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Offline Clementine

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Homemade Suppositories?
« on: September 20, 2006, 10:21:35 AM »
Is it possible to make you own suppositories at home from plain glycerin ones?  I have seen some references to tea tree supp., garlic supp., etc.  I have plenty of tea tree oil and wondered if you can just melt the plain glycerin suppository and add the oil.  Then reshape.  I would really like to hear from anyone who has attempted this and how well it worked.   :)
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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 02:48:52 PM »
:-\ ??? Hmmmmmmm

I would think that if your wanted to make your own suppositories, you could suspend the desired materials in a base that gets solid when cold . . . like beeswax beads, or coconut oil? Then you would just need to pour them into a mold? I've just used enema applications for whatever, but your question got my wheels turning. Has anyone out there made their own?
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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 02:55:36 PM »
I read once by someone having horrible yeast infections that she would fill up the fingers in a rubber glove with yoghurt and then freeze, then insert (one by one, or course)  :D

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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 03:17:48 PM »
I read once by someone having horrible yeast infections that she would fill up the fingers in a rubber glove with yoghurt and then freeze, then insert (one by one, or course)  :D
That's umm....interesting.  I have seen new ice trays at Walmart that make skinny round cubes for putting into squeezy water bottles.
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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 09:08:22 AM »
In the book The Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook by James Green he has a chapter on making suppositories. He also calls them boluses. You may find more info if you searched that term.

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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 09:13:26 AM »
I tried the yoghurt in the gloves once and it worked great.  I used them right before bed.  Only if I had it to do over I'd only fill the fingers half full of yoghurt; it was a lot...   :o
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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006, 06:50:47 PM »
In the book The Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook by James Green he has a chapter on making suppositories. He also calls them boluses. You may find more info if you searched that term.

I'll do that, thank you.   :)
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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 05:16:55 PM »
Yes, you can make your own suppositories, without molds or any fuss whatsoever. 

It's great to use coconut oil that is cool enough to be solid, but still soft enough to be a little pliable.  You put a little dollup on some plastic wrap and roll and fold the plastic wrap around it so you can form it into the shape of a suppository.  When it's the desired shape, you finish wrapping it in plastic and put it in teh freezer to finish firming up.  Repeat with several so you have a "stash" for the appropriate treatment time. 

I forgot to mention that you can put tea tree oil into your coconut oil.  It's probably best to melt the oil first and then add the tea tree oil, then let it cool to the point where it's firm but pliable and continue as I described above.  I did infuse some crushed garlic into my melted coconut oil, but the results were very yucky smelling.  I had to do a major yogurt and water douche the next morning to rid myself of the very garlicky smell.  Ugh.   Tea tree and garlic certainly work to get rid of troublesome germs, but they might get rid of your hubby too...  :-\

Just kidding.   :D

The coconut and tea tree should do the trick for any little vaginal infection.  Also, if the tissue is very irritated, it might be good to throw in a little emu oil which I hear is very soothing.  And just a few drops of tea tree oil will probably be sufficient, as it can tingle and burn a little bit especially on tender tissue.

Another option, I hear, is to soak a tampon or sea sponge in water and tea tree and use that as a sort of suppository.

Boric acid put in capsules is another treatment option for yeast and BV infections. 

Hope this helps.

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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2008, 05:23:31 PM »
I know this was posted a year ago, but I am wondering if boric acid suppositories are safe while pregnant?  I've been doubling my probiotic dosage and trying the garlic suppositories (am on day 2 of those).  Maybe boric acid will fight the yeast harder?!
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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2008, 05:31:07 PM »
***************************************** I have used these personally with great success. This information is from Understanding Diagnostic Testing in the Childbearing Year by Anne Frye. I simply put the powder in empty gel caps (dumped out some herbs). You place them as high "up there" as you can 2 nights in a row, take 1 night off, and repeat 2 more nights. Be sure to do this after your last trip to the bathroom. You may need to treat DH while you're at it. Just make wipes for him soaked in 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon boric acid added and ask him to use them each time he uses the bathroom. Hope this helps. Amy
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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008, 07:25:11 PM »
Thanks a bunch!  That helps to put my mind at ease.  Will try it tonight after a bath!
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Re: Homemade Suppositories?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2008, 01:51:51 PM »
When I was pg with my first child I got my one and only yeast infection. My MD is the one who told me about using boric acid suppositories at that time. I used them with great success. So I know it is safe to use while pg.

There have been a few times subsequent to that when I felt a possible one coming on and used them again for prevention and never did get another.
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