September 21, 2022
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common form of smelly vaginal discharge. It’s caused by a shift in the vaginal microbiome. The ratio of beneficial to harmful bacteria shifts where you have less of the former, predominately lactobacillus species, and an overgrowth of the latter, harmful bacteria.
This creates an asymptomatic (most common) or symptomatic infection that produces a grayish/off-white, thin discharge, and fishy smell that may be more noticeable during your period or after sex. Pain, burning, itching, and painful or difficult urination can also occur, but these symptoms overlap with a lot of other conditions, so it can indicate another concern to get checked out.
In this video, I share 9 holistic tips that help restore your vaginal flora and show you how to make your own herbal vaginal suppositories that provide relief and eliminate the smell. The herbal formula is also supportive for yeast infections and other forms of vaginitis.
Click here to watch the short video and share it with folks in your community who may need it. The suppository recipe is below.
Selima & Tami
Yarrow - 2.8 grams
Calendula - 2.8 grams
Comfrey - 1.4 grams (optional)
Oregon Grape Root - 5.6 grams
Rose petals - 1.4 grams
Shea Butter - 56 grams
Lavender EO - 3 drops
Tea Trea EO - 3 drops
Beeswax - .5-1 tsp
Weigh dried herbs with a kitchen scale
Grind into a powder
In a separate bowl weigh/measure Shea Butter and Beeswax
Set up a double boiler. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Once it’s reached a boil, turn heat down t low. Place a heat resistant bowl on top of the pot so that the hot water touches the bottom of the pot, but the bowl is no submerged.
Melt Shea Butter and Beeswax in double boiler (do not melt on direct heat)
Add powdered herb and stir
Let herb infuse in oil for 15-20 minutes.
Add essential oil drops and stir one final time.
I didn't, but at this step you can strain out the herb with a coffee filter.
Pour mixture into silicone mold.
Refrigerate so it hardens.
Once hardened you can pop them out of the mold and store in a container, or you can keep them in the mold. Depending on how warm your home is, you may want to keep refrigerated.
Use one nightly for 7-10 days or as needed.
Wear an organic pantyliner to protect your clothing from staining.
You can also use the herbs only and make this recipe into a water-based infusion (without the shea butter and wax) and use as a douche.
If you notice that less is coming out than you inserted, please smart. While you are in the shower, insert a clean finger into your vagina to remove the excess herb.
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