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