9 Natural Home Remedies To Reduce Vaginal Dryness

Natural Home Remedies To Reduce Vaginal Dryness

Most women have gone through vaginal inflammation that results in burning and dryness. Sometimes the cause comes out to be urinary tract infection, but it isn’t the case always. Acidic soaps or liquids, when used to clean vagina, can also inflame the vaginal walls that may result in dryness. A lot of sweating and improper hygiene are also two major culprits. Even synthetic underwears cause vaginal dryness. No wonder why doctors advise wearing high quality cotton underwears. Synthetic underwears do not let oxygen to pass back and forth the vagina. But cotton underwears keep the conditions breathable. But whatever the cause be, vaginal dryness causes a lot of discomfort. It can cause swelling and pain as well if constantly scratched. In order to help you have a healthy vagina that is clean and non itchy, we have made a list of 9 effective home remedies that treat vaginal dryness and offer other benefits as well.

1. Ice Pack

Vaginal inflammation caused due to various reasons, results in constant burning and dryness. This is because the vagina’s pH turns acidic. In this case, massaging the inflamed vagina with ice cubes is an effective and easy solution.

How To Make:

Take two ice cubes in a bowl and crush them to smaller and finer particles. Wrap the crushed ice cubes in a clean cotton cloth.

How To Apply:

Gently place the ice cloth over the itchy and swollen area. Softly press the cloth for as long as the area gets completely numb. Repeat the process three times a day, or as many times as it is required, according to the severity of the dryness.

Benefits:

Ice massage will reduce inflammation around the affected area. Ice water will also work as an alkaline agent that will neutralize the acidic conditions. It will eventually restore the vagina’s pH level to neutral. This keeps the vaginal area clean and fresh.

Ice Pack

2. Green Tea Bags

Green tea is not just a slimming agent, it is also packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants. These antioxidants reduce inflammation that reduces dryness and pain. Thus, this is a simple home remedy for vaginal dryness caused due to disturbed pH level of the vagina.

How To Make:

Keep the activated green tea ice bags in a freezer for 1 hour. In case you use organic tea that doesn’t come in bags, you can make your own customized tea bag. Filter the green tea residue. Cut a clean cotton cloth. Place the green tea residue in the cotton cloth and clip it. Place it in your freezer until it turns ice cold.

How To Apply:

Gently keep the cold green tea ice bag around the vagina. Press it until the water starts dripping. Once the ice melts, start massaging the affected area. Keep rubbing gently. Constant brushing against the skin will activate the antioxidants. It will simultaneously reduce pain by numbing the area.

Benefits:

Antioxidants in green tea kill the dryness causing bacteria. They cleanse the vaginal area by detoxifying it. It reduces the acidic nature of vagina and makes it neutral. The antioxidants also absorb sweat and discharge that eventually reduces inflammation.

Green Tea Bags

3. Neem/Azadirachta Indica Paste

Neem, also known as Azadirachta indica is an ancient anti-inflammatory herb that is much known for its medicinal benefits. It is a potent cleanser that reduces allergy as well.

How To Make:

Take 5 to 6 Neem leaves and soak them in raw milk and distilled water overnight. Grind the mixture in a grinder in morning. Place the mixture in a bowl and refrigerator it for 3 hours. Place the mixture in a clean cotton cloth and place it directly over the affected area. Repeat the same process every morning and night until the dryness is completely gone.

How To Apply:

Simply apply the Neem paste on the vaginal area. You can also place it in a cotton cloth and massage the area gently. Let the paste rest for 20 minutes. Rinse with ice cold water.

Benefits:

Neem contains Nimbin. Nimbin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal agent. It reduces dryness by gently penetrating within the underlying cells. This detoxifies the inflamed cells by reducing the acidic pH level and making it neutral. It also reduces fungal growth that gets rid of dryness and bad odor. Raw milk contains Vitamin A. And Vitamin A is an antioxidant that triggers the process of detoxification and completely gets rid of swelling and dryness.

Azadirachta Indica Paste

4. Boric Acid And Celtic Salt Bath

Boric acid is an amazing natural antiseptic agent that is anti-fungal as well. And Celtic salt is an amazing detoxifying agent.

How To Make:

Fill your bathtub with hot water. In case you do not have a bathtub, you can use a clean plastic tub as well. Crush Celtic salt particles and mix them with boric acid. Grind them together to form fine powder. Drop the powder in hot water and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes, till the water turns warm.

How To Apply:

Sit in the warm water for about 30 to 40 minutes. Repeat the same process everyday. You can also prolong its use in case the dryness is severe and has not subsided completely in 15 days.

Benefits:

Celtic salt and boric acid absorb sweat and kill harmful bacteria and fungus. They create unfavorable conditions for the fungus and bacteria that eventually kills them. This removes swelling, dryness and bad odor caused due to bacteria, fungus and inflammation within 2 weeks of its regular use.

Boric Acid And Celtic Salt Bath

5. Turmeric, Distilled Water And Rose Water Liquid Pack

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory agent. It contains curcumin. And curcumin easily dissolves in water. As soon as it is dissolved in water, it releases antioxidants and activates them. Distilled water in an amazing purifying hydrating agent. And rose water is known for its cooling and calming properties. You can also use ginger water instead of turmeric. This is because ginger is also loaded with abundant curcumin.

