Baking soda

Candida Albicans is a common type of yeast fungus that lives on the skin, especially in areas like the mouth, throat, and genitals —it can even be found in the intestinal tract. It’s when this fungus starts multiplying abnormally when it can lead to a yeast infection.

Candidiasis is a yeast infection which causes redness and itching in the exterior vagina and inner thigh area. Certain conditions can trigger infections, such as illness or a weak immune system, stress, upset stomach, and certain medications, to name a few.

Although most women use over the counter medicines for treating Candidiasis, there are many natural home remedies which alleviate the yeast infection and its symptoms. Baking soda for

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feminine odor and vaginal itching is a natural treatment that you can try on your own at home.

But why is a common household item like baking soda help cure yeast infections?

Here’s a quick explanation…

Why Baking Soda Cures Candida

  • It is alkaline in nature and thus changes the vagina’s acidic nature temporarily to higher alkaline in which the Candida can’t survive in.
  • It balances the pH levels of the body.
  • It works as a great anti – fungal agent that dehydrates and kills the fungus or yeast.
  • BS sucks enzymes and water content from the fungus and leaves the microorganism dehydrated.
  • BS discourages the further growth of microorganisms and helps to keep the skin clean as well as dry.

Apart from trying out the baking soda remedies, you have to include probiotics in your daily diet to control and prevent the infection from the inside. The number of bacterial strains present in probiotics, colonize your body with good bacteria and keep the bad bacteria like Candida Albicans under control.

How to Use Baking Soda for Yeast Infection

1. Plain Old Baking Soda for a Yeast Infection

Baking soda alters the acidic environment when it is applied and this method is very effective in treating the thrush yeast infection / oral yeast infection.

Method 1 – Drinking Baking Soda for a Yeast Infection

  • Mix 1/2 a teaspoon of BS in a glass of water until it dissolves.
  • Drink this mix twice a day on an empty stomach.
  • Continue drinking this water for 2 weeks and then rest for another 2 weeks.
  • If you don’t get any relief after 2 weeks then you have to repeat the same process.

Method 2 – Make a Paste

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of BS and enough water to make a paste.
  • Apply on the infected skin and leave for few minutes.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.

Method 3 – Make a Tonic

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of BS in 250 ml of water until it dissolves.
  • Soak a cotton ball in this solution and apply on the affected areas.
  • Bonus: You can use this water to wash the affected area to reduce redness, inflammation and irritation.

2. Baking Soda Bath for Yeast Infection

A bath allows for washing the vagina with baking soda to help relieve the external itching and other symptoms.

  1. Add 1/2 – 1 cup of BS in your bathtub with warm water.
  2. Stir it well and soak yourself for 15 – 20 minutes.
  3. Make sure to dry your skin thoroughly with a clean cloth afterwards.
  4. This process is also effective in treating yeast infection in pregnant women.
  5. For more effective relief, add BS in a salt bath.
  6. Repeat twice a week.

3. Baking Soda with Hydrogen Peroxide

This process is very useful in treating oral yeast infection.

  1. Mix hydrogen peroxide (3%) in 2 tablespoons of BS to make a paste.
  2. Use this as anti-fungal toothpaste to brush your teeth.
  3. Or you can also brush your teeth with BS and sea salt.

4. Baking Soda with Tea Tree Oil Bath

Method 1

  • Mix a few drops of tea tree oil and 1 cup of BS in a shallow sitz bath.
  • Run warm water over it and stir well.
  • Sit in it for a few minutes before washing off with water.
  • Or you can go for a detox bath using BS, Epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide.
  • Or simply add 1 cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of BS to your warm bath and soak yourself for a few minutes.

Method 2

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of BS with 4 drops of tea tree oil and enough clean water to make a fine thick paste.
  • Apply this paste on the infected areas and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.
  • Repeat once daily

See more tips on using tea tree oil for yeast infections.

5. Baking Soda ​​​​with Lemon Juice

  • Mix 1/4 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in 1 teaspoon of BS.
  • Mix this paste in 1 glass of water and drink.
  • After 15 – 20 minutes, consume 1 – 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.
  • Follow this process regularly.

6. Baking Soda Douche

Sodium bicarbonate douche helps to eliminate the yeast cells.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of BS in 4 cups of warmwater.
  • Stir it well and use this mix as a douche to clear the vaginal area.
  • Make sure to use this method twice a week for 2 weeks.

