Vaginal Odor – How to Get Rid Of Vaginal Odor with Home Remedies

Vaginal Odor – Most women experiences this embarrassing problem at a certain stage in their life & try everything to get rid of it.

But dear ladies are you aware that vaginas are supposed to smell? In different condition and different environment, normal vagina can smell different. When bacterias increase, vagina start smelling like a FISH. When you finish your cardio exercise your vagina will get strong musky smell because of sweat while menstruation can give out flinty-iron smell.


Every vagina got its own smell, and it all depend upon your personal hygiene, different bacterias that live in your vaginal area, clothes you wear, your habits, what you eat and your bowel habits.

But any strong odor that originates from your vagina is known as ‘Vaginal Odor’ or ‘Feminine Odor’ and it might be an abnormal thing and need medical attention. This strong vaginal odor most of time ‘Fishy’ in nature and accompanied with itching, burning, discharge as well as irritation and may be caused by bacterial vaginosis.

Causes of vaginal odor (Why does my vagina smell like fish?)

Vaginal odor can be caused by bacterial, yeast or fungal infection. Poor hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases can also lead to feminine odor.

If a vaginal smell is persistent for the long time or accompanies with itching, redness, discharge and irritation of vagina then you must see your doctor and seek immediate medical advice.

Meanwhile, before you see your doctor and wanted to try some home remedies for vaginal odor then here is our hand-picked list of home remedies with few DIY tips –

Home Remedies for Vaginal Odor

1. Wash Genital area 

This is a common sense. If your genitals got some abnormal smell it is better to wash them first, before you do anything else about it.

Wash your genital area with clean of water and use a mild soap which is not scented. Do this regularly during bathing.
Never use strong soap because it may wash out all the required bacteria as well as yeast. Healthy vagina always contain small amount of yeast and bacteria.

2. Drink Water

While keeping your genitals clean and healthy it is necessary to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.

Dehydrated body could not able to remove toxins and harmful bacteria effectively which may leads to many health problems including vaginal odor. Drinking enough water also help you to keep yourself fit and healthy.

3. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is one of the most popular home remedy which is being used to combat vaginal odor. It is really beneficial for women.

Fenugreek can help to regulate menstrual cycle by balancing hormonal levels in females. It is also effective to keep your immunity active which reduces chances of bacterial infection. Fenugreek slow down absorption of sugar in the stomach and triggers insulin production resulting in lower blood sugar level.

To use fenugreek for vaginal smell soak one to two teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a glass of warm water. keep it overnight and drink this water early in the morning on empty stomach.

Fenugreek seeds can be used in tea. Crush slightly one tsp of these seeds and add to one cup of water and boil for few minutes. You can also use other herbs while boiling the water. Add one tsp of sugar or honey. Strain this mixture through regular tea strainer and drink in the morning.

It is better to try fenugreek seeds on small quantity of first day; to see whether you are allergic to it or not. Once you find your body can tolerate these seeds then you can use it regularly.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt is also beneficial in vaginal odor. It is a best and rich source of lactobacillus, which useful to restore gut flora and help to maintain normal pH of vagina. Maintaining the normal pH of vagina is key to get rid of feminine smell.

Yogurt is also useful in many other health problems and female must  include it in the regular diet to enhance healthy pH level within their body.

Try to have one cup of plain yogurt in your diet daily. One can also use it to soak tampon and insert this yougurt soaked tampon into your body and keep it for few minutes then wash the area with clean water.

5. White Vinegar

White vinegar rinse is also a popular method to reduce feminine smell.

White vinegar is known to reduce most of bad odours and widely used in kitchen. It is also beneficial to neutralize the vaginal smell.

To us it to get rid of vaginal smell add half cup of white vinegar and pinch of salt to your bath water and soak your genital area for few minutes then wash with clean warm water. This will normalize your vaginal pH and reduce any smell if present. Repeat this procedure few times a week for better results.

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