There are hundreds of intimate hygiene washes in the markets that guarantee to keep your private parts healthy and smell-free. Before you try any of them, remember that they’re packed with chemicals that can actually do harm to your delicate area.
Why don’t you make your own intimate wash? It’s super easy, extra cheap and it doesn’t contain any chemicals. All you need is baking soda. This miraculous white powder will help you fight vaginal infections and keep your private parts odor-free.
A woman’s private area is a little acidic in nature with a pH level of 3.5-4.5. When the level goes up or down, problems occur. Some of the problems that occur due to pH level imbalance include: excessive vaginal discharge, yeast infections, itching, foul odor and painful intercourse. Baking soda can help you restore your pH balance because it’s alkaline in nature. When an alkaline substance is mixed with something acidic, it neutralizes it. This means that when you use baking soda to wash your private parts, the baking soda will bring your vaginal pH balance to optimum level.
Here’s how to use baking soda to improve your vaginal health:
1. Private parts wash
In a mug, mix some lukewarm water and 2 tsp of baking soda. Use the mixture to clean your entire intimate area. Once you’ve cleaned your private parts with the mix, wash it again with some water and pat dry it.
2. Bathing salt
In a bucket filled with lukewarm water, add ½ cup of baking soda. Pour the mix in your bathtub and soak your lower body for at least 20 minutes. Take a shower and pat dry afterwards.
3. After our periods
Menstrual blood has a 7.5 pH level and makes the area dry and itchy. Always do a soda wash after your period is done to restore pH balance.
4. Hormonal fluctuation
Menopause and other health issues can disrupt the pH balance of your private parts. Baking soda can definitely help you here.
5. If you’re smelly and itchy down there
This might indicate that you’re suffering from a yeast infection. Use the baking soda solution to soothe the problem. Sometimes this can also be an indication of a serious gynecological problem that needs to be checked by an expert.