How To Clean Your Jade Egg

Photo: Saida Desilets
How To Clean Your Jade Egg
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There are a number of methods, actually.

The jade egg or yoni egg is a powerful tool for women. It is important to know how to clean your jade egg. And I will give you that important information below. Though I will say, the idea of the jade egg not being sterile and causing problems is something I would like to also address.

We live in a yoni-phobic society. Women are expected to have a yoni that is sanitized and devoid of anything other than a flowering smell. That is impossible. Your yoni has a unique scent and I would like to invite you to get to know it.

I believe it is important for every woman to learn more about the jade egg, in general. Knowing how to clean your jade egg is just a small part of the journey with this ancient wisdom. I have used the egg for many years and it is important if you would like to receive the deeper benefits, to demystify the jade egg practice.

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My teacher, Saida Desilets, does a great job offering deeper teachings of the jade egg practice. I feel so lucky to have been exposed to her teachings back in 2005 when I was certified as a Spiritual Sexual Educator.

There are a number of methods for how to clean your jade egg. You need to choose which one is best for you. And you might even make up a new one!

There is so much information on the internet about how to clean your jade egg and how to use it. Here are some ideas:

  1. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and let sit to dry. Do NOT use soap.
  2. Make sure to wash it with whatever cleanser you use on your most sensitive skin — something natural, organic, and non-abrasive.
  3. If the egg is drilled, make sure you blow through the hole to clear out your magical "yoni juice" out of the hole so it doesn’t dry up inside the hole making it harder to get out.
  4. Soak your yoni egg in a cup of water with 3 to 4 drops of food-grade hydrogen peroxide to sterilize.
  5. Dip it in almost-boiled or just-boiled water to sterilize.
  6. Spray colloidal silver on your yoni egg, including inside the drilled hole.
  7. Use tea tree essential oil or lavender essential oil similar to the way mentioned previously with colloidal silver. Tune into what your yoni likes. I personally like lavender or tea tree oil. I don't overuse it and when I do use it I often rinse the excess with warm water before putting the egg inside me.

Free yourself from thinking that you have to know how to clean your jade egg...beyond clean.

The main thing is to not get freaked out or anal retentive about keeping your egg sanitized and sterile. If you find yourself doing that with your yoni egg, you might want to look at your attitude about your yoni.

Do you like how she smells? What is your attitude about her natural discharge? What type of relationship do you have with your yoni?

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Remember that your yoni has natural bacteria. The bacteria is important to keep her balance and healthy. She doesn’t need to be douched or sanitized and neither does your egg.

I mean, do use common sense. Don’t put a yoni egg inside you if dried up vaginal juice was accidentally left to dry inside the hole. Don’t pick your yoni egg up off the floor or ground and put her inside of you.

Think about your toothbrush. Do you sanitize your toothbrush? Yes, you do get new toothbrushes but you probably use your toothbrush quite a few times before throwing it away. The inside of your mouth is loaded with bacteria. You aren’t soaking your toothbrush in hot water or some sterilizing agent between each use…right?

Knowing how to clean your jade egg is all about having a relationship with it and your yoni.

Think of how to clean your jade egg as a relationship. A relationship between your yoni and your yoni egg. You don’t need to be prim and proper…just real! And not real clean either. Some women douche and it can actually be harmful.

The most important thing about knowing how to clean your jade egg is knowing that clean is clean enough. And that your yoni is clean enough too!

Your yoni is perfect and beautiful just the way she is. She can handle a "normally" clean egg.

I have used my yoni egg for over 12 years. All I have done is make sure the hole is clean right after it comes out by blowing through it. I also wash the egg with hot water from the sink. Rarely, if ever, have I run boiling water over my egg. The hot water from the sink has been good enough.

If I feel I want my egg to be a bit cleaner I use tea tree oil or lavender to clean it. See what resonates with you. My yoni has had no problems. Again, use common sense regarding the cleanliness of how to clean your jade egg but don’t go overboard. Don’t make it a bigger deal than it needs to be.

I know you wouldn't put something unclean inside your vagina. But again, you don’t have to overly sterilize it.

The main point here is yes, know how to clean your jade egg but don't get anal retentive about it. And if you do find yourself overly concerned with keeping your egg beyond squeaky clean, you probably have the same attitude about your yoni. And the truth is, your yoni just wants to be accepted the way she is.

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Anna-Thea is an intimacy coach, author, and teacher. In her Manifesting More Pleasure course, she includes teachings about the jade egg practice. To learn more, visit her course page and if you would like to purchase a jade or rose quartz egg, visit her website.

This article was originally published at annathea.org. Reprinted with permission from the author.