“The first wealth is health.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

.Every time I think I’m over my love affair with coconut oil, I find more ways to incorporate it into my lifestyle.

My favorites over the last two years have been:

Oil Pulling. This helps with white teeth and healthy gums. I’m addicted to the insanely clean mouth feeling, and colds and sore throats are a thing of the past

Body moisturizer. If you have dry skin, feel free to slather yourself—you’ll be soft and delicious, and the aroma of coconut on one’s skin is irresistible.

Intensive Hair Treatment. My hair tends toward being dry because it’s curly, and curls need moisture! Once a week or once a month, nothing beats conditioning hair with coconut oil.

Energy and weight loss. There’s all kinds of good reasons to add coconut oil to our diets, but my favorite is the boost of energy I get from a teaspoon of oil mixed with chia seeds or hemp seeds before I exercise, or just for an early afternoon boost. I thought it would be icky to eat oil like this, but coconut oil is actually delicious, and mixed into your cooking or diet, it even promotes a full feeling, so meal portions can become smaller.

Immunity. Coconut oil promotes a balance of good bacteria in the gut. Just as it acts as an anti-bacterial in the mouth, it also promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut. Anyone suffering from Candida would benefit from coconut oil in the diet. Good bacteria and a healthy colon is one of the best ways to improve immunity.

As it turns out, coconut oil is also an especially good to use on the yoni.

Depending on hormone levels (imbalances can occur during perimenopause, menopause or as a result of illness or lifestyle) the yoni can become sensitive, dry, and the skin may be thinner, all resulting in discomfort, especially during intercourse.

Use coconut oil on its own to moisturize and soothe the yoni—or add Calendula oil to it, by first gently heating the coconut oil and adding an equal amount of the Calendula. It’s not necessary to add any other oils, but Calendula is a good partner to coconut, as it is traditionally used to treat skin issues.

I like to add some essential oils to my coconut oil as well, and there are three that I prefer. If you are using essential oils, they must be of the highest quality—cheap oils can be toxic. I use Young Living oils, but there are other reputable suppliers.

  • Rose Oil. Rose is compatible with the yoni—a sympathetic—just look at the rose and see if you do not recognize the yoni within its delicate structure. Nature provides clues into which plants are for which body part or ailment.
  • Lavender. Lavender is an all-around healer, and if you enjoy the aroma, it is kind to skin tissues.
  • Helichrysum. This is an anti-inflammatory oil that is also safe for the yoni.

Prepare a small bowl of coconut oil, and add one or two drops of essential oil, depending on how much scent of a you’d like. I always say less is more. You can melt the coconut gently on low heat, then add the essentials. Mix well using a whisk, and decant into a clean jar.

Just like we pay attention to our feet, hands or hair—indulging them in treatments that promote health and aesthetics—we can also treat the yoni with equal indulgence.

A coconut oil treatment can become part of a self-care ritual. It can be sensual or not, but it can re-awaken a connection with one’s own sexuality and body appreciation—or it can also be shared with a partner in the form of an orgasmic yoni massage.

So often, we forget how important it is to care for our sexual organs. They not only serve us in the area of pregnancy and birthing, but they’re also an integral part of our self-realization as the “Divine Feminine.”

Using a healthy oil like coconut is a token of gratitude for our bodies, especially the part that connects us with a lover or the pleasure we receive while masturbating and exploring our own sacredness.