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Boric Acid Info.: A Little Hilarious and Helpful

I did not write what you find below. I found this on an Amazon listing for boric acid. This is a situation in which I have NO personal experience with any idea other than using boric acid as a suppository to rebalance vaginal acidity and treat yeast infections. So, I don't specifically endorse her ideas, but I am amused by the boric acid experimentation she has done. I am not going to experiment, but the cocoa powder approach would be safe.

She mentions that she turned to boric acid after Monistat and 3 doses of Diflucan. Diflucan can be taken on an ongoing basis; I take a pill a week unless I am struggling with yeast per my doctor's instructions. So, be open to doing a combo of drugs and powder.

Here it is:

http://www.amazon.com/BORIC-POWDER-HUMCO-Health-Beauty/product-reviews/B001V9WY0S

46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small Miracles Make A Big DifferenceApril 1, 2012
This review is from: BORIC ACID POWDER HUMCO 6 OZ [Health and Beauty] (Health and Beauty)
Read this at your own risk. It may be a little TMI for some, but I think it's helpful information.

I'll start off by saying there's no such thing as medical grade boric acid. Boric acid is just boric acid. I saw a couple people asking whether this was "medical grade" and safe to use as an eye wash because of all the warnings on the bottle. There aren't different formulas, it is what it is. I did A LOT of reading on boric acid, including the MSDS safety sheet, and the gist of everything I read was DON'T inhale it, DON'T eat it, and DON'T use it on broken skin.

Also, try to get past the warnings. Don't ignore them completely, just remember acid isn't always a bad/scary thing. Lady parts are naturally acidic, your muscles produce lactic acid when you exercise, and your body needs amino acids to function. Boric acid is a weak acid, and is considered to be no more toxic than table salt when used topically. Just remember, even though salt is tasty and most of us would consider it harmless, it too can cause health problems or even be lethal. Think of boric acid the same way. Moderation is always key.

The first thing I used this for was to act as an emulsifier with beeswax to make some skin cream. Mission accomplished.

The next thing I used it for was a stubborn yeast infection. I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago (at the age of 27) and have been struggling with surgical menopause. This means I'm in hormone Hades, with stubborn weight gain and severe hot flashes. This led to a chronic infection that 3 doses of Diflucan and all the Monistat in the world couldn't fix. After reading up on how to to use this for yeast infections, I got some NOW Foods "00" gelatin capsules. The recommendations I found said to fill the capsules with nothing but the powder, but some women complained this led to some irritation since boric acid can dehydrate and just generally annoy the skin a bit.
So, I dissolved 2 tablespoons of the acid in a block of cocoa butter about the size of a wadded up kleenex using a makeshift double boiler, (a pot of water with a pie tin in it). After everything was dissolved, I poured the mixture into a dixie cup and then dribbled the liquid into the gel caps. I used maybe 20 capsules and put the remaining mixture in a glass jar so I could re-melt it in a pot of water later to make more suppositories. (If your'e going to use this method, let the liquid cool a bit because you will inevitably get some on your hands). A friend of mine asked, "why cocoa butter?" It's non-irritating, a great soothing moisturizer, and melts on contact with skin, much like name brand yeast infection suppositories. You want the suppositories to dissolve with your body heat, not drip all over or stay a solid block.
This worked LIKE A DREAM. The next day there was NO itching, NO yeast odor, NO discharge and NO irritation.

Much to my surprise, this little concoction worked on another problem. Any woman that's used a vaginal suppository knows that what goes in is eventually going to come back out. In the middle of the night, when the gel cap dissolved and the mix freed itself from my lady area, it coated my outer lady area. This wasn't anything special until I noticed that my stubborn "down there" sweat odor was completely gone, and it stayed gone for the entire day, even through a series of hot flashes that soaked my clothes. This was enough to make me jump for joy.

After the previous discovery, I had another crazy idea. Maybe this is just an issue for overweight people, but my belly button smells awful, (yes, I've checked it before, don't judge me). I made more of my cocoa butter/boric acid mixture and added some olive oil to make it creamy, but this time let is set up in an old makeup jar instead of putting it in a capsule. It cooled off into a nice spreadable cream which I promptly smeared in my belly button. After a day, ONE DAY, no more odor.
I won't go into too much detail, but I've been using this cream on other problem areas that sweat profusely throughout the day with the same success. Boric acid hasn't cured my hot flashes, but it has certainly taken a lot of paranoia in social settings out of my life.

Last but not least, I made a mix of boric acid and hot water to kill some mold in my bathroom.

My next project will be dissolving it in some corn syrup to help with a friend's ant infestation.

Boric acid is a valuable tool that has hundreds of uses. Whether you're thinking about using it for hygiene, acne, eye infections, athlete's foot, yeast, jock itch, mold, ants, roaches, mice, laundry.... whatever, don't hesitate. Just make sure you do a little research first on what you're going to use it for. A little creative tinkering can take you a long way with this product.

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