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2 Essential Oils That Combat Candida!

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Essential oils smell beautiful. But did you also know that many essential oils can support health and fight infection?

Bacteria and yeast do not develop a resistance to herbs and their oils.

In 2012, the Journal of Ethnopharmacology published a study highlighting the strength of certain essential oils in controlling overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans.


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Candida is a yeast that naturally lives in the body. A strong immune system and a healthy inner ecology keep the yeast Candida in check and prevent it from taking over its surrounding environment.

Unfortunately, overuse of antibiotics and a diet full of processed foods, sugar, and gluten limit the body’s ability to keep Candida in check. Because Candida is an opportunistic microorganism, it will multiply when it has the chance and cause issues like thrush, vaginal yeast infections, and systemic candidiasis.

Common symptoms of systemic Candida overgrowth include:

  1. Abdominal cramps and bloating
  2. Bad breath
  3. Chronic fatigue
  4. Constipation
  5. Depression and foggy thinking
  6. Insomnia
  7. Mood swings
  8. Swollen joints

Why Candida Is So Stealthy

Candida is especially good at constructing a strong, slimy substance around itself called biofilm.

Like green sludge stuck to the surface of a rock or plaque clinging to teeth, biofilm is a tough slime that can house Candida, parasites, and other disease-causing microbes. As colonies of Candida form and lay down more biofilm, this sticky goo protects the yeast and supports its growth.

The 2012 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology demonstrated that the essential oils of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and clove (Syzygium aromaticum) are especially effective at busting through the tough biofilm that Candida hides behind.1 In addition to lemongrass and clove, previous studies have found that the essential oils of thyme, patchouli, and cedarwood can also inhibit the growth of Candida.2

Inside the human body, Candida biofilms can limit the reach of powerful prescription antifungal drugs, making candidiasis difficult to treat.

In a hospital setting, Candida biofilms are a serious health hazard. Patients that receive implants—such as catheters or prosthetic heart valves—end up with hospital-acquired Candida.3 As it turns out, Candida biofilms are incredibly resistant to common antifungal drugs, like amphotericin B and fluconazole.1,3

2 Essential Oils with Big Benefits

The “problem” with essential oils is that they are made by nature.

In other words, you cannot standardize them, and you cannot patent them. However, like other antifungal and antibacterial herbs, essential oils do not harm the beneficial inner ecology of the body. And, just as important, bacteria and yeast do not develop a resistance to herbs and their oils.

Lemongrass and clove have been used as spices in traditional cooking for centuries.

The medicinal value of these herbs (and their oils) is still strong in traditional cultures:

  1. Lemongrass:

In Brazilian folk medicine, lemongrass has a hypnotic and anticonvulsant effect. Besides helping to break up Candida biofilm, studies also show that lemongrass can lower blood pressure. This may have something to do with the fact that lemongrass is a powerful antioxidant and can help to stop inflammation.

The Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research confirms the antioxidant, antidiarrheal, antifungal, and antibacterial properties of lemongrass, along with its benefits in folk medicine as an "antispasmodic, hypotensive, anticonvulsant, analgesic, antiemetic, antitussive, antirheumatic, antiseptic and treatment for nervous and gastrointestinal disorders and fevers."4 When the essential oil is vaporized, it can be even more effective in altering the cellular structures and surfaces of Candida.5 Lemongrass oil has direct aromatic applications for Candida and oral thrush to improve digestive health.6

  1. Clove:

Clove, most notable for its mouth-numbing effect, is popular in Asian, African, and Mexican cuisine. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, clove is used to dull pain (especially toothaches), to enhance digestion, and to kill parasites. And likewise, in Chinese herbal medicine, clove warms the digestive fire. It is also used to soothe morning sickness in pregnant women. Western studies have found that clove is an antioxidant and that it can help to reduce blood sugar levels, as well as ease dental pain.

