Ladies, I want to talk about everything we don't talk about!
As a woman, I'm not afraid to share with you that I myself am VERY prone to these things!
Iv literally been dealing with everything that can possibly go wrong down there for as long as I can remember! From ovarian cysts all the way to BV &UTI's. I myself was ashamed. I'll admit that. I thought everyday, am I not cleaning up correctly? Do I not do proper care? What am I doing wrong? So me being who I am, I thought.. let me educate myself on this. Some of us don't know &that's ohkay! Some of us do know &that's amazing!
I'm sharing because I want you to understand that I'm not speaking on something I haven't experienced myself &I need you to know it can be cared for naturally! You don't have to rely on harsh chemicals like Monistat or Summer's Eve soaps. I mean some of us have relied on soaps for PH balance. Some of us rely on Monistat for yeast infections but after awhile how many of us notice that it stops working for us bc our bodies become immune to it! I mean sometimes you use these things to treat one issue and end up with another.
Its NOT always about hygiene. Don't get me wrong.. it can be.
However, it can also be our birth control, our soap or even sex.
Don't mismanage your energy, time or vagina!
Natural Ways To Care For Your Lotus, Flower, Pum Pum, ETC!
BV, Yeast Infections Or UTI's
*Sex - When it comes to sex some of us don't realize what unprotected sex or having multiple partners can do to our PH balance. It throws of good and bad bacteria. Some of you may argue that our vagina is constantly cleansing itself which is true, this is why we have discharge regularly. However if our bad bacteria over powers our good, infections arise.
*Coconut Oil - Giiiiiirl, when I say this stuff works wonders I MEAN THAT SH*T! I use coconut oil for everything in the book! EVERYTHING! Recently, I tried using it for some BV irritation &succeeded beyond what I needed it for! Not only did it sooth the irritation but it cleared up everything in TWO days!
*Milk Or Plain Greek Yogurt - Same concept.
*Hydrogen Peroxide - Outer Care Only! Helps sooth any itchiness or irritation.
How To :
-Listen babies, there is nothing wrong with sexual expression. However, you need to start practicing safer sex. Like condoms! Birth control prevents pregnancy not infections! &Then there is straight minimizing your sexual partners.
-Melt down some organic coconut oil in a jar/container. Soak a non scented tampon in the oil &insert it for at least 2/3 hours. Do this twice a day w a couple hours in between care. Id say do it for 3 days unless you feel you need it for a few more. Do this when you notice symptoms rising for better results.
-For hydrogen peroxide you can add a few drops to a cotton swab and dab it to the irritated area a few times a day.
* I chose coconut oil bc I already use it for everything else so I'm familiar w it. Think of it as the same concept as oil pulling. If you've never tried it, it's basically absorbing all the bad bacteria and when you remove the tampon you're pulling all that "nasty" out with it. Don't be afraid to look!
* Iv never tried milk or yogurt but I have friends who arent fans of coconut oil and have tried the alternatives &it's worked for them. Im sure you all know, no one vagina is the same as the next.
*Always wash your peri area BEFORE trying any of these remedies.
Ovarian Cysts, Infertility Or PH Balance.
*V Steams - Steaming consist of sitting or squatting over a boiled blend of herbs and flowers such as; roses, mug wort, basil, lavender, nettle, wormwood, or rosemary.
*Tea Bags - Yep, you guessed it correctly. Its exactly what you think. A collected amount of different herbs mixed into a mesh tea bag small enough to place and remove later.
*Tampons - Scented tampons are a girls enemy! Try organic tampons that you can insert yourself.
*Disclaimer: Avoid steaming while on your period or pregnant. Always consult with a medical professional when using essential oils, herbs, and steaming especially if you’re not aware of the effects.
How To :
-To V-Steam mix different herbs into a pot &boil them. You can sit or squat over it while its steaming. I'd recommend something you can place inside of your toilet for more comfort. The steam will provide relief, balance &sooth any inflammation.
-Tea bags are also mixed blends of herbs and flowers. You can make your own. Take a cup of hot boiling water and place your tea bag in it to steep. Id suggest mesh bags, not paper. Then put your tea bag in the refrigerator for 8-10 minutes. Place the cold tea bag into your vagina and squeeze it to release the water. Do this two times everyday to treat inflammation.
-Trying different tampons isnt terrible but you should find one that works for you and try to stick with it. Organic Tampons are my personal favorite
*My recommended blend for both a V-Steam and your own tea bags would be ..
dried lavender - promotes menstrual flow (for irregular flows), calming properties, anti bacterial
dried rose pedals - eases menstrual pain, astringes heavy bleeding, anti-inflammatory
cinnamon sticks - pulls toxins
&dried nettle - hormonal balance, gentle cleansing
Benefits Of Steaming, Tea Bags &Toxin Pulling:
Strengthens The Uterus
Tightens The Vagina
Rids The Womb Of Excess Waste, Fibroids &Cysts
Regulates Menstrual Cycle
Helps Woman Conceive
Helps Alleviate Vaginal Odor
Balances Hormones Levels
I have similar posts coming!
Its Officially Summer!
What better way is there to celebrate both Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day than the Sun Salutations!?
Take advantage of my break down of the Sun Salutations. This should be a flowing asana practice. I'd say your breath and having strong control in your movement is most important when practicing these poses.
Id recommend doing this flow in the morning before starting your day. Its a great way to awaken your body &get your blood flowing. Warm your body up with some routine stretches &then do 6 to 12 rounds of the Sun Salutations. Your body will love you and have beautiful energy for the day.
may the long time sun shine upon you
all love surround you
&the pure light within you
guide your way on