This is Absurd! Do Not Do This For Your Fertility!
It was recently brought to my attention that someone has been promoting a very dangerous practice by teaching women to make essential oil blends, put them on a tampon, and insert them into the vagina. I want to make sure that nobody is doing this! This is extremely dangerous and can be damaging to the vaginal tissue. Please do not do this! This particular practice is unnecessary in order to get the fertility health benefits of essential oils. Here’s why…
Essential oils are potent! Too much of certain oils (basil, clove, some mints, etc.) can hurt and burn you. It would actually burn the walls of your vagina.
What you can do instead…
When it comes to essential oils, you do not actually have to put them in your vagina in order to help fibroids and the various fertility health issues that this practice was supposed to help.
Essential oils are absorbed by the body, thru the skin or nasal passages) and then they help the body perform certain actions and have certain reactions (think how Lavender can calm you). You do not have to stick them or apply them in the specific area you’re trying to help support.
You could easily do a essential oil blend for fertility with much less oil (I personally would not use basil for fertility) and apply it to your abdomen instead (apply it externally). Again, you don’t have to put it somewhere sensitive (the vagina) in order to get the benefits. You get the same benefits from applying them externally or even breathing them in.
Here’s a beneficial, supportive, and safe fertility blend that you can use to help support overall fertility. My go-to would be one drop of each oil below in 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil.
- Rose Geranium
- Clary Sage (just a little/tad bit)
This can be rubbed gently on your abdomen or your lower back.
An additional herbal practice to reconsider…
We also get a lot of questions about herbal tampons. This is not something we are huge proponents of because you can consume these herbs as a tea, take them in capsules or use the tincture.
To recap, please do not use essential oils inside your vagina. You don’t have to do all these strange, weird things with herbs in order for them to work. You can use herbs in simpler, much safer ways like applying essential oils externally, drinking herbal teas, taking herbs in capsules or as a liquid herbal extract and it’s going to work just as well.
Essential oils can be a very beneficial part of a holistic fertility-health program that included a Fertility Diet and other lifestyle changes that may need to occur.
I hope you’ve found this helpful and for more information about safely using essential oils for fertility, below are links to several guide to explore.
Aromatherapy for Fertility
Increasing Fertility Through the Use of Essential Oils
Video: Aromatherapy for Fertility
How to Make a Hormonal Balancing Patch
How to Enhance the Benefits of Castor Oil with Essential Oils