Do You Know Tea Tree Oil Can Be Used for Yeast Infection

tea tree oil for yeast infection

Essential oils, such as tea tree oil, have been used as home remedies for yeast infections for decades. This is because tea tree oil has antifungal properties which work to stop the yeast infection in its tracks. And if you continue to use tea tree oil after the infection clears up, you may never have another yeast infection again! Tea tree oil is also incredibly versatile and can be used in several different ways, on various different parts of the body. Continue reading to find out a few of the many ways that tea tree oil can be used to treat yeast infections naturally!

Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infection on Skin

Sometimes we have preconceived ideas of where yeast infections can occur: on the genitals of both men and women, on our feet (also known as ‘athlete’s foot’) and in our mouth (or what is commonly called ‘oral thrush’). This is because these places are often warm and moist environments, which are the preconditions that the candida yeast needs in order to thrive and multiply unchecked. But places on our skin can also be prone to yeast infections, particular in the skin folds that can occur if a person is overweight or obese.

One of the best ways to treat such infections is to draw a warm, relaxing bath for yourself and then add several drops of tea tree oil to the water. This allows the tea tree oil to work on a few different levels: you are allowing the herbal oil to penetrate your skin directly at the site of infection, but the oil is also working to help relax your mind and body. This mental aspect of infection and disease is often overlooked in patients, so using this treatment is an excellent way to tackle both the physical and mental symptoms you may be experiencing!

Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infection while Pregnant

Contracting a yeast infection while pregnant is likely a low point, although often inevitable, in most women’s pregnancies. Thankfully, there is no need to make yet another doctor’s appointment or trip to your healthcare professional: these can be costly and time-consuming, so instead just take a trip to your local health food store and pick up some tea tree oil!

Vaginal yeast infections are often best treated right at the source, and using a natural remedy like tea tree oil will ensure that you do not experience any unpleasant side effects in this sensitive area – just be sure to check the ingredients of whatever brand of oil you buy to double-check that it is all-natural and has a low acidity. One of the most easy and effective ways to treat a vaginal yeast infection with tea tree oil is to use a tampon. First, coat the top half of a non-applicator tampon with a lubricant (even olive oil works for this step) and then apply a few drops of pure tea tree oil. Insert the tampon and leave in overnight or for several hours. Using a lubricant keeps the tea tree oil from absorbing into the tampon, therefore ensuring that you reap all of the benefits this natural remedy for yeast infections provides!

Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infection in Armpit

Our armpits are often full of warmth and moisture due to the sweat we produce every day, even if we are sedentary or use plenty of antiperspirant. This means that yeast infections often occur in armpits, which can be somewhat awkward areas to treat. Thankfully, using tea tree oil will allow you to treat the infection right at the site while also being gentle on this part of your body, which may be sensitive due to shaving.

Because it is a natural product, the tea tree oil will also not interfere with your deodorant or antiperspirant, though you should all the tea tree oil to sit on its own for a few hours before applying these other substances, if at all possible. To apply the tea tree oil to a yeast infection in the armpit, you should dilute one teaspoon of the oil with an equal part of water, or even with one teaspoon of olive oil. You can then apply the diluted oil all over the yeast infection several times a day, or even leave it on overnight.

Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infection in Mouth and Throat

Although tea tree oil is an incredibly effective and fast-acting natural treatment for yeast infections, you it still requires proper use and application in order to work best. This is especially relevant when using the herbal oil to treat yeast infections in the mouth and throat, which are also known as ‘oral thrush’, because unlike some other essential oils that you may find in your local health food store (or even in your bathroom or kitchen), tea tree oil is toxic if swallowed.

This does not mean that you are unable to use it to treat oral thrush; rather, you should only use tea tree oil as a mouthwash. In order to use this method safely and effectively, dilute some tea tree oil in water. Then swish the mixture around your mouth for 30-60 seconds, like how you would use a normal mouthwash. Be sure to spit out the mixture in its entirety when the time is up, and rinse your mouth with plain water a few times to ensure that you will not swallow any remaining drops. If you are at all nervous about using this home remedy, consult your dentist or healthcare professional to ensure that you are using the treatment safely and correctly.

Now that you know how to naturally treat yeast infections using tea tree oil, you can add this excellent product to your list of home remedies to deal with yeast infections that will ensure your infection is quickly and effectively gone within days! Several other examples of using tea tree oil for yeast infection treatment can be found in the more detailed articles on our website, or you can check out this great eBook for full descriptions of other home remedies you can use!

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