Clove essential oil has notable use as an antiseptic because of its ability to inhibit bacteria and yeast.7 In a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, clove essential oil was able to obstruct Candida formation with its antifungal activity. Researchers recommended further investigation into the use of clove essential oil for the clinical treatment of fungal infection.8

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What To Remember Most About This Article:

While essential oils may smell wonderful, you might be completely unaware that they can also fight infection in the body. Certain essential oils have been proven to control Candida yeast overgrowth, alleviating symptoms like chronic fatigue, insomnia, and depression.

Candida is difficult to attack. It protects itself with a slimy biofilm that further supports its growth. Fortunately, essential oils like lemongrass, clove, thyme, patchouli, and cedarwood have been proven to inhibit the growth of systemic Candida.

While natural essential oils have been used in cooking and as medicinal herbs for centuries, two oils stand out above the rest to fight Candida:

  1. Lemongrass essential oil can lower blood pressure as it works as a powerful antioxidant in the body. The antiseptic, antidiarrheal, antifungal, and antibacterial essential oil can break up Candida biofilm and alter its cellular structures.
  2. Clove essential oil can be used as a natural pain reliever to dull toothaches and to improve digestion, kill parasites, and even ease morning sickness in pregnant women. Clove's antifungal properties can help to inhibit Candida formation—with the potential for clinical treatment against fungal infection.


  1. Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad. Biofilm inhibition by Cymbopogon citratus and Syzygium aromaticum essential oils in the strains of Candida albicans. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 27 Mar 2012; 140 (2): 416-423. DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.01.045.
  1. Abe S, et al. [Anti-Candida albicans activity of essential oils including Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil and its component, citral]. Japanese Journal of Medical Mycology. 2003; 44 (4): 285-291.PMID:14615795
  1. Julia Douglas. Candida biofilms and their role in infection. Trends in Microbiology. Jan 2003; 11 (1): 30-36. DOI: 10.1016/S0966-842X(02)00002-1.
  1. J Adv Pharm Technol Res. 2011 Jan-Mar; 2(1): 3–8. doi: 4103/2231-4040.79796
  1. Tyagi AK and Malik A. Liquid and vapour-phase antifungal activities of selected essential oils against Candida albicans: Microscopic observations and chemical characterization of Cymbopogon citratus. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010, 10:65doi:10.1186/1472-6882-10-65
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  1. J. Microbiol. vol.43 no.4 São Paulo Oct./Dec. 2012
  1. J Med Microbiol. 2009 Nov;58(Pt 11):1454-62. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.010538-0. Epub 2009 Jul 9.

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  • seals

    The only way any of these people will help is if you buy things off them. It's all about the $. Good luck everyone.

  • Clare

    how would you recommend essential oil for the treatment of anal candida?

  • F McCollum

    Great article! This is so exciting! I use Lemongrass in my sinus rinse (netti pot, Neil med & others all work) & it's better than the meds I used to add to the rinse. Tastes much better too! I was so glad to get off the prescription I used to add to my sinus rinse, plus all the pills.

    I add Copaiba too. I read about natives using it in various ways, & by trying it, I found it foams the mucous! So, it helps remove the "walls" Candida makes. I see research studies showing Copaiba works against dental bacteria (S. mutans) as well!

    OK I MUST try adding the tiniest bit of Cloves to all this. If adding Cloves is even better, I'll post a recipe on my FB "Created4Health" (no spaces in the title) I advise also taking the two drops (total) in a v-cap or any empty capsule; and the tampon method as well. Using more than one hits different areas, a "layered" approach. After a few days I plan to use probiotics, before much stomach upset would occur (use several hours apart from the oils, which are very antibiotic.) There are ways to layer those as well (learned that on CUREZONE), and I learned a lot about the better probioticsfrom a site called or .something. Maybe I can kill this bad bug for good (at east the mutant fungal form of it!) I have used Purification in place of Lemongrass - works too. Up to now, sugar ALWAYS makes it flare up!

  • patrice barry

    i'm writing with the hope of a return email, since the same question has been asked several times and there is no answer posted

    how many drop of the lemongrass and clove do you add to the coconut oil... two drops or two drops of each?

    thank you..... i have lyme and fibromyalgia went to doctor thought i had strep throat found out its thrush.. i had blood work done and candida is alive and kicking! anxious to get my do terra oils that i just ordered!

