another dark beer but Guinness Stout is the one that is known to work
  • White vinegar
  • Acidophilus sachets containing 125 billion organisms
  • Silicea 6x cell sea salts (optional)
  • Basin big enough for your feet and hands
  • File or pumice stone


Start by pouring 1L of room temperature beer into the basin and adding 1/2 a satchet of the acidophilus and 1L of white vinegar. Soak your clean feet or hands in this solution for 30 minutes 1-2 times daily.

You can use the same solution that you just prepared for up to 2 days. Every 3rd day you will need to remake the solution using the formula 1L beer, 1L vinegar, 1/2 sachet acidophilus. It is important to keep remaking the solution so that the active ingredients stay active. If you use expired (after 2 days) solution, it will not work to cure your toenail fungus.

At least once a week, after you remove your hands or feet from the basin, file the nails down using a file or pumice stone. After filing, reinsert your nails into the basin for another 30 minutes to rinse off the filings and soak the newly exposed nails.

 Wash your hands and your file or pumice very well afterwards.

Repeat 1-2 times a day every day. Do not skip a day or the treatment will take longer.

As the fungus gets killed, you will see new, clear nail beds start to grow from the base of the nail. This may be as fast as a week or it may take up to a month, depending on how often you soak, how long you soak for, and how often you file your nails down.

It will take at around 3 months for the infected nails to grow out completely. As long as you keep seeing the nail base growing in clean, you are on the right track.

If your skin becomes sensitive, you can reduce soaking from twice a day to once a day. You can also put liquid Vitamin E or aloe on the sensitive area.

If you know your nails grow slowly, think about getting MSM or Silicea 6x cell salts since they increase nail growth.

If the formula is not strong enough, play with it. Perhaps add some more acidophilus to the mix or more vinegar - or more beer. Play with the concentrations.