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Seriously Though, What Should your Yoni Smell Like?

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

Before we begin, it is so important to point out: your yoni, vagina, flower or whatever you like to call her, it’s meant to smell! Never let sexual partners or commercial advertising tell you that you’re supposed to smell like flowers down there! In fact, a healthy yoni will emit different smells throughout the month; sometimes stronger sometimes milder during different parts of your menstrual cycle (and this is also true for goddesses who experience irregular periods of do not see their periods due to PCOS etc, there is still a hormonal fluctuation taking place every month that will create a whole host of smells). EmpressBody often get asked what can help with vaginal odour, why it happens and what Goddesses should look out for. Keep reading for EmpressBody’s health tips to help you appreciate the amazing work your yoni does.

Whilst scent is a sign that your yoni is healthy and “purring like a kitten” with its pH balanced, a change in smell can be an indication that you may have to spend some energy correcting that balance. But the best way to stay on top of this is to have a fairly thorough understanding of what your yoni smells like normally, not everyone may want to do this, but it’s a good idea to have an understanding of what your baseline scent is and then you’ll be able to tell if something has gone wrong.

What should you be on the lookout for?

A Fishy Scent:

EmpressBody has noticed that many women have low self-esteem because of this socially damaging idea that yonis smell fishy and this has been the reason why so many people don’t even want to talk about yonis, vaginas, honey pots, flowers or fru frus. This can be so bad and debilitating that many women turn down oral sex from their partner or even put off seeing their gynecologist when something actually is wrong. EmpressBody believe in talking about these issues so now woman feels alone, we all have vaginas and they all have a smell!

But an intense fishy smell can be a sign of two common vaginal infections among young women: bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. Bacterial vaginosis is an infection linked to an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina. It is not an STI, though it can be triggered by sex with a new partner. Trichomoniasis is the most common curable STI in America (though it can occasionally be contracted through nonsexual means). Both infections give off a fishy scent (and often, a white or gray discharge) as a symptom, and both can be cleared up easily.

Click here to read about how EmpressBody can help you tackle BV

Click here to read about the importance of Sexual Health

EmpressBody Recommends: Checking out the pH Balance Bundle

To make things easier for you, you could try the EmpressBody pH Balance Bundle which contains everything you need to maintain a healthy yoni pH and tackle any odours caused by an upset pH like thrush or BV.

For ailments such as Yeast, BV, Thrush, excess discharge or can be used as preventive measure to keep your yoni pH balanced. The EmpressBody pH Balance Bundle contains:

15ml Elixir Oil

6 Detox Pearls

Empowering Wand

Sensitive Yoni Wash

25ml Spirulina Powder

Click here to purchase the EmpressBody pH Balance Bundle now

A Musky Scent:

A musky scent that smells just like a heavier version of your yoni’s usual scent typically means that you've been sweating a lot, or wearing too-tight pants or synthetic fiber underpants (both of which can prevent skin from "breathing," and thus lead to a stronger-than-usual scent). This just means you might want to spend as little time as possible in skinny jeans or tights, and try using an organic Yoni Wash – lucky for you EmprressBody has one ready and waiting for you:

The EmpressBody Yoni Wash:

Switch to an organic yoni wash that contains no fragrance or parabens, like the EmpressBody Yoni Wash. EmpressBody™ Yoni Wash (Vaginal wash) has 100% organic, natural ingredients, which will help maintain a healthy yoni pH Balance, support the natural acidity and aid in preventing bacteria build up or yeast infections. Safe for daily use.

• Paraben free • Sulfate free

• Phthalate free. • GMO free

• Propylene Glycol free. • Dye free

• Artificial Fragrance free •DEA free

• Lye free • Cruelty free. • Certified sustainable plant based ingredients

Click here to view the EmpressBody Yoni Wash

A Yeasty/Bready Scent:

This is often caused by yeast infections (although they can also be odourless). Smell will never be your only symptom with a yeast infection, but it can help you distinguish it from bacterial vaginosis or other infections that will similarly irritate your vagina.

Click here to read about how EmpressBody can help you tackle Yeast Infections

A Metallic Scent:

A slight metallic scent coming off your yoni is most common right after you've had your period or had some intimate contact with semen. Both can change the pH of your usually-acidic yoni into something more basic (and thus, differently scented). In both cases, the metallic scent should be temporary.

A Sweet Scent:

Interestingly, your diet can affect the taste and scent of your yoni! Eating more citrus fruits like: oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit have been known to sweeten the smell and taste of vaginal fluids and vegetables like onions, garlic and asparagus can make it more bitter.

A Rotten Scent:

If your vagina suddenly takes on an intense rotten smell, it could be a sign of a tampon gone astray in your vagina during your last period, which happens way more often than you'd think.

EmpressBody Recommends:

Switching to organic sanitary items like:

The EmpressBody Supplied Organic Tampons

100% Natural Cotton Tampons. Choose from Regular, Super and Super Plus. No Chemicals, No Synthetics, No Dyes Biodegradable Hypoallergenic Fragrance Free Thin removal string avoids seepage Expands in width versus length to comfortably conform to your shape and prevent leaks. No plastic applicator.

The EmpressBody Supplied Organic Sanitary Towels

Pack size: 13

• Top sheet made of natural material. No plastic. 100% compostable

• Absorbent core made of Totally Chlorine Free pulp.

• GM-free corn based film. 100% compostable.

Naty Normal Plus Sanitary Towels combine three environmentally friendly layers that provide superior performance. The top sheet is made of natural and renewable material, contains no plastic and is 100% compostable. The absorbent core is made of totally chlorine free pulp and the GM-free corn based film is 100% compostable. No chlorine, latex free and gentle on your skin.

Click here to read more about why you should always go organic when it comes to sanitary products

Click here to view the full range of EmpressBody yoni wellness products

Click here to view the full range of EmpressBody body wellness products

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