What’s the Best Antifungal Soap?
If you’re suffering from a yeast infection or other fungal skin infections, switching to an antifungal soap can help you recover and prevent future yeast infections. Antifungal soaps contain scientifically proven antifungal components, such as tea tree oil, aloe vera and many more.
When I started researching the best natural antifungal soap for this review, I realized that many of them contain ingredients that can make a yeast infection worse, such as:
- Glycerin – it’s a sugar alcohol and yeast feeds on sugar, so it should be avoided
- Sorbitol – sugar alcohol
- Mannitol – sugar alcohol
- Xylitol – sugar alcohol
- Maltitol – sugar alcohol
- Acetate – it’s an alcohol and it can disturb the bacterial balance in your vagina
- Propylene glycol – it can irritate your skin making it more prone to infections
- Parabens – cancerogenic ingredients
These potentially irritating ingredients should be avoided when fighting a yeast infection, so it’s really important to check the ingredient list before buying an antifungal soap.
In this review, I made the choice easier for you by putting together 3 most popular and 100% natural antifungal soaps that will help you get rid of a yeast infection for good.
Have a look at my picks:
Defense Soap Antifungal Body Wash Shower Gel Review
Defense antifungal soap has a lovely, fresh eucalyptus smell, but what I love about it most is that it contains no harmful and irritating ingredients, such as alcohol, triclosan or perfume.
Users report that Defense soap is very effective when it comes to fighting different skin conditions, such as yeast infections, body acne, athlete’s foot or jock itch. It’s because many of its natural ingredients are antifungal and antibacterial.
Ingredients: Saponified oils of Coconut and Olive, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Gum/Glycerin Extract, Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil.
Oleavine Antifungal Soap with Tea Tree and Neem for Body Review
Oleavine Antifungal Soap is another excellent choice for those looking for a 100% natural soap that will help treat different skin problems and prevent skin irritation. It’s got no harmful chemicals and a lovely tea tree smell.
Ingredients: Water, Coconut Water, Saponified Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olea Olive Fruit Oil, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Seed Butter, Cranberry Oil, Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil, Sachi Inchi Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil, Vitamin E, Neem Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Natural Mixed Mint, Extract from Thyme, Oregano Leaf Oil, Cinnamon Bark Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Lavender Oil, Goldenseal Extract, Olive Leaf Extract.
Antifungal Soap with Tea Tree Oil by Purely Northwest Review
Purely Northwest antifungal soap is a bestseller in foot healthcare products. It’s got a selection of essential oils with proven antifungal and antibacterial qualities. It can also be used locally or as a whole body wash.
Some reviewers use it as a dandruff treatment with great results. It’s free from harsh chemicals and can be used by children and adults.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Vera, Sodium lauryl & laureth sulfate (derived from coconuts), Australian Tea Tree Oil, Oregano Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, cocamide dea (Derived from coconuts), cocamidopropyl betaine (derived from coconuts) & Atlantic Sea Kelp
What are other benefits of using antifungal soaps?
Apart from treating and preventing yeast infections on your skin and nails, antifungal soaps can:
- Remove bacteria responsible for body odor
- Help you get rid of body and face acne
- Sooth skin irritation, flaking skin, and rashes
- Treat dandruff
- Treat conditions such as Athlete’s foot, Jock itch, and Ringworm
The soaps can be used locally, as a full body wash, as a shampoo or added to a bath depending on your needs. However, they usually come in smaller bottles than a regular body wash, so they may not be an economical solution if you want to use it on your whole body.
Can I use antifungal soap for vaginal yeast infection?
Antifungal soaps can be successfully used to relieve itching caused by a vaginal yeast infection, as long as they don’t have any irritating ingredients.
An antifungal soap will definitely relieve your symptoms, but it won’t treat the infection. If you’re suffering from a vaginal yeast infection, you’ll have to use antifungal suppositories such as Monistat, or a 100% natural option: boric acid suppositories.
Instead of using an antifungal soap you may want to consider buying a feminine wash with antifungal ingredients.
They are designed especially for the delicate skin around your vagina, moisturizing it and protecting from infections. You can check my review of the best 100% natural feminine washes here.
If you’re suffering from a yeast infection, switching to an antifungal soap can be very beneficial to your skin.
It’ll not only help you treat and prevent yeast infections and an array of other skin infections, but it’ll also help you get rid of body odor and make you feel fresh.
While there are many antifungal washes available on the market, I recommend choosing only 100% natural products. It will help you avoid potentially harmful chemicals that can exacerbate your fungal skin infection instead of treating it. Before making your choice, make sure you always read the label!
I’d love to hear about your experiences with antifungal washes. Which brand did you choose? Did it help you get rid of a yeast infection or other skin condition you wanted to treat? Please share your experiences and questions in the comment section below.