There are many types of vaginal washes available in the market that promise to keep you healthy and smell free “down there”. But wait before you pick them up, most of these are loaded with chemicals that can be harsh on this delicate and sensitive area. Instead, make your own vaginal wash, and believe us it isn’t too difficult. If you have baking soda in your kitchen cabinet, use it. This wonderful ingredient can help you combat vaginal infections and keep it odour free.
Why choose baking soda The?
PH level of a healthy vagina is typical between 3.5 to 4.5, this also means that the area is little acidic in nature. If the pH level goes up or down, it could be responsible for a host of problems…
Some problems that occur due to an imbalance of pH in the vagina are:
- Yeast infections
- Excessive vaginal discharge
- Foul odour
- Painful intercourse
However, using baking soda to clean the area can help you restore the pH balance.
The reason being baking soda is alkaline in nature. When an alkaline substance is mixed with something acidic, it neutralises it. #So, when baking soda is used to wash the vaginal area, it helps to restore the pH balance and bring it to the optimum level. Here are some more tips and tricks to improve your vaginal health.
How to use it
Here are a few ways in which baking soda can help with vaginal problems:
1.Make a vaginal wash:
Mix two teaspoons of baking soda in a mug filled with lukewarm water. Use this mix to clean your entire vaginal area, the vulva or outer genital lips, labia minora or smaller inner lips and the vaginal opening. Once you use the baking soda-water solution to clean the entire area, wash it once again with regular water and pat dry with a clean towel. Don’t go overboard with baking soda, due to its alkaline properties too much of it can leave the area dry. Here are six fun facts about the vagina that you should know.
2.Use as bathing salt:
Add one-half cup of baking soda to a bucket full of lukewarm water. Pour the water in your bathtub and allow your lower body (till your waist) to soak in it for at least 20 minutes. Make sure that your vagina is well soaked in the water. Next, take a shower and pat yourself dry.
3.Make a soothing drink:
In a glass of water mix half-a-spoon of baking soda and drink it just before your big night or when washing isn’t possible. It wouldn’t taste like the best drink ever but can help you minimize the symptoms of foul smell and itching. Here is how lemongrass can help you keep your vagina clean.