How to Make Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Rectal Suppositories
What Are They For?
These DIY essential oil rectal implants help support a healthy colonic mucosa. Essential suppositories for hemorrhoids, constipation, and candida overgrowth provide healing for these and other colon-related ailments.
Ingredients and Supplies
How to Make Essential Oil Suppositories
- In a rounded ice cube tray, fill each cup of the tray 1/3 to 1/2 full of organic, extra-virgin, unrefined, melted coconut oil. (At cooler temperatures, coconut oil is solid, so you may need to first set your coconut oil in hot water to melt it.) After you've filled each section, put the ice cube tray in the freezer for one to two hours.
- Now remove the ice cube tray.
- Carefully dispense your essential oil drops into the top of that coconut oil section. The amount of oil you use depends on which oils or oil blends you are using and what issue you are working with in the body. See our suppository recipes for specific amounts of the oils. Generally, we recommend between two and three drops per essential oil. Sometimes a single suppository might have up to eight different oils in its mixture. In this case, you would use between six to ten total drops of the essential oils.
- Once the essential oil is on the top of the frozen coconut oil, fill up the rest of the ice cube tray section with more coconut oil.
- Put the tray in the freezer, and in a couple of hours you will be ready to use your first therapeutic-grade suppository.
Note: You don't need to make only one type of essential oil rectal suppository per tray, but rather you can make a variety, as essential oils are best used in rotation. In other words, alternate different oils on different days. For example, one day you might use frankincense and orange, and another day you might use OHN's Candida Essential Oil Blend, which contains lavender, bergamot, lemongrass, and eucalyptus globulus.
How To Make Essential Oil Suppositories
Dee Dee Delkamp of the Optimal Health Center explains the many benefits of using suppositories containing essential oils and demonstrates how to make them.
Insertion into the Rectum
- When you are ready, just pop one suppository out by pushing up on the bottom of the individual cube section.
- Place the suppository on a small plate. You will see that it has a rounded edge that allows for easy insertion into the rectum.
- Leave the suppository on the plate for 5-10 minutes to allow it to slightly soften before you insert it into your rectum.
- Now, with your fingers, gently slip the suppository into the rectum, rounded edge forward. The suppository is self-lubricating – as soon as it touches a warm part of your body, it begins to melt.
Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils and Colon Health
Even though the suppository may look large to you, it is very easy to insert. You will find that it just slides right into the rectum. Some people find the size of the suppository to be daunting, but the rectum is just like a tightly closed mouth and has a tremendous capacity to open.
Note: If possible, insert the suppository after a bowel movement or after the enema series.
Most people do not leak when they use these suppositories. It is best to try your first suppository on a day when you can easily get to the bathroom or to wear a female sanitary pad. Some people find it best to use the suppository while they sleep. If you don’t know whether or not you leak, sleep on a towel your first night of using a suppository.
If you find that the suppositories cause you to be gassy, you will want to work to optimize the types of bacteria that live in your colon, as gas from a suppository indicates high levels of unhealthy microorganisms such as Candida albicans.