Vaginal odors are a very common problem that most women face once or twice in their life. They can be due to many reasons such as the development of a bacterium, fungal infection, poor hygiene, hormonal changes or a sexually transmitted disease.
If the problem is due to an infection, it may be accompanied by symptoms such as redness, burning, itching, or irritation in the vaginal area. An unpleasant smell is caused by a vaginal bacterium and can be embarrassing. The good news is that there are several home remedies to get rid of it.
1. The cider vinegar
Because of its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, apple cider vinegar can be used to combat vaginal odors. In fact, taking a bath with apple cider vinegar is the easiest way to get rid of a bad smell. It helps fight the toxins and bacteria responsible for bad odors and restores the acidity of the vaginal flora.
Pour two cups of cider vinegar into a hot bath. Dip in this bath for 20 minutes. Follow this remedy several times a week until the problem disappears.
You can also drink a glass of water every day with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar.
2. Baking soda
Baking soda can rebalance the pH of your body, which has the effect of removing vaginal odors.
Pour ½ cup of baking soda into the water of your bath.
Dip the bottom of your body for about 20 minutes.
Dry thoroughly with a clean towel.
Because it is rich in lactic acid bacteria, yogurt is effective against odors and restores vaginal pH.
Eat two pots of unsweetened yogurts a day. You can also take probiotic supplements in the form of capsules, powder …
You can also dip a tampon in a plain yogurt and insert it into your vagina. Leave it for a few hours then wash carefully.
4. The essential oil of tea tree
Tea tree oil has powerful antifungal and antiseptic properties and, therefore, can rid you of unpleasant vaginal odors by eliminating the bacteria that cause the problem.
Pour 3 drops of tea tree oil into a cup of water. Use this solution to flush the affected area several times a week.
Alternately, dip a pad in olive oil and pour in some tea tree oil. Insert it into your vagina and leave it at least an hour. Repeat several times a week.
Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to your personal gel.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic, excellent for combating vaginal infections, as well as candida. It helps the body to get rid of bacteria. For a local and effective action, insert a piece of garlic into your vagina and leave it for one or two hours. Repeat several times a week until the problem disappears.
Fenugreek is extremely beneficial to women: consumed regularly, it contributes to the balance of hormones and regular menstrual cycles.
Soak one or two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water before going to bed. The next morning, drain and drink the water on an empty stomach.
You can also use fenugreek to make tea. Boil a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water. Drain, then drink twice a day.
Note: Fenugreek can cause diarrhea and skin irritation.
7. The amla
Amla can help get rid of smelly odors as it purifies the blood and cleanses the body. At the same time, he can control leucorrhea (thick vaginal discharge) following an infection.
For that, you just need to eat amla, in the form of fruit, powder or juice.
8. The neem tree
Neem, or Indian lilac, has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties that can fight vaginal infections and eliminate odors.
Boil a handful of neem leaves in a pot of water. Drain and let cool. Use this solution to flush the area of the vagina several times a week.
9. Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits can help your body fight infections and, as a result, prevent vaginal odor. Rich in vitamin C, they can help the body get rid of toxins by strengthening the immune system. Just eat oranges, grapes, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon, lemon, etc.
- Use a suitable soap.
- Avoid refined carbohydrates, caffeine and sugary drinks. Sugar stimulates candida production.
- Check for signs of an infection that may be causing the problem.
- Have an impeccable hygiene.
- Wear panties 100% cotton.
- Change sanitary towels and tampons frequently.
- Avoid using scented products that could unbalance your vaginal pH.
- At times, women may have secretions with an unpleasant odor for no particular reason. You just have to accept it.