It’s easy to forget that vaginal health plays a key role in our overall well-being, so make sure to give the V as much attention and care as you give the rest of your body.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up natural regimens you can do to keep your vagina happy. And as always, consult your doctor or physician before trying anything new.
Steaming isn’t just for your face…you can also steam your vagina! There are herb-infused steaming treatments available, which are said to promote fertility, regulate your cycle, ease cramping, and potentially treat fibroids and cysts. If a good old vag steaming at the spa or a $150 steamer isn’t in your budget, you can always get crafty and DIY.
Keep an open mind with this one. If you feel a yeast infection coming on, many midwives say to use a clove of garlic to rebalance your pH levels. How? Well, right before you go to bed, insert a clove a garlic up your vagina. Yes, it will sting, but that’s just part of the magic of using a natural remedy! You’ll have to fish it out over the toilet in the morning, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?
You’ve probably heard of kegel exercises aka exercises for your pelvic floor muscles. Well, doing kegel exercises three to five times a day for just a few minutes can increase sensitivity leading to a heightened sexual experience (among many other benefits). If you want to spice it up a bit, snatch one of these yoni stones, an egg-shaped gemstone that you insert into your vagina, to make your kegels even more effective.
Don’t forget to let your vagina breathe! If it’s constantly covered, you’re trapping moisture (aka yeast’s BFF) and increasing the risk of transferring UTI bacteria. You’re also exposing your sensitive vag to irritants like detergent and uncomfortable fabrics. So air it out, even if it’s just for the night!
xx, The FabFitFun Team