Apple Cider Vinegar Antifungal Spray

Antifungal spray - Dr. Axe

Sometimes the stinky feet are a dead giveaway, but usually you’re well aware of your fungal infections before others are. The more common fungal infections are athlete’s foot, toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch, candida or yeast infections, oral thrush, ringworm and meningitis.

Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that help solve the fungal problem, such as my jock itch home remedy, and can be made right at home. So before rushing out to the store to buy over-the-counter medications that are usually filled with chemicals, try this natural DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Antifungal Spray.

Frankly, making this antifungal spray couldn’t be easier, as you simply combine the ingredients into a 5-ounce or larger glass spray bottle and blend well. The key is getting these skin-healing ingredients, including aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar and witch hazel. The latter includes tannins which make witch hazel extract a natural astringent, since they remove excess oil from skin. Apple cider vinegar, meanwhile, contains probiotics and a type of acid that promotes the growth of probiotics that can help kill off Candida.

Similarly, I’ve chosen three essential oils — lavender, peppermint and chamomile — that can fight fungus and soothe skin alongside two excellent carrier oils, olive oil and jojoba oil.

Once all of these ingredients are blended together, keep the antifungal spray in the refrigerator to provide a cooling sensation upon use. When you are ready to use, simply spray onto the affected area and then allow to air dry.

Apply 2–3 times daily for several days or until the symptoms are gone. If you experience any irritation, please discontinue use or further dilute with olive oil and aloe vera and try again.

Apple Cider Vinegar Antifungal Spray

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 20 uses


  • 2 ounces pure aloe vera gel
  • 1 ounce jojoba oil
  • 1/2 ounce olive oil
  • 1/2 ounce apple cider vinegar
  • 10 drops lavender pure essential oil
  • 2 drops of peppermint pure essential oil (optional)
  • 10 drops chamomile oil
  • ½ ounce witch hazel


  1. Combine all ingredients into a 5 ounce or larger glass spray bottle
  2. Blend well.
  3. Keep in the refrigerator to provide a cooling sensation upon use.

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  1. Mika on

    COULD Dr. Axe please tell me what would he do if it were dicovered that he had blood clots in the lungs (I believe this is called pulmonary emboli) ; I would be very interested in knowing what Dr. Axe , or anyont would do. Thanks. Mika.

    • Betty on

      Nattokinase (natto)is an excellent natural blood clot dissolver. Vitamin E is an excellent natural blood thinner. It is necessary to go on an alkaline diet (plant-based). Avoid animal and dairy products, sugar and processed foods
      and use a good source of omega 3’s, such as flax or hemp oil. Take a good source of natural vitamins and minerals. Eat organic, if possible. Grow your own food organically, if possible.

  2. Tania on

    Does apple cider vinegar work on ringworm by your eyes? If so do I apply it directly on where it is which is the inner part under my eyes

    • LG on

      On the inside of your eye?? Come on Tania, please please say that your not kidding
      Sounds like your the person who needs the Doctor hold your hand


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