Looking for products that don't terrorize your vagina?
Here are some leads for you.
Best brand I've found so far, by far: Saalt
Birth Control / Fertility Planning
There are more options than you think.
Here is the most directly natural one I've seen: The Billings Method
Castor Oil Packs
Heal the old fashioned way.
Castor oil has been used for centuries for a variety of ailments. You probably heard a grandmother talking about it when you were young. It has many benefits including strengthening the immune system, aiding in detoxification, supporting circulation, reducing inflammation and pain, and thickening hair (hello eye lashes!).
You may also be aware of its use as a laxative or intestinal cleanse, but we are referring to its external use on this page.
For anyone experiencing difficult periods, I would recommend learning how to make a castor oil pack. Doing this little ritual every day for 1-2 months can be PROFOUND for anyone experiencing severe pain or stagnation in the uterus that's causing fibroids, endometriosis, or painful periods with clots. For less severe pain, try 3 times per week for 1 month.
*****Note: Do not use castor oil packs while bleeding (due to a period or IBS), while pregnant, or if you have any implanted device. Additionally, if you are actively trying to conceive, do not use a castor oil pack between ovulation and your bleed. The science on castor oil's use to induce labor is incomplete, but it is to be avoided during pregnancy because it can produce contractions early.
To learn how to do a caster oil pack, try an instructional video like this one.
In ancient China, 5,000 years ago, sex was known as a path to rejuvenating your body and achieving enlightenment. Genital strengthening was a component of the recommended healthcare routine. For women, that meant utilizing a nephrite jade egg, which was known to be townifying and healing for our reproductive systems. Today this practice is being shared widely, often used for increasing sexual pleasure, preparing for childbirth, treating incontinence after childbirth, and/or increasing lubrication after menopause. It can be used for many reasons and at many different times, these are just the common ones.
You just want to make sure that you get genuine nephrite jade, which is known to assist the kidneys, sexuality, and manifestation. You can also find eggs carved from rose quartz, obsidian, and more. Rose quartz is known to be helpful for the heart chakra and the cultivation of unconditional self-love. Obsidian eggs are helpful with grounding, the root chakra, and feeling safe.
An example of a place you are guaranteed to get the real thing is Love Stone.