When it comes to feminine hygiene and vaginal cleanliness, there are a lot of questionable products floating in the market.
Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go — the vagina has the magical ability to self-cleanse itself, and does not require harmful chemical-filled douches, intimate washes and wipes.
While feminine hygiene focuses on a “clean” vagina, vaginal self-care is all about maintaining the overall health of the entire vaginal area.
One of the most overlooked products for holistically, luxuriously and naturally self-pampering your sacred space is yoni oil.
In this post, we’ll discover what yoni oil is, the benefits of yoni oil and how to use yoni oil to give your “yoni” the extra care she deserves.
Table of Contents
- What Does "Yoni" Mean?
- What is Yoni Oil?
- Why Use Yoni Oil?
- Yoni Oil Benefits and Uses
- Balance Vaginal pH
- Improve Moisture
- Soothe Dryness and Itching
- Prevent Ingrown Hairs
- Increase Elasticity
- Treat Vaginal Infections
- Relieve Inflammation and Pain
- Enhance Satisfaction
- Boost Confidence
- Celebrate Your Femininity
- How to Use Yoni Oil
- Yoni Oil Ingredients
- Yoni Oil Recipe
- Last Words
What Does "Yoni" Mean?
Yoni of Banteay Srei - an ancient symbol of divine feminine procreative energy, 10th Century, Cambodia
Yoni is an ancient Sanskrit expression that has been documented for centuries in tantric manuscripts and simply means “vagina,” the “womb,” or refers to the female genitalia.
It can also be interpreted to mean a “divine portal,” or “sacred space,” and symbolizes the divine ability of the feminine body to be a sacred portal to life itself.
With that in mind, taking care of your “yoni” should be an important part of your self-care routine, and does not need to be complicated or expensive.
In fact, many so-called feminine hygiene products have toxic ingredients which may lead to adverse reactions and upset the delicate natural ecosystem of your intimate space.
It’s inspiring to know that there’s an alternative to chemically packed products, and that you can use ancient healing to effectively practice yoni care with yoni oil.
What is Yoni Oil?
Yoni oil is a wonderfully potent healing oil and a loving way to self-pamper yourself with natural herbal ingredients to practice hygiene, maintain vaginal health, moisturize, tighten, promote lubrication and much more.
So, what is yoni oil, exactly?
Simply put, yoni oil is a mix of infused natural herbal oil blends and moisturizing fats or lipids that are combined together to prevent itching and irritation, and hydrate and soothe to keep delicate vulva skin clean and refreshed.
A preventative healing balm, the oil’s natural formula works well for various feminine health issues, as well as for maintaining general intimate hygiene, and is perfect for the woman who wants to practice the best yoni care without using over the counter products that can cause sensitivities and allergic reactions.
Why Use Yoni Oil?
The vagina is complex and although self-cleaning, it needs to be taken care of by maintaining a healthy diet and staying hydrated. The vaginal area itself needs to be cleaned regularly with water and a natural soap such as yoni soap.
If you follow the above protocols, your vaginal area will stay happy and healthy, but not following these best practices can lead to poor vaginal health.
Yoni oil adds an extra layer of healing protection and contains natural botanical extracts to prevent common vaginal issues. Using yoni oil with the natural goodness of therapeutic-grade essential oils and rich carrier oils regularly, benefits your intimate space and your complete body holistically.
Although the primary benefit and use of yoni oil is to moisturize the mons pubis and labia majora area, it can provide a complete slew of other incredible benefits as well.
Yoni Oil Benefits and Uses
There are many benefits of yoni oil!
Apart from maintaining feminine hygiene, it can double as a massage oil and after shave oil.
Using yoni oil regularly can help restore natural pH levels and curb unwanted odor and even keep fungal and bacterial infections at bay. The oil serves as a natural anti-inflammatory and moisturizer, reducing itching especially in the case of dryness due to vaginitis, leaving you feeling fresh all day long.
Below are some yoni oil benefits you can look forward to when you start to pamper your yoni with this luxurious oil.
Balance Vaginal pH
Anything that disrupts your vagina’s pH balance can lead to infections such as bacterial vaginosis. This includes using chemical douches, antiseptic soaps, scented products, shaving lotion, and deodorants around the vagina. Imbalances can also be caused by taking antibiotics, and wearing tight non-breathable clothing.
If you’re concerned about keeping your vaginal area clean and odor-free, use a mild natural soap (we highly recommend yoni soap), with warm water when you shower, to clean away any sweat or dirt layers that may have built up around your vaginal area.
