Yoni care should be a part of every woman's self-care regimen. Yes, your vagina is self-cleaning but just like any other part of your body, there is regular maintenance that needs to be a priority. There is an entire market out there dedicated to vaginal health with products ranging from organic pads, cleansers, vaginal steams, yoni eggs, and countless other tools to help keep your yoni in healthy condition. Some of us tend to live toxic lifestyles in our everyday routines, such as not having healthy diets, and this can contribute to heavier cycles, cramps, or PMS symptoms. Let's face it, there is a lot going on down there, a daily routine can help in even the smallest of ways. Women have a monthly detox period, but it has to be maintained.
One product that has some benefits and is easy to add to your yoni regimen is the Pangaea Pearls™ from Embrace Pangaea. Over the last few years, vaginal steams have become popular in the American market as a way to detox your womb. However, yoni pearls have the same benefits as vaginal steam but come in a much more compact package. The founder of Embrace Pangaea, T.C. Atkinson had her own journey trying to maintain balance in her own self-care regimen, "I've always been one to solve my own problems. Solving my own problems was the key. In 2012, in a past relationship, my then partner's sperm caused an imbalance in my vagina. I experienced bouts with BV, and my pH being off. I'm Jamaican and I wanted natural, herbal options. I researched and found yoni pearls and decided to use them for myself. After my great results and seeing that they worked, I wanted to share with others." Here is what you should know if you are going to give these pearls a try.
Disclaimer: This article intends to relay information, not prescribe you with a solution to your vaginal care. As with anything, please consult with your doctor physcian before using this product.
What Are Yoni Detox Pearls & Why You Need To Detox Your Womb
So, what are yoni pearls?
Yoni pearls are basically a holistic organic way to maintain feminine health. It is considered a detox that has claims of improving a variety of conditions, including yeast infections, bacterial infections, infertility, fibroids, heavy/irregular menstruation, vaginal odor, ovarian cyst, vaginal dryness, urine incontinence, genital itching, and expelling fluid build-ups that may cause other unwanted issues. There have been some claims that yoni pearls have improved vaginal tightness and have enhanced sex life after use.
How do yoni pearls work?
The pearls are extremely potent in the sense that they have strong pulling capabilities that allow them to leech out impurities and toxins from your womb. Once the pearls are inserted, the herbs begin to break down the buildup of toxins that are inside that begin causing an unbalanced environment. Specifically, the Pangaea Pearls™:
- Increases blood flow to the vaginal area.
- Provides nutrients that can move from food into the area to revitalize cells.
- Rids the vagina of bad bacteria and fungi.
How do you use yoni pearls?
To use and properly insert the yoni detox pearls is pretty straightforward. Here are the directions:
- Wash your hands before removing the detox from the sealed package.
- Unravel the strings around the pearl and tie a knot to close the pearl and for easy removal.
- Place one pearl in the canal of your vagina and use your finger to push the detox pearl deeply into your vagina.
- Leave the detox in your vagina for only one day.
- Wear a pantyliner and allow the vagina to discharge any toxins for 24-48 hours.
- Wait 24-48 hours before inserting the next yoni pearl.
- Wash your hands before removing the detox.
- Please wait 2-3 days before inserting another detox, and if you are currently experiencing any gynecological disorder, please seek the assistance of a licensed medical practitioner.
How often should a woman use yoni pearls and why?
To be the most effective, yoni pearls should be used periodically. It is suggested that the Pangaea Pearls™ are used in a 6-7 day process. So you definitely need to plan to have enough time for the full detox to process in your body. You want to make sure your diet is aligned, you are drinking water and you are scheduling sex around your detox. It is also necessary that you are not on your cycle when you start the detox for a deeper cleanse.
What does each of the herbs in the yoni pearls contribute to cleansing your womb?
The herbs in the yoni pearls serve as the most important component to help with the cleansing of the womb. Each herb has a specific job that creates the type of healthy environment that your body needs. There are three key 3 herbs in each pearl:
Motherwort - Motherwort plays a key role in rejuvenating the womb by toning, lubricating, and increasing elasticity.
Angelica - Angelica is key in regulating menstruation, balancing estrogen levels, and improving fertility.
Borneol - Borneol plays a key role in reducing pain, controlling hot flashes, tightening the vagina, and reducing uterine discharges.
How do you know if you need to use yoni pearls?
Yoni pearls are not an everyday product but more of a maintenance tool that should be used periodically. The pearls also are a holistic tool used for womb cleansing. It is very important to have your mental space clear and aligned with your body. If you are experiencing any internal conflicts, it is best to wait to use the pearls. Remember that using holistic healthcare regimens means that you are making a lifestyle decision and not a fly by night fix.
