Most common problem related to women private part is vaginal odor. There are many types of vaginal washes available in the market that promise to keep you healthy and smell free but most of these are loaded with chemicals that can be harsh on this delicate and sensitive area.

Instead, make your own vaginal wash, if you have baking soda in your kitchen cabinet, use it. This wonderful ingredient can help you combat vaginal infections and keep it odor free.

Baking soda as natural vaginal wash

Mix two teaspoons of baking soda in a mug filled with lukewarm water. Use this mix to clean your entire vaginal area, the vulva or outer genital lips, labia minora or smaller inner lips and the vaginal opening. Once you use the baking soda-water solution to clean the entire area, wash it once again with regular water and pat dry with a clean towel. Don’t go overboard with baking soda, due to its alkaline properties too much of it can leave the area dry.

Why choose baking soda

The pH level of a healthy vagina is typical between 3.5 to 4.5, this also means that the area is little acidic in nature. If the pH level goes up or down, it could be responsible for a host of problems.

However, using baking soda to clean the area can help you restore the pH balance. The reason being baking soda is alkaline in nature. When an alkaline substance is mixed with something acidic, it neutralize it. So, when baking soda is used to wash the vaginal area, it helps to restore the pH balance and bring it to the optimum level.

Source: www.thehealthsite.com