Yoni/Vaginal Health

The Vulva Book by Painta

I was gifted this book by the artist Shawn Lindsay, "Painta," last night and the images captivated my attention. As you all know I am into women's health especially womb health and this book goes directly with my vision of women accepting themselves for who they are. Painta did this book series in 2012 when working a desk job and started to draw vulvas free hand just for fun. The pictures started to gain attention on media and receive more feedback than he expected. Then he began drawing them from reference. Women left a variety of comments from beautiful to ew! He stated as they grew more popular that they were not only beautiful but that they were confronting and powerful. I'd love for all those reading this to keep Painta's words in mind. That we are beautifully unique and that physical health is different for everyone. Each day empower yourselves to love a little deeper and accept yourself for who you are.  


If you would like to see more of Painta's "The Vulva Book" or other beautiful artwork please contact him on instagram @therealpainta or his twitter @Painta

Yoni Steaming

What is yoni steaming?

Yoni steaming is a practice where a woman sits over water that has been boiled with various herbs. The steam contains the oils from the herbs which in turn carries healing properties. Once the water is at a safe and comfortable temperature a woman can sit over it and begin the healing process of the yoni. Yoni is the sanskrit word for womb and/or vagina. Herbs that are typically used but are not limited to: Rosemary, lavender, yarrow flower, peppermint, sage, and more. Each plant has different properties so they can be used for a variety of different needs. 

Why use it? 

Yoni steaming can be used for a variety of ways including regulating and soothing symptoms of the menstrual cycle and regular day to day needs. Such as but not limited to:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Dysmenorrhea (cramps) 
  • Irregularity
  • Amenorrhea (lack of periods)
  • Unhealthy or unpleasant odor 
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Menopause 
  • Pain associated with sex

It can also be used for any issues dealing with the womb and the vagina. the anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties of certain herbs can help in the treatment of

  • Herpes
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Yeast infections
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Other STDs (gonorrhea, syphilis, etc.)
  • Ovarian Cysts 
  • Uterine fibroids, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse 
  • Endometriosis

 It can assist women who plan on having or had a baby with: 

  • Vaginal tears
  • C-section scar
  • Episiotomy 
  • Increasing fertility 
  • Healing and toning the reproductive system

Lastly, even if you do not identify with any of the factors above it can be used for healing the womb spiritually by:

  • Releasing stored unhealthy toxins and energies from the womb
  • Cultivating creative energy
  • Restoring and enhancing positive energy
  • Releasing energy that no longer serves you
  • Letting go of negative emotions tied to the womb 
  • Reducing stress and anxiety 
  • Cleansing, purifying, and stimulating the womb

How do I do it?

Yoni steams can be done in the comfort of your own home. Some women purchase steam seats which, can be a little pricey. However you can do this in the comfort of your own bathroom. Here's how,

  1. Use any pot to boil about a quart of water
  2. Once water is boiling, take about a cup (8 oz) of your Yoni Steam Herbs and place them into a tea infuser or a strainer that is metal.
  3. Submerge tin or strainer into boiling water for about 15 minutes. 
  4. While the herbs are being boiled, take this time to clean in and around your toilet. You do not want the energy/waste from using the bathroom getting into the steam or your yoni. Grab a big enough blanket that can wrap around your body and cover the floor for later. 
  5. Once toilet is clean, go back into your kitchen and take out herbs steeped into pot. Throw them away or put them into a compost. 
  6. Next, pour the hot water into a separate bowl or pot that is heat resistant and can fit inside your toilet without tipping over or submerging into the water of the toilet. 
  7. Go to your bathroom and place pot or bowl into toilet. 
  8. Test the heat of the water by using your elbow, your hand cannot give an accurate testing of how hot the water is. 
  9. Once you feel as though the temperature is comfortable and safe, remove the clothes on your lower body and have a seat. 
  10. Take the blanket and place over lap and around waist. Yoni is still exposed. The steam is supposed to stay underneath the yoni and inside the toilet, so make sure the blanket is covering the area and floor around the toilet.
  11. Sit over steam for about 10 to 30 minutes. No pain should occur but if it does the water is too hot. Stand up and give the water time to cool down. Labia will swell, this is normal. Swelling will go down.

When Should i do it? 

Yoni steams can be done whenever you feel the need to release negative energy or having problems pertaining to the yoni. It is not something that needs to be done everyday, just use it when you feel the need to take time for yourself and partake in self care. To keep your herbs fresh, store them in a cool, dry place, preferably in air tight container such as a mason jar. Herbs can be frozen and used for later if necessary. 

When should I not do it? 

If using an IUD or on your menstrual cycle it is not recommended to do a yoni steam. Your menstrual cycle is the time where your body is getting rid of toxins a steam would recycle those toxins back into the body. Do not conduct a steam if pregnant, certain herbs can cause harm to your baby or cause you to miscarry. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I'd love to hear your feedback. Happy steaming! 

Review on Nene FemHealth Vagina Therapy

Why I wanted it:

My first initial reasoning for buying this product is because I noticed that when I was getting intimate with guys that weren't meant to be in my life it would manifest in the symptoms of my womb. Whether it be yeast infections, pH imbalance, etc. I knew something was a problem. I learned this because my problems would only occur when I would get intimate with the "wrong" men. The problems I was experiencing was my body telling me that the men I was being with energy was just too low of a vibration. So I decided to do something about it which, I will explain more in detail later. Anyway, one of the ways I decided to bring my pH back on track was through the Vagina Therapy brand by Nerissa Irving. I had been following her on social media for some years now and when she came out with her Vagina Therapy wash I figured I could trust her judgement on it. Bought it just to try it out and I LOVE IT! All the ingredients on the label are easy to read and natural, I could probably eat it if I wanted to.


Rose Water (Aqua)

Saponified Oils of Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe)

Apple Cider Vinegar 

Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel)

Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract

Vegetable Glycerin 

Why are these ingredients good for me?

I'm a big fan of these ingredients for several reasons, first and foremost is that I can pronounce them lol. The rose water and witch hazel is good in balancing pH, it's anti inflammatory and antibacterial. So if you're itchy or regularly shave your vagina, this soap would be a good follow up to aide in irritated skin. Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera is great for keeping the Candida in your vagina at a healthy level. In other words it helps to prevent or aide in bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. 

I apply it like it says on the bottle. Just pump it twice in my hands and apply externally. Being sure to get around the folds and creases. After using it for about a week (and obtaining from lower vibrational sex) I definitely can say my yoni felt brand new. My yoni had no smell and my discharge levels got back to normal. I can definitely say that this is a purchase I will continue to make and would definitely recommend for others to take. 

Link to product here

Comment below your experiences and ways you have improved the health of your yoni.