  • Jodi Horner

    My husband and I were stricken with amazement and appreciation and wonder while watching your DVD. We both wept at times in the wonder of it all. I have to confess that it seems so amazing that I almost feel "taken," as if it's too hard to believe. But your science appears so solid--it would be great to get the software you used. I'm sure it's not exactly economical though! Your heart comes through in all of this--your sincerity and love of your Lord...I am a skeptic and my husband even more so. My husband joked that it's remarkable that as a lawyer, you do in fact seem so genuine! ;-)
    We are showing it to everyone we possibly can, thank you for your obedience His calling!

  • glenna

    can lemongrass and clove be put in a capsule together and taken for candida without any oil like v6 or olive oil etc. also if lemongrass helps with tennis elbow and other joint problem will it work by putting drops in a capsule? how many drops

  • Karen

    I have a bad case of candida...and also, have Lyme disease and Addison's disease. I use ALL of them, in my bath plus some extras. Always put peppermint/Lavender/Myrhh/Frankinsense/Helicrysum/Soma(Juniper berry, etc.). I use @ 8 or 9 different oils in each bath, with dead sea salt or epsom salts. It really gives me some relief, for @ 4 or 5 hours and then, it slowly comes back on me. But, I will take that relief..any relief. :o Since, we can't get an answer, to the exact amount use, I knew that this would work for those urgently seeking some relief. :)
    I thought that I would put all the knowledge that I know @ them down here for you and hopefully, it will help someone. I know that they work for me! Before I was dx'd with the candida and Lyme, I used them in my bath for the Addison's that I deal with and it seems to be helping me with it.
    So far, I truly believe that the essential oils have kept me going and alive. I don't move everyday, but one day...if, I keep it up I will. :D I'm so neuro-toxic and in late stage Lyme(Chronic Lyme) and yes, it does exist. What is so bad is...that I was never treated, due to NL(Neurologist) not being able to find it in their test. (4 neg out of 4 different NL) :o All that I got to say out for those ticks, they sure can put one heap of misery on a body. :/
    I just know that essential oils have kept me going and so grateful to them!
    Just add them to your bath water and you can't go wrong. I put 4 drops of Cedarwood, 6 drops of Lemongrass, 4 drops of Clove, 4 drops of Patchouli and 2 drops of Thyme(it is strong and so is the Clove). But, if you use that and add 8 drops of Tea Tree for an fungus present, I think it will help anyone. It sure has helped me. I am going to look into ingesting them. I have heard that there are some that are NOT to be ingested.
    I hope that this helps someone out there! God Bless anyone suffering with candida..or Lyme. They are utter heck..and that is not the word for it! ^_^

  • Heidi

    You can purchase these oils from doterra. Doterra test each oil and also has some amazing tips on how to use them for your health. If you have a pinterest account, check out some of the home remedies:

  • Sam

    I have used both of these (lemongrass and clove oil). I have to mention that there is a family history of glaucoma. Although I have not been diagnosed, the lemongrass oil caused my eyes to feel a dull pressure from the inside. Clove oil did not cause this. They are both effective for joint pain relief. In terms of antifungal, I've had a chronic sinus infection for years. When spreading the clove oil over large areas of skin (for transdermal absorption, for joint pain) i noticed recently that my sense of smell improved dramatically. (Too bad I live in a house with a cat...hah) The clove oil helped against the sinus infection! What a delightful side effect.

  • Sarah Kirkham

    Do mix clove and lemongrass or take separately and how many drops

  • Dorothy

    Would thieves work as well? Would you take it internally or topically? and how much would I take?

  • Ginnie Shaknis

    Had systemic candida 1970's.Was treated with nystatin/Nizarole. Just started overgrowth again and since I use Young Living oils for many things decided to take 1 drop of Thieves several times a day. The itching in my nose and throat is just about gone after 2 days. Still abdominally bloated, but see improvement there, too. No more diarrhea. Eating a no sugar, low carbs diet. Not craving sugar either. Brain still a bit fuzzy at times.
    Thanks for your website and info.

