Top Natural Remedies For Treating Vaginal Yeast Infection At Home

First off, what is vaginal yeast infection? A vaginal yeast infection, also called Candidiasis or Vaginitis, is usually caused by a fungus known as “Candida albicans” which is normally found in small amounts in the vagina. Having it in small amounts inside you is not much of a problem until it starts growing and spreading fast. The most widely accepted cause of vaginal yeast infection is the organism, Candida albicans.

Common symptoms for yeast infection include:
-         Itching
-         Pain during urination
-         Burning pain
-         Flakey discharge
-         Redness and swelling of the vaginal wall and labia
Let’s check out the Vaginal Yeast Infection Natural remedies:

1. Garlic For Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment: Garlic kills the yeast. This can be done in two ways:

Method 1:
Eat a clove of raw garlic daily.
Method 2:
a) Take a fresh garlic clove and peel it off.
b) Cut into half and with a sewing needle tie a string through a clove. Like the image below. 

Remember to cut out the needle so you don’t sleep with it and injure yourself. You can tie any other safe object at the end of the rope.
c) At bedtime, put the clove into the vagina.
d) In the morning, remove it and throw it in the toilet. 
e) Continue it for one or two days until all itchiness is gone.
But you do have to be extra careful so you don’t forget it inside you and face worse problems!

2.  Yogurt For Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment: Consuming a bowl of unsweetened yogurt in a day helps in relieving fungal infections. Yogurt is one amazing home remedy that is widely used to treat yeast infection rather than over the counter medications which can give side effects in the long run.

-  Consume one cup of plain yogurt for 2-3 times a day util you have cured the infection completely.
-   Mince few garlic cloves and stir in one cup of plain yogurt and eat regularly.
-  Mix some nutritious and immune boosting fruits or vegetable in yoghurt and consume them regularly, especially at night, to get relief from the infection.

3. Tea Tree Oil For Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment: Tea tree oil has antifungal properties that will get rid of the infection.

-  Combine 3-5 drops of tea tree oil in 2 tablespoons of raw honey.
-  Stir well and apply this on the yeast infected areas at night before bedtime.
-   Massage it gently and leave it to stay overnight.
-  Rinse off in the morning and do the same process regularly at night time to cure the infection.

4. Coconut Oil For Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment: Coconut oil contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that kill yeast naturally.

Method 1: (Topical Application)
Applying coconut oil on the yeast infection areas helps in killing the yeast and prevents it from spreading.
a) Clean and dry the affected area.
b) Apply a thin layer of it and massage it gently for a minute.
c)  Leave it overnight
d) Repeat it 2 to 3 times until you get proper relief.

Method 2: (Coconut Oil with Cinnamon Oil)
a) Mix equal quantities of cinnamon oil and virgin coconut oil in a bowl.
b) Apply this oil mixture on the yeast affected areas.
c) Massage it gently and leave it on for some time overnight.
d) After that, rinse it off with lukewarm water and dry the skin thoroughly.
e) Do it regularly for some days till the yeast infection disappears.

Method 3: (Internal Intake)
a) Replace butter with virgin coconut oil on toast, bread, curries or recipes.
b) Add one teaspoon to your tea or coffee or juice or even smoothies.
c) Mix one tablespoon of coconut oil in your cereals like oatmeal.
d) Consume 1-2 teaspoons of oil before meals for proper digestion.
e) Use coconut oil as your regular cooking oil, as it does not break the oil into unhealthy trans fat when cooked at high temperatures.

Method 4: (Coconut Oil with Garlic Oil and Vitamin E)
a) Add few drops of vitamin E oil and garlic oil in the coconut oil.
b) Stir well and apply it on the affected areas.
c) Massage and leave it for few minutes.
d) Repeat it every day.

5. Baking Soda For Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment: Baking soda is a cost-effective and safe method that is widely used for treating a yeast infection with its amazing properties.

-   Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda in one glass of water (warm water will do).
-    Mix well till baking soda dissolves and drink on an empty stomach.
-  Continue drinking this baking soda mix twice a day on empty stomach till you get relief from the infection.
-  This process is normally used to treat thrush or oral yeast infection.

6. Cranberries For Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment: Due to acidic properties of Cranberries, it helps in treating yeast infections.

Tip: Drink a glass of unsweetened cranberry juice daily till you feel relieved.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar For Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment: This is also a good cure for vaginal yeast infection.

Method 1: 
a) Mix 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water and drink it before meals two times a day.
Note: Take this mix on an empty stomach daily to prevent the spread of the fungus.
b) You can also mix the vinegar in fresh fruit or vegetable juice or in herbal teas to prevent the spreading of yeast infection.

Method 2:
a) Take a glass of warm water and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to it.
b) Do not add honey or sugar to it as sugar promotes the growth of fungus.
c) Drink this mixture at least 2 to 3 times in a day.

Method 3 (soaking)
a) Dip the cloth or cotton in 2 to 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar for a few minutes
b) Apply it to the yeast affected areas.
Note: Make sure that the vinegar is low acidic (5% or Less) before using this remedy.

8. Coconut Oil +   Lavender Oil + Tea Tree Oil For Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment:

-         1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
-         5-6 drops Lavender Oil
-         5-6 drops Tea Tree Oil

a) Add all drops of oils and stir it around in a container.
b) Place in the fridge for few minutes until it hardens again.
c) Then instantly scoop the mixture off the spoon and place inside the vagina.
d) It will be cold and you will feel amazing which will cure the itching instantly.
e) Use cloth pad or toilet paper to absorb the oil that will leak out for the next couple of hours.

Don’t get scared when you find out you have yeast infection! It can happen to anyone! Vaginal yeast infections are very common and affect up to 75% of women at some point in their lifetime.  
Just be determined to kick it out of your system by following simple and natural home remedies to get rid of the yeast infection and save yourself from worse problems in future.


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