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Jock Itch Home Remedy with Essential Oils


Jock itch home remedy - Dr. Axe

Contrary to public belief, jock itch can strike both males and females — but it’s apply named because lingering in sweating clothes can provide the perfect climate for bacteria and fungus to thrive.

In my article about jock itch, I suggest many different ways to solving that persistent, annoying itch, including basic hygiene adjustments as well as changing one’s diet. Jock itch can even one of the sneaky candida symptoms, so that serious condition should be at least looked into as well. But I’ve found that one of the most effective ways to get rid of this problem is simply by making your own jock itch home remedy.

This is not just any DIY jock itch — I suggest you use a strong concoction of essential oils, a vital carrier oil like coconut oil, a strong anti-inflammatory oil like neem oil alongside some apple cider vinegar, which acts as a potent antifungal agent (1).

What kinds of essential oils? Begin with lavender oil, which is both an antimicrobial and antioxidant, and then follow with the antifungal myrrh oil and the antibacterial tea tree oil. You can even consider oregano oil as a natural antibiotic. However, it can cause a stinging sensation as it is highly concentrated, so I recommend adding one drop to start and test a small area first. Make sure to dilute it with the above ingredients to ensure the best effect.

If you don’t experience any discomfort from the jock itch home remedy, you can try sleeping with the ointment for greater relief as well as removal of this fungal infection.

You may experience layers of skin peeling off of you. This is normal. If irritation occurs, discontinue use or reduce the amount of essential oils by half and try again.

Jock Itch Home Remedy with Essential Oils

Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 30 uses


  • 2 ounces coconut oil
  • 2 ounces neem oil
  • 1 ounce apple cider vinegar
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops myrrh oil
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • [optional] 3 drops oregano oil


  1. Combine all ingredients into a glass jar and blend well creating a cream or ointment.
  2. Rub onto the affected areas twice daily — once in the morning and again at night.
  3. You may want to keep in the refrigerator to provide a cooling sensation for added relief.

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  1. Kem on

    Made this and I can actually see the difference in just 2weeks. Used prescription creams for many years but they do nothing and for the first time in years I can see a clear skin. Awesome remedy . Only downside is it has a strong not so great odour but that’s a small price to pay.

  2. alex kingoo on

    What I have just read above is truly an eye opener! I’ve suffered alot from jock itch for over 5yrs, with no remedy from conventional meds. I’m now happily trying these essential oils.

  3. Troy Smith on

    Are you referring to fractionated coconut oil as the carrier oil? I’ve notice that some of the comments are referring to the cooking type coconut oil which is solid until heated. Fractionated coconut oil is in liquid form and used as a carrier oil in many blends. Please advise!!! Thanks.

    • Robin on

      It’s unrefined coconut oil, it can be used for cooking. Coconut oil jar can be set in hot water, to soften, but I would recommend to just keep smashing and mixing.

    • John on

      Go to a doctor and ask for Nystatin/Triamcinolone cream made by Fougera.
      Walmart is selling a different brand that doesn’t work. Whatever I ever tryed,
      didn’t work for long. This is the only medication that worked well for me.

  4. gv on

    I’m not sure jock itch would be what I had but for 12 years I had an embarrassing itch. I went to a number of drs that gave me their rx recommendations that never helped. I had stopped asking by the time I saw your article several months ago so I decided to try this remedy. It has been a comfort and relief that I have not experienced in 12 years. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Jeetendra gyanchandani on

    Nice information sir. Today my wife was having some problem of itching in her legs. I have used piperment oil. Lavendor. Rosemerry. Frankinsence with coconut oil. She got relief in 15 minutes. Thanku very much sir.

  6. Karatcake on

    After 5 months of suffering from this awful and embarrassing condition for the fourth time and trying every natural natural remedy I’ve found online, I didn’t find relief until using OOO (Ozonated Olive Oil). After using it 3 times a day for a week, the itching completely stopped. Now after 4 weeks, the rash is completely gone and I haven’t itched since the first week of use. Going to the doctor was not an option for me because the last time I used a prescription topical ointment on this rash, I was left with an excruciating pain that was deep in my tissue. I think it drove the fungus deeper into the tissue and now it reoccurs every summer. Because of the pain, I had to sit on a medical inflatable ring for 6 months. I am pain free now but it has taken 3 years to completely recover from it. I’ve learned that OOO goes deep in the tissue and delivers oxygen to the area for 12 hours. Oxygen will kill anything anaerobic (virus, bacteria, fungus, etc.) so that is why I had the idea to try this. If you feel this is for you, make sure you use a reputable source that is pure. I’m hoping this will also keep the fungus from reoccurring next summer.

  7. Vanessa on

    I make this rash/fungal recipe, except instead of coconut oil and neem oil, I started with an organic neem oil butter. It’s a wonderful consistency for this type of recipe, and is intended to use as an essential oil carrier butter for skin and hair recipes. Works great!

  8. Chad on

    Was looking at the recipe and saw there is lavender in it, I’m allergic can I use something instead of the lavender. What about like palmarosa essential oil?

  9. karan on

    I am suffering from an itchy infection in my groin and using neem oil over it. Is this treatment right or wrong. The oil smells very bad. Plz help to get rid infection

  10. Susanne on

    What is the best homemade creme for thickness under the eye how can i remuve it? Are there any fruits and vegetable or nuts that i must eat please

  11. Charmaine on

    @Lori Good question I was wondering that myself since you essentially mixing oil and water. Just and idea but if you warmed the Coconut oil enough to liquefy then cap the container and shake hard it may emulsify enough to cool to the cream described in the directions.

  12. Lori on

    Anxious to try this and have mixed and mixed but cannot get the coconut oil to blend with the ACV. Is there a helpful hint you can give me? Thank you,

    • on

      I healed my husband’s toenail fungus with Quick Dry Top Coat for nails!
      after soaking your feet in warm water, clean all dead skin around and under the nail. apply generously the top coat over the nail and cuticles as well as under the nail. this way you will seal it and deprive the bacteria from oxygen. do it 2x week untill the nail is fully grown clear. Crazy glue works the same way.
      Good luck!


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