  • Marge

    I have been using helichrysum internally for about 6 weeks. I go on it for about 4 days, 2 drops each morning. After about 4 days I can't take anymore. Especially the first time. Every place in my body there was an injury was blazing in pain, including the areas of inflammation. After stopping that first time, things had eased up! I did it again after about a week. After a 3-4 day dose, I was yet better. And so I continue. So I've had about 5 or 6 cycles. I can do things, stretch, feel less inflammation, have less injuries and aches & pains than when I start. Also, a brown growth (not white - I'm on a no-carb diet) was growing on my tongue and was always in my spit when. That's gone. I would use it with much caution, but darn it works.

  • Debra

    What brand of essential oil is safe to use? There are so many out there.


  • Sister Thea

    I make a blend of frankincense (12), Tea Tree (12), Lavender (12), Lemongrass (3), Clove (2), Helichrysum (2). I mix this in a jar with 2 ounces of melted coconut oil (very important to use coconut oil because it has anti-fungal properties). Let mixture stand for about 1 hour. To use: If liquid, soak 1/2 of a tampon in the coconut oil; if solid, stir to soften and put about 1 teaspoon on the tampon. Insert tampon in the usual way. Replace tampon every 6-7 hours. Do this for 7-10 days.

  • Marie Sprowl

    I copied this from directions above :

    Both lemongrass and clove essential oils are Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) and are certified as Food Additives by the FDA. They may be safely taken internally as a dietary supplement.

    Before taking an essential oil, always dilute it in a healthy fat, such as 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or ghee. Usually, no more than 2 drops should be consumed at any one time in a 4-8 hour period. Children under 6 years old should never consume essential oils.

    You can also dilute EO in tsp. of honey, or olive oil, 16 oz water, or fill gel caps.

  • Sheen

    I am a big proponent of Donna Gates' impassioned work. As a health coach, I've studied over 100 dietary theories and found hers to be the most complete in its relationship to ridding the body of candida. I recommend her book and dietary protocol to all of my clients. In fact, I'm leading the next group candida cleanse program on 3/1/13 that incorporates Donna's diet and essential oils that are all pure enough to ingest. We have an essential oil blend that has been scientifically formulated to kill Candidiasis. Please contact me for more details or to join.

  • Tammy

    The article reads :
    "Before taking an essential oil, always dilute it in a healthy fat, such as 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or ghee. Usually, no more than 2 drops should be consumed at any one time in a 4-8 hour period. Children under 6 years old should never consume essential oils.

    You can also use oils on the skin (topically) if there are skin disorders or diffuse them in the case of a lung infection. When it comes to lemongrass and clove, these oils can be diluted in a carrier oil—15 to 30 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil—and applied to the skin. We suggest coconut oil because it is a highly stable saturated fat, soothing, and extremely therapeutic for infection"

  • Dustin

    Thanks for the updated section. The only question I have is regarding the two-drop recommendation (every 4-8 hours). Would that mean two drops total, or two drops of each essential oil?


    I use essential oils and just rub them on the bottom of my feet. I also rub them behind my ears.

  • Eugeniya Hilzinger (Health Essentials LLC.)

    This is a very good topic, because most people have Candida overgrowth and are not even aware of it. In fact, Candida can reside in your lungs, sinus, hair, eyes, on your tongue -everywhere. I had Candida since I was very young, but learnt about it only in my 40's. Since then, I tried different methods, products, etc. to get better. And I found that good probiotics, clean colon, fresh garlic, non-sweet diet, blood sugar and fungus control high quality (only) essential oils work best. I documented all my findings in my blog and web site:
    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

  • BEadmin

    Dear BE Readers,

    Please see the <a href="#updated" rel="nofollow">updated section</a> for more information on consuming essential oils. - BE Admin

  • Amy

    The way I would take these is to purchase the organic oils from below. I also buy the empty pill capsules from them and fill them with a few drops of what ever oils I may need at the time. The oils are natural.... but not usually recommend when pregnant due to the fact that some can cause labor.

