Can Coconut Oil Be Used To Treat Vaginal Yeast Infection

coconut oil for vaginal yeast infection

Many women use coconut oil for vaginal yeast infection because it is a safe, quick, and effective means to  treat yeast infections naturally. As you will read in this detailed article, coconut oil has several natural properties which make it idea for helping you, your friends and loved ones cure pesky vaginal yeast infections that always seem to appear at the most inconvenient times! So keep reading on to find out more!

Coconut Oil: An Ideal Home Remedy for Vaginal Yeast Infections

Using home remedies and natural cures for yeast infections, as well as other medical conditions, are excellent alternatives to the potentially harmful (not to mention expensive!) prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications that your doctor or healthcare professional might recommend. Natural remedies such as coconut oil will not cause side effects, and will work with your body, rather than against it, in order to rid yourself of the yeast infection.


One of the many reasons coconut oil can be used to effectively treat yeast infections is because it contains specific types of fatty acids – lauric acid and caprylic acid – that work naturally to fight off yeast, such as the candida fungus (which causes a yeast infection to occur). These acids work by penetrating the cell membranes of the yeast and weakening it, causing these ‘bad’ bacteria to simply disintegrate. This means that by simply fueling your body with the right substances, you can turn it into a yeast infection fighting machine!

How To Make Coconut Oil Breakfast Porridge to Cure Vaginal Yeast Infections

So now that you understand why coconut oil is so effective, how can you use it to treat your own vaginal yeast infection? One of the most simple and effective ways to use coconut oil is to simply add it to your daily diet, perhaps as a specialty anti-candida diet that includes some of the other herbal and food cures I discuss on this website. You can use coconut oil in everyday cooking and baking, or you can even simply drink a few tablespoons of coconut oil each day! Adding coconut oil as a part of your everyday diet will also help prevent yeast infections from reoccurring.

Recipe: Coconut Oil Breakfast Porridge


  • ½ cup oats (non-quick cook variety, organic if possible)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup finely diced strawberries
  • 10 blueberries, slightly crushed


  • Put the oats and water into a bowl and microwave according to the directions.
  • Once the porridge has finished cooking, add the coconut oil and stir to combine.
  • Then add the finely diced strawberries and slightly crushed blueberries – this will add some much needed vitamin C and anti-oxidants to your diet, which will further help you beat the yeast infection!


If you are allergic to the berries or can’t find any at your local supermarket, feel free to add other types of finely diced or crushed fruit! Do make sure you are using water, not milk, in the porridge as you should try to avoid most dairy products when suffering from a yeast infection.

DI Coconut Oil Suppositories

If you would rather not ingest the coconut oil due to its taste or dietary restrictions, you can also use it directly at the source for an all-natural treat of yeast infections. The simplest way is to apply the coconut oil to the site of the infection. Repeat this often and throughout the day in order to achieve the best results.

Recipe: Homemade Coconut Oil Suppositories


  • Coconut oil
  • Plastic wrap


  • First, put the coconut oil in the fridge to allow it to harden slightly.
  • Once this has happened, cut a sheet of plastic wrap into small squares (about 5×5 inches) and scoop some of the slightly hardened coconut oil into each one.
  • Then put these in the freezer, allowing them to harden completely.
  • Just before bedtime, unwrap a suppository, insert it, and leave it overnight.
  • Continued use of these magic homemade suppositories will also help prevent any more yeast infections from occurring – so make a huge batch and stock up!


You may want to wear a protective pad to ensure that you don’t wake up to sticky sheets! If you are too busy or can’t be bothered making your own suppositories, many health food stores will sell coconut oil capsules that you can use in the same way as the homemade variety.

Pros and Cons of Treating Yeast Infections Naturally With Coconut Oil!

Having a vaginal yeast infection can be awkward, uncomfortable, and even painful in some cases. But using a natural remedy for your yeast infection will ensure that you are able to treat your infection quickly and effectively, and without the risk of side effects that many prescription medications have.


No matter your lifestyle, dietary requirements, or the severity of your infection, the myriad uses of coconut oil will ensure that you can find a treatment method that is right for you. So hopefully you’ve learned some great tips on using coconut oil as your go-to home remedy to cure yeast infection, and be sure to check out this great eBook for even more tips and advice!

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