Now, he is always careful to treat every little itchy skin patch. But going to the lake is not his solution. Instead he uses this little potion I mixed up. My husband uses it daily to prevent jock rash — he calls it his swamp ass cream. His feet are cured. This homemade anti-fungal cream works better than prescription creams. So, if you are tired of all those anti-fungal creams, try this. It works better than Desenex, Lotrimin, Tinactin, Monistat, and Lamisil.
Here’s what you need for a homemade anti-fungal cream — There are two recipes to choose from — one with beeswax and one without.
(The recipe is at the end of this post)
One of the main ingredients is shea butter — a white or yellowish fat composed of five fatty acids. Shea butter is extracted from the inner seed of the shea fruit, which grows on the African Shea tree or shi tree (be careful blending that word together). The trees take about 15 years to start producing, but by 20 to 30 years they are in full production, which lasts for 200 years. Now that’s a crop.
Here’s some good points – Shea butter has anti-inflammatory effects as well as anti-skin tumor properties (trials showed it inhibits skin cancers). And it’s an antioxidant as well. And it’s edible. It also blocks UV rays.
Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca Oil):
Tea Tree oil is an essential oil from the Melaleuca tree, so you don’t need much of this one. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Studies have shown that it is effective against candida infections which are the yeast infections.
Homemade Anti-fungal Cream #2
1. Measure the shea butter, beeswax, avocado oil, and olive oil in a mason glass jar — the type you use for canning.
2. Place the glass in a saucepan filled with water.
3. Heat over the stove until the butter melts.
4. Remove from the heat, add the tea tree oil.
5. Stir every 15 minutes or put the lid on tight and shake it every 15 minutes until is begins to solidify.
Homemade Anti-fungal Cream #1 (original posting)
This is my original anti-fungal cream that does not have any beeswax in it. You make it the same way as recipe #1. This takes a little longer to solidify and is a smaller batch.
1/4 cup shea butter (4 Tablespoons)
1 Tablespoon avocado oil
1 Tablespoon olive oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil
Melt the shea butter and oils in a glass Mason jar in a saucepan of water. Remove jar from pan after it melts, add the essential oil and allow to cool on the counter. Shake it every 15 minutes or so.