Cleansing Treatment: A Few of Our Favorite Antifungal Soaps

If you’ve ever struggled with foot fungus like athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, then you know firsthand just how aggravating the problem can be. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to beat these unwanted pathogens. The easiest place to take care of business is the shower. The makers of the SteriShoe Ultra-Violet Shoe Sanitizer, the only clinically proven way to sanitize footwear of fungus and bacteria, have assembled a helpful list of antifungal soaps (made with tea tree oil) that you may use in addition to their product.

tea tree oil soap

Tea tree oil is a natural antifungal agent.

PediFix FungaSoap Liquid Tea Tree Oil

PediFix is a best-selling antifungal soap that helps soothe itchy, dry, inflamed skin, as well as clean and deodorize. Reviewers say they use the product after a workout to feel totally cleansed and refreshed from their sweaty feet. “It has not cured the toenail fungus, but it has absolutely stopped the spread, and my feet no longer itch. It appears after a month’s use that the fungus is receding,” writes a reviewer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. One mother said it cleared up her child’s ringworm, after trying many other failed treatments. It’s a product many foot doctors recommend.

defense soap

Defense markets itself to athletes suffering from athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm skin infections.

Defense Soap

Defense Soap supports the body’s natural PH balance with antimicrobial essential oils “known to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungus.” Many people report using the tea tree oil soap along with other homeopathic cures, like vinegar, or alongside a prescription cream, as recommended by their doctors. Consumers say it works on athlete’s foot, ringworm, versicolor, diabetic skin irritations, acne, fungal infections, and sweaty feet. It also comes in shower gel.

Tea Tree Antifungal Soap

This handmade tea tree soap is made with saponified coconut, palm and castor oils, along with essential tea tree oil and purified water. “I have had a fungal rash on my body most of my life and it’s been hard to find medicines that work, but using Tea Tree Antifungal Soap is clearing it up as I use it,” said Amazon reviewer David A. Andersen. Another reviewer, Charles D. Hinely, said he saw results within three days of using this product on a fungal rash covering his hands. Other buyers say it’s cured chronic fungal infections, jock itch, eczema, acne, mild toenail infections, and yeast infections. It’s won the hearts of self-professed “skeptics,” it seems.

Dr. Bronner's

Dr. Bronner’s is a trusted cleanser with a long history.

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Pure Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Pure is made in the USA with all natural, organic-certified ingredients. They claim to be a “top-selling natural soap” that can clean your body, floors, counters, walls, dishes, teeth, clothes, pets, and produce. You can choose from scents like almond, citrus orange, peppermint, lavender, hemp, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus. “If you have dry skin, ringworm, or fungus-type skin issues, this will really help it,” writes one reviewer from Texas. This product also comes in bars.

About the SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer

Once your feet have been thoroughly cleaned using one of these antifungal soaps, the last thing you want to do is stick your foot into a shoe that is teeming with fungi, bacteria, and other harmful pathogens. That’s where the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer comes in handy. Simply insert the ultraviolet light wands into each shoe, place the shoes in the included shoe bags, click the “on” switch, and let the device do its thing for the next 45 minutes. It will automatically shut off when it’s done, leaving your shoes cleared of 99.9% of the microbes within. Use daily for full effectiveness. You can purchase one for your family here.