We, women, are keen on taking care of ourselves. Whether it's hair, skin, nails, or weight, we often strive to keep our outer appearance at par. However, many of us aren't still aware that feminine hygiene is equally important to feel beautiful and confident inside out!
To maintain good vaginal health, we must consider two major factors - vaginal pH and bacterial balance. As the feminine parts demand different pH and sensitivity than other body parts, we can't just use other products like a body wash or a skin lotion to keep it healthy. Thankfully, we've got an exclusive range of pH balance products to maintain your lady parts' optimum cleanliness and pH balance.
Meanwhile, let's dig further into feminine pH and the importance of vaginal health products in a woman's life.
What is vaginal pH?
Firstly, pH is a measurement of how acidic or alkaline (basic) a substance is. A typical pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, where a pH less than seven is considered acidic, whereas more than seven is alkaline (basic).
Now the question arises- What does any of this have to do with your vagina? The simple answer is that the pH level of your vagina plays an integral part in determining its well-being.
A normal vaginal pH level recommended by doctors is between 3.8 and 4.5, which is slightly acidic. However, this "normal" pH level can vary a little more or less based on your stage of life. For example, during your fertile years (ages 15 to 49), a healthy vaginal pH is considered to be below or equal to 4.5. However, before menstruation and after menopause, a healthy vaginal pH must be slightly higher than 4.5.
So why does vaginal pH have to be acidic? An acidic vaginal environment offers protection against unhealthy bacteria and prevents yeast from multiplying or causing infection. This is because an alkaline vaginal pH level — above 4.5 — creates a perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria to thrive.
That's why we offer a wide range of organic vaginal pH balance products that help you maintain optimum pH all the time.
Do you know that having a high vaginal pH increases the risk of following infections?
Bacterial vaginosis (BV): It is a bacterial overgrowth problem that generally results in a "fishy" odour, along with an unusual grey, white, or yellow vaginal discharge. It can also lead to vaginal itchiness and a burning sensation during urination.
While Bacterial vaginosis isn't harmful, women having this vaginal condition are at an increased risk of contracting other severe infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV), herpes simplex virus, and even HIV.
Trichomoniasis (trich): A sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Although trichomoniasis doesn't have its symptoms, it can put you at risk for more serious STDs, like HIV.
On the contrary, an acidic vagina significantly decreases your risk of contracting these diseases. However, if the acidity rises too much, it can reduce your fertility because sperms thrive in an alkaline condition, and they need a pH between 7.0 and 8.5 to swim and reach the egg.
How is unbalanced vaginal pH caused?
Following are some common reasons that can change your vaginal ph level:
- Unprotected intercourse: As the semen is alkaline, it can increase the pH of your vagina and encourage the growth of certain bacteria.
- Too many antibiotics: Antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria you want to get rid of but also the good bacteria you need to maintain a healthy vaginal pH level.
- Douching: About 20% of women regularly rinse their vagina with a mixture of water and vinegar, baking soda, or iodine. Doctors don’t recommend this cleaning method because it increases the vaginal pH level and encourages the growth of harmful bacteria.
- Menstruation: As menstrual blood has a basic pH, it raises the vaginal pH. Mainly when the blood gets absorbed into a tampon or pad and sits in place for long hours, it increases the pH level of the vagina.
Signs that indicate an unbalanced vaginal pH
Watch out for these obvious signs that indicate you might have an unbalanced vaginal pH.
- A foul or fishy odour
- Unusual white, grey, or green vaginal discharge
- Burning sensation while urinating
Best vaginal health products
To maintain an optimum pH level, it’s essential to use pH balance products and other probiotics that promote a clean, fresh, and healthy vagina. Our Kitty Kartel series consists of the best-quality organic vaginal health products. Check out these amazing pH balance products and feminine hygiene products offered by us.
This isn't your average intimate wash! Kitty Krack is a 100% plant-based organic intimate wash that keeps your vaginal pH balanced and promotes freshness and cleanliness. The natural plant extracts and essential oils help reduce odours, itchiness & vaginal dryness, keeping you fresh and moist all day.
Kitty Syrup is a plant-based vaginal oil that balances your vaginal pH perfectly. The essential oils and rich virgin oils impart a sweet smell to your intimate parts to boost confidence. It is best for females suffering from vaginal dryness, bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, or chafing.
Kitty Syrup is available in 4 fragrance variants - Rose, Mint, Lemongrass, and Tea tree blend. All you have to do is massage your vagina area with this oil.
Kitty Kodeine is a healing balm that reduces itching, soreness, and inflammation on the vaginal skin. It has a soothing texture that doesn't feel harsh on sensitive vaginal skin. Also, it is easy to apply. Just take a coin size amount, rub it on your washed hands, and apply it around the intimate area. Pair it with Kitty Pops Detox for optimal results.
Kitty Perks is a lifesaver pH balance product best for women suffering from vaginal dryness and irritation. It is a natural vaginal supplement without any harmful chemicals. These capsules aren't meant for consumption but need to be inserted into the vagina. The capsule slowly dissolves and maintains vaginal pH, removes unwanted odour, and kills bacterial growth.
Juicy Kitty Set
Save a lot of bucks by purchasing our Juicy Kitty Set. It is a combination of 1 Kitty Krack, 1 Kitty Perk, 1 Kitty Koke, and a Kitty Syrup of your choice.
Embrace your feminine beauty by using our vaginal health products and feel confident inside and out. Order your Kitty Kartel product now!