Vaginal dryness is very common in women and can be caused by hormonal changes, stress and menopause. One of the major benefits of yoni oil is increasing moisture levels in and around the vagina, preventing dryness and keeping you comfortable all day long.
Yoni oil contains powerful natural moisturizers such as sweet almond and extra virgin olive oil that help to soothe and soften the skin in sensitive areas, reducing chafing, itching, inflammation and irritation in and around delicate vulvar skin.The therapeutic essential oils in yoni oil have natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties providing healing relief to nourish your yoni.
Soothe Dryness and Itching
Whether it's dry skin, razor bumps, hair regrowing or just friction with clothing, many women experience vaginal itching which can cause frustration and embarrassment.
Yoni oil soothes dryness and itchiness by locking the moisture in the skin. It’s incredibly soothing to use after shaving or waxing, and since it keeps dry skin at bay, it curbs any itching you may experience from razor bumps.
Yoni oil ingredients contain natural anti-inflammatory essential oils such as lavender, calendula and tea tree to soothe inflamed skin, control itching and facilitate natural healing.
Prevent Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hair can be extremely painful and itchy. It occurs when a strand of hair grows back into the skin, usually as a result of shaving, waxing or tweezing, and can even lead to an infection if the hair gets tainted with bacteria.
Regular use of yoni oil infused with healing essential oils soothes inflammation and acts as a natural antibacterial to both prevent and treat pesky ingrown hairs.
Yoni oil moisturizes the skin on the bikini area, softening the skin, keeping pores clear, and allowing hair to grow back smoothly, preventing infections.
Using yoni oil for tightening keeps your yoni young and healthy. As you age, vaginal cells die and get replaced. Applying yoni oil naturally moisturizes and pampers these cells, toning and tightening the vaginal wall muscles, thereby increasing elasticity.The less dry and better moisturized your yoni is, the tighter it will be and it's less likely that you’ll experience a slack vagina with time. Yoni oil is also excellent to use post-natal, as it provides gentle healing to damaged tissues after a natural delivery.
Treat Vaginal Infections
You can get relief from common vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections by using yoni oil to treat burning, itching and irritation.
The soothing essential oils and moisturizing carrier oils in yoni oil have antifungal and antibacterial properties that help to speed up the healing process.When looking at yoni oil ingredients, make sure to check for plant extracts such as tea tree oil, which is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, making it particularly effective for discouraging bad bacteria, to prevent and treat vaginal problems, recurring yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis.
Relieve Inflammation and Pain
Pain and soreness in the vulvar region can be distressing and uncomfortable. It can be caused by activities such as biking or horseback riding, painful intercourse, or vulvodynia, a condition that causes persistent pain in the vulva.
If you’re suffering from general pain, swelling, burning and inflammation down there, yoni oil is your go-to powerful soother and can provide much needed comforting relief.
The herbal ingredients in yoni oil are potent natural anti-inflammatories, and act as a natural therapeutic balm, helping to bring down inflammation, and reducing swelling and pain.
Massaging yoni oil in the vulvar region increases blood flow to the entire area, and especially to the labia (the lips or folds at both sides of the vagina), and vaginal opening.
This not only deeply nourishes the skin but provides natural and safe lubrication to enhance foreplay and sexual pleasure. Many women experience vaginal dryness, and if this is you, apply yoni oil to your vulva area before intercourse to keep yourself comfortable.
Just like a skin care or hair care routine, every woman needs a yoni care routine!
Developing a vaginal self-care routine and making some “yoni” time for yourself can be a much-needed respite from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Enjoying your yoni care routine improves vaginal wellness but also boosts your confidence. As you take a few minutes to properly care for your most intimate area, it not only makes you feel good about yourself, but is also a gesture of self-love, which boosts your self-esteem.
Due to yoni oil’s all natural ingredients you feel a sense of rejuvenation, similar to what you’d feel after a “good” spa treatment, making you value yourself more.
Celebrate Your Femininity
“I cherish my feminine energy, and am in deep connection
with my inner Goddess”
The above affirmation of celebrating your femininity gives you a strong sense of self-empowerment, and is one of the most incredible emotions any woman can have.
As you become more in-tune with your body, the more you start to cherish it, and yoni oil can be an excellent aid to help you do just that!
Yoni oil is a special gift not only to yourself but to any amazing woman in your life. It helps you to be more comfortable in your body and is a constant reminder of what you (and your body) can achieve at all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual.
Next, let’s talk about how to use Yoni oil properly, to get the best results.
How to Use Yoni Oil
Learning how to use yoni oil properly is important to make sure you benefit from all that it has to offer.
