Hey, Cocktale Clubbers!
It is no secret that taking care of the vagina is not only very important but can also, at times, be time-consuming. However, with the proper products, your vagina is guaranteed to stay healthy. With that being said, here is a master list of vagina-friendly products you should be using to ensure that everything is healthy and perfect down there!
When it comes to actually washing your vagina when taking a shower (and preferably not a bath, although an occasional bath is ok), it is widely recommended that you use unscented soaps that van be used on all skin types/sensitive skin. My go-to body soap is the Dove Unscented Body Wash. I love it and ever since I started using it several years ago, I have never had any issues. There are also other unscented soaps (affiliate link, read more here) out there, but I just go with Dove.
Summer’s Eve is another favorite of mine, too. However, most of their products are scented BUT this one is not scented, which is the one I recommend. I do love Summer’s Eve though because they’re cruelty-free which is super important to me. Not gonna lie, if I have a date or go out with my friends, I usually apply the Dove Unscented first and then apply a little Summer’s Eve. Using this occasionally is ok but I highly recommend that you try to stick to just using unscented soaps as they will not mess with the vagina’s very sensitive pH levels. All-in-all, avoid fragrances and you’re good to go!
I almost always leave the house with cleansing wipes. Why? Because it can sometimes get sweaty and plus, I have always held the belief that it is better to be safe than sorry. Because I always want to be prepared, I carry around vaginal cleansing wipes. Vaginal wet wipes are perfect for whenever you need a little freshening up down there (because we all do at times, it happens). Because Summer’s Eve is a cruelty-free brand, I almost always buy my wipes from there. However, there are so many cruelty-free brands that sell vaginal washes and wipes, so finding them isn’t hard — a simple Google search will point you in the right direction. To help you out, though, here are some links to vegan/cruelty-free vaginal wipes that are worth checking out and trying:
- LOLA’s vaginal cleansing wipes
- Good Clean Love’s pH-Balanced Feminine Wipes
- Honey Pot’s Feminine Wipes
- Love Wellness’s Do it All Wipes | one of my FAVORITE brands ever
- Summer’s Eve vaginal cleansing wipes
- Queen V’s You’re the **it Wipes
hypoallergenic + vegan lube
I have said it numerous times and I will say it again: the vagina’s pH levels are very important to maintain and can very easily be thrown off. That said, it is so important to invest in products that do not harm the pH levels, which would then cause infections. Vaginal dryness is a thing and happens more times than not. So, having a quality lube is important and very easy to find (and use, of course). If you go to Our Favorite Products you will see a selection of products that we, here at The Cocktales Club, love and use. So, you’ll find several vegan lubes that we recommend you try out. We really like Love Wellness’s Sex Stuff Personal Lubricant (not compatible with polyurethane condoms), too!
vagina-friendly shaving cream
Choosing a vagina-friendly shaving cream will reduce your chances of infection and/or irritiation when shaving your vagina. That said, I am a HUGE fan of Dollar Tree’s shaving cream from the brand Personal Care — smells amazing, super smooth, only $1, and it’s cruelty-free. However, EOS makes practically the same product that Dollar Tree’s brand “copied.” You can find the EOS shaving cream here.
If you are having sex and the man is using a condom (because safe sex is the best sex), then non-latex condoms are a great option. Condoms without the latex are a very easy way to eliminate any possibilities of allergic reactions since latex is actually a fairly common allergen. However, it is very important to note that non-latex condoms have been known to break easier than latex condoms. Non-latex condoms can be found almost anywhere but always be sure to read the labels on the packaging just to be sure.
Here are some affiliate links (read more here) if you’d like to purchase non-latex condoms:
When it comes to hair removal on and around the vagina, it is important to choose your options wisely. Waxing, sugaring, or even and laser hair removal may be the route in which you take but for those who want to manually remove pubic hair using a razor, it is important to choose your razor carefully, as using dull razors can irritate the skin, causing ingrown hairs and bumps. That is why I strongly recommend doing/buying the following:
- trimming the hair using a vagina safe trimmer | I use the Phillips BikiniGenie Cordless Bikini Trimmer
- dampen the area using a lukewarm cloth
- add shaving cream to the area (and thighs) | I use Personal Care’s (Cruelty-Free) Shaving Cream in Pomegranate and Raspberry
- use a vagina-specific razor | I use the Gillette Venus Extra Smooth razor | Billie is a great idea, too!
- rinse the razor after every couple of strokes | ensures the razor doesn’t become dull/clogged
- rinse off your pubic area once done shaving
- use a pubic area gel or cream AFTER you are done shaving | this helps prevent ingrown hairs
And there you have it, Cocktale Clubbers — six vagina-friendly products you need to own!
Thanks for reading, ya’ll. I pray that each and every one of you is safe and healthy.