Last weekend I wrote a post on naturally caring for your body during your period and moon cycle more generally. It received such a great response, I thought I would continue on this topic that seems to be all too often swept under the rug. Pun intended. Today’s post goes a little bit deeper into the products we use for our yonis and finding more natural ways to care for our most precious parts. Here are my top tips for natural care for your yoni.
I hope you will enjoy this read – and if you have further thoughts on other items that you would like to see included, please don’t hesitate to write in the comments below your thoughts, questions and your favourite products.
Moisturizing for your Petals: Yoni Serum
Your yoni doesn’t need the traditional moisturizer you use on your legs, but sometimes it could use a little extra love. If you find it is craving something a little extra nourishing, reach for this lovely Passion Yoni Serum from Living Libations. There is a good reason why this little bottle is almost gone – I L O V E it. I especially love this when my moon flow is ending, to help things be brought back into alignment. It hosts some incredible ingredients, including Clary Sage, Rose Hip, Rose Otto and Ylang Ylang. Help heal and nourish the delicate tissues of the area with this perfect potion.
Cleaning the Pretty Parts: Intimate Wash
Most of the time you don’t need much other than good ol’ water to cleanse your yoni, but some may wish for something sudsy. That’s where Yes Cleanse comes in. If I am using anything on my yoni it must be pretty pure and very gentle.
Yes! has created a great a sensitively formulated organic intimate wash, designed to respect the delicate vaginal ecology, with a refreshing and effective cleansing action using calendula and aloe vera.
I shop mine from Love Lula here.
Keeping Her Hydrated: Natural Personal Lubricant
It’s no surprise that for most things, you can use coconut oil. Personal lubricant is no exception. Coconut oil is safe, and oil based (and even has some anti-fungal properties, so it is doing more good to your body than not), plus it is super pure.
However, if you don’t feel comfy having a jar of coconut oil under the bed, then find this great water-based personal lubricant (chemical-free) from Yes! Many lubricants on the market are chalk-full of crap. Chemicals and things that should never touch your precious yoni. Stick with natural – always.
Shop this tiny jar of coconut oil and Yes! Personal Lubricant here on Love Lula.
Was it Just a Fad? The Deal with Yoni Steaming
This topic probably deserves it’s own post, and maybe we’ll go there in the future. In the mean time, I’m going to tell you why I actually like – and do – yoni steaming myself.
If this is the first time you’re hearing about it: Yoni steaming, also known as vaginal steaming, is a practice in which a woman allows the warmth of herbal steam to permeate the exterior of her vagina. Maya healers and midwives used steams for centuries for a variety of treatments includnig everything from menstrual cramping, fertility, postpartum, post miscarriage, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain and even constipation.
How To: Simply boil up some Yoni Steaming Herbs, my favourite brand is by Vibrant Souls’ Devi Steam Product, but you can also use different herbs such as: Red Raspberry Leaf, Juniper, Motherwort, Peony, Dong Quai, Oregano, Basil, Marigold, Rosemary, Chamomile, Damiana, Plantain and Yarrow.
Combine 1 Cup of dry for a large pot of water, bring to a boil, let cool slightly and then sit over top of it on a stool (or just put the pot in a clean toilet bowl and sit over top of it. Wrap a towel around your waist to keep the heat in.
Take care, beautiful soul.