What combination of water and vinegar do I need to use to make my own douche?

Making and using a douche of water and vinegar would be totally dependent upon what purpose you are going to be using the douche for. There are many reasons to use a douche. Sometimes, general hygiene is one reason. For this purpose, you can use a combination of one part of vinegar to 25 parts of water. This should suffice and keep your genital area generally clean and free of minor itches and scratches and odors. It is also essential to make sure that the vinegar you use is organic. Organic apple cider vinegar is the one usually recommended for this purpose. However, if you do not have access to get organic vinegar, you can also use hydrogen peroxide for the same purpose. When used in the same concentration as organic apple cider vinegar, it will have the same effect as well. You can also use generally available anti septic fluid for this purpose. There are several reasons for using a douche. If you are using it as a method of contraception, you should be aware that this is not a fool proof method and may backfire on you instead. Make it a point to employ proper methods of birth control to ensure that you do not conceive. This is far more beneficial than a douche of any kind.

It is also important for you to know that excessive douching can actually interfere with the general function of the vagina. If you are using douching for cleansing and odor control you should also know that the body has its own system of cleansing the area as well as controlling unwanted odors and development of bacteria of any kind. All you have to do is follow a simple method of upkeep, which would indicate that you should simply maintain general hygiene to prevent excessive odors and other unwanted conditions. Excessive douching can actually increase your propensity towards catching vaginal infections instead of taking care of them. The substances you use in order to dilute your douching water may also tamper with the nature of bodily fluids, thus causing trouble with that area as well. For instance, vinegar may increase the acidity of the fluids present in the vagina. You would need to be really careful so as to not disturb these balances and maintain good health. For most part, it is highly recommended that you use soft cloths for general cleansing of the vaginal and general genital area.

answered by M W

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