Steps on how to use yoni oil:
- Cleanse your vaginal area (mons pubis and inner thighs) with a natural soap such as yoni soap and rinse properly
- Apply a few drops of yoni oil to your palm, and rub your palms together to warm the oil with the natural heat of your hands
- Massage the oil with your palm and fingertips into your mons pubis area (the inverted triangular area that gets covered in pubic hair)
- Also massage the oil into your labia (vaginal lips) area
- Repeat this self-care vaginal hygiene routine daily
Below are some of the best practices to follow, when using yoni oil:
- The best time to apply yoni oil is after bathing or showering and preferably cleaning around the area with yoni soap
- Yoni oil can also be applied after waxing or shaving to soothe irritated or sensitive skin and prevent ingrown hairs
- Since yoni oil contains natural fragrant essential oils, it can serve as a lovely scented perfume in your intimate area, excellent for foreplay
- The oil is great to use before yoga or meditation to connect with your inner goddess
- Yoni oil is meant for external use and should not be inserted directly into the vaginal canal
Yoni Oil Ingredients
There are many different types of yoni oil blends available in the market, so it is important to make sure you check the yoni oil ingredients on the bottle before use, to make sure that the oil does not contain any added “fragrance” or synthetic ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin.
For example, at VibraxLabs we only use 100% all-natural ingredients in our yoni oil.
VibraxLabs Yoni Oil Ingredients: Rose, Frankincense, Lavender, Clary Sage, Tea Tree and Calendula essential oils infused in sweet almond and extra virgin olive oil
Even with yoni oils that contain all-natural ingredients, a patch test is still important to make sure you are not allergic or sensitive to those ingredients.
Test a small amount of oil on a small area on your thighs, inner wrist or mons pubis to check if the oil is suitable for your skin. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Now, you may ask, “Can I use regular lotion on my yoni instead of yoni oil?”
You may think regular moisturizing lotion may work for your yoni, but the ingredients in store-bought lotions contain fragrance, chemicals and other additives that can upset the delicate pH balance of your vagina. Yoni oil is all-natural, and a much better option for your vaginal area.
Although it’s much easier to buy yoni oil online, if you’re a DIY aficionado, you can try making your own blend, by following the yoni oil recipe below.
Yoni Oil Recipe
To make your own yoni oil at home, you need two basic components:
- Carrier Oils
- Essential Oils
Carrier oils form the base of your yoni oil and facilitate the dilution of essential oils. Carrier oils have their own properties based on the oils you choose. For example, coconut oil is full of essential fatty acids and a natural microbial, while sweet almond oil is rich in antioxidants and has a high content of vitamin E, excellent for deeply moisturizing skin.
Some popular carrier oils you can use include:
- Olive oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Jojoba oil
- Grape seed oil
- Avocado oil
- Coconut oil
You can choose your favorite essential oils, or pick your oils based on what benefits you want to achieve. For example, in our unique VibraxLabs yoni oil recipe, we use a blend of essential oils and carrier oils that work well together to provide powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Our proprietary blend helps protect against infections, prevents ingrown hairs, moisturizes dry skin and soothes irritated skin.
Some popular essential oils you can use include:
- Lavender oil
- Tea tree oil
- Rose oil
- Evening Primrose oil
- Jasmine oil
- Calendula oil
- Frankincense oil
Making the Blend
Once you’ve chosen your carrier oil and essential oils it’s time to blend them together to create your yoni oil.
As a general rule, and based on the potency of the essential oils you’re using, it’s best to use a 10:1 or 15:1 ratio, which means 10-15 parts of carrier oil to one-part essential oil. Combine your oils, mix vigorously, and adjust the blend as needed.
Storing the Blend
Good quality essential oils come in dark-colored bottles, as these protect the contents from UV rays. Direct light can affect plant extracts making them weak, spoil, or change their composition. So, store your yoni oil in a dark container, preferably glass, and keep it in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.
Once your yoni oil is ready, make sure to do a spot test on your thigh, inner wrist or a small part of your mons pubis and wait 24-48 hrs to make sure there is no adverse reaction, to be safe.
Your yoni is your portal into womanhood and your connection with your inner goddess, so it's important to give her the loving self-care she deserves!
Formulated with all natural ingredients, the VibraxLabs Deluxe Yoni Oil and Soap set boosts vaginal health, improves skin elasticity, balances pH levels, and leaves intimate skin feeling fully nourished.
Pamper yourself with infused herbal oil blends and skin-loving lipids and ceramides that prevent itching and irritation and hydrate and soothe to keep delicate vulva skin clean and refreshed - because you deserve it!