Antifungal soaps are soaps prepared by adding organic medicinal plant extracts, vitamin E, essential oils, natural glycerin into the soap. These soaps have therapeutic effects and aim at reducing the discomfort, relieving the symptoms, etc. caused by various fungal infections.
Regular soaps only cleanse the body of dirt and germs. However, when affected by fungal infections, one needs more than just regular soap to maintain proper hygiene and enhance the healing process. Antifungal soaps are soaps especially made to deliver highest possible therapeutic effect to get rid of unwanted fungus infecting the body. Extracts from various organic antifungal medicinal plants, calendula for soothing effect, virgin coconut oil or palm kernel oil, olive oil, natural glycerin and vitamin E are combined together to form the therapeutic antifungal soap. The essential oil added also helps in moisturizing the skin and gets easily absorbed into the skin.
People suffering from eczema, acne, psoriasis and sensitive skin can use these soaps and tap its benefits. Moreover, people with fungal infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot, herpes, jock itch, staph, etc., need to use these soaps to get cured of their condition as soon as possible.
Antifungal Soap for Ringworm
Antifungal soaps for ringworm infections are soaps with the ability to destroy a wide range of fungi infecting the body tissues without harming the healthy body cells and tissues. Moreover, the organic medical plant extracts added to the soap also prevent further germination of the fungi. Use of these soaps helps get rid of nasty fungal infections and fungal overgrowth without conducing to skin damage of relapse episodes. This soap’s penetrative therapeutic effect treats and cures ringworm. The soap can be used daily while having a shower, after which one needs to apply the ringworm treatment cream to get rid of it.
How to Make Antifungal Soap
- 300 gm white soap
- 5 tbsp of jojoba oil
- 10 ml of tea tree oil
- 1.5ml of thymus vulgaris
- 500 ml rose water
- Cheese grater
- Some dried marigold petals
- Greaseproof paper
Take the white soap bar and grate it using the cheese grater. Transfer these soap shavings to a bowl and add rosewater into it. Place a pan filled halfway with water on the burner and let the water boil. Once the water has begun boiling, place the bowl of soap and rosewater into the water. Secondary heating will enable the soap to melt uniformly. Once the soap melts, remove from the burner and add the jojoba oil and stir well. Also add the tea tree oil and thymus vulgaris and sprinkle in the dried marigold petals. Mix this soap solution well and put it into a shallow dish, suitable to prepare a soap loaf. You could also use individual molds for the soap if you wish. Leave the soap solution to cool and set for the next 10-14 days. Once they have set, slice the soap loaf into small cubes and wrap them in greaseproof paper. Store them in a cool dry place. Use when needed.
Besides antifungal soap bars, one also has the option of opting for antifungal liquid soap solutions which can also work as antifungal shampoos. However, since this antifungal shampoo can sting your eyes and tender parts of the body, be careful while using it. Different types of antifungal detergents, antifungal soaps for clothes, antifungal laundry soap, etc. are also available to help prevent the spread of infection to other members of the family. These soaps also keep the skin clean and soft.