What’s the Best Intimate Wash For a Yeast Infection?
If you’re suffering from a yeast infection or tend to get recurrent yeast infections, your choice of intimate hygiene products is very important.
Some feminine washes can sometimes make things worse or even trigger a yeast infection, while others can help you sooth the area and reestablish your vaginal pH balance to boost your defenses.
Most intimate washes contain harsh chemicals that can make your infection worse or increase the risk of getting an infection. In this article I’ll share my personal favorites and I’ll tell you what ingredients you should avoid when choosing an intimate wash.
So let’s have a look at my picks:
Sliquid Organics Balance Splash Gentle Feminine Wash, Naturally Unscented
Sliquid Splash Feminine Wash is fragrance-free, paraben-free and glycerin-free. It’s also pH balanced to protect your vaginal microflora from attacks by pathogenic yeast or bacteria.
I like the fact that it contains natural ingredients with proven antifungal action: aloe vera, potassium sorbate, and coconut oil derivatives. You can also get a cucumber or grapefruit scented version.
Ingredients: Purified H2O, Cocoamphoacetate, Coco Betaine, Coco Amide, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Organic Extracts of Aloe Vera, Hibiscus, Flax, Green Tea, and Sunflower Seed, Potassium Sorbate
Honey Pot Normal Feminine Wash
Honey Pot feminine wash is an amazing all-natural product. There are very few feminine washes on the market with exclusively plant-derived ingredients.
It hasn’t got any potentially irritating agents and it contains 3 ingredients with antifungal qualities: coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and lavender essential oil.
Honey Pot feminine wash is as gentle as it can get and it’s easy to use thanks to its handy foam pump.
Ingredients: Water, Organic Lavender Water, Organic Non-GMO Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Marshmallow Root, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Sandalwood Essential Oil, Organic Rose Essential Oil, 3% Hydrogen Peroxide.
Taylor’s Woo Woo Wash All Natural Feminine Wash
Taylor’s Woo Woo Wash is a very gentle wash based on only natural ingredients. It will help you freshen, moisturize and balance your vaginal and avoid irritation. And thanks to coconut oil, it will protect you from yeast infections!
Woo Woo wash is very eco-friendly, it’s sold in an amber glass bottle and it’s cruelty-free. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a delicate intimate wash with all natural ingredients.
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Ingredients: Taylor’s Specially formulated liquid Castile Soap (using fresh, Hawaiian macadamia nut oil & coconut oil); herbs of calendula, comfrey & chamomile, and sensitive essential oil blend.
What Ingredients Should You Avoid When Choosing an Intimate Wash?
Studies show that certain ingredients found in feminine hygiene products can cause a vaginal yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, so try to avoid the following:
- Glycerin – it’s a sugar alcohol and yeast feeds on sugar, so it should be avoided
- Sorbitol – sugar alcohol
- Mannitol – sugar alcohol
- Xylitol – sugar alcohol
- Maltitol – sugar alcohol
- Acetate – it’s an alcohol and it can disturb the bacterial balance in your vagina
- Propylene glycol – it can irritate your skin making it more prone to infections
- Parabens – carcinogenic ingredients
- Read More: What’s The Best Natural Vaginal Deodorant?
Remember never to use normal soap on your vaginal area because it can be very irritating to your skin making it more vulnerable to infection. Also, avoid vaginal douches at all costs as they upset your vaginal microflora and can cause yeast and bacterial infections.
Have you used any of these products? Do you know any other all natural feminine washes I could add to my list? Please share your experiences, questions and comments in the comment section below.