Updated: Apr 24
Helooooo beautiful people !! Hiieeee lol
So My lovelies I have most recently healed a mild yeast infection naturally and I'm so excited !!
Now a little back story, this is probably my second yeast infection I've had in all my life from taking medication I had no business taking ( before my holistic journey). And now this second from doing grown peoples business with a acidic partner. He had a horrible diet and let me tell you ... that makes alllllll the difference when engaging in sex, cus hunttyyyy, he f**ked my ph balance all the way up . And at the very moment I knew I messed up, and vowed to myself that my next partner will have a clean diet (fingers crossed :) . lol
A QUICK BREAK DOWN ON WHAT A VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION IS:
A vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is a common condition. A healthy vagina contains bacteria and some yeast cells. But when the balance of bacteria and yeast changes, the yeast cells can multiply. This causes intense itching, swelling, and irritation.
Vaginal yeast infections aren’t considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI), commonly known as sexually transmitted disease (STD). Sexual contact can spread it, but women who aren’t sexually active can also get them.
Once you get a yeast infection, you’re also more likely to get another one.
So if you've never had one .. you can imagine the discomfort and if you have had one or many you know what the sitch is, so lets get to it !
Some take Monistat to put a bandied on it but I'm not here for the chemical stuff so ....
So all you need is some tea tree oil, coconut oil an a Q-tip and tampon.
What the tea tree oil do tho ?
well let me tell you, Tea tree oil is a natural essential oil that has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. *Don't ever use this with out diluting it with a carrier oil*
And the coconut oil?
Coconut oil is also very popular and well known to have anti-fungal properties, but make sure is 100% organic! you don't want no extra mess going around your goods.
"He f**ked my ph balance all the way up!"
The application :
First in a small glass jar I mixed 1 table spoon of warm coconut oil and 6 drops of tea-tree oil.
Then with my fingers I applied the mixture in, out and all around my vagina and at night I would insert a small tampon with the tea-tree and coconut oil combo on it.
Bam! in a matter of 5 days to a week it was gone!
If you try this out let me know how it worked out for you !!!
This is a no judgement zone so feel free to express all your vaginal fears and feelings and I'm here to help as much as I can.
I love you !!!!!
The Holistic Rebel
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and these are things that have helped me with my symptoms. Each body is different so if symptoms get worst please notify you MD.
Illustrations by Erin Rommel. Erin is the founder of @second.marriage, a Brooklyn-based brand, illustration, and design studio.
llustrations to accompany Refinery29's "The "Vagina Whisperer" Will See You Now"