I have been a sufferer of recurrent yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis infections and I’ve tried everything under the sun to cure myself of this horrible issue. Over the counter drugs [tried them] Prescription drugs [tried them] change in diet [tried it] home made remedies [tried most of them].
After all these things, I still continued to battle with this condition so I began looking for other holistic natural remedies that could tackle all the areas of the issue.
I came across information that stated that boric acid was a great home remedy for yeast infections and for bacterial vaginosis, and after doing much research and reading up on other women’s concerns, I created a plan. instead of buying pre-made boric acid suppositories, (such as yeast arrest which most people deemed to be ineffective) I wanted to make my own (which are probably better): )
I know that optimal vaginal health consists of a balanced PH of around 4.5 and that there must be a balance in vaginal flora in order for things to be considered healthy. However it is a difficult task to keep those things in check when your mix stress, poor diet, sex, inappropriate feminine products etc into the situation. But I think I have a solution that may help us all.
Here is my recipe for homemade boric acid suppositories. You will need:
*Pharmacy grade boric acid powder ( I purchased mine at CVS pharmacy but you can find it online or at your local pharmacy or health food store for about $5-$7)
*Organic coconut oil (available at any supermarket or grocery store or health food store for about $6-$8)
* Ice stick tray (the one that makes skinny sized ice sticks that you can use to put inside a water bottle; I found mine at a dollar store for $1 and it makes 10 ice sticks per tray)
* probiotics (buy probiotics in a capsule form; make sure they contain Lactobacillus acidophilus; can be any brand you like; I used CP-1 probiotic which is one of the best brands out there)
Step 1: Measure out 1/2 cup of coconut oil and melt it until it is liquefied (about 1 minute in the microwave should do the trick. You want to have 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil)
Step 2: Pour the melted coconut oil into a bowl and add 2 teaspoons of boric acid powder (NOT HEAPING TEASPOONS; BE SURE NOT TO OVER-DO THE BORIC ACID POWDER)
Step 3: Open up your probiotic capsules and empty the contents into your mixture (you can put as much as you like, just be sure not to make your solution too powdery because it won’t harden properly)
Step 4: Mix your solution thoroughly using a fork or mini-whisk and try to eliminate as many clumps as possible.
Step 5: Carefully pour your solution into the ice tray filling each mold and then place the ice tray in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes or until they are completely solid.
Keep the suppositories frozen until you are ready to use them because they melt easily. The ice stick tray makes the suppositories kind of long so I broke mine in half and used one half twice a day, once in the AM and once in the PM before going to bed. They are easy to insert so you should not have any trouble. Just be sure to push them as far as possible in order to get the best results. Also, please be sure to wear a panty liner while using the suppsositories because they will leak.
Follow this regime for about 14 days and you should be fine. However, use your own discretion. If you think you may need a pro-longed regime due to stubborn, reoccurring infections, then do so. This home rememdy is safe and can be used when ever you experience any vaginal discomfort and only you know what works for your body.
You should not experience any discomfort because the coconut oil has a soothing, lubricating effect and it also has anti-fungal properties so it kills yeast as well. The Boric acid has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties so it will kill yeast and the bacteria that causes BV; it also helps to restore vaginal pH. The probiotics help replenish the vaginal flora which will help restore the pH balance and the overall health of the vagina.
I hope this helps someone out there.