    I personally would like to know what is recommend by body ecology as dosage... but I would guess 4 drops of each oil in one capsule 3 x a day.

  • 1965Baby

    as the author of the above article is detained from responding to the 87 inquiries, i hope the Tea Tree Oil protocol might be replaced by the Lemongrass or Clove. i am not a doctor, but have several girlfriends who have in just 1 day found 100% success with this treatment

  • Sue Kelly

    What is the dose and method of taking these oils?

  • Nancy Geerdts

    How do you add these essential oils to your intake to allow them to work internally? Is there a reference model or a cookbook? Please respond.

  • patricia seymourH

    How is this taken?

  • Eilleen

    Your article "2 Essential Oils That Combat Candida!" says that Lemongrass and Clove oils are good for the treatment of Candida, but you do not say how much to take. How should these oils be used? Transdermally? .... Drops under the tongue?.... Drops in food? .... ???? Thank You.

  • Natasha Cavender

    I didn't see how these oils are supposed to be used, what concentrations, etc....?

  • Chris Moulton

    Are there some recipes available to incorporate Lemongrass essential oil into the diet. Does it work for candida by just applying to the skin?

    Thank you!

  • yasmine defouni

    How do you ingest the essential oils lemongrass and clove please for treatment of candida?

  • tracy

    it would be great if this article included the amount of each oil and the best way to take them. any ideas?

  • Rael

    It's wonderful to know that clove and lemongrass are helpful against candida, but the article didn't address how to use these oils. What methods and applications were used, and what works best?

  • amy

    How can I make this myself, do you give the recipe? Or can I purchase it already made? Thank you Amy


    Hi Donna,
    thank you for bringing out these informations about oils and herbs. this information about lemongrass and clove is valuable information to me.i use to suffer candida attack so much cause i use to consume lot of sweet stuff ,now i almost avoid refined sugar and it products.
    thank you

  • Michelle

    I had read several years ago that when taking natural anti-fungals, such as garlic, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf, etc., that you must rotate them to keep the yeast from becoming resistant. Is this new research that suggests the yeast to not develop resistance to herbs? Thanks!

  • Anne

    How would you use these oils?
    Are they safe to ingest in food, or must they be used in their raw ingredient form?

  • Lynn McClanathan

    I have a major case of candida and want to try these essential oils you refer to in above article.
    Please tell me how to use them to help with my candida. Thank you

  • Jennifer

    Would love to know dosage and delivery method, ratio, e.t.c. Thanks!!

  • kd

    How would one use the essential oils to kill the yeast off?
    Thanks ,

  • Angela

    Besides just say the essential oils: lemongrass, clove, thyme, patchouli and cedarwood have been proven to inhibit Candida growth. Do you have a recipe to offer with any combination of the oils?

  • Mariah

    So, are you supposed to ingest the oil or rub it on your do you use it?

  • Linda

    Can these essential oils be taken internally? If so, what is the dosage?

  • Ernestine King

    Thank you for this excellent article on candida and essential oils.

  • angie

    Do you ingest these?? How much?? Do you reccommend a particular brand such as Young Living? Thanks!

  • Ann

    Are these oils food grade to take orally or just cooking with these spices will do the same thing?

  • janice matthews

    so how do you use the essential oils for candida? Rub it on you, or use it in cooking??

  • Sylvie

    Can the authors please suggest ways of utilizing these essential oils for the purposes stated? Essential oils should never be taken internally so I'm wondering how to effectively use them to dissolve the "biofilm". The most common methods of using aromatherapy are in a diffuser or applied to the skin via water, oil, bath, etc. Do these methods inhibit candida growth? Thank you!

  • Ellen

    Thank you for the article on Lemongrass and Clove to combat candidiasis. Very good information!

  • Michaela

    Hi, Could you please tell me which brand of these oils are any good and how should I use it

    Many Thanks

  • Diana

    Thank you for this article. It would be good to have more information as to how to ingest the clove and lemongrass herb as well as how often. Please send more info about details utililzing these herbs to fight the candida biofilms!
    Thank you!

