LADIES are covering their ladybits in yoni oil in the latest bizarre beauty craze – but it could be extremely dangerous.
From the herb-filled balls meant to detox your down below regions to the tightening Japanese vagina stick – there’s currently a worrying trend of women putting bizarre objects inside themselves. But the latest product promising at-home vaginal rejuvenation is yoni oil, designed to be used inside the vagina and around the vulva area.
The oils are being sold on sites like Etsy as well as holistic sellers such as The Natural Market, who claim the liquid can banish common vaginal problems such as bacterial or fungal vaginitis, yeast infections, itching, vaginal dryness and unpleasant odours.
Yoni oil is typically made from a blend of essential oils including essential rose oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and sandalwood oil – but just because it contains natural ingredients doesn’t mean it’s safe for your down-below region.
In fact health experts warn against putting any unnecessary products in the vicinity of your vagina. Dr. Vanessa Mackay, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) told Daily Star Online: “The vagina is designed to clean itself with natural secretions. “It contains good bacteria, which are there to protect it. “If these bacteria are disturbed it can lead to infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush, and inflammation.”
She continued: “Perfumed products, soaps, gels, antiseptics, and vaginal douches can all affect the pH levels and the healthy balance of bacteria in the vagina, and cause irritation. “Anyone who is worried about the way their vagina smells, or has noticed irritation or itching, should seek advice from their GP or pharmacist as they may have an infection that needs treatment.”
This isn’t the first time a vaginal product has claimed to have health benefits.
Recently people were shocked when the world’s first weed-infused vagina pill was released by Foria.
Dubbed Foria Relief, the vaginal suppository is basically medical marijuana for your lady bits and it’s designed to ease period pains and menstrual cramps. Made from cocoa butter infused with a mix of THC (cannabis’s hallucinogenic element) and CBD (the healing part), the tampon-sized insert aims to “maximise muscle relaxing and pain relieving” without getting you high. (*Source: DAILY STAR 19th May 2017)