Fungi Foe Salve

Have you ever had an outbreak of some recurring ailment only to find that you are out of your prescription and it is Friday night with no hope of getting a refill until Monday morning?

A few years ago, I had this very thing happen and I was panicked because letting the yeast infection go for even a day meant longer on the course of meds from the doctor. I was still new to herbalism, but had a pretty big garden. After some research and a quick harvest of the Oregano and Calendula in my yard, I whipped up a batch of this Fungi Foe Salve and was amazed at the results. I have not had to refill that prescription since.


Fungi Foe Salve

  • 3/4 cup Oregano infused in olive oil Infused Oil Recipe
  • 1/4 cup Calendula infused olive oil
  • 1/4 cup bees wax
  • 10 drops each: Red Thyme, Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils

In a double boiler (or a pot nestled in a larger pot filled with a bit of water) over medium heat, add the oils and beeswax. 

Stir until the beeswax melts and is fully incorporated.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a moment.

Add the essential oils. Stir.

Pour into clean and sterilised jars.


Apply topically to any fungal infections, yeast, rashes etc…

I have used this salve on toenail fungal outbreaks as well as on my most intimate parts. It works really well.


Medicinal Actions:

Oregano: anti-viral, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial


Calendula: vulnerary, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, immune stimulant, antifungal, antiviral, lymphatic, antispasmodic


Red Thyme: anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, affinity for yeast infections


Lavender: antibacterial, soothing, anti-inflammatory


Tea Tree: anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic


3 Comments on “Fungi Foe Salve

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