Homemade anti-fungal cream

Natural anti-fungal cream

I’ve had some success making my own anti-fungal creams. This recipe is easy to make and you can use it daily — my husband has been using it for a year now and it’s his favorite cream for that nether territory where men seem to get uncomfortable.

He takes it with him when he travels too, but one time at the airport in Mexico, the young woman at security wanted to know what it was — My husband’s Spanish is ok, but he didn’t know how to say this — “aahh, swamp-ass cream, anti-fungal cream??” — so he motioned trying to describe that it is a cream for the skin — she took it away and threw it in the trash. And it was only a small amount, the less 4 oz, and in a see-thru plastic container. He was bummed — I was too. Here is recipe #2, check here for recipe #1 Both of them work well.

Natural Anti-fungal Cream #2

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup avocado oil (or olive oil if you can’t get avocado oil)
1/4 cup beeswax
1/4 cup shea butter
20 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions:

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.

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Homemade anti-fungal cream
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ¼ cup beeswax
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil
Instructions
  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.

 

10 Comments

  1. Homemade anti-fungal cream #1 - Eve Out of the Garden
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    […] This is my original anti-fungal cream that does not have any beeswax in it. This takes a little longer to solidify and is a smaller batch than my homemade anti-fungal cream with beeswax — #2 […]

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  3. disqus_LrLfSv18my
    disqus_LrLfSv18my05-25-2014

    Can you put coconut oil instead of avocado oil?

    • deila
      deila05-25-2014

      yes, you may use coconut oil instead of avocado oil. You may also use almond oil or olive oil instead of the avocado oil. Coconut oil is a little more solid in cold temps, so the final product may be a little thicker, but would melt on your skin just fine.

  4. katheaus
    katheaus06-05-2014

    Of the two creams mentioned, with and without beeswax, which do you like most and why? Is there a benefit to adding beeswax beyond the solidity it adds to the mix?

  5. Summer
    Summer06-16-2014

    I have a terrible time in the summer with sensitive skin and what my grandmother always referred to as “prickly heat.” Over the years, I have tried everything commercially available. One of my friends started using essential oils and I discovered Tea Tree Oil. Soon after that I found a Tea Tree Oil soap for my son’s acne. His dermatologist wanted to know what I did. I told him about the soap and he took my son off all of his prescription acne medications and told us to just use the soap. When I found this recipe for a Tea Tree Oil anti-fungal cream, I couldn’t wait to try it. I am very please to tell you that after a few days, the “prickly heat” that plagued me every summer for years is gone.

    • deila
      deila06-16-2014

      Thanks for the positive feedback. I’m glad it started working that quickly. I know we couldn’t live without it. I will have to try the tea tree oil soap for my son!

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