By Andrea Díaz, Austin, Texas. Advertorial | October 23rd, 2022 at 7:23pm EST
Vaginal odor comes in many different forms, but it falls into 2 categories: internal vaginal odor and external feminine odor. Typically internal vaginal odor must be treated by a physician, while external feminine odor can be managed at home.
Let’s examine the different feminine odors, their causes, and what you can do to eliminate them and enjoy smelling fresh all day!
Vaginal odors are embarrassing. But what really causes them?
Internal vaginal odors are a health concern, and require a physician’s diagnosis and treatment, immediately.
If you're experiencing a fishy or rotten odor, chances are this could be a bacterial infection caused by a pH imbalance or a sexually transmitted disease.
Whatever you do, you should not try to wash or douche the internal canal of your vagina to get rid of this odor — you should see your OB/GYN immediately to understand what is truly going on and what course of treatment is right for you.
So, what if the odor is NOT fishy or rotten?
Chances are you’re experiencing an external odor, which is caused by sweat around your vulva (the external part of the vagina).
The good news is that we have tips for how to get rid of feminine odors for good!
This way there won’t be any embarrassing odors following you around when you get sweaty. (and you won’t be stuck in an awkward situation in the bedroom).
But first, let’s figure out what causes your external vaginal odor in the first place.
Every person has good bacteria that live on the surface of their skin. That bacteria's job is to prevent other harmful bacteria from attacking or penetrating our skin (cool, huh?).
But, like all living things, bacteria needs to eat. When your vulva (external vagina where hair grows) sweats, the bacteria have a good ole time eating the sweat.
As they gobble up the sweat and the oils from your skin, they begin to multiply and get rid of waste. Just like all other living things that eat, bacteria give off gaseous waste and that gaseous waste is the odor that you smell or your vaginal odor.
About 50% of women have bacteria “down there” that multiply at a more rapid rate than they experience the vaginal odor, while other women may not.
The good news is that those bodies that perspire are actually helping the body remove toxins, but the smell that comes with it is often embarrassing and certainly not welcome.
Tip #1: Use a pH balanced feminine wash
You should first be sure you are not using any products “down there” that could be causing irritation to your vagina, or throwing off your pH balance, which could both lead to odors caused by sweat.
Use a feminine wash that is pH balanced, like Kushae, to help “reset” your pH balance every day and “prep” your external vaginal skin for a deodorant solution. This way it moisturizes your vulva and surrounding
Tip #2: Use a Feminine deodorant spray
We love the Kushae Feminine Deodorant Spray for vaginal odors caused by sweat!
It is one of a kind and totally gets rid of the musty vaginal odor!
With its patent-pending formula of all-natural ingredients, this spray neutralizes the bacteria and prevents them from causing vaginal odors in the first place.
It is amazing! The Kushae spray is made with no fragrances or heavy perfume, so the result you get has nothing to do with covering yourself in perfumes, but truly getting to the root of the problem…now that’s a solution for vaginal odor we can all live by!
Say goodbye to embarrassment and start wearing dresses again!
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Each product helps tackle a common issue that weighs down women and stops them from living their best life.
Seeing as yeast infections affect 75% of women – and over 80% of women report feeling embarrassed by their vaginal odors – those who use the system are breathing a sigh of relief.
Unlike feminine care products of the past, Kushae’s products are healthy, non-toxic, and gentle even on your most sensitive areas.
They use only natural and scientifically-proven ingredients — without slapping on a “pink tax”.
This means you can confidently use their products, without worrying about rashes, pain, or spending more money than you need to.
The Kushae Feminine Care System gives you complete control of your feminine health.
It allows you to feel more secure and comfortable in your own body — maintain your vaginal health, prevent inner thigh rubbing, underboob sweat rashes, and stop sweaty odors before they embarrass you at the gym (or the bedroom).
With 10,000’s of customers and 1,000’s of 5-star reviews, Kushae has captivated its fanbase because it helps women feel more confident, secure, and in control of their own bodies.
Take your confidence back with your Kushae Feminine Care System:Get Your Personalized Routine
Here’s how you get started:
1. Click here to get FREE access to the quiz
2. Answer a few questions about your lifestyle and any feminine issues that you are experiencing — Kushae uses artificial intelligence to determine which products are right for you.
3. See your results and get your recommended routine — also ask anything to Kushae’s feminine care experts.
Keleesha Marley, Verified by Judge.Me
"If you don't have a proper wash like Kushae's, You'll get infections and irritation down there over and over again"
"The Natural Feminine Deodorant Spray by Kushae is a game changer. A few sprays in the morning and that's all I need"