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Essential Oils with Anti-Fungal Properties

Here is a list of essential oils that you can refer to when needing to treat common fungal infections.

Oils with researched anti-fungal activity against Ringworm and Tinea

  • Lemon (Citrus limonum)
  • Lemongrass (Cymbopogan citratus)
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia / Lavendula officinalis)
  • Australian Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Winter savory (Satureja montana)
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)

Oils with researched anti-fungal activity against Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Dandruff
  • Australian Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Oregano (Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum)

Oils with researched anti-fungal activity against Candida albicans
  • Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
  • Lemongrass (Cymbopogan citratus)
  • Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini)
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia / Lavendula officinalis)
  • Australian Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
  • Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
  • Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
  • Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  • Sandalwood (Santalum album)
  • Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum)
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)

Bibliography:
Bensouilah, J., Buck, P. (2006). Aromadermatology: aromatherapy in the treatment and care of common skin conditions.