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Home remedies for vaginal odor

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All women are familiar with vaginal odor and it occurs when the pH of your vagina is disturbed, you are having some infection or you are not taking proper care of hygiene. Discover the home remedies for vaginal odor in this article.


Yogurt – natural balancer

If you want to get away with that fishy odor then you must start having unflavored organic yogurt without sugar every day, along with probiotic supplements. Yogurt contains lactobacillus species which restore the pH balance of vaginal flora and eliminates the odor.

For instant relief try this- soak a tampoon or cotton ball in yogurt and place it over the area for a 30-60 minutes. Then wash off gently with cold water and dry it with a soft towel. Do this for a few days till the smell is gone.


Apple cider vinegar- the natural refresher

Another excellent remedy for that womanly odor is- apple cider vinegar which has an acidic pH. Add the liquid generously in warm water bath. Soak yourself for 20 minutes and gently clean your vagina with the acidic water. The odor causing bacteria gets killed and you do not have to worry about the smell anymore. Apple cider vinegar is extremely refreshing.


Baking soda – restores pH and cleanses

Ditch all the cosmetics products you are using and switch to baking soda to rinse your vagina. Baking soda is not only an excellent vaginal cleanser but it also helps to maintain normal pH. Add about a half cup of baking soda to bathing water and immerse yourself in it for 15 minutes to half an hour (you do not require to dip your whole body). Dry your vagina with a soft cloth before wearing panty.

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Tea tree oil – rinse and refresh with it

Tea tree oil is quite viscous but works wonder on vaginal smell. Just 5-6 drops should be enough to feel the freshness. Mix it with your bathing water and soak your lower body for 30 minutes. Rinse you vagina gently by splashing water. Then pat dry with a towel.


Neem – a natural disinfectant

Neem leaves are natural astringents and they are also antiseptic. Boil a chunk of clean and fresh neem leaves in water. Steep for 5-8 minutes and allow the water to cool down completely. Now dip a tampoon or cotton ball in it to wipe off your vagina gently for 3-4 times. Continue this treatment until the smell disappears.


Alum-a wonderful cleanser and purifier

Alum is readily available in general stores and is a natural deodorizer. It’s absolutely safe on vagina as well. Dip the alum in a bowl of water and use this water to cleanse your vagina. You can use a cotton ball for this. Try this remedy everyday to purify and rinse your vagina.


Fenugreek – cleanser and balancer of vaginal flora

Fenugreek seeds are an effective way to get over vaginal odor. Soak a handful of seeds in a cup of water or you can steep them in water. Make sure the water has cooled down. Use this everyday to rinse your vagina. For long term effects you can drink a cup of fenugreek water every day in the morning. 

Points to remember

  • Avoid douching, using artificial deodorants or flushing your vagina harshly.
  • Make sure your panty is always dry- use panty liners while traveling
  • Eat lots of citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, cranberries, lemon, etc
  • Maintain proper hygiene to keep odor at the bay.

Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: October 21, 2014

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