While some female odors are perfectly normal, others may be a sign of infection. The odor is usually generated mainly by bacteria or by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. In addition to an unpleasant odor, infection symptoms often include itching, pain and redness around the vagina and gray or yellow flow.
Home remedies are safe in the treatment of vaginal infections and many of them contribute to eliminate odor.
Consume healthy bacteria as Lactobacillus acidophilus which is found in yogurt. By taking an yogurt diet, you’ll maintain a healthy pH balance in your system and you’ll introduce a host of beneficial bacteria that will fight vaginal infections.
It is necessary to wash the vulva and the anus daily with mild soap, water or mineral oil. Don’t use deodorants or scented soaps, as these products can upset the natural balance and will facilitate the development of vaginal infections. Use cotton underwear instead of satin. Cotton allows the skin to breathe better. Try to reduce the consumption of beverages such as coffee and alcohol, as well as sugar and refined carbohydrates as they can alter the vagina’s pH.
Baking soda and pH balance
Baking soda is a good remedy to achieve the pH balance your body needs. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water and drink the mixture once a day. Take a bath of warm water with 1/2 cup of baking soda to help fight fungal infections. Dive into a warm bath for 15 or 20 minutes then dry off with a clean towel. Gently rub the vaginal area to make sure the skin is completely dry before wearing underwear.
Multivitamins and minerals
Multivitamins and minerals can be taken as supplements to combat vaginal infections and to stimulate the immune system. Vitamin C and E, beta carotene, vitamin B complex and zinc are beneficial and can help women who suffer from vaginal infections. Garlic is a natural antibiotic that can be taken as a supplement or consumed daily (raw). It is also useful to treat these infections.
Tea tree oil
The tea tree oil is an essential extract with antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can fight infections which cause vaginal odor. Add three drops of tea tree oil to your bath with 3 cups of pure apple cider vinegar and bathe in this mixture every day.