  • Concerned

    So what's the dosage? Treatment plan?

  • Jennifer

    Thank you for this info on essential oils of lemongrass & clove. Can you tell me where to get these? Do I need to make my own? Thank you for any help! I am just getting started!

  • Valeria

    Thank you for this wonderful article! Just one question - what is the best way to use those essential oil? you can not add them to food or add a drops to water....? How to use them in order to fight with candida?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Maria

    What fantastic news! Thank you!! Can you share a recipe (how many drops of each) and what kind of oil is best? That would be fantastic. I will try it right away after receiving that info!

  • Anna

    So what are you supposed to do with the oils? Ingest them, if so how much?

  • Luann

    How are essential oils utilized for this purpose?

  • Patricia

    This is interesting and I want to know more. What is the best way to use these essential oils for a systemic condition?

  • Stephanie

    How do you apply and use the essential oils, like lemongrass, for treating candida?

  • cynthia

    Thank you so much for the information. I will try the clove and lemongrass. I have systemic candida and can always use the help and tips.
    Thanks again!

  • Lisa Thomason

    Could you please explain how these oils are taken or are you suggesting to cook with the raw ingredient?

    Many thanks

  • Cindy

    So - how do you take this essetial oil combo internally and how much? Thank you!

  • Andrea

    This is very intersting, but how would one take these essential oils? Is there a recommended dosage or a supplement that contains these oils?

  • Cindy

    It's great to know which essential oils inhibit Candida, but how does one use them?
    Do you inhale?
    Do you mix into a drink?
    How do you use these oils to actually have an affect on Candida?
    Thank you.


    How do we use these oils to treat Candida? Orally?

  • Nancy Shelgren

    I urge you to look at Young Living theraputic grade essential oils - they would be perfect for use as described above!

  • Pauline

    this is amazing , how much do i use and for how long. should i expect to feel awful for a few days while the yeast dies down

  • Sue Porter

    How does one take these essential oils? Are they ingested as drops?

    Thank you!!

  • Andrea

    How, exactly, do you use these essential oils?
    Do you eat them?
    ....cook with them?
    Dilute them in water for aroma?
    How do you get the anti-candida benefits of the cedarwood oil?

  • MJ McConnell

    While I am a fan of using essential oils, I did not see a recommendation in this article as to the method of suggested use (oral, topical) or frequency, amount of drops for efficacy. Thanks MJ

  • Mary

    How exactly would you incorporate these oils into your diet?

  • Eugeniya Hilzinger (Health Essentials LLC.)

    A very informative article, as always.

    From my personal experience, therapeutic grade essential oil of Melaleuca (Alternifolia), or as commonly known, tea tree, works best. I use it internally and on my nails, body, and hair.

  • Eugeniya Hilzinger (Health Essentials LLC.)

    A very good article, as usual.

    In my personal experience, therapeutic grade Melaleuca (Alternifolia) Essential Oil, which is commonly known as tea tree, works best for Candida. I take it internally and on my nails, hair and body. I also use Thieves.

  • Debra

    Very useful article, thanks! :O)

  • Alla Atlas

    What is your recommendations on the dose of the lemon grass and clove oil to fight candida infections? What products do you recommend?

  • Alla Atlas

    What is your recommendations on the dose of the lemon grass and clove oil to fight candida infections? What products do you recommend?

  • Pauline

    This is fantastic information and I for one, would love to use these, please tell me how much i need and for how long and should I expect to feel rough while the candida dies off, I would be very grateful for this information

  • Heather Dorst

    Are essential oils safe to take internally? I see mixed information about that.

  • Jenny

    Just wondering what kind of application process you would recommend?

  • Paula

    Are you taking the oils internally?

  • Karen

    Hi! I just read your article about the essential oils lemongrass and clove. Would you be able to tell me how often and how much of these oils I should take to help with elminiating candida from my body?

    Thank you!

  • Anna

    I am wondering how the essential oils should be used to have the beneficial effects. Should they be taken internally? Applied to the skin?

