Make Your Own Suppositories

For applying medicine to your vagina or rectum, there is no better way than using a suppository. Use the following technique to create your own.

What you will need:

  • Mold
  • A double boiler to cook your ingredients
  • Virgin Coconut Oil or Cocoa Butter
  • Shea butter
  • Remedy Ingredients (described below)
  • Air-tight container

Making your Mold

I use pacifiers for my molds because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to use, and produce the right shape and size for most applications.

Some folks have created their own molds using foil, creating a pinky-sized bullet shell in which you pour your concoction. Basically, you cut a square of foil and wrap it around your pinky. This method can be a little messy because the molds are not air tight and liquid can pour through.

Use ice cube trays, or some other clever device, to hold your molds upright until they set.

Making your Suppositories 

The following recipe will make approximately 3 to 5 suppositories, depending upon the size of your molds:

  1. Using a double-boiler, melt ¼ cup of cocoa butter or virgin coconut oil. Cocoa butter has a higher melting point, making the suppositories a little easier to use. Coconut oil has antiseptic and antibiotic properties that help fight infection.
  2. I like to add a ½ teaspoon of Shea butter to create a firmer suppository. It has a higher melting point, but if you don’t use too much, it does not pose an issue.
  3. Allow your base to cool, but not harden before adding your remedy ingredients.
  4. Pour the mixture into your molds and place them in the freezer to set.
  5. Remove the set suppositories from their molds and store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Remedy Ingredients

The remedial ingredients you add depend upon the type of ailment or condition you are trying to treat.

Lavender

Lavender oil is a natural Analgesic, Antiallergenic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial substance that has a myriad of uses.

Add lavender oil to relieve itching, swelling, and treat infection.

Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking meds that contraindicate lavender oil, or have a sensitivity to this oil, please consult your doctor before self-medicating with this powerful oil.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has the distinct scent of Eucalyptus after heady rain. It is a natural Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal substance that can be very effective is used appropriately.

Although this oil has been touted as being unsafe for internal use, in its defense, my family has used it for years to treat vaginal infections with delightful results.

Some people may be sensitive to this oil, so please use it with discretion. It can be quite caustic to skin if not diluted appropriately. If you are unsure, add one drop of tea tree oil to a teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply the mixture to your skin to gauge its reaction.

Warning: Never apply this oil without diluting it with an oil-based substance.

Iodine

This is another substance that has been treated with kid gloves, although we have used it for centuries without mishap. Again, use your own discretion. Ask you doctor if you are unsure. I add a teaspoon of iodine to treat vaginal infections. It works especially well when combined with lavender oil.

Witch Hazel

This medicinal herb is an astringent and anti-inflammatory. It’s traditionally used to shrink hemorrhoids and provide symptom relief. A clear, liquid extraction of this herb can be found at any drug store. Add two tablespoons to your mixture to ease burning and reduce inflammation.