Scared of using a vaginal wash? Try these home hacks for a healthy vulva

Updated on:26 December 2019, 14:54pm IST
Are you a big fan of homely and herbal products? Try these home remedies instead of vaginal wash and stay clean and healthy.
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Maintain the pH level of your vagina. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

If our bags could talk then they must have told the world how stressed and overburdened they are. After all, there is a mini cosmos of all the essentials in every woman’s bag.

Make-up, perfumes, sanitisers, tampons, wipes, and what not – That’s because we like to keep ourselves clean. Not just what the world sees but our intimate areas as well.

There are various brands out there in the market that offer creams, gels, foams, and many other stuff for vaginal douching.

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Yes, we understand your concern regarding them as there are so many misconceptions that are prevailing online and offline. And they sometimes scare you off from using this essential.

But what if we tell you that you can make your vaginal wash right in the comforts of your home? Nope, we aren’t kidding at all! It’s DIY ladies….

Thanks to Dr. Gandhali Deorukhkar Pillai, who is a consultant obstetrics gynaecologist at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai. She has revealed few readily available ingredients that can be used as an alternative to vaginal wash.

So, if you are facing problems like itchiness or redness around your intimate parts, then you can try these home hacks.

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Applying coconut oil around your intimate areas could be an easy solution. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s a list of what all you can apply down there:
1. Baking soda
2. Greek yogurt
3. Apple cider vinegar (please avoid if there are rashes involved as it will be painful)
4. Coconut oil

Ladies, please ensure that you apply these formulas on the vulva and see nothing goes inside. So be careful while using it.

Consuming these will also make a difference:
1. Apple cider vinegar
2. Coconut oil
3. Probiotic drinks and foods

Now that’s handy!

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Consuming apple cider vinegar might help in maintaining the pH balance of vagina. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Still giving a second thought to whether to go for a vaginal wash or not? Well, read this why you need it the most.
1. It maintains the pH (acidity) level of your vagina
2. It helps you get rid of bad odour due to vaginal discharge
3. Daily cleaning and cleansing is a must
4. Using soap for douching the vagina will cause rashes on your vulva

There are high chances of catching UTIs and other sorts of vaginal infections in public toilets. And a vaginal wash will ensure that you stay away from it – as some of those infections like human papilloma virus (HPV) are incurable.

Now, even if commercial formulas scare you off – you have your own way to take care of yourself and your vulva.

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