  • Jill DeWolfe

    As a cancica sufferer I was very interested in this article. However, it did not say how to take the essential oils and how often should they be used and in what quantity. This would be very helpful to know. Could you publish that or please send me the information. Thank you

  • Cindy

    So how are they suggesting that you consume/ingest these essential oils and should it be done on a daily basis?

  • Mary Fresques

    While I appreciate the article on these essential oils for candida, can you please impart a practical way to use them.

  • Melanie Barket

    Thanks for this information. I'd really like to know specifically how to use these oils. I am a whole food plant based eater for 2 years now. I still have a problem with chronic vaginal yeast infections that I cannot seem to get a handle on. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • Lindsey

    How much and how often and in what form should these essential oils be taken?

  • Mary

    Your article doesn't really describe how to take these essential oils to curb or eliminate candida. It would be nice to know how to incorporate these into our diet and daily habits. Clove especially is quite strong. Do you dilute it in water and drink it?

  • Kirsten

    In this study are the essential oils consumed or used as a scent? Thanks!

  • Janet Huebner

    Can the benefits of essential oils for fighting candida be experienced by using them externally? Or do they need to be consumed? If consuming them, should actual lemongrass be used or the essential oil of lemongrass? I am not familiar with cooking with essential oils. This was an interesting article, but really raises more questions than answers.

  • Rachel

    thank you for the information - how do you use these oils for candida ...... straight, together, separate, alternate.......? thank you, Rachel

  • Rosanna

    Great Article and very informative. Thank you very much for sharing as always. I always love reading your articles.
    How do you use the essential oils of lemongrass and clove to treat systemic candida? Can you ingest it? I thought, essential oils are for topical use only.


  • RuthE

    How do you take these two oils? I know you can make clove tea and lemongrass is in cooked foods, But, I would like to know the best way to get clove oil and lemongrass oil in your body.

  • Kim

    This is good to know but what is the safe dosage, how can these be used, etc.

  • Marilee Nelson

    How would the oils be used for combating candida? Would they be used in a diffuser, on the body, or taken internally? Please give recommended application?

  • Mary Ann

    Hi -
    Thanks for this most interesting article. It would be helpful to know how much lemongrass and cloves to use, and the best way to use them.
    Mary Ann

  • Tiffany

    I've bought clove oil before to use on mould
    and have been thoroughly warned not to breathe
    it in, let alone digest it. It makes sense that this
    oil could help fight off candida. That being so,
    how, and by what method would the dosage be?

    Many thanks,

  • Susie

    I have lemongrass essential oil that is food grade. Should I eat it or rinse with it or apply it on my skin? How should I use it for maximum impact?

  • Linda Duffy

    Great article! I know so little about essential oils and their efficacy as healing components. For the uses stated in the article, how would you use these oils?

    Thank you!

  • Michelle

    Can you please tell us HOW to use the lemongrass and clove. Do you use it INTERNALLY or EXTERNALLY? Please elaborate on this article.

  • Melisa

    How do you use these essential oils to get rid of candida?

  • Shula

    Thank you for this valuable information. It would be helpful to mention recommended dosage for these essential oils and how they should be taken.

  • Rain

    How should these essential oils be used to best combat candida? Should the oils be ingested? at what does and frequency? or would using these spices in soups, teas, and other recipes by sufficient? is simply inhaling them adequate?

  • a. b.duran

    Okay. essential oils are great. How do I use them?

  • Beverly

    any suggestoins on a product that has the clove and lemongrass oil

  • Kathleen Sabella

    Thanks for the info. How and in what quantities would one take these oils?

  • Lysanne Lumina

    It does not state how to take these oils. Do you take them internally or externally? Pill form? Tea?

  • Tim McCarty

    do all the oils get ingested? how much?

  • MS

    How would you go about using the oils to produce this benefit? Are they added to recipes?

  • Jan Born

    Great info shared on lemongrass and clove yet no indication of how much to use and how to use it . It implies they are good for cooking with. Can one take a drop of each in a glass of water? Is a drop enough?

  • C Hellerman

    How would you recommend the essential oils be taken or administered?

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