A common trouble that most ladies have to experience is the vaginal odor. This problem is caused by yeast infections, bacterial growth, poor hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases and hormonal changes. To combat this problem, you can rely on some natural home remedies. These remedies are not only safe but also cheap and effective. Now let us look at the best effective home remedies for vaginal odor.

1. Using Yogurt

Yogurt is a great ingredient to treat the vaginal odor. Being rich in lactobacillus bacteria, yogurt helps to combat candida infection causing the vaginal odor. It also restores the normal vaginal pH level, thereby treating the vaginal odor.

For this remedy, you can simply eat 2 cups of unsweetened, plain yogurt every day. Alternatively, you take a tampon and soak it in some plain yogurt. Then, insert that tampon into your body. After that, remove the tampon after a few hours and rinse your area thoroughly.

2. Garlic For Vaginal Odor

Being a natural antibiotic, garlic can deal with vaginal infections and vaginal odor altogether. Additionally, garlic comes with the antifungal properties, which combat a yeast infection and remove bad bacteria.

For this purpose, you can eat 1-2 raw garlic cloves with 1 glass of warm water on an empty stomach. Also, you can add it to your salads and dishes.

Alternatively, you put a garlic piece in your vagina for around 1-2 hours. You should follow this way every day for several times per week until you completely remove the problem.

3. Guava Leaves

Guava leaves help to combat the bacterial action responsible for the vaginal odor, as they contain antibacterial agents along with tannins and antioxidants.

For this treatment, you need to prepare 1 liter of water and 10 to 12 guava leaves. Then, boil the guava leaves in the water. Let it cool down and strain the liquid afterward. You store the resultant liquid and now use the liquid as a rinse to treat the vaginal odor.

4. Alum For Vaginal Odor Removal

When mixed with water, alum has the power to destroy bacteria and alleviate the vaginal odor. Alum arrests the growth of bacteria by inhibiting bacterial adhesion to your vaginal wall.

For this remedy, you can mix alum (1/2 teaspoon) with water (1 glass) and consume this mixture two times per day. This simple way will help to control excess white discharge & vaginal odor.

You can also mix ¼ tbsp of alum powder in 1 liter of water. Then, use this water to wash your vagina daily. Alternatively, you can soak a stick of slum in some water and gently rub it near the vagina’s mouth. Follow this way 1 or 2 times every day for quick results.

5. Neem Remedy

Neem leaves have been used to treat many skin diseases, gut parasites, smallpox, and wounds for ages. They also are used in some skin care products.

Neem bark and neem leaves both contain antimicrobial properties, which prevent microbial growth effectively and clean the system from within. They also treat the vaginal odor well.

For this purpose, you can wash a handful of neem leaves thoroughly and leave them to soak in the water overnight. Thereafter, wash your vagina with this water 2 times every day for 2 weeks. You can also wash the neem leaves carefully and grind them with a mortar and pestle to get a paste. Don’t add water. Then, take the paste and make 5 small “neem balls with the help of your palm. Thereafter, gulp 1 neem ball every morning and wash it down using water.

Alternatively, you get the neem bark and put it in the water. Then, boil it until the water decreases to half. Afterward, consume the water every morning for about 2 weeks.   

6. Turmeric For Vaginal Odor

Turmeric aids in killing bacteria causing the vaginal odor and boosting immunity. It also cures microbial infections and wounds, as it comes with antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

For this remedy, you prepare 1 tsp of turmeric powder or 1 inch turmeric root and a glass of milk. You can add the turmeric powder to the warm milk and consume this mixture before going to bed. You can also thoroughly wash the turmeric root. Later peel it and then chew it in the morning on an empty stomach.

Another option is to thoroughly wash the turmeric root. Next, peel it and then boil it in the 1 liter of water until the water lowers to half. Thereafter, wash your vagina with the water. Try this remedy twice per week for desirable results.

7. Seeds And Nuts

Being packed with vitamin E, seeds and nuts help to prevent vaginal itching and dryness. Almonds and pumpkin seeds are fortified with zinc that prevents vaginal itching, dryness, bacterial growth and odor effectively.

Other nuts, such as flax seeds hazelnuts, walnuts, and sunflower seeds, also help to regulate the menstrual cycle and prevent hormone imbalance and vaginal dryness.

