VAGINAL ODOR: signs, causes, natural treatment

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Vaginal odor is a very common problem that affects women and teenage girls who have reached puberty. it is from inflammation of the vaginal area.

Inflammation of the vaginal area can occur because of poor hygiene but is often a result of an infection in or around the vagina. 

What Causes Of Vaginal Odor?

There are many factors that can lead to a change in your vaginal discharge and/or cause that foul odor down there.

The following are the usual causes of various types of vaginal odor

  • vaginal yeast infection resulting in thick, white discharge.
  • Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis causing green, yellow, or gray discharge with a foul odor. This can also be accompanied by pain in the pelvic area.
  • Bacterial infections (bacterial vaginosis) that result in that fishy, foul smell.
  • Change in estrogen levels due to pregnancy, breastfeeding or menopause.
  • Using too much soap in the vaginal area can cause dryness and lead to an imbalance in the production of natural chemicals, which leads to an unpleasant odor.


The symptoms of the feminine odor coming from your private parts vary among women. Thus, the most common symptoms are:

  • Excessive white discharge
  • Foul-smelling discharge
  • Metallic-smelling discharge
  • Thick, white discharge
  • Fishy smell
  • Green or yellow discharge
  • Itching or pain in the vagina
  • Pain in the lower abdomen area
  • Pain during intercourse

Remedies to getting rid Of Vaginal Odor

To get rid of vaginal odor, all you need are some natural items that you can find right at your home. Here are the fastest and safest remedies with which you can easily reduce and eliminate vaginal odor.

1. Tea Tree Oil

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Why This Works

Tea tree oil is both antibacterial and antifungal, and thus will curb the infection while fighting the odor

You Will Need
  • A few drops of tea tree oil
  • A cup of water
What You Have To Do

1. Mix three to four drops of tea tree oil in water and use this to rinse the vaginal area.
2. You can also mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in a small amount of olive oil and dip a tampon in the mixture and insert the tampon. Leave it in for an hour.

How Often You Should Do This

Wash with the tea tree oil water daily or several times a week. As for the ‘tampon and oil’ treatment, you can repeat it several times a week.

2. Baking Soda

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Why This Works

The vaginal odor intensifies when the pH level of the body goes awry. Baking soda helps bring your pH levels back to normal, thus controlling the excess of bacteria and fungi.

This treats the infection and eliminates the vaginal odor instantly also, you can use baking soda water as a vaginal wash.

3. Pineapple

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Why This Works

The high sugar and high enzyme content of pineapples improves the odor of your vaginal secretions.

you Will Need

Pineapple or pineapple juice

What You Have To Do

Include raw pineapple and pineapple juice in your regular diet.

How Often You Should Do This

You can drink one to two glasses of fresh pineapple juice every day for a few days.

4. Vinegar

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Why This Works

Vinegar gets rid of the toxins that cause the fishy vaginal odor. It is acidic in nature and is loaded with antibacterial properties that will help kill the odor-causing germs.

You Will Need

1 cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix two cups of vinegar in your bath water and soak in it for 20 minutes.
  2. You can also mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water and drink it.
  3. You can also mix one tablespoon of vinegar in one quart of water and use as a douche.
How Often You Should Do This

Soak in vinegar water once daily till the foul smell discharge is treated. Drink vinegar water twice daily. Douche every two days for 2 weeks.


Why This Works

Garlic has been used since ancient times to treat infections. Various studies have proved that it has antibacterial activity against a wide range of bacteria 

You Will Need
  • A garlic clove
  • A cheesecloth
  • String
What You Have To Do

1. Peel the fresh garlic clove, and wrap it in a 6-inch square of cheesecloth.
2. Attach a small string to it. Insert it into the vagina and leave it there overnight.
3. Remove it in the morning with the help of the string.

How Often You Should Do This

Do it once overnight. The pungent vaginal odor should be gone by the morning. You can repeat if the infection and the bad odor is still there.


Why This Works

Cranberries are highly effective against bacteria that affect the vagina and urinary tract. Cranberries prevent the adhesion of the bacteria on the vaginal wall, therefore preventing bacterial growth

You Will Need
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1-liter water
What You Have To Do

1. Soak the cranberries in the water overnight. Sip this water all throughout the day. This will help to flush out toxins and prevent bacterial infections.
2. Blend or juice the cranberries and drink the juice without removing the pulp. Remove the pulp if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

How Often You Should Do This

Drink a glass of cranberry juice every day to eliminate vaginal odor.


Why This Works

Turmeric, if consumed in the raw and natural form, helps to kill bacteria and boost immunity. You will see a visible difference in your skin and your vaginal odor.

You Will Need
  • 1-inch turmeric root or 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 glass milk
What You Have To Do

1. Wash the turmeric root thoroughly. Peel it and chew on it the first thing in the morning.
2. Add turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk and drink it before going to bed.
3. Wash the turmeric root thoroughly. Peel it and boil it in a liter of water until the quantity of water reduces to half. Use this water to wash your vagina.

How Often You Should Do This

Wash your vagina with this water twice a week.

8.Citrus Fruits

Why This Works

Citrus fruit juice or detox water will help to maintain the body’s pH balance and prevent microbial infection and itching in the vagina.

Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruit, sweet lime, lemon, grapes, etc., are excellent sources of vitamin C that boosts immunity

You Will Need
  • 1 sweet lime or orange
  • 1 liter water
What You Have To Do

1. Eat the citrus fruits.
2. Slice the fruits and toss them into a jar containing a liter of water. Let them soak overnight. Sip this water all throughout the day.
3. Juice the citrus fruits and drink.

How Often You Should Do This

Eat citrus fruits or drink juices daily to eliminate vaginal odor.

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