How To Make:

Take a pinch of raw turmeric and mix it in about 1 tablespoon distilled water. Add about 1 teaspoon of rosewater and stir the liquid well. Refrigerator the mixture for 3 hours.

How To Apply:

Take a cotton ball and soak it in the liquid solution. Apply it around the affected area. Leave it undisturbed for a minute and reapply again. Keep repeating the process for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water. The solution will slightly sting in the beginning. It is natural and will take around 2 to 3 days to settle down. Use it once every day.

Benefits:

Raw turmeric is rich in antioxidants. These activated antioxidants will reduce inflammation. They will absorb sweat and discharge and keep the vagina clean. This will reduce the sweat and inflammation induced dryness. Distilled water will reduce the severity of dryness by neutralizing the acidic conditions in the irritated vagina. And rose water will reduce the stinging sensation by cooling down the irritated vaginal area.

Turmeric, Distilled Water And Rose Water Liquid Pack

6. Curd And Essential Oils Liquid Paste

This is an effective home remedy for women who suffer because the dryness keeps coming back after having gone again and again. Curd is an effective cleansing agent. It reduces the formation of bacteria. You can also use yogurt in place of curd, or can use both of them. Essential oils like almond oil and tea tree oil are rich in antioxidants. Thus, this is a fast working home remedy that reduces dryness from the first week itself.

How To Make:

Take 1 teaspoon curd or yogurt or both in a bowl. Beat until it turns into a fine runny liquid. Add 1 teaspoon almond oil or tea tree oil or both in curd. Beat until curd and the oil blend to one. Refrigerator the mixture for 1 hour.

How To Apply:

Place the mixture in a cotton cloth and keep rubbing it on the affected swollen area for 30 minutes. You can also apply it directly over the irritated and itchy vaginal area, and leave it undisturbed for 30 minutes. Wash it with ice cold water and pat it dry with a towel immediately. This home remedy can be used twice everyday for a month to get rid of vaginal dryness completely.

Benefits:

Yogurt/curd is loaded with the goodness of probiotics that are natural alkaline agents that reduce acidity. This kills all infection causing bacteria, fungus and viruses. Almond oil and tea tree oil are rich in vitamin E. And Vitamin E is an anti-inflammatory agent that also works as a calming solution. It cleanses the vagina and keeps it dry and infection free.

Curd And Essential Oils Liquid Paste

7. Honey, Chamomile And Ice Pack

This is a powerful healing home remedy. However, it works slowly. Thus, the healing process takes time. But once it does, it removes dryness completely.

How To Make:

Crush ice in smaller particles and place them in a bowl. Mix 3 to 4 drops of honey and 5 to 6 drops of chamomile juice in a separate bowl. Mix them well.

How To Apply:

Wrap crushed ice in a clean cotton cloth. Dip the cloth in honey and chamomile solution, and massage the vaginal area for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not rub too hard. Keep pressing it against your skin every 5 minutes. Repeat the same process twice a day for 1 month.

Benefits:

Chamomile juice is a cooling agent that also reduces tingling and stinging. Honey is a powerful anti-microbial agent that reduces the acidic level of the vagina. This kills infection causing microbes and speedily replaces them with body friendly bacteria. Ice keeps the dryness under control by numbing the affected area.

Honey, Chamomile And Ice Pack

8. Warm Coconut Oil And Rose Water Liquid Pack

This is an overnight leave in home remedy that reduces vaginal dryness by improving the hygiene. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that poor hygiene results in bad odour, sweat and discharge.

How To Make:

Simply warm a little coconut oil and add rose water to it. Blend till the two dissolve in each other.

How To Apply:

Take a cotton ball and dip it in the solution. Place it on the affected area and press it for 10 minutes. Just place few drops of the solution on the affected area. Massage till it is partially absorbed. Then press it for 10 minutes.

Benefits:

Coconut oil contains linoleic acid. It reduces pain and swelling caused due to sweat. It absorbs sweat that starts reducing dryness from the first week itself. Rose water has cooling and calming effects on the inflamed swollen area.

Warm Coconut Oil And Rose Water Liquid Pack

9. Apple Cider Vinegar And Distilled Glycerin Liquid Pack

Vaginal dryness can also be a result of extreme dryness or extreme fungal infection. Scratching leads to swelling and infection as well. Thus, this one home remedy is for women who are suffering from dryness induced or fungus induced vaginal dryness.

How To Make:

Refrigerator Apple cider vinegar and glycerin for 20 to 30 minutes. Add half teaspoon glycerin to one fourth teaspoon Apple cider vinegar. Mix well. Use it once a day for 15 days.

How To Apply:

There are two ways of using this solution. You can use a cotton ball, dip it in the solution and leave it on the affected area for 10 minutes. And rinse it with cold water.

Benefits:

Apple Cider Vinegar is a strong anti fungal agent. It reduces toxicity by removing all fungus from the vagina. This not just reduces dryness, it also removes bad odor. Glycerin is a moisturizing agent that re-hydrates the dry vagina and restores its pH level to neutral.

Apple Cider Vinegar And Distilled Glycerin Liquid Pack

All the above-listed 9 home remedies are a sure shot way to get rid of even chronic vaginal dryness. They are mild and natural. Thus, they cause no serious side-effects.