I was reading a popular blog post about vaginal dryness. A common ailment in menopausal and post menopausal women, the writer of the blog was emphasizing how some body washes and personal care products can exacerbate the problem. Reading the blog reminded me of a personal experience, which might be helpful to you, whether or not you are in this particular age group.
I have been one of the lucky ones, because I haven’t had problems with this, but Vitamin E cream does help significantly, without all the mess of the “his” and “hers” jellies, jams, or whatever you prefer to call these annoying sex aids. What I was having trouble with was a bladder infection that lasted three years!
My doctors tried every kind of antibiotic to clear up this infection, but it would not go away. Quite by accident, I found that a certain body wash I was using was causing the chronic condition. I won’t name it here,but if you private message me, I will be happy to tell you.
It was at a women’s expo that I discovered Thistle Ridge Soap. The soaps, lotions, and moisturizing oils, are made from natural ingredients and essential oils. The scents alone sold me on several bars. Amazingly, when I switched to these natural soaps my infection went away!
To satisfy my own curiosity, I started using another body wash and guess what? The bladder infection returned. Lesson learned, I now use only these wonderfully fragrant, and long-lasting soaps. They have made my Favorite Things list for two years in a row and I want to let you in on the secret. All of the products are inexpensive, with the soaps being only $5.00 each. A single bar will last more than 6 months, particularly if you use the wooden soap rack they sell. Sometimes I find myself fudging a little and order a new bar or fragrance, just for variety. Here are a few of the indulgent choices. Click on image to purchase item:
My personal favorite bath bar is the Lavender. It’s made with essential oils, plus it is calming and relaxing. I alwasy use it when showering, after a workout.
Another favorite is T-Tree Therapy. It balances the ph of your skin and the tea tree oil is soothing and fragrant.
The Loofah Scrubs are luxurious. They are rounds of soap that are poured into a loofah. They contain pumice grounds and come in several fragrances, but Citrus is my favorite. Meant for calloused heels and elbows, I sometimes use them for a general body scrub.
and asked for more! That has never happened! the Mechanics is pictured.
For a soap bar that will neutralize odors, such as onions, when cooking, purchase this Coffee bar. It leaves hands scent free and has milk in it, so it also softens and restores moisture
For those aches and pains, you need one of their Feeling Better bags. These herbal therapy bags relieve headaches, insomnia, and aid in relaxation. Just pop it into the microwave and melt under it’s spell.
I do hope that you will give these products a try. You will be so glad that you did. Please post back to this telling me which one of these is your favorite.
One thing is for sure. Be very cautious about the body washes and soaps that contain irritating ingredients, or you might have an ongoing bladder infection, and that isn’t fun. By process of elimination (pardon me, lol) I found the ones that work for me.
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