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How to Get Rid of Period Odor

How to Get Rid of Period Odor

Let's explore some natural approaches to keep you feeling fresh and confident during 'that time of the month.' First, please know that contending with period odor is completely normal, something many experience and wish to counteract, and there are a few tips and tricks you can try to minimize it without turning to harsh chemicals.

Maintain pH: Avoid using harsh cleansers that can disrupt the natural pH balance and potentially worsen odor.

Avoid synthetic fragrances: Masking one odor with another doesn't solve a problem; if entrusting something fragranced, ascertain it's not synthetic fragrance, which can be a source of dangerous, noxious ingredient; rather, choose products with select essential oils (but be careful with essential oils, too--more on that here) and organic ingredients. 

Change menstrual products regularly: If you use pads or tampons, be sure to change them frequently, at least every four to six hours, to keep bacteria build-up at bay. A menstrual cup or period underwear exist as alternatives that may help reduce odor.

Breathable fabrics: Opt for breathable, cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothing during your period. Breathable fabrics allow for better air circulation and can help minimize the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help flush out toxins and maintain overall health. Staying hydrated may help reduce any strong odors associated with your period.

Natural go-to's: Some natural remedies can help combat period odor. For instance, incorporating certain foods into your diet, such as --

-- fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs such as oregano, parsley, and mint, may have a positive effect on body odor. These foods are known for their cleansing and deodorizing properties.

-- herbal teas: Certain herbal teas, such as chamomile, mint, and ginger, have properties that can help reduce menstrual odor and have overall deodorizing effects on the body.

-- essential oils: Some essential oils, like lavender, tea tree, and rosemary, have antimicrobial and deodorizing properties. You can dilute a few drops of these oils in a carrier oil (such as jojoba or almond oil) and apply them externally.

-- activated charcoal: Activated charcoal is known for its absorbent properties, which can help eliminate odor. You can try using activated charcoal pads or underwear during your period.

-- aloe vera: Aloe vera gel has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying a small amount of pure aloe vera gel externally area can help keep you feeling fresh and reduce any potential odor.

Probiotics: Consider incorporating probiotic-rich foods or supplements into your diet. Probiotics can help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in your body, which may contribute to minimizing odor.

Everyone's body is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you're concerned about persistent or strong odors, it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance. Embrace your body's natural processes and find what works best for you. Per the recommendations here, please take a look at our top-in-quality rosemary essential oil, tea tree, lavender, and tea tools. In fact, we have them in a collection for your ease of consideration. Also, reach out to us via the contact form or email anytime.

The information provided in this blog post is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

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