Also, remember that if you are perfectly healthy and don’t notice any unusual smell but still use the perfumes down there just to smell nice for your partner, you are actually weakening the power of your pheromones and it’s them that actually turn the opposite sex on.
Your skin needs to breathe in order to stay in a healthy condition. Humid environment enhances the development of yeast so you need to make sure that the underwear you choose is made of natural fabrics that will draw the humidity outside. Cotton is the best bet. Nowadays, it’s easy to find some really nice cotton briefs that are both sexy and skin-friendly. Keep the silky underwear for special occasions if you want to avoid fungal infections and the foul smell that they cause.
Six Hour Rule
When you have the period, change the tampon or the pad regularly and don’t use the same tampon for more than six hours. While it’s not healthy for the walls of the vagina to take out a tampon that hasn’t absorbed enough blood and might irritate the inside of the vagina when being pulled out, it’s even worse to keep it inside for too long. The build-up of bacteria from blood may result in Bacterial vaginosis, which, in turn, will cause a foul smell from the vaginal area.
You can boost your immune system by increasing the amount of products that are rich in pro-biotics. The best one is natural, unsweetened yoghurt that contains lactobacillus, which helps restore the pH balance in your body, including in the vagina. Eating one yoghurt a day is recommended as a method of preventing yeast infections. You should have two or three a day when you are fighting a fungal infection that causes odor from the vaginal area.
Clean the Toilet Seat
Avoid contact with the toilet seat when you use a public toilet. At home, clean the toilet seat regularly with an antiseptic product. Toilet seats are full of bacteria and unless cleaned regularly, they may transmit bacteria onto your skin and into the vagina.
Whenever you have sex with a new partner, use condoms to protect yourself from Sexually Transmitted Diseases as well as fungal and bacterial infections. If you notice that after sex with your permanent partner you feel some changes in the discharge or the smell from your vagina, you may be too sensitive to his semen and should consider using a condom.
How to get rid of vaginal odor
Natural yoghurt contains a high level of lactobacillus, the bacteria that helps you fight infections in the vagina. To get rid of vaginal odour, you should eat two to three natural yogurts a day in order to restore the pH balance in your vagina. You can also apply the yogurt directly inside. The simplest way to do it is to soak a clean tampon in the yoghurt for 5 minutes and insert it into the vagina. Leave it for two to three hours and pull it out. Repeat this procedure twice daily for four to five days to get noticeable results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and anti fungal properties and is often used to fight skin infections. It may be, however, too harsh on the gentle skin of your groin and your vagina. If you want to balance the pH in your vagina by using vinegar, the best way to do it is by drinking it. Make a solution of 1 cup of water and two tablespoons of vinegar. Drink it 3-4 times a day and you will get quick results in fighting vaginal odour.
Boric Acid Supplement
Another remedy you can use to restore the safe pH in your vagina is boric acid. Again, due to its high level of acidity, it’s not suitable for direct application to the affected area unless you choose special suppositories. They will help inhibit the growth of bacteria by lowering the alkalinity of the environment in your vagina. You can use them not only when you are fighting the foul odour, but also during every menstruation to prevent the passage of blood from changing the pH of your vagina.
While vitamin C doesn’t directly fight the bacterial or fungal infections which cause vaginal odor, its supplementation is highly recommendable whenever you suffer from Candidiasis or Bacterial vaginosis. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and helps your body deal with infections faster. You can either take vitamin C tablets or increase the intake of foods rich in vitamin C, like citrus fruits, strawberries, red and green peppers, kale, broccoli, pineapple and kiwi. Citrus fruits additionally help restore the acidic environment in the vagina.
Due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties, baking soda is a very efficient home remedy for vaginal odor. Add half a cup of soda to the bath and soak your body for 20 minutes, then dry it with a towel. Baking soda bath gives you the extra effect of gentle exfoliation and softening of the skin. Two birds killed with one stone.
Tea Tree Oil
Just like boric acid, tea tree oil can help you get rid of vaginal odor but may be too harsh on the skin. You need to dilute it with olive oil or water, dab a cotton ball in the solution and apply it on the labia. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Repeat this procedure three times a day for 4 days in order to reduce the symptoms of the infection and to get rid of the foul smell.
Eating these fruits has so many benefits for the urinal tract and vagina that they seem to have been created for women. Cranberries have antifungal and antibacterial properties and thanks to a high level of vitamin C they strengthen the urinal tract. Cranberries supplements are recommended to women who suffer from various feminine organs conditions and can even heal the bladder infection.