Judith’s Hygiene

Judith 10:3

And pulled off the sackcloth which she had on, and put off the garments of her widowhood, and washed her body all over with water, and anointed herself with precious ointment, and braided the hair of her head, and put on a tire upon it, and put on her garments of gladness, wherewith she was clad during the life of Manasses her husband. 

Proper grooming and healthy personal habits can help you ward off illnesses and increase your self-esteem.

Feminine Odor…What to Avoid.

Avoid foods that contain a lot of sugar and yeast

Foods such as bread, beer and mushrooms contain yeast, and the sugar in other foods turns into yeast. These foods can increase the amount of yeast in your vagina, causing a yeast infection

 Stop using scented soaps and body washes for vagina

Opt for plain or mild, unscented soap and wash gently with lots of warm (not hot) water. Stop using fragrant body washes and soaps. It is best to use a mild soap with warm water. Soaps that are too harsh or have too many chemicals and fragrances can actually make your vagina produce more discharge that gives off the foul smell.

 Avoid pads and panty liners.

You want vaginal discharge to be wicked away from your body, not held close next to it by items like panty liners and pads. Use these only when you need them and absolutely do not use scented products (as these can throw off your body’s natural balance). Some time ladies wearing no under garments allows air to reach your vaginal area eliminating odor.

 Make sure you aren’t putting any soap too close to your vagina.

You can use soap to clean your pubic hair, but try to keep it away from your vagina. Soap of any kind can throw off the delicate balance of your body

 You must always make sure that the soap NEVER gets into your vaginal hole.

How is that possible? You ask! It’s easy and it’s what you should do. Just wash the vaginal area with plain warm or cold water and then apply a tiny bit of mild, unscented and sensitive soap or bath lotion on the surrounding parts of the vagina [the upper part mostly] and wash it off with plain water right away. Do this while you’re standing up as this is the best way to prevent the soapy liquid from entering into your vaginal hole. Once again, this is to avoid disturbing the happy and natural Ph balanced environment of the vagina. You don’t have to worry much about the soap entering when washing the anal area.

 Stop taking hot baths or showers.

This can kill your body’s natural bacteria. Try taking cooler baths or showers to see if it helps reduce your vaginal odor. Doing this step alone will probably not help you, however, so make sure to take a few other suggestions as well. Avoids extremely hot showers is better for maintain elasticity in your skin anyways.

Please Put The Douch Away!

You’re only making things worse. Douching is very bad because it can alter the balance of healthy bacteria in your vagina, causing other bacteria to grow and create a foul vaginal odor. You should douche ONLY if asked to by a doctor or gynecologist.

Trim Your Pubic Hair

Ladies, you have to be the barber for your vagina long pubic hairs contributes to the bad odor of your vagina. I know shaving pubic hair is not every woman’s cup of tea but if you’re suffering from vaginal odor or any other types of vaginal infections (yeast infections etc.), then getting rid of those unwanted hairs will surely help. Hair Removal lotions are available for sensitive areas and work great for avoiding razor bumps.
If you just can’t cope up with shaving it at all, trim it at least and keep the pubic hair as short and barely visible as possible.

Feminine odor changes throughout your normal monthly menstrual cycle and is subject to outside situations such as the presence of bacteria, foods that you eat, or hormonal functions. As women, experiencing feminine odors from time to time is normal. Unfortunately, the fact that they’re common doesn’t make them any less embarrassing. Feminine odors are especially frustrating because they can leave you feeling unclean and gross, even if that’s not the case. There are several causes for feminine odors. Here are some remedies and tips on ways to prevent this from happening.


  1. Liquid Chlorophyll – Drink 1 tbsp. (15 ml) of liquid chlorophyll mixed into 8 oz. of water twice a day. Chlorophyll comes from green plants and is a natural internal deodorizer. The chlorophyll may make your tongue turn blackish, or your urine and feces a little green. These are common side effects and should not be something to worry about.
  2. Tea Tree Oil – Apply a mixture of tea tree oil and water to the vaginal area. Mix 6 oz. (170 grams) of water with 2 drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal, and will help get rid of bacteria that are contributing to your strong vaginal odor.
  3. Eat Yogurt – Yogurt that contains live cultures adds probiotics, or good bacteria, into your body. This can reverse the problem if you have a mild case or a yeast infection that is just starting out, and acts as a great preventative measure if you start doing it before the problem develops.
  4. Put Yogurt in your Vagina – Yes, I know this sounds strange, but this handy remedy works wonders.Plain yogurt is loaded with good bacteria which can help replenish the depleted levels in the vagina. You can soak a tampon in probiotic yogurt and apply directly to the vagina. This is recommended by many alternate practitioners as a powerful home remedy for balancing bacteria in the vagina. *DO NOT use yogurt with added ingredients or sugars. This will make your vaginal odors worse.*
  5. Goldenseal capsules – Goldenseal is a natural antibiotic useful for treating bacterial infections of the vagina. To treat vaginal odor take 2 Golden seal capsules every day till your smell clears off completely.
  6. Wear cotton underwear – Pantyhose and any synthetic material will block some air flow to the area. Loose cotton garments will give the region more ventilation, which will help get rid of vaginal odor over time.
  7. Cranberry – To restore the acidic environment of your vagina and get rid of vaginal odor for good start taking fresh cranberry juice 3-4 times a day. In case it is not possible for you to have it in juice form you can take two cranberry tablets every day.
  8. Soak yourself in apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-bacterial. Add 1 to 2 cups (240 to 470 ml) of it to your bath water and soak for 20 minutes. The vinegar should help to get rid of toxins and bacteria that is causing your vaginal odor.