Do not pay a lot for boric acid powder! It is a cheap product

You may look online to find boric acid vaginal capsules that have lovely packaging and say nice things. Then you’ll look it up and see INSECT KILLER! INSECTICIDE! Don’t use in your vagina! And that will scare you, and you’ll think, that’s not the boric acid for me!

It is all the same boric acid, and boric acid is safe to use in your vagina as a short-term management tool for bacterial vaginosis, aerobic vaginitis, yeast infections and other vaginal infections.

Important note: you want ONLY 100% BORIC ACID POWDER. Do not buy any boric acid that has any other ingredients in it. NEVER EAT BORIC ACID. Boric acid interferes with insect – and bacterial – membranes, and causes their death. This is what you want to happen inside your vagina. The word ‘acid’ is not that different to ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or acetic acid (vinegar). It’s just used as an insect management tool, as well as being a useful antibacterial agent.

What to look for in boric acid capsules

You want boric acid that is at least packaged for use on skin, so you know it doesn’t contain other pest-killing ingredients. Though in saying that, if you can find 100 per cent boric acid, then you have what you need. Feel confident though. You can look for boric acid powder antibacterial on ebay, and you should get a lot of cheap results.

You can also do a search for vegie caps on ebay, and find them if you want to make up caps yourself. Or, just use the boric acid powder you buy as loose powder. You will need a small scale to measure out the 600mg dose or a way to more or less get this amount, and stir it into another carrier mixture like live yoghurt or milk kefir, then insert using a syringe canister or douche.

Buying boric acid already in capsules – don’t spend a lot on boric acid capsules, as this is a cheap product.  

Original price was: USD $9.95.Current price is: USD $0.00. ex GST/VAT/TAX
Original price was: USD $9.99.Current price is: USD $0.00. ex GST/VAT/TAX
Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)