Friends, remember that apple cider vinegar alone cannot cure a yeast infection. That said, these natural remedies will help kill off some excess yeast to help get things back in balance and can therefore help alleviate symptoms. Make sure you are eating a low sugar menu and check out some of the other cleanse & detox ideas and products throughout this site to create more of a full spectrum approach to getting the body back in balance.
Make sure you get raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for your recipes and your natural remedies.
Yeast Infection Apple Cider Vinegar Natural Remedy # 1
As a douche:
Add 3 tablespoons raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar to 2 quarts warm purified (distilled water or filtered water that has been boiled and cooled to "warm"). Apple cider vinegar naturally has the same acidity as a healthy vagina. Use this cleansing douche for a natural remedy for vaginal yeast infections. You can use this mixture twice a day when symptoms are most severe. As symptoms begin to clear up, reduce to once a day for a couple more days. Discontinue as soon as you are symptom free.
Yeast Infection Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy #2
A sitz bath:
Fill a bathtub with just enough warm, not hot, water to create a sitz bath (enough water to cover your groin and just up to your belly). Add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar and sit in the bath with your knees folded toward your body (not stretched out flat). You can stay in this bath mixture for 15 minutes. Gently pat dry with a clean, unscented towel and make sure you are very dry before putting any clothes on. Try using a hair dryer with the "cool button" pressed help get effectively air-dried. Avoid using the hot/warm air settings on a hair dryer as it can burn your skin and/or aggravate symptoms. Wear cotton underpants, preferably washed in natural unscented detergent.
Yeast Infection Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy #3
Apple cider vinegar drink:
Add 1-2 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar to a small glass of water (6 oz. or so). Add stevia to taste and sip slowly before a meal. This may create unpleasant die off reactions (dizziness, nausea, foggy feelings, super low energy), also known as the Herxheimer reaction, due to endotoxins being released from dying candida organisms. Drink plenty of pure water to help your liver and kidneys process the byproducts of the dying yeast toxins.