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When it comes to ‘feminine hygiene’ products there are certainly a lot of questionable ideas floating around. For those of you new to the term ‘Yoni’, it is an ancient reference to the vagina that has been documented in tantric manuscripts for centuries. In fact, the practice of using Yoni oils to cleanse the female sacred area (or Yoni) is just as old and is still very popular to this day.
Although it is true that the yoni (or vagina) has the power to effectively self-cleanse and does not require the aid of harmful chemical douches, using yoni oil is about holistic natural support and overall vaginal health, not cleansing something that’s dirty. It’s typically made up entirely of natural herbal ingredients designed to prevent and eliminate common ailments and is also sometimes used when performing a Yoni Massage on the female genital area.
One thing is for sure, my findings suggest that a quality yoni oil is a potent healing balm and a loving way to self-pamper daily. Let’s find out a little more about this holistic oil and how you can make some for yourself at home…
What Is Yoni Oil?
What’s in yoni oil, you ask? Yoni oil is a natural oil infusion which usually contains organic essential oils and organically grown herbs. Yoni oil mixes are designed to be included in daily vaginal health and self-care routines. Most yoni oils are used to moisturise the mons pubis and labia, but they can provide a whole slew of other benefits as well.
Yoni Oil Benefits
Yoni oil provides an array of different benefits depending which ingredients are included. Additionally, many yoni oils can double as body oil, massage oil, or after shave lotion. Yoni oil uses are very numerous! Here are a few of the most common benefits of yoni oil that users enjoy:
Eliminates Chronic Infections
Many yoni oils contain powerful antibacterial ingredients like neem, which works to discourage bad bacteria, or tea tree oil, also a natural antibacterial as well as an anti-fungal, making it particularly effective against recurring yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis (BV).
Vaginal dryness is a common result of stress, hormonal health issues, and can even occur as a natural result of ageing. Increased moisture is one of the primary benefits of yoni oil, which is why many include powerful natural moisturisers like aloe and coconut oil.
Prevents Ingrown Hairs
For those susceptible to pesky ingrown hairs, the regular application of a yoni oil infused with essential oils boasting antibacterial and soothing anti-inflammatory properties can act as both treatment and prevention. These include tea tree, chamomile and lavender.
Whether the result of dry skin, hair regrowth, friction, or susceptibility to infection, many women cope with regular vaginal itching. Common yoni oil ingredients like calendula, chickweed, and plantain work to soothe and reduce itching while facilitating natural healing.
Relieves Pain And Inflammation
If you’re suffering from pain, irritation, or general inflammation, yoni oil ingredients like comfrey work to increase cell turnover, relieve pain, and bring down inflammation. Peppermint oil is also a wonderful ingredient for those in search of a powerful soother.
How To Make Yoni Oil At Home
For the DIY aficionados among us, it’s easy to follow a yoni oil recipe and make your very own DIY yoni oil from home. All you need is a few of your favourite essential oils and an understanding of their basic properties so you can properly address your particular set of goals and needs. Although there are many different ways to make yoni oil (some of which include gels, or dried herbs and flowers), it’s best to start simple and create more complex concoctions once you have a better idea what works for you. Follow these simple steps to make a beginner’s yoni oil.
Choose Your Carrier Oil
Your carrier oil will be your base, and is largely included for it’s moisturising effects, as well as to dilute your more potent essential oil ingredients. Coconut, olive, or almond oils are all strong choices for a carrier oil. As a general rule, you’ll want to follow a 10:1 ratio—that’s 10 parts carrier oil for every 1 part essential oil. However, since everyone’s different, you may want to start conservatively, with a 20:1 mix. You can then adjust as needed.
Choose Your Essential Oils
Your choice of essential oils will depend somewhat on your reasons for using yoni oil in the first place. I like to combine lavender and tea tree essential oils with a coconut oil base, as all 3 oils offer powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Translation: it’s great for protection against infections, ingrown hairs, inflammation, and dryness, to name a few. Whenever possible, choose organic oils to avoid unknown contaminants.
Combine Your Oils
In a bowl, pot, or vessel of your choice, combine your carrier and essential oils together, mixing vigorously with a spoon. If you live in a cold climate and your coconut oil is solid, be sure to flash heat it on the stove first in order to liquefy it. This will ensure better fusion with your other ingredients. If your chosen vessel has a lid, close it and shake your mixture well. Once your DIY yoni oil is thoroughly mixed, it’s almost ready for use.
Bottle And Store Your Yoni Oil
If you’ve ever wondered why the essential oils you buy in the store are kept in amber or dark blue glass bottles, it’s because essential oils are sensitive to UV rays. Too much light exposure can cause them to spoil, change their components, or make them less potent. So think of darker bottles as sunglasses for your yoni oil. And choose glass over plastic when possible, as plastic can shed harmful chemicals—and is less eco-friendly.
Always Do A Spot Test
Now that your yoni oil is mixed, bottled, and ready for use, you’re probably excited to apply it and reap the benefits. But—as with any product you buy in-store, whether natural or synthetic—you’ll want to do a spot test first. Your yoni is sensitive, and it’s worth knowing if your skin will have adverse reactions before applying it. Test a sample patch on your inner wrist, thigh, or on a tiny section of your labia and wait 24 hours to be safe.
Where To Buy Yoni Oil
Yoni oils are available for purchase in many stores, pharmacies and online. Be sure to always read the label carefully when choosing a yoni oil as different brands offer different blends with varying properties and benefits. It’s best to do your homework in advance and identify the best yoni oil for your needs—or at least which ingredients to look for. Here are our top 3 recommended yoni oils:
Best For Vaginal Care: Yoni Sacred Feminine Oil by RDrewNaturals
This fantastic all natural yoni oil is a magical mix containing aloe, calendula and neem. It works to moisturize, soothe itching, and discourage the proliferation of bad, infection-triggering bacteria.
Best For Healing: WOOM Healing Oil by SageandBalm
This adaptogenic blend of cold-pressed and steam distilled oils is great for both external and internal use, contains intoxicating lemongrass, and is great for natural ph restoration. Use it as a massage oil too.
Best For Yoni Massage: Yoni Sex Gel by MrsJacksBodyFood
This sensual organic oil gel contains moisturising coconut oil and vitamin E, which work to stimulate desire by creating warming and cooling sensations both partners will enjoy. You can also use it as lube.
Improve Your Vagina Health With Yoni Massage
By now it is probably abundantly clear that yoni oil offers numerous healing benefits, but just imagine the added benefits of having a partner massage that oil in for you. If that sets off a resounding ‘yes’ in your heart, you might consider a yoni massage as an additional vagina health tool to add to your repertoire. Check out the Ultimate Yoni Massage Guide to learn more about doing this on yourself or with a partner.
For those who are single or having trouble enjoying using Yoni Oils alone, have no fear, help is available. Put yourself, and your Yoni, in the skilled hands of a professional and book a Yoni massage with Karma Tantric. They offer a range of different tantric massages in London and would be very pleased to advise you. Just call the friendly bookings team on 0746 898 3212 and they would be very happy to help.