Candida Cleanse

Essential oils can be effectively used in a candida cleanse. The anti fungal/antibacterial properties of essential oils work to control yeast overgrowth without harming beneficial gut microbiome. 

On this page we will discuss several of the more popular Essential Oil remedies as well as various methods of application.



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What is Candida?

The fungus called Candida is found naturally in your body and helps with your digestion and nutrient absorption.

So far, so good!

Sometimes, however, it overgrows causing many health problems such as:

  • fatigue
  • frequent cold/flu
  • diarrhea
  • contipation
  • bad breath
  • brain fog
  • leaky gut
  • white spots on tongue
  • acid reflux
  • slow metabolism

Why Essential Oils?

C. albicans is often resistant to both fluconazole and itraconazole, which are the antifungal drugs most often prescribed for candida.

There are many pharmaceutical remedies available for candida cleanse but aside from potential side effects, there is another reason to use natural  products such as essential oils.

Have you heard of the concern in the medical community about drug resistant bugs becoming immune to the effects of antibiotics?

In this same way, your body may also build up a resistance to the chemical ingredients contained in the drugs you purchase. If this happens these drugs can become useless to you. 

Essential oils on the other hand are very complex in nature and it is extremely unlikely that they can become compromised. In addition, oils are not subject to the risk associated with combining products.

Multiple oils can be used together in a blend to synergistically attack the problem.

Essential oils can also be used for quick relief in the short term, and for a more complete recovery, as a long term strategy. We will discuss both short and long term options on this page.

Application Methods

Before we get to the individual oils and oil blends that you can deploy for your candida cleanse we should discuss the various methods of treatment using essential oils.

The following 4 methods are the most commonly used for a candida cleanse:

Bath

Run a shallow bath and add your chosen essential oil (choose from oils described below) in a 1/2 cup of Epsom salts so that the treated water will come in contact with the area of infection.

Oral

Put three drops of each of the following oils in a gelatin capsule and consume orally 3 times a day.

Topical

Apply 1-3 drops of each of the following oils to the bottoms of your feet twice daily.

Vaginal Douche

For direct application to your vagina it is recommended that you  heavily dilute the oil with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. If you don't have any allergic reaction, you can gradually increase the concentration to determine your level of sensitivity.

Create a douche using a small amount of the essential oil of your choice.

Add between 5 and 10 drops of oil to a liter of water and some Apple Cider Vinegar. (another proven yeast killer)

Shake the water and vinegar mix and then ad the essential oils.

Use the mixture as you would a normal douche, in the morning and again before going to bed. (Click image to purchase)

Single Oils for Candida Cleanse

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential Oil has been found to be a very powerful anti-fungal agent especially when used in a candida cleanse.

As a bonus, Bergamot effectively breaks down the toxins and mucus produced by Candida and will assist your body in repairing itself. 

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood Essential Oil is known as one of the leaders in anti-fungal oils and is often used for yeast infections and as a candida cleanse.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon essential oil is known for its variety of uses and applications including as a candida cleanse.

It is well known for the following properties:

  • antibacterial
  • anti-fungal
  • antimicrobial
  • antiviral 
  • anti-parasitic

Cinnamon Essential Oil is commonly used as a tool to stimulate the immune system.

It can be used in drinks, foods, gelatin capsules and massages to address such things as arthritis, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, poisoning, healthy blood sugar, yeast infections, immune system functions and digestive problems.

Several studies have shown that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, preventing the spikes that can lead to Candida overgrowth. 

Because it is a very strong oil (hot oils) it should be diluted before any topical application.

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Citronella Essential Oil

There is an increasing burden of multi drug resistance in the medical establishment and as a result there has been a concerted effort to study the effects of natural substances with anti-fungal properties.

Citronella Essential Oil is one of the oils which has shown promise (along with CloveLemongrass and Lavender) for its ability to attack the cell membrane of Candida albicans.

Topical Use: Dilute 50:50 with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut and apply it to the affected area. Increase the dilution if you have sensitive skin.

Internal: Add a drop to drinking water mixed with honey for taste or include it in a gel capsule to consume once a day. Do not give to small children (under 6 years of age)

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Clove Oil

Clove Oil's principal constituent,  Eugenol (60 - 90%), is known to have especially powerful effects for combating candida.

Just like Cinnamon Oil (above), Clove Oil regulates blood sugar, preventing the spikes that can lead to Candida overgrowth and is able to inhibit its formation.

Research has determined that Clove Oil is effective in treating over 15 different forms of fungi including candida albicans.

It is also known to lessen the pain caused by enraged candida rashes.

Because Clove is one of the oils listed as "hot" oils, topical application should be treated with caution. Always dilute at a 50:50 strength with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut or Jojoba oils. 

Add 2 drops to your drinking water or consume with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut in a Gel Capsule daily for 10 days. 

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Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil is a highly effective anti-fungal and antibacterial agent which has performed very well in studies against several types of bacteria and strains of fungi.

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Lavender Essential Oil

True Lavender Essential Oil has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties and works well as a candida cleanse.

Lavender Essential Oil has demonstrated that it is lethal to many fungal strains including candida and dermatophytes. Lavender Oil damages the cell membrane which destroys the fungal cells.

When used topically, it is best diluted the oil with a suitable  such as coconut or jojoba oil.

Add 2 drops to your drinking water or consume with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut in a Gel Capsule daily for 10 days. 

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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil is a natural anti-fungal, antioxidant agent that works well as a candida cleanse. Studies show that Lemongrass has the natural ability to penetrate the protective barrier created by candida.

Lemongrass oil is a cheap and easily available oil, that smells nice and has powerful effects against Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and Candida tropicalis fungal strains.

When vaporized it alters the cellular structures of fungus.

As an added bonus this oil is a powerful antioxidant which can help stop inflammation and also destroy internal fungal infections like ringworm as well as external infections like athlete’s foot and jock itch.

Lemongrass Oil should be diluted with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut before applying topically.

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Oregano Essential Oil

Because of its powerful anti-fungal properties, which are deadly to many fungal infections, Oregano Essential Oil is known to be the most effective of all essential oils tested against candida.

As a bonus, oregano essential oil can be used to treat athlete’s foot, nail infections, as well as skin infections.

Oregano is also known as a "hot" oil so precautions need to be taken when applying it topically. Mix with a thick carrier oil such as Shea butter.

Add 2 drops with a carrier oil in a Gel Capsule and consume daily for 10 days. 

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Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil comes from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca plant. It is well known for its extremely potent antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.

It is very soothing on itchy rashes and provides immediate relief against a yeast infection.

Tea Tree Oil inhibits the replication of candida cells and is well known for its ability to treat candida infections including vaginal candidiasis.

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Thyme Essential oil

Because of its powerful anti-fungal properties, which are deadly to many fungal infections, Thyme Essential Oil is known to be one of the most effective essential oils tested against candida.

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Recommended Oils for Candida Cleanse:

Final Words

As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, the list above is far from exhaustive and other essential oils possessed of anti-fungal properties include:

If you are going to use essential oil to treat your fungal infection, remember that the quality of oil is very important (in both brands and if it is organic) and that not all essential oils labeled as therapeutic or high quality are necessarily what they claim to be.

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