Originally Posted by 1babysmom
I know that someone here has links to a few blogs about people doing it themselves. This is how I did it, though...
I removed all the membranes and the cord, then I steamed it (I will not steam it next time...some of the instructions I read recommended steaming, others didn't...I didn't choose to do it for any real reason, I just did
But next time I will skip that part). I did that for just a short time, then I cut it into smaller, thin slices to dehydrate it. (again, I will skip this next time and just blend it up) I dehydrated it in my oven at 200 degrees and it only took like 4.5 hours to dry enough to "snap". Then I put it in the food processor and then the coffee grinder (to get it as fine as possible). I filled my capsules (size "00" I believe) by hand, with a straw. I ended up with about 130ish capsules total (and actually didn't use a small part of the placenta that I'd left in the bag, but by that point I figured no way was I going to keep going
). Total cost was about $6 (just the cost of the capsules) and it took me about 5-6 hours total.
Hope that helps!
I was going to have this done, but it was too expensive, so I figured I would just freeze chunks and do smoothies.
I would love to encapsulate part of it, if I can though.
You make it sound so easy! maybe I can do this.
I have a couple questions.
Why won't you cut it up before dehydrating next time?
I have a dehydrator, do you think that would work as well?
Was there a smell or odor while the placenta was dehydrating?