Many a time, women are advised not to use soap to clean the vag*ina.
Do they know the healthy ways to clean? Here are some easy ways to keep the area clean and fresh smelling.
1.Guava leaves – If you live in the part of Nigeria where guavas thrive, you are a lucky woman because guava tree leaves will help clear any odor or discharges that you may have. You will need to boil the leaves in a pot of water until the water comes down to half its original quantity. Let it cool then use it to wash your private parts. Do this thoroughly twice a day.
2.Natural yoghurt(plain and unsweetened) – Yoghurt goes a long way in maintaining the correct levels of good bacteria in your vag*ina. In addition to eating your daily share of yoghurt, you can also apply yoghurt directly to your vag*ina. It is best done at night. Dip a fresh tampon in a tub of yoghurt and insert in the vag*ina. Remove it in the morning and rinse your vag*ina thoroughly.
3.Raw garlic – Garlic has powerful antifungal properties. To cleanse your vag*ina and keep fungal infections at bay, attach a clean string on one garlic clove and insert the clove in your V leaving the string dangling for easy removal. Leave the clove in for at least six hours. You can also make a paste out of garlic cloves and apply it directly to your vag*ina. The paste will sting a bit when it comes into contact with your skin but the freshness that you will feel afterwards will be worth it.
4.Salt –Itching in the vag*ina is usually caused by bacteria. Salty water can get rid of this bacteria. Plain salt is too strong to be rubbed on the vag*ina. You can enjoy its benefits by diluting a bit of it in salty water and using the water to cleanse. If you have a bath, add some salt into your bath water. Make sure that you do not have any sores or bruises in your genital areas as the salt will sting.
5.Baking soda – Baking soda does help in balancing PH levels in a woman’s genitals. Dissolve a teaspoon full in a glass of lukewarm water and drink; or pour baking soda in your bath water and soak in it. Make sure to dry properly with a clean towel after the bath.
6.Ice Cubes – They are an instant remedy when lady V gets itchy. The urge to itch down there mostly comes during warm weather. Place a few ice cubes on a piece of cloth or directly on the itchy area for instant relief.