Not long ago, I shared a post on Shea Butter for Yeast Infections. Turns out, shea butter can be useful for treating fungal infections externally. It’s got lubricating properties and it soothes itchy and irritated skin. But adding a few other natural anti-fungal substances to shea butter can create a powerful DIY shea butter anti-fungal cream.
If you’re someone who has suffered from fungal infections/candida more than thrice, then it’s time you kept this DIY shea butter anti-fungal cream on hand. You can store it in your bathroom cabinet and use it when necessary to stop a fungal infection on its tracks!
DIY Shea Butter Anti-Fungal Cream
What you Need
- ¼ cup of shea butter (where to get it)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (where to get it)
- 1 tsp raw manuka honey (where to get it)
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil (where to get it)
- 5 drops lemongrass essential oil (where to get it)
- Double boiler (where to get it)
- Hand mixer (where to get it)
- 4 oz jar for storage (where to get it)
- Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over a medium-low heat.
- Once it has liquefied, remove from heat, add the manuka honey and stir well.
- Now keep the mixture in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
When the time is up, get it out and start whipping it with a hand mixer until it turns into a fluffy white cream.
- Transfer it into a clean mason jar. You can even sterilize it.
- Apply liberally on the affected area. This DIY shea butter fungal cream is for external use only! Do not use it internally.
Caution & Tips
- Before you use it on sensitive areas like the groin, do a patch test by rubbing ½ tsp on your inner elbow. Wait for 1-2 hours. If you do not see any irritation, then it’s safe for you to apply. If there’s irritation, do not use the cream on your body.
- If you’re in a hurry, you can simply pour the melted oils straight away into the storage container and let it set in the fridge for 10 minutes before use. Do this instead of whipping it, if you’re in a rush to use it.
- Do not add more drops of essential oils thinking you’ll get more benefits! It doesn’t work that way. For essential oils, less is more. If you add more than the required drops, you can sustain chemical burns that won’t cure quickly even with modern medicine. For every one tsp of base ingredient (shea butter, carrier oils, etc), add 1-2 drops of essential oil. Do not go above this ratio.