A yeast infection, also referred to as vaginal candidiasis, is a fungal infection that causes discharge, irritation and itchiness of the vulva and vagina. Seventy-five percent of women will get a yeast infection sometime in their lives.

If you have a yeast infection, you can either make an appointment to see your doctor to get a prescription or run to the pharmacy for an over-the-counter treatment. However, you may be able to cure your yeast infection with something you already have at home, and that'll save you time and money.

Tea tree oil

Premade vaginal suppositories are best for treating yeast infections, but you can also dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil (such as a vegetable or nut oil) and apply it to the affected area externally. Never apply tea tree oil inside the vagina as this could burn the vaginal mucosa.

Tea tree oil is good for killing bacteria and fungi, and is an extremely popular product in the world of skin care. Use tea tree oil sparingly and never let it touch your skin without first being mixed with a