7. Baking Soda Suppository

  • Fill BS into an empty gelatin capsule and insert this in your tampon before you put it into your vagina.
  • Make sure to use this method twice a week for 2 weeks.

8. Baking Soda as Toothpowder

  • After eating, brush your teeth with BS.
  • Rinse your mouth with a mix prepared from 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Replace your toothbrush once you recover to prevent the infection in future.

9. Baking Soda with Maple Syrup

  • Add 5 tablespoons of organic maple syrup into a pan on mild heat.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of BS in it until it turns gooey.
  • Remove from the heat and allow the mix to cool.
  • Eat this mix three times a day for 2 weeks and then twice a day for 4 weeks.

10. Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar Douche

A baking soda douche regulates the pH of the vagina and prevents the growth of yeast fungus.

  • Firstly, douche with a mixture of organic apple cider vinegar and warm water.
  • Let it sit for about 5 – 7 minutes, then douche with BS and water.
  • Dry the area properly and wear loose underwear and clothes.
  • Or you can also use a BS soaked tampon on the vaginal yeast infected area.

11. Baking Soda with Epsom Salt

This process is very useful in treating the yeast diaper rash in babies.

  • Mix 1 – 2 tablespoons of BS and 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt in a warm bath.
  • Stir it well and bathe your baby gently.
  • You can also use colloidal oatmeal instead of Epsom salt in this process.

12. Baking Soda for Child Yeast Infection

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of BS in 1 cup of water.
  • Stir it well and use this mix to clean the infected area
  • Dry the skin and then dress the child in loose clothes.
  • Or add 2 tablespoons of BS to warm bath water and soak your child’s affected area in that.
  • Or mix 1 tablespoon of BS with enough water and dab it on the cheeks, gums and tongue if your child has oral thrush.
  • Or you can also apply this BS mix on the nipples, if you’re breastfeeding.
  • Repeat the same processes regularly.

Tips and Precautions:

Follow these tips and precautions while using baking soda as a yeast infection treatment for safe and quick relief from yeast infection.

  • Baking soda in the vagina may increase the vaginal pH levels and makes the yeast happier and grow more. So, don’t use this too often.
  • Always remember to dry your skin (especially genitals) after using any of the baking soda baths.
  • If you’re on a sodium restricted diet, then don’t apply these baking soda methods.
  • Pregnant women and people with high blood pressure and heart problems should consult their doctor before using these baking soda remedies.
  • People who take drugs or consume alcohol should not use these detox baths.
  • If the infected area turns red and irritated after application of baking soda, then discontinue the process.
  • Keep the yeast infected area dry and clean to avoid spreading the infection.
  • Remember not to use any concentrated solution or chemical products on sensitive areas of the body such as the private parts.
  • Wash the infected person’s clothes separately to prevent the infection from spreading.
  • Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins from the body.
  • You can also use a baking soda enema by adding 2 teaspoons of baking soda in 2 quarts of water and warm it to 103F. Use this mix along with table salt or sea salt to get rid of the infection.
  • If you didn’t find any relief from this yeast infection after trying these baking soda methods, then consult your doctor for immediate diagnosis and treatment.

Other than using these baking soda methods, you can stay healthy and yeast infection free by not wearing underwear that’s too tight or dirty, reducing the usage of deodorant or perfume based tampons, birth control pills, and try to reduce your blood sugar level.

If you or someone you know has or has had candida share your experience with us down in the comments.

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40 comments
    1. We have provided different ways of using baking soda in the above article. Choose any one as per your convenience as follow the process regularly.

      1. If i do use baking soda how long would it take to heal?? majority say 2weeks but come on!! who want to wait that long?? the cream takes a week to heal so what remedy woul take less than a that

        1. It is difficult to tell the exact time as everyone has different skin type and healing capacity. If you want quick results then apart from following the process regularly, you have to strengthen your immune system, reduce stress and maintain proper hygiene.

    1. Yeast infection is caused by fungi called candida albicans which naturally exist in our body. The good bacteria present in our body keep it under control. But due to weak immune system, candida grows out of control causing yeast infection. You can try natural methods to cure it. You can use baking soda as mentioned in the article. If want other remedies you can read this article – http://homeremediesforlife.com/yeast-infection/

  1. I have used drugs, I take garlic and coconut oil twice daily and apply coconut oil on my inner thighs,and vag. But nothing seems to relieve me. I have seen some doctors.My HIV test is negative, no cancer, no diabetes. The only result was candida albicans. Seems to get worse by the day. I have had it for over 6months.. what do I dov

    1. Use Baking soda methods to get relief from the infection. Apart from that keep the affected area dry and wear loose fitted clothing.

