How to make antifungal powder

Updated November 21, 2016

Antifungal powder is used to treat fungus infections on the skin or body and is used for conditions such as athlete's foot. Antifungal powders can be found at most chemist's and grocery shops and are also available by prescription. Antifungal powders can be made at home from basic ingredients and may be as safe and effective as over-the-counter versions. Always contact a doctor with any questions.

Combine 128 g (1 cup) of corn flour with 6 tbsp of baking soda in a medium-sized container with a lid. Baking soda and corn flour both have antifungal properties and absorb moisture well, which aids in healing fungus infections.

Add 8 tbsp of rice flour to the mixture. Rice flour can be found at many supermarkets, speciality gourmet shops or Asian food markets. This will give the mixture a fine-grain texture. One tbsp of borax substitute can be substituted for rice flour.

Mix well with a fork or small whisk. Cover the container with a lid.

Try scenting the antifungal powder by placing in a sealable plastic bag with a few sprigs of a scented herb, such as lavender. Leave for two or three days and then remove the herb and place the powder in a container with a lid.

Prevent the powder from clumping in humid conditions by adding 1/4 tsp of rice to the mixture and combining well.


If kept in a sealed container, the antifungal powder should remain fresh for several weeks.

Things You'll Need

  • Corn flour
  • Baking soda
  • Rice flour
  • Borax substitute
  • Container with lid
  • Fork
  • Scented herb
  • Plastic bag
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Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.