What type of encapsulator do you find works best?
Hi placenta experts! I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I'm wondering if some of you could make a suggestion for my situation. My placenta has been in my freezer for 17 months. I don't plan to ingest it at this point as I know most of its properties diminish after about 2 months. I was planning on burying it in my yard on his birthday, but then we realized we were moving out of the state and the idea of leaving the house he was born in AND leaving his placenta in the yard made me sad. I'd like to take the placenta with us, but obviously cannot take it frozen. How should I prepare it? Bake it and take it that way? Would crushing/grinding be necessary?
Hi everyone! Thanks for the informative thread. I have some questions- I took a workshop on placenta prep, but never became certified. I'm sort of learning along the way and doing a lot of reading and asking questions. Still questioning whether formal certification is necessary- I have taken many food handling and sanitation courses already in the past, so I'm not sure what would be in these certification classes that would be worth the money and time!
Anyway- my questions, to follow up on what some of you have mentioned. I was wondering about the steamer basket!! Never thought of buying cheap ones and throwing them out each time! I spend forever scrubbing my colandar each time and was thinking there HAD to be a better way! The stuff does not come off!! I didn't know there were somewhat disposable steamer baskets!
What do you guys package the capsules in? I dont feel like I"ve ever found a great option. I've tried a few different things but none of them look quite right or very professional to me. I"ve tried small canning jars but then they aren't protected from light. I"ve tried those gauze gift bags with the drawstring at the top with the capsules in a sealed ziploc bag inside, but that doesn't look great and with either of those there is no room for the dried cord. What do you write the instructions on- I probably won't print out labels. I"ve been writing it out each time on a little card and tying on the container but it looks so unprofessional I think.
Lisbeth- I"ve been using The Capsule Machine, got it on Amazon for about $14. I'd be curious to know if there are other/better options.
Also, someone mentioned upthread you replace your stuff every 15-20 placentas? Like which stuff?? The grinder, encapsulator, knives..??? Seems kind of expensive!
Thanks for your input! I, too, am happy to see so many doing this for new moms!
Hi posting again here, not sure if anyone is keeping up with this thread!
Just curious what others use for sterilizing equipment and the work space? I use a diluted bleach solution, let it sit for 5 mins, then wash with hot water and soap. I do this before, during as needed, and after.
I haven't taken one of the more well known training courses- what do they generally recommend for sanitizing?