    2. Please cut out sugar from your diet as mich as possible. Keeping in mind thAt anything that has white flour, rice, pasta or wheat even honey and fruits also contain sugar or turns into sugar when being processed/digested by the body…equal parts of peroxide + water douche appx 2 a day or a tampon soaked in peroxide insert it into vag leave it in for appx 20 mins make sure to use a panty liner or pad cause it will leAk or drain out also make sure to keep area very dry…DO. NOT USE ANYTHING WITH FRANGRANCE AT ALL, INCLUDING SOAP BODY WASH AND EVEN THE SCENTED VAGINAL WASHES THAT CLAIM THAT IT WILL BALANCE PH CURE THIS AND CURE THat DONT DO IT STAY AWAY AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE. WASH YOUR VAGINA WITH WARM WATER ONLY UNLESS YOU HAVE AN UNSCENTED ALL NATURAL BAR OF SOAP FROM TRUSTED REPUTABLE SOURCE…SUCH AS A COLLOIDAL SILVER, OR TEA TREE OIL ALL NATURAL ORGANIC SOap for example…use cotton underwear stay away from thongs and any other material also away from. Tight fitting clothes especially tights yoga pants etc air your vag as much and as often as possible…understand that these creatures love dark warm moist places with little to no oxygen…which is why peroxide is a great option to killimg amd helping you heal a yeast infection…DO NOT HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX!!! PERIOD IT CHANGES THE PH OF YOUR VAGINA TO A BREATHING GROUND FOR THESE PESTS, ALSO YOU NEED TO DRINK LOTS AND I MEAN LOTS OF WATER AND STRENGHTEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM…SPEND 20 minutes a day out in the sun for the vitamin D which is absolutely necessary for optimum health! Look at getting a really good source of probiotics into your daily routine…one with many strands preferably made specifically for women vaginal health and in the billions of ACTIVE live organisms at the time of consumption not at the time of production…a really good one you can find online at like vitacosta is garden of life…its pricey but one of the BEST!!! There are also tea tree oil vaginal suppositories that I find are very helpful too…dont overly wash, try not to scratch it cause it will sting and burn like its on fire when treating it with just about any of the many home remedies…it will bring tears to your eyes try your best to not mess with it…I use tea tree oil water mix in a empty peroxide bottle with the cap that has small hole in the middle and i squirt myself with that when it itches and or is burning the tree oil will give it.a. Ice cooling effect refreshing plus its helful to cure the infection as long as u dont overly use it or make your solutiin too strong tea tree oil is very potent very little goes a long way…make sure its a therapeutic tea tree oil…again pat dry thouroughly…do not use panty liner on daily basis unless you are using it for a reason such as end of your period and or if you are using a remedy that is likely to leak out, any of the ones that involve the insertion of anything up there…manage your stress levels, by doing yoga, meditation, walks out in nature deep breathing exercises binural beats subliminal messages journaling exercising or whatever you can do that helps you…get as close to 8 hours of sleep as possible nightly oh almost forgot DO. NOT SMOKE ANYTHING USE DRUGS OR DRINK ALCOHOL ESPECIALLY BEER OR ANYTHING THAT CONTAINS YEAST IS FERMENTED IN ANY WAY REMEMBER YOU ARE DEALING WITH A FUNGI, YEASTY PESTS THAT FERMENTS IN YOUR GUT AND VAGINA ETC…OH YEA BECAREFUL WITH LUBES CERTAIN CONDOMS ORAL SEX PRIOR TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE SEX TOYS, TAKING BATHS, POOLS, TUBS, JACUZZIS ETC THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS OF ANY SORT…LASTLY IF YOU ARE HAVING THAT MUCH TROUBLE YOU ARE VERY LIKELY TO HAVE CANDIDA OVERGROWTH IN YOUR GUT SO THAT MUST BE DEALT WITH AS WELL, ID SAY FIRST BUT I KNOW YOU NEED AND WANT NOTHING MORE THAN VAGINAL RELIEF AT THE MOMENT…ALSO MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE SOMETHING A LOT MORE SERIOUS… any STDs like gonorrhea,chlamydia, Trick vaginitis etc etc you gotta make sure you are treating the right condition… most of the above mentioned if left untreated can lead to a serious condition called. PID THAT CAN LEAD TO INFERTILITY ALONG WITH OTHER SERIOUS ILNESSSES AND CONDITIONS…YOU ARE ALSO MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CONTRACTING STD’s when you have chronic problems with yeast and bacterial infections due to low immunity!!! You might want to check your blood sugar too may be associated with diabetes or pre diabetic symptoms…I know this is a lot, I hope it helps. Good luck to you! Google or you tube search Christa Orecchio she is amazing, extremely helpful and knowledgeable in this topic!

