Coconut oil is an excellent natural remedy for a vaginal yeast infection. It’s extracted from mature coconuts and it has got a variety of applications, from cooking to cosmetics. Surprisingly, coconut oil can last as long as six months at 24 °C (75 °F) without going bad, so there’s no need to refrigerate it.
Coconut oil is rich in caprylic acid and lauric acid, fatty acids with antifungal qualites.
Although it’s got a high amount of saturated fat, coconut oil has become increasingly popular in cooking due to its sweet, nutty taste. It’s also more and more common in cosmetic industry for skincare and hair products because of its fantastic moisturizing qualities. But can coconut oil cure yeast infection? There’s more and more evidence that it can because of its strong antifungal qualities.
When you’re suffering from a bout of vaginal yeast infection prepare a mixture of five tablespoons of good quality coconut oil and a few drops of tea tree oil or lavender oil (or both!). Put it in the fridge or freezer until it’s solid. Form a small lump with a spoon and insert it in your vagina overnight.
You can also pour the mixture into a special suppository tray for ready-made suppositories.
Make sure you use a sanitary pad, as it’ll most probably leak. Use it every night until you recover. You can also use it once a week to prevent a Candida infection.
There’s no doubt that coconut oil is your best ally when it comes to fighting vaginal yeast infections. If you want to use only natural remedies for vaginal yeast infections, then its beautiful smell and texture make it a much better alternative to garlic or yogurt. Coupled with some antifungal essential oils, it can be a very potent treatment against vaginal candidiasis.
Please use the comment section below to ask questions or share your thoughts on the article.
My name is Kams and I’m passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I’ll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.