Empire Essentials, Vaginal Care for GROWN ASS Women

Updated: Oct 30

Once you get to a certain age, women start to recognize signs and symptoms for vaginal issues almost immediately. They range from redness, dryness, itching, odor, pain during intercourse, painful urination, and discolored discharge can wreck a woman’s day, week, or month depending on how long the irritation persists. To make matters worst, over-the-counter products are usually promoted in a manner that exploits our insecurities. We shouldn’t be made to feel our genitals look weird, taste funny, and smell bad. The commercials and ads are from a position of embarrassment instead of empowerment.


Vaginas are soooo BADASS. These things are incredible. Not only do we push life out of them, but they also provide so much pleasure sexually (the clitoris contains over 8,0000 nerve endings), and they secrete pheromones that attract our partners without having to mumble a word. Yeah, sis, that’s real Black Girl Magic.

My self-care days include taking care of my vagina aka my PURSE. I take care of my moneymaker and she takes care of me. As of late, I have ditched the popular feminine hygiene and period products in exchange for dried organic edible herbs due to the unending list of health benefits.

Basil — uterine stimulant.

Calendula — cleansing, lessens inflammation.

Chamomile — soothes vaginal tissue

Cornsilk — diuretic, reduces inflammation and bacteria build-up.

Damiana — improves blood flow to sex organs, increases libido, reduces dryness, balances menopause symptoms.

Dandelion leaf — antioxidant and diuretic.

Fennel — helps in sexual function in menopausal women.

Lavender — antiseptic, sedative, relaxes nerves and muscles.