During my years practicing acupuncture at a hormonal health clinic, I often found myself instructing women on how to make vaginal cream for chronic dryness or flora imbalances leading to the overproduction of yeast or candida.
At the time I was renting an apartment and did not have a production area for remedies. It was never an easy task for my patients to assemble the ingredients and make the cream on their own, but a few actually did.
It’s a pretty easy process. We first heat up vegetable oil; in this case we used organic coconut oil, but olive oil works well too. Then, candalilla wax is added to the hot oil to dissolve. Because coconut oil solidifies at 75*, less wax is necessary than when using olive oil; about a 10:1 ratio with coconut oil and 6:1 with olive oil. Then we add shea butter, neem seed oil, borage seed oil, avocado oil, natural vitamin e oil, organic herbs and pure essential oils.
The mixture should be as cool as possible without turning solid when adding the essential oils as they are volatile and will evaporate if added to a very hot mix. This melted mix is then poured in to jars where it is allowed to cool and solidify. All of the ingredients are listed here: Herbal Vaginal Cream