According to Atkinson, "Women fall into two groups who normally use Pangaea Pearls™. They are either women who experience imbalance, PCOS, BV, yeasts, or vaginal dryness. The other group is women who just need a detox to clean their womb."
Under what conditions should you NOT use yoni pearls?
Here are a few considerations you should know before using yoni pearls. Depending on what your health status is when you decide to use the pearls, there are a few conditions under which you should not use yoni pearls:
- If you are on your cycle, do not use the pearls because they are not designed to absorb menstrual blood.
- If you and your partner have consistent sex, it is best to communicate and schedule sex around your womb detox.
- If you are someone who hasn't had your hymen broken - it's an insert - it is not recommend to break your hymen because of a detox.
- If you are currently pregnant, do not use the detox. The herbs are extremely potent and drawing herbs.
- If you are currently breastfeeding, it is not recommended to use as the pearls can potentially reduce breastmilk flow.
Detoxing your womb offers many benefits for your holistic self-care routine. If you are already a fan of vaginal steams, this option might be for you. For more information on the Pangaea Pearls™, check out Embrace Pangaea and their companion products to elevate your yoni care.
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Chief Mom Officer: 23 Quotes From Working Moms Finding Their Balance
The truth is, Black moms create magic every single day. Whether we're juggling motherhood with a busy 9-5, a thriving business, or staying at home to run a household, no day is short of amazing when you're managing life as a mommy. This Mother's Day, xoNecole is giving flowers to CMOs (Chief Mom Officers) in business who exemplify the strength it takes to balance work with motherhood.
We've commissioned these ladies, who are pillars in their respective industries, for tidbits of advice to get you through the best and worst days of mothering. Here, they share their "secret sauce" and advice for other moms trying to find their rhythm.
Emmelie De La Cruz, Chief Strategist at One Day CMO
"My mom friends and I all laugh and agree: Motherhood is the ghettoest thing you will ever do. It's beautiful and hard all at the same time, but one day you will wake up and feel like 'I got this' and you will get the hang of it. After 4 months, I finally felt like I found my footing to keep my kid and myself alive, but it took vulnerability to take off the cape and be honest about the areas that I didn't have it all together. The healing (physically and emotionally) truly does happen in community - whatever and whoever that looks like for you."
Alizè V. Garcia, Director Of Social & Community Impact at Nike
"I would tell a new mom or a prospective mother that they must give themselves grace, understand and remember there is no right way to do this thing and have fun! When I had my daughter three and a half years ago, I was petrified! I truly had no clue about what to do and how I was going to do it. But with time, my confidence grew and I realized quickly that I have all the tools I need to be the mother I want to be."
Nikki Osei-Barrett, Publicist + Co-Founder of The Momference
"There's no balance. I'm dropping sh*t everywhere! However, my secret sauce is pursuing interests and hobbies outside of what's required of me and finding time to workout. Stronger body equals = stronger mind."
Lauren Grove, Chief Experience Architect, The Grant Access, LLC
"I try to give myself grace. That’s my mantra for this phase of motherhood…grace. I won’t be able to get everything done. To have a spotless house. To not lose my cool after an exhausting day. Those things can’t happen all of the time. But I can take a deep breath and know tomorrow is another day and my blessings are more plentiful than my pitfalls."
Rachel Nicks, Founder & CEO of Birth Queen
"You have the answers within you. Don’t compare yourself to others. Curate your life to work for you. Ask for help."
Tanisha Colon-Bibb, Founder + CEO Rebelle Agency + Rebelle Management
"I know love doesn't pay bills but when I am overwhelmed with work or client demands I take a moment to play with my baby and be reminded of the love, energy, science, and Godliness that went into his birth. I am brightened by his smile and laugh. I remember I am someone's parent and not just a work horse. That at the end of the day everything will work out for the good of my sanity and the love within my life."
Christina Brown, Founder of LoveBrownSugar & BabyBrownSugar
"Learning your rhythm as a mom takes time and can be uncomfortable when you’re in a season of overwhelm. Constantly check in with yourself and assess what’s working and what’s not. Get the help you need without feeling guilty or ashamed of needing it."
Mecca Tartt, Executive Director of Startup Runway Foundation
"I want to be the best for myself, my husband, children and company. However, the reality is you can have it all but not at the same time. My secret sauce is outsourcing and realizing that it’s okay to have help in order for me to perform at the highest level."
Jen Hayes Lee, Head Of Marketing at The Bump (The Knot Worldwide)
"My secret sauce is being direct and honest with everyone around me about what I need to be successful in all of my various "jobs". Setting boundaries is one thing, but if you're the only one who knows they exist, your partners at home and on the job can't help you maintain them. I also talk to my kids like adults and let them know why mommy needs to go to this conference or get this massage...they need to build an appreciation for my needs too!"