  2. I applied a baking soda and water mixture to my vagina and it hurt sooooooooooo bad it felt like I was in fire then once I got done crying and washing it out, I saw that it made me break out on my private parts….. So thanks for the advice

    1. Try using any method mentioned above in the article. They will help you treat the infection and reduce the swelling. Apart from that increase probiotics content in your food. You can take them either food or supplement form. This helps to colonize the infected areas with good bacteria and discourage the growth of bad bacteria.

  3. If my vagina is always wet and even
    If I take medicines to treat this watery nothing seem to help so if I use baking soda will I see the difference or will it dry up my vagina

    1. As per your description we haven’t understood what exactly you want to use baking soda. Do you want to use it for reducing the discharge? Can you please explain.

  4. I woke up to a messy clumpy discharge Yesterday, I went online n tried the baking soda finger. It burn like crazy but I also noticed that the discharge became thin n just started running out. Is that normal? I did it yesterday morning n this morning. I need help!! How can I stop the discharge now.

    1. combine 1 – 2 teaspoons of baking soda with enough amounts of water to make a paste. Using a cotton ball, dab it on the tongue and cheek. Leave it on for few minutes and rinse off with warm water. Repeat the method 2 – 3 times in a day until oral thrush reduces.

  5. I don’t know wheather it’s yeast infection or not buy a have a mass or sour milk like discharge.at times my womb is painful and I’ve tried so many times to fall pregnancy. Can it really affect my fertility?

    1. We recommend consulting a gynecologist. A physical examination and few tests are required to understand the cause of the pain and discharge.

  6. My vagina are itching then I check using mirror they look like cottage cheese inside I think it’s yeast infection …. Then I use the baking soda and water method 2days now.. Then it work less itch. But the cottage cheese look like are still there, my question is can I use my finger to remove those things or it may worsen????

    1. You can use your fingers to remove it but if your nails get scratched it can lead to infection. So, we recommend consulting a gynecologist as they can be helpful in removing it.

  7. I use baking soda for everything that ails my skin, facial cleanser, teeth, beauty powder, bath, foot treatment, vaginal wash, body scrub, skin irritations and scalp and hair treatment down to removing stains on clothing, drinking baking soda water…this is a miracle substance…of course use with common sense but it really works for me.

  8. Hello , thanks for your remedies.

    I did use baking soda this morning, I am not itching or having a foul smell , I just wanted to balance my PH level. When would you recommend I use it again? Just after my menstruation ? Thanks

  9. Please do some more research and then take this article down. The use of baking soda in the presence of a yeast infection is a terrible suggestion.

    Your statement “•It is alkaline in nature and thus changes the vagina’s acidic nature temporarily to higher alkaline in which the Candida can’t survive in.” Is mostly right, but it contains a huge error. The “in which Candida can’t survive.” is just not true. Candida thrives in an alkaline environment and doesn’t do well in acidic environments. Your best bet to cure a yeast infection is to make the environment more acidic, not more alkaline.

    I’m not asking you to take the word of a random internet stranger. Instead, please use this information to do some research on scientifically valid websites. Once you research it, I think that you will agree that this article should be pulled.

  10. I’m 18 years old and I think I’m experiencing yeast infection for the first time. I have white discharge,a terrible itching and what looks like a small red(I think) , I’ve researched this and some websites say that baking soda could worsen the infection ?
    I can’t go see a doctor but I desperately want to know how I can cure this at home as fast as possible

  11. Hello, is there any harm in applying baking soda directly to the vagina? I have sprinkled unscented baby powder in the past when I first noticed the symptoms and it cleared it up, but I’m out of the powder do thought I may could use baking soda in the same way. Thanks!

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