This post is mostly for women and feminine issues.
Any female from age 1 to 100, has had an issue with an imbalance in the pH levels. The pH balance is thrown off by a diet of highly processed foods, over-consumption of acid containing drinks like coffee, over-cleansing of sensitive areas with soaps, and of course sex. An acidic environment leads to yeast growth and over the counter treatments do not provide pH balance but overt cleansing of delicate tissues. One way to balance the pH is to eat some fresh yogurt once or twice a week. Another option is to supplement your diet with probiotics, which balance the entire system. These options are very beneficial, but there are more if these treatments are not enough. These may seem messy or even gross but they will help when itching, odor, and excretions become unbearable.
One way is to apply a small amount of fresh yogurt to the labia and allowing it to soak in for at least 15 minutes before you shower.
Another way is to extract some garlic juice from a fresh clove by cutting, mashing, and soaking it it water. Strain it into a container. To use soak a clean tampon in it for a few minutes and then insert for about 10 minutes, remove and cleanse the area with the Tea Tree/Witch Hazel mixture described in previous posts as a hand sanitizer. Garlic is amazing but the odor may be too much for some.
If you don’t like the idea of Garlic, try this. You will need 1 ounce of Coconut or Sweet Almond Oil, 3 drops Diluted Jasmine essential oil (you can find a 7.5% mixture at Sunflower Market), 3 drops Tea Tree essential oil, and a small colored glass dropper bottle. Add the drops of essential oils to the small bottle first, then fill most of the way up with the cold pressed vegetable oil. Shake well with every use. To use – apply 5 to 10 drops to the inside of your labia and gently rub in, twice a day for 3 to 5 days, and then observe your symptoms carefully. There are many types of vaginal invaders and this will kill any one of them. Monistat will not, it is specifically designed only to kill excess yeast. It will also assist with herpes outbreaks with open sores, even around the mouth (cold sores). It smells great and is amazingly effective.
When odor is overwhelming try Patchouli oil. I know, I know, Patchouli? Yeah well the hippies of the sixties did actually know something. Patchouli is a natural deodorant. Known for centuries, even eons, for its affects against the unnatural odors associated with disease and infection.
To make – mix 10 drops Patchouli essential oil in 1 ounce of any cold pressed vegetable oil. (Sesame Oil is warming and Coconut Oil is cooling) Apply 5 to 10 drops to especially sweaty areas like armpits, under the breasts, on the back of the neck, and around the pubic area and gently rub in. On especially active days you may have to reapply once later in the day.
Any woman that has had children has dealt with hemorrhoids. They are often uncomfortable and even painful. They are caused by hard pushing, either to deliver a baby or with constipation often endured during pregnancy or even during monthly cycle changes. The delicate skin around the anal sphincter is out-pocketed and becomes inflamed with excessive pressure from the pushing down on the intestines. We have all heard of Tucks wipes, they provide these at the hospital after delivery.
Well here is an easy homemade version.
To make – mix 1 ounce Witch Hazel with 2 drops of German Chamomile essential oil in a small glass jar or dropper bottle. Always shake well before each use. You will also need a few soft wash cloths or cotton cleansing pads. Dip the cloth into the mixture or drop the mixture onto it and gently wipe the affected area. This may have to be done several times a day to produce relief but it will help prevent further inflammation and even opening and bleeding of the hemorrhoid.
I believe this is all I have to say about infection. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you want to know something more.