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Bolus Recipe for Vaginal Yeast Infections

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Boluses, a.k.a. ovules/vaginal suppositories, are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and can provide a lot of relief to women who get vaginal yeast infections. Boluses are solid at room temperature but will melt once in your body. This allows the oils and herbs inside of them to be absorbed into the vagina and birth canal. 

I used to get yeast infections a lot. After receiving a diagnosis of having systemic yeast overgrowth, I learned why. I helped myself recover with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) which is a yeast cleansing, probiotic-rich diet and relieved my discomfort by using these boluses. These days, getting a vaginal yeast infection is rare and when I do get one, they tend to be on the mild side. When I feel that familiar itching or burning down below, I simply pop in a bolus before bed. It usually takes me 1 or 2 nights to feel relief. 

Please note that this recipe is for vaginal yeast infections only.

Bolus Recipe

Ingredients

2 ounces cold-pressed cocoa butter or coconut oil

1 ounce white clay

4 drops cocoa butter essential oil

4 drops tea tree oil

5 drops lavender oil (or oregano oil)

Method

Melt cocoa butter over low heat

Remove from heat and add clay and essential oils

Chill the mixture until the cocoa butter begins to harden

Roll each bolus about the size and shape of the last two sections of your little finger

Wrap boluses individually in wax paper

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight, glass container

Tips & Tricks

  • I use DoTerra therapeutic-grade essential oil.
  • Boluses can be messy and some women douche in the morning to keep things tidy. 
  • If you’re pregnant, consult your care provider before using.
  • Make a large supply at a time and store in fridge – they keep a long time.
  • You might only make 4-6 boluses at once, before the mixture begins to melt. Just place mixture in fridge until slightly set.
  • Instead of rolling each bolus by hand, fill up the fingers of a rubber glove halfway.
  • Or, check out molds here.
  • Prepare boluses using organic ingredients when possible.
  • Insert 1 bolus vaginally each night before bed.
  • Wear a sanitary pad to prevent clothes from staining.
  • Continue treatment for 1-2 weeks.

On a personal note…

If you’re bothered by vaginal yeast infections, consider using The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to clear things up. I can’t say enough about this way of eating; it’s by far the best diet I have found. Start by removing the biggies (i.e. sugar, gluten) and then introduce unsalted, probiotic food. These two things alone might help you tremendously.

Vaginal yeast infections tend to stem from a yeast overgrowth in the gut/inner ecosystem. Under normal circumstances, the yeast organisms are kept under control by the probiotics (good flora) that also live in there, but sometimes the yeast grow bigger in population due to your taking a round of antibiotics or the birth control pill. If they are allowed to get out of control, you can end up with an infection. 

Most important is to stop eating the foods that yeast need to grow and survive (i.e. sugar, gluten). Over time, this can starve them out of your body, especially if you eat probiotic food because the friendly organisms living in these foods will embed themselves in your gut and grow in populations to push out the bad flora. Practicing B.E.D., or another anti-fungal/gut protocol, can help you accomplish this. will do the same because you will no longer be feeding the bad yeast living in there and so they’ll starve to and die. This is called “die-off”.  

If you’re healing a yeast infection in the body with diet and get itchy or burning in your vagina, don’t despair. You might be moving through a short period of cleansing while the dead yeast are eliminated through your vagina (and other main openings in body). This “die-off” discharge is common and a part of the cleansing period. Drink water, make a batch of unsalted cultured vegetables, and pop in a bolus 😉

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Resources

Dimmak Herbs (20120.  Vaginal Infection Bolus.  Retrieved from https://www.dimmakherbs.com/

Edwards, V. (1999).  Basic Aromatherapy Applications.  The Aromatherapy Companion.  North Adams, MA:  Storey Publishing

Schulze, R. (2016). Female Suppositories. Retrieved from http://www.risingsunyoga.com/articles/female-suppositories

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