Whitney Gayle-Benta, Chief Music Officer JKBX
"What helps me push through each day is the motivation to continue by thinking about my son. All my efforts, though exhausting, are to create a wonderful life for him."
Ezinne Okoro, Global Chief Inclusion, Equity, & Diversity Officer at Wunderman Thompson,
"The advice I received that I’ll pass on is, you will continue to figure it out and find your rhythm as your child grows into new stages. Trust your nurturing intuition, parent on your terms, and listen to your child."
Jovian Zayne, CEO of The OnPurpose Movement
"I live by the personal mantra: 'You can’t be your best self by yourself.' My life feels more balanced when I offer the help I can give and ask for the help I need. This might mean outsourcing housecleaning for my home, or hiring additional project management support for my business."
Simona Noce Wright, Co-Founder of District Motherhued and The Momference
"Each season of motherhood (depending on age, grade, workload) requires a different rhythm. With that said, be open to learning, to change, and understand that what worked for one season may not work the other...and that's okay."
Janaye Ingram, Director of Community Partner Programs and Engagement at Airbnb
"My daughter's smile and sweet spirit help me to feel gratitude when I'm overwhelmed. I want her to see a woman who doesn't quit when things get hard."
Codie Elaine Oliver, CEO & Founder of Black Love
"I try to listen to my body and simply take a break. With 3 kids and a business with 10+ team members, I often feel overwhelmed. I remind myself that I deserve grace for everything I'm juggling, I take a walk or have a snack or even head home to see my kids, and then I get back to whatever I need to get done."
Jewel Burks Solomon, Managing Partner at Collab Capital
"Get comfortable with the word ‘no’. Be very clear about your non-negotiables and communicate them to those around you."
Bridget Bogee, Marketing Lead At Meta
"Ask for help and always prioritize making time for you."
Julee Wilson, Executive Director at BeautyUnited and Beauty Editor-at-Large at Cosmopolitan
"Understand you can’t do it alone — and that’s ok. Relinquish the need to control everything. Create a village and lean on them."
Salwa Benyaich, Director Of Pricing and Planning at Premion
"Most days I really try to shut my computer off by 6 pm; there are always exceptions of course when it comes to big deals or larger projects but having this as a baseline allows me to be much more present with my kids. I love the fact that I can either help with homework or be the designated driver to at least one afterschool activity. Work can be draining but there is nothing more emotionally draining than when you feel as though you are missing out on moments with your kids."
Brooke Ellis, Head of Global Marketing & Product Launches at Amazon Music
My calendar, prayer, pilates class at Forma, a good playlist, and oatmilk lattes all help get me through any day.
Courtney Beauzile, Global Director of Client and Business Development at Shearman & Sterling
My husband is a partner who steps in when I just can’t. My mom and my MIL come through whenever and however I need. My kids have many uncles and aunts and they will lend an ear, go over homework, teach life lessons, be a presence or a prayer warrior depending on the day.
Robin Snipes, Chief of Staff at Meta
"Enjoy the time you have to yourself because once kids come those times will be few and far between."
Monique Bivens, CEO & Founder at Brazilian Babes LLC.
"For new moms, it is very important that you get back into a habit or routine of something you use to do before you were pregnant. Consider the actives and things that give you the most joy and make the time to do them."
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This Is Why Your Bright Under-Eye Technique Is Not Giving
If you are a fan of the bright under-eye, then you have the legendary makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin to thank. The bright under-eye is only one of the major techniques that Aucoin brought to the forefront of the makeup industry in the ‘90s. The purpose of concealing the under-eye area is to hide blemishes and discoloration, redness, dark circles, and under-eye bags. However, according to Aucoin’s techniques, its main purpose is to lift and sculpt the face adding a new level of dimension.
The bright under-eye can be difficult to achieve. These are some of the common mistakes that are holding you back from sculpted bright under eyes that are giving!
1. You are not using the correct concealer shade.
Using two concealers makes a huge difference. Start with a shade 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone. Followed by a shade that is 3-4 times lighter and placed closer to the inner eye to do the heavy lifting and give the bright effect.
Two shades diffuse well into each other and give a cohesive result.
2. You are not blending enough.
Don't underestimate the power behind a complete blend-out! Blending your concealer fully is a make-or-break step for the bright under-eye look. Fully blending allows for a seamless transition between the areas of the face meant to be highlighted, and the areas meant to create depth and shadows. So take your time and make sure there are no harsh lines.
3. You are not properly setting the under-eye area.
Set the under-eye using a loose setting powder or brightening powder. The key here is to choose a powder complementary to your skin's undertone and proper placement to prevent creasing. Focus the majority of the powder on the inner eye and defuse the remaining powder to the rest of the powder under the eye.
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