What are the Best Feminine Wipes?
What are the Best Feminine Wipes?
Feminine wipes are wet wipes created especially for your intimate areas. Unlike baby wet wipes or other types of personal care wet wipes they help you maintain cleanliness and freshness without disturbing the pH balance around your most delicate skin.
When using feminine wipes take into consideration the following tips:
- Always choose unscented over scented wipes. Scented wipes may contain perfumes that irritate the delicate skin around your vulva. However, some wipes use natural essential oils to add a pleasant scent and those are fine and can even provide health benefits as they often have antifungal and antibacterial properties.
- Make sure you don’t use them too often, they should be used in situations when you need to freshen up and don’t have any other option, such as a shower. After all, wipes are made for wiping, which is enough to irritate your delicate skin.
- If you notice any irritation after using feminine wipes, stop using them immediately. It may ba en allergic reaction to some of its ingredients.
- Remember that feminine wipes are for external use only and they cannot be used inside your vagina.
What feminine wipes ingredients to avoid?
Before buying your feminine wipes, make sure you check the ingredient list and avoid the products that contain the following, potentially irritant and harmful ingredients:
- Propylene glycol
So what are the best intimate wipes?
It was a very difficult task to find 100% natural feminine wipes among hundreds of products that claim to be chemical free, but are not. Many feminine wipes contain glycerin, a compound that can trigger a yeast infection, or parabens, compounds linked to cancer. I ended up with a list of three feminine wipes that I can truly recommend. Have a look at my picks:
pH-W Personal Hygiene Wipes
These wipes contain naturally antibacterial and antifungal ingredients, such as tea tree oil and coconut oil. It’s got no alcohol and the manufacturer claims it’s safe to use on all areas of your body. I like the fact that all pH-W Feminine Wipes’ ingredients, apart from Amezol, are 100% natural and it’s got a pleasant tea tree oil smell. Amezol is a drug with antibacterial and antiparasitic properties.
Ingredients: Arnica montana, natrum muriaticum, tea tree oil, aloe, coconut oil, Amezol, and specialty amino acid compounds, purified water
I also found two feminine wipes, which although they contain some potentially toxic chemicals, are still considered safe by EWG’s Skin Deep, an organisation dedicated to measure the toxicity and safety of cosmetics.
Swipes Lovin Wipes
Swipes Lovin Wipes are flushable, made of biodegradable material and free from alcohol, parabens and other harsh chemicals. It’s enhanced with aloe vera to help prevent fungal and bacterial infections, as well as vitamin E. They have a pleasant delicate smell and will definitely help you feel fresh and clean again.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Glycerin (Derived from Vegetable Oils), Polysorbate 20 (Wetting Agent), Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Cocamphodiacetate (Coconut Oil Derived Mild Skin Cleanser), Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid
Healthy Hoohoo All Natural Gentle Femine Wipes
Free from alcohol, parabens and other toxic and irritating chemicals are a great option if you’re looking for fragrance-free wipes. Healthy Hoo Hoo wipes gently remove odor causing bacteria and naturally protect you from infections thanks to aloe vera juice. These wipes have got 85% five star reviews on Amazon, one of the best scores among feminine wipes!
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Organic Aloe Barbedensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Phytate, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Angelica Archangelica Extract, Camellia Sinenesis, Leaf Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Citric Acid
Although feminine wipes are very handy when you need to freshen up and cannot take a shower they shouldn’t be used too often. Wiping your delicate vagina area may irritate your skin making it more prone to infections. Also, it’s very important to check the ingredient list and make sure that your feminine wipes don’t contain any of the harsh chemicals I mentioned above.
Remember that your vaginal tissue is very absorbent and all those toxic compounds found in most feminine wipes can easily get into your bloodstream. Make sure that you use products that contain only natural or low toxicity ingredients. If you want to learn more about 100% natural feminine hygiene products, check my articles about all natural feminine washes, vaginal moisturizers and sexual lubricants.
I’d love to hear about your experiences with feminine wipes. Are there any products you recommend? Have you tried any of the feminine wipes I mentioned in my article? Please share your comments and questions in the comment section below.