Ordinary soap can cleanse your skin of dirt and bacteria. When you’re dealing with fungal infections, however, you will need something more effective than ordinary soap to support adequate personal hygiene and care for your skin as you recover from the infection. Some soaps are specially formulated with extra ingredients that increase their healing and fungus-killing properties so they remove fungal infestations as well as bacteria; these are called anti-fungal soaps. To form an effective therapeutic soap for fungal infections, organic plant extracts are used; derived from plants known for their antifungal properties, these extracts are combined with soothing calendula, vitamin E, natural glycerin, olive oil and palm kernel oil or virgin coconut oil. Essential oils (EOs) added to the soap also improve its moisturizing effect and ensure that the antifungals are well-absorbed into your skin.
Those afflicted with sensitive skin, acne, eczema or psoriasis can benefit from using antifungal soap. Additionally, if you’re suffering from a fungal infection — for example staph, jock itch, herpes, athlete’s foot, ringworm etc. — you need an effective antifungal like this soap in order to cure your condition as rapidly as possible.
Antifungal soaps come in both bar and liquid form; these liquid soaps have the advantage of being usable as an antifungal shampoo. Because this antifungal preparation can sting if it comes into contact with your eyes or other sensitive areas, you need to take care while using it. To help prevent the spread of fungal infections between the patient and other members of the household, antifungal laundry soaps and detergents are available. These soaps, while strong, also help keep skin soft and clean.
Antifungal Soap Treatment for Ringworm
In order to treat ringworm effectively, you need an antifungal soap that can kill a broad spectrum of infectious fungal agents while still not harming the body’s healthy tissues and cells. In addition, the organic herbal extracts used in the soap will also inhibit further infestation by fungi. Regular use of antifungal soaps helps to destroy fungal overgrowth and fungal infections without damaging skin — a common cause of repeated infections. The penetrating therapeutic effect of the soap will effectively treat and help cure ringworm. This soap is safe for daily use, as when taking your morning shower; having washed with the soap you should next apply a topical cream for ringworm treatment in order to resolve the infection.
Recipe for Antifungal Soap
- 300 grams of white soap5 tablespoons of jojoba oil
- 10 milliliters of tea tree oil
- 1.5 milliliters of common thyme essential oil
- 500 milliliters of rose waterA cheese grater
- A ceramic mixing bowlA large saucepan
- A few dried calendula (marigold) petalsSoap mold or suitable dish
- Some greaseproof paper
Grate the bar of white soap into flakes using the cheese grater. Place the soap flakes in a clean bowl and pour in the rosewater. Fill the saucepan half-full of plain water; place on the stove and bring to the boil. Carefully place the ceramic mixing bowl filled with soap flakes and rosewater in the pan. This will allow the soap to melt gently and uniformly. Once the soap has entirely melted into the rosewater, take the pan from the heat and pour in the jojoba oil, stirring well. Add the thyme oil and the tea-tree oil, then sprinkle the calendula (marigold) petals. Mix well, then pour out into the mold or dish; once it hardens, wrap with the paper.