This guide is definitely one for the girls. Just about every woman on the planet has been concerned at some point that her nether regions are not, well, fresh enough. We’ve all heard the old joke about the blind man passing the fish market on the street and mistaking it for a group of young ladies. (Ouch!) If you’ve never heard that one, you’re either very young or very fortunate. The idea of having an icky vagina smell is almost too em-bare-ass-ing to consider.
Even if we were brave enough to admit it to ourselves, we are not likely to go to go to a doctor to ask for help. Never fear, help is at, er, hand, or below the waist. This guide will offer some helpful suggestions to deal with the issue of a pungent pussy and get you feeling fresh and confident once again.
Odor-Killing Solutions You Ingest
When you are feeling kinda grossed out by what is going on “down there,” don’t suffer in silence. Try one of these remedies to take charge of the situation and you won’t have to be concerned with whether other people are checking out your funk, too.
1 Eat Cranberries
These little red berries have a reputation as being good for treating bladder infections, and they can help to treat vagina smell, too. You have the choice of eating them in foods, drinking cranberry juice, or taking them in capsules if you wish. Either way, they attack the problem from the inside out by adjusting the pH level in your body.It’s a no fuss, no muss way to deal with the issue.
2 Drink Ye Some Liquid Chlorophyll
Liquid chlorophyll acts as an internal deodorizer. Since your goal is to banish the eww factor by getting rid of the vagina smell, this is a viable option. Drink five tablespoons per day, and remember to drink a glass of water after you are finished. This product is available in health food stores, vitamin shops, or online.
Bathing, Tampons and Douching Solutions
Some remedies for dealing with this specific type of B.O. involve very special measures. Read on to discover how special baths and other concoctions can be used to deal with it.
1 Apple Cider Vinegar Douche/Tampon Treatment
Apple cider vinegar can be used to tame a wild vagina smell. (Do not substitute white vinegar for apple cider vinegar; they are absolutely not the same thing.) The first thing you need to understand is that you can’t use the vinegar full strength. You will need to dilute the vinegar with water before using it for douching. If you decide to use it with a tampon, soak it in the cider vinegar and insert it into the vagina for 30-60 minutes and remove.
2 Relax with a Tea Tree Oil Bath
Add five or six drops of tea tree oil to your bath and settle in for a nice, long soak. You can add some Epsom salt if you like, too. When you get out of the tub, your vagina smell issue will be gone. You don’t need to scrub the area to get rid of the smell; just get into the tub and relax. .
Keep the Land Down Under a Pleasant Destination
1 Let it Breathe
Sometimes the vagina smell has to do with keeping things too closed up, if you know what I mean. If you are in the habit of wearing underwear to bed at night, stop doing that. Let things air out overnight and see if it helps to alleviate the issue of vagina smell. If you’re feeling especially daring, forego wearing underwear for a day or so entirely and see if it helps.
2 Wipe Like You’re a Baby
Baby wipes are made for sensitive skin, and your lady parts are very sensitive, indeed. Grab a travel pack and carry them in your purse for times when you don’t feel very fresh. The unscented type are best for this purpose. A few quick passes can deal with any funky situation, and it’s bye-bye vagina smell!
3 Get Down to Some Serious Grooming
Your pubic hair holds sweat, and sweat smells. If you have spent any time at the gym recently, you’ve probably noticed that you have felt kinda wet near your own personal Bermuda Triangle. You’re bound to get that way just going about your normal activities, and the hair is going to hold the smell right near your pink taco. If you’re serious about keeping things all spic ‘n span down there, you don’t have to go bare, but you do want to keep things neat and presentable. Regular maintenance will help keep possibility of vaginal smell down.
4 Keep it Clean
Don’t discount the importance of regular bathing. You may be noticing a smell because you aren’t doing a very good job of wiping after you use the washroom. Just in case you are missing something when you visit John (or Lou as he is known in England), make a point of getting into the bath or the shower for a good old scrub down often. It’s one of the best things you can do to combat the nasty possibility that you might have to deal with embarrassing vagina smell.