For this aim, you take 2 hazelnuts, 4 almonds, 1 cup of milk and 1 tbsp of flaxseed powder. Later soak the seeds of almond in the water for 4 hours. Peel their skin and toss them into the blender. Then, toss in hazelnuts and pour the milk. After that, give it a spin and pour the milk into 1 cup. Finally, add the flaxseed powder to it. Stir well and consume it.

8. Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can work well to combat the vaginal odor, as it consists of antibacterial and antiseptic abilities. It will help to eliminate the toxins and bacteria causing the vaginal odor. 

For this treatment, you can mix 1-2 tbsp of ACV with 1 glass of water. Later consume this mixture every day for fast results.

Alternatively, you can mix 2 cups of ACV in your warm bath water. Then, soak in it for the duration of 20 minutes.

This remedy can be repeated a few times weekly to get fast results.

9. Indian Gooseberry Remedy

Indian gooseberry or amla is an excellent remedy for vaginal odor. It comprises cooling and laxative effects. It is also beneficial for reducing irritation in your vagina. Apart from that, it is an organic cleanser so that you can use it to cleanse your vagina.

Below are three ways to make use of amla for vaginal odor removal:

Way 1: Amla Water

Take 1 amla at first and later wash it with water. Then, cut the washed amla into small pieces and leave the amla pieces to soak in a cup of water for overnight. Take out the amla the next morning and consume it. Repeat this method daily to remove the vaginal odor in one month.

Way 2: Amla Juice

Take one cup of water at first and later add 4 teaspoon of amla juice. Then, add ½ teaspoon of honey to it. Now mix all the ingredients well and drink it afterward. Have this once per day and follow this simple remedy for one month to eliminate the vaginal odor completely.

Way 3: Amla & Honey

Take 1 teaspoon of amla powder at first and later add it to 1 teaspoon of honey. Then, mix them well and consume it twice weekly. You can get complete relief from the vaginal odor in one month.

10. Using Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used effectively to prevent foul odor and maintain vaginal hygiene. Baking soda aids in stabilizing the pH levels in the body, including the vagina. For this treatment, you prepare 1 tsp of baking soda and 1 cup of water. Then, add the baking soda to the water and mix them well. Thereafter, use this mixture as a vaginal wash during a bath. You rinse and dry the vagina thoroughly prior to putting on clothes.

11. Lavender Essential Oil Remedy

Lavender essential oil is effective at curing bacterial vaginosis as well.  Additionally, it destroys the bacteria causing the vaginal odor and treats the itch as well since it comprises anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects.

For this remedy, you take 1 glass of water and add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 1 tbsp of witch hazel. Mix these things mix it thoroughly.

After taking a bath, use this resultant mixture as a vaginal wash. For quick and effective results, repeat the method every day.

Home Remedies for Vaginal Odor – A Must Try!

Now try these simple home remedies to completely treat the vaginal odor. Also, share your views and feedback in the comments box below.

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home remedies for vaginal odor

This guest post is by Mai Cao, a blogger with many years of experience on searching the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues.

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Ariel Baradarian

Ariel Baradarian, CCH is an experienced holistic certified homeopathic practitioner with success in addressing a wide variety of mental, emotional, and physical ailments in men, women, and children of all stripes. He works both alongside local medical and integrative doctors and their patients as well as with his own growing, global private practice, both in person in his office in Queens, NY and globally via video chat sessions. Ariel is also a natural health blogger and chief editor of naturalholistichomeopathic.com, which is dedicated to helping others heal on all levels using various types of natural healing, including homeopathy. In addition, he is the New York Producer of the Vibrant Living Network, an inspiring organization dedicated to promoting a community natural and holistic health, mindful consciousness, relational intelligence and more!

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  • These are amazing ways that one can use to combat vaginal odor. It is really irritating when you have any infections down there and it stinks bad. I wanted to go for the garlic method and try keeping a piece, however, I want to know for how long and how many days do we need to continue this process?

    • Hey Shrey,

      I can’t guarantee you a specific timeframe, but I would say that it can go away within 2-3 days. If it doesn’t, then let me know asap.

      Best of luck!

  • Hi Ariel,
    I was amazed at all the ways that you can combat such an annoying thing like vaginal odor. I much prefer to use homeopathic remedies when I can so this article is really useful. I will check out the rest of your site and will definitely visit it again when I need resources on homeopathic remedies.

    • Hey Lidia,

      I personally also prefer homeopathy, but these home remedies are extremely useful as well. Definitely worth using supplementary to homeopathy!


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