What About My Body, Body?

Buying a new facial cream, getting a fresh set from your favorite nail salon, even getting a fresh weave are very valid forms of pick-me-ups. However, if you really want to feel like a new woman, invest in that inner beauty of yours. So maybe now you're asking: What about my body, body? 

It could really use one of the most rejuvenating forms of self-care ... a yoni steam. A vag-acial, whatever you want to call it. The treatment is a combination of herbs (suited just for your needs and liking) that help aid in the healing and cleansing process through the female genital organ, which is an entire body in itself. Every woman needs to try this once, but once will never be enough! The things that a yoni steam can do for the inside of your body and outside are endless. In other words, a fresh wax and some Summer's Eve is not the end-all be-all in terms of pampering the kitty kat. It's even known as a spiritual practice. Mind Body Green lists common benefits as a decrease in menstrual pains, regulation of cycles / increased blood flow, more hydrated skin, more tightened yoni, and mental / emotional stability = less stress. It's also great for issues like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. 

Don't be afraid, though. A yoni steam does not burn, nor does it have to be some expensive spa treatment. More women find it more comforting to have it done amongst themselves in there home because you can also control the time, temperature and the type of herbs you use. All you need is a medium to large sized pot, your herbs, and a large blanket to trap the heat in. Many also say that they take this "me time" to meditate, pray, organize, or clear their thoughts. As women, life is already a game of juggling, and sometimes our temple needs a sanctuary. 

Common herbs used in Yoni-steams:

  • rose petals 
  • rosemary 
  • sage
  • yarrow
  • mugwort
  • motherwort
  • calendula 
  • chamomile
  • lavender

  Get your google on!