Advice on How to Prepare the Right Vaginal Douche at Home

Vaginal douches were once used to clean the vaginal cavity and to help in conceiving gender-specific babies. Now, while vaginal douches may no longer be necessary, some women still use it for the same purposes.

Vaginal Douche Preparation Advice

  • A vaginal douche can be defined as a process or procedure wherein the vagina is rinsed or cleaned by forcing water or solution into the vaginal cavity.
  • The action aims to flush vaginal discharges and other vaginal contents.
  • Reasons for douching include: rinsing away remaining menstrual blood at the end of a period, avoidance of sexually transmitted disease post coitus, as a contraceptive, reduction of vaginal odor, a feeling of vaginal cleanliness, and as treatment for chronic yeast and bacterial infections.
  • Vaginal douches can be bought commercially-prepared in the market and it can also be made at home.
  • It is important to follow the right advice when it comes to choosing which douche solutions to use.
  • It is also important to follow the right advice when it comes to making home-made vaginal douche solutions.
  • Douching should not be done on continued, regular use because it can cause harm to the vagina and the rest of the woman’s reproductive system.
  • Constant use of a vaginal douche distorts the vagina’s natural environment or flora and can cause irritations and infections.
  • Before trying vaginal douches at home, seek the advice of a gynecologist to see if there are any contraindications to using home-made vaginal douches.

How to Prepare Vaginal Douche at Home

There are basically two types of vaginal douche solutions namely an acidifier (vinegar) and a buffer (baking soda).

Vinegar Douche:

  • Increases the acidic pH of the vagina.
  • Belief: Increases the probability of a female child.
  • Ingredients: apple cider vinegar and water at room temperature
  • Device needed: douche bag or vaginal bulb syringe
  • Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into two cups of water at room temperature

Baking Soda Douche:

  • Believed to increase the alkaline pH of the vagina.
  • Belief: Increases the probability of a male child.
  • Ingredients: Baking soda and distilled water
  • Device needed: douche bag or vaginal bulb syringe
  • Mix one teaspoon of baking soda into a glassful or warm distilled water and allow to mix well.

Other Home-Made Vaginal Douches:

  • Yoghurt Douche
  • Tea Tree Oil Douche
  • General Hygiene Douche with herbs (peppermint, yarrow, or rosemary)
  • Garlic Douche

2 thoughts on “Advice on How to Prepare the Right Vaginal Douche at Home

  • March 16, 2013 at 6:46 am
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    My endometrium has thickness of 12mm. What treatment should I take?

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    • March 20, 2013 at 11:35 am
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      Before answering your question, I would like to know certain details such as your age. Are you married? Do you have children? Do you have regular menstrual cycle? Do you suffer from any menstrual problems?

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