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Bolus Recipe for Vaginal Yeast Infections


Boluses, also known as ovules or vaginal suppositories, are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. They provide relief to a lot of women with vaginal yeast infections. Boluses are tube-like and solid at room temperature. Once inserted in the vagina, they will melt and the oils and herbs inside of them will be absorbed into the vagina. 

I used to get vaginal yeast infections often and just thought that this was a normal part of being a woman. In my 30’s I was diagnosed with systemic yeast overgrowth and this explained the endless infections I got down below. I recovered my health by following The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.), a yeast cleansing protocol that is rich in unsalted probiotic food and avoids gluten, sugar, or yeast. Within two months of sticking to the diet and moving through die-off, I no longer needed boluses to relieve the itchy, burning discomfort. I am in my 40’s now and rarely get yeast infection. When I do they tend to be on the mild side and I pop in a bolus before bed for almost instant relief.

Here is an online quiz that you can take to see if yeast overgrowth is an issue for you. 

Bolus Recipe


2 ounces cold-pressed cocoa butter or coconut oil

1 ounce white clay

4 drops cocoa butter essential oil (optional)

4 drops therapeutic-grade tea tree oil

5 drops therapeutic-grade lavender oil or oregano oil


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.

Insert one bolus into the vagina as needed.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make a large supply at a time and store in fridge – they keep a long time.
  • You might only be able to make 4 boluses before the mixture begins to melt, simply place mixture in fridge until slightly set and start again.
  • Instead of rolling each bolus by hand, fill up the fingers of a rubber glove (or ice cube tray) halfway and let chill. Or make a mold by using aluminum foil that has been folded several times lengthwise, and then width-wise, to form a trough approximately 8 inches in length and 1/2 inch in width. You can also purchase molds online; this is the one I have.
  • Prepare boluses using organic ingredients when possible.
  • Wear a sanitary pad to prevent clothes from staining.
  • Most women find it easiest to insert a bolus in the evening before bedtime and then shower in the morning.
  • Two other ways to use essential oils to combat yeast overgrowth here.

Note: this recipe is for vaginal yeast infections only, consult a health care provider before using if you are pregnant.

On a personal note…

If you are 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 is the best yeast protocol that I have found. I started on this diet in 2010 and continue to follow it’s underlying principles and shop for stage 1 ingredients. You can start by removing the biggies (i.e. sugar, pasteurized dairy, gluten) and then introduce probiotic food such as young coconut kefir and unsalted cultured vegetables. These two things might help you tremendously.

Vaginal yeast infections tend to stem from yeast overgrowth in the inner ecosystem (a.k.a. gut). Under normal circumstances, yeast organisms are kept under control by probiotics (good flora) that also live in your gut, but sometimes we might do something that allows the yeast to grow in #’s and become too many for the probiotics to keep in control. This happens often when people take a round of antibiotics or the birth control pill. If these yeast critters are allowed to get out of control, you can end up with a yeast 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 the yeast from your body, especially if you eat probiotic food because the friendly flora in these foods embed themselves in your gut, grow in large populations, and push out the bad flora. Practicing B.E.D., or another anti-fungal dietary approach, can help you to accomplish this because the only foods allowed are one’s that do not feed the excess yeast. Without the right food, the yeast will essentially starve and die. This is called “die-off”

If you are in the midst of healing a yeast infection with The Body Ecology Diet and you get itchy or burning in your vagina, don’t despair. You are probably just moving through a short period of cleansing while the dead yeast are eliminated through your vagina and other main openings in your body (i.e. mouth, nose, rectum). This “die-off” discharge is common and a part of the cleansing period. Here are 8 ways to manage your symptoms of die-off like drink water, rest, make a batch of cv’s, and pop in a bolus 😉

Take this quiz to see if you have Candida.

Read Before You Have a Baby

Two Essential Oils To Combat Candida (yeast infection)

B.E.D. Nutritional Support with Tara (via phone or Skype)


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