How to Clean the Vagina Properly

Maintaining a clean, fresh vagina is important, but how do you go about cleaning yourself properly? At Embrace Pangaea, not only do we believe that feminine hygiene is important, but we also feel that natural, plant based products are key to reducing chemical exposure. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), a report by the nonprofit Women’s Voices for the Earth revealed that many well-known feminine hygiene products use ingredients that are known or suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), carcinogens, or allergens. Their study also found that Black and Latina women use douches, wipes, powders, and deodorizers more often than women of other races, putting them at greater risk of potential chemical exposures, especially from major brands.

Because mucous membranes in the vagina and vulva rapidly absorb chemicals, which may also expose women to higher levels of chemicals from feminine hygiene products than manufacturers intend, we stick to natural, plant based products and content on our website. Also, be sure to consult with your doctor as we are not medical professionals and our content does not constitute medical advice.

How do you clean the vagina?

When cleaning the vagina, you have to look at your internal canal and surrounding exterior separately.

What is the vulva?

What is vulvar care?

What are some tips for vulvar care?

Should you use soap to clean your intimate feminine areas?

Do feminine wash or sprays help?

Why do vaginal infections happen?

What over-the-counter products can be used for vaginal lubrication?

Vaginal douches

Scented wipes and vaginal deodorants