How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infections?

tea tree oil for yeast infection

Candida albicans causes yeast infections in the body. The yeast bacteria is already present in the body but is kept under control by the good bacteria present in the body. Imbalance in the ratio between the good and bad bacteria leads to the growth of yeast infection. Vaginal yeast infection is most common; however, yeast infection also develops in the lower abdomen, digestive system, nail beds, and under the breasts and beneath the skin the folds. Tea tree oil is an effective essential oil and a perfect alternative to antibiotics to reduce yeast infections.

Is Tea Tree Oil Safe for Yeast Infection?

  • Tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol, gamma–terpinene and alpha–terpinene which kill the fungus that causes yeast infection and also inhibits the growth of the bacteria.
  • It reduces inflammation and restores the balance of good and bad bacteria.
  • It is full of antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties that help in eliminating the yeast infection.

How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infection?

1. Tea Tree Oil and Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection


  • Two tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • Three to four drops of tea tree oil.

How to apply?

  • Gently heat the coconut oil and add the tea tree oil.
  • Clean the infected area and pat it dry.
  • Gently apply the mixture.
  • Repeat the process thrice a day until the infection is healed.
  • In case the infection is oral then swish the mixture in your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes and spit it out.
  • Do not drink or eat anything for the next 30 minutes.
  • Repeat three to four times a day until healed.
  • You can also add a drop of the mixture in your regular toothpaste.

Benefit: Coconut has high content of lauric, capric and caprylic acid that  help to fight against yeast infection.

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2. Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infection


  • 3 tablespoons of pure L. Acidophilus
  • 3/4th cup of apple cider vinegar.
  • 15 drops of pure tea oil.

How to apply?

  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • Pour the mixture into 2 dropper bottles in equal proportions.
  • Lie down on a towel and insert one of the droppers into the vagina.
  • Squeeze until the dropper is empty of liquid.
  • Store the other bottle for future use.
  • Repeat twice daily till the infection is healed.

Benefit: Apple cider vinegar balances the pH level and helps to heal the affected area.

[ Read: How to Get Rid of Yeast Infection with Apple Cider Vinegar? ]

3. Tea Tree Oil Cream for Yeast Infection


  • 20 drops of tea tree oil
  • ¼ cup of shea butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup beeswax pastilles
  • Glass jar

How to apply?

  • Add the ingredients (except tea tree oil) in a glass jar
  • Heat a pan with 1 cup of water over a medium flame.
  • Place the jar on the pan.
  • Ensure no water enters the jar
  • Once ingredients are melted, stir them into a mixture.
  • Get out the jar and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add the oil
  • Stir the mixture
  • Refrigerate till cream hardens
  • Wash the infected area and dry it.
  • Apply the cream on infected area with clean fingers.
  • Repeat 4 times daily till healed.

Benefit: The cream heals the sin faster.

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4. Tea Tree Oil Bath for Yeast Infection


  • 20 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 cup of baking soda.

How to apply?

  • Mix together the 2 ingredients.
  • Pour the mixture into your bath.
  • Run lukewarm water over this tub for the ingredients to mix well with the water.
  • Get into it and soak your body for 30 to 40 minutes
  • Ensure that the infected areas are soaked in water.
  • Rinse your body in clean water
  • Towel dry your body
  • Repeat regularly till the infection is healed.

Benefit: By this method the oil soaks deep into the skin and heals it and prevents further infection.

5. Tea Tree Oil and Garlic for Yeast Infection


  • 2 peeled garlic cloves. Large.
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • Gauge

How to apply?

  • Crush the garlic and mix it with the oil.
  • Apply it on the infected area
  • Wrap it with gauge.
  • Keep for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with water and pat it dry.
  • Repeat 2 times regularly till healed.

Benefit: Garlic instantly kills yeast when it comes in contact with it.

How Long to Use Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infection?

  • It depends on the severity of the infection and also your diet. It is best to have a balanced diet to ensure the growth of good bacteria.

These are some of the methods for using tea tree oil to heal a yeast infection.

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