We get it. When it comes to your vagina, you want all the info you can get. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.
Is Isla an effective Bacterial Vaginosis home treatment?
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a vaginal infection caused by an imbalance of vaginal bacteria. When the ‘bad’ bacteria outnumber the ‘good’ bacteria, it can lead to abnormal discharge, a fishy odour, itching and burning. Isla contains a potent mix of medicinal herbs that absorb into the vagina to cleanse and restore its natural pH. This can help quickly and effectively get rid of the odour and discharge caused by BV.
How does Isla help tighten the vagina?
Isla contains medicinal herbs that have been used for centuries to help women recover from childbirth by shrinking the uterus and tightening the vaginal muscles. When you insert Isla, these herbs absorb into the vaginal walls helping to strengthen and tighten your vaginal muscles.
What ingredients are in Isla?
Isla contains 100% natural ingredients derived from Indonesian herbs, fruits and barks, including:
Parameriae Cortex (Rapet Wood) – a bark extract used for centuries to shrink the uterus and tighten the vaginal muscles after childbirth.
Manjakani (Oak Tree) – a vitamin-rich plant with antiseptic properties to help eliminate bacteria and odour plus tannins to help tighten the vagina.
Sirih Leaves (Piper Betle) – a plant known for its powerful antiseptic properties to help kill germs and cleanse the vagina.
Jati Belanda (Guazuma Ulmifolia) – a leaf extract with strong regenerative effects to help restore vaginal tissue, reduce vaginal mucous and cleanse the vagina.
How big is Isla?
Isla is about the size of a cigar. Only 5cm of the wand needs to be inserted into the vagina. It’s designed to be comfortable and not intrusive.
Can I use Isla every day?
No, Isla should not be used every day as it can dry out your vagina. We recommend using Isla once a week for 1 minute OR every 3 days for 30 seconds.
Whoops. I used Isla for longer than 2 minutes and now my vagina feels like the Sahara Desert. What can I do?
If you overuse Isla, your vagina might become dry and itchy but don’t stress. Within a few days, things should be back to normal. In the meantime, use a lubricant and avoid sex as it might irritate your vagina further.
Since using Isla, I’ve noticed some white discharge. Is this normal?
Yes. One of the ingredients in Isla absorbs excess mucous. The white stuff is just your body eliminating the mucous during the vaginal cleansing process. It will clear in a day or two and you’ll feel fresh and healthy.
Can I use Isla while pregnant?
No. You cannot use Isla while pregnant. We recommend waiting until your body has healed and your natural bodily fluids have returned before using Isla. If you have recently had a baby, please consult your doctor before using Isla.
Can I use Isla during my period?
No. You cannot use Isla while menstruating. Please wait until your period has finished.
Can I use Isla during or after menopause?
Every woman is different. If you are experiencing vaginal dryness as a result of peri-menopause or menopause, Isla may not be right for you.
How long does Isla last?
Isla will get smaller every time you rinse it, a bit like a bar of soap. Isla should be discarded or replaced after 10 weeks as the herbs will become less potent the more you use and rinse it.
How do I clean and store Isla?
We recommend rinsing Isla in COLD water after each use and storing in a cool, dry place in the bag provided. Do not rinse in warm or hot water as Isla is delicate and will disintegrate.
How soon after using Isla can I have sex?
You will start to feel the tightening effect straight away but we recommend waiting an hour before having sex. Every person is different so see what works for you.
Can Isla help with thrush?
Isla might help with wet thrush but not dry thrush. Isla is predominantly used to help with the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis so we recommend chatting to your doctor or pharmacist if you have thrush.
When will I receive my order?
All orders are dispatched from Indonesia within 3 days using DHL Express. Once dispatched, orders are usually received within 10 business days but delays can happen. If you do not receive your order within 10 business days, please get in touch