Lifestyle: 10 Tips for a Happy & Healthy “Rose”

The title of this post could’ve gone another way. I was thinking of calling it “10 Tips for a Happy & Healthy Hoohah" (one of the many names I’ve heard women call their lady parts), but in my opinion, "Rose" sounds better.

 It made sense for me to choose the name "Rose.” Growing up, my mom called a woman’s “time of the month," "Rosie". This; however, is not a period post , so let’s bring the focus back to our friend, "Rose."

"Rose" is a birth giver, a lover, a pleaser, and sometimes even a fighter. We must make sure that “Rose" is taken care of at all times.Keep reading for tips.

  1. Washing Undergarments- We all like new clothes right? But even new clothes should be washed after we’ve bought them. Many of the products and clothes we buy are stored in warehouses, then transferred to the store. Some even fall on the floor, catching bacteria . Wash your new clothes before wearing them, especially your undergarments. 
  2. Drink Water - Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate. Drinking water keeps your "Rose" hydrated and moisturized from the inside, and out.  
  3.  Probiotics & Healthy Bacteria - Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the "good" bacteria (normal microflora) in the body"  says Katherine Zeratsky. Probiotics can be found in foods like yogurt, or taken as a supplement. A naturopathic physician, Amy Fasig in a woman's day article says "Probiotics can ward off vaginal yeast infections, urogenital infections, and bacterial vaginosis by keeping the vaginal microbiome in balance". Before grabbing any supplements off of the shelf, ask your doctor for a recommendation.

  4. Gentle soap- Our "Rose" is gentle. Soaps with fragrances and harsh chemicals, irritate the skin and can cause infection. I like to use Sensitive skin soaps such as Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash or Baby Dove Fragrance Free Moisture Senstive Skin Hypoallergenic Wash.
  5. Baby Washcloths and Patting Dry-. I learned about baby washcloths for my "Rose,"  from YouTuber, Chloe Yazmean. Chloe suggests using baby washcloths for your "Rose" and buttocks area. It is also good to pat your “Rose” dry after showering. Moisture and dampness leave room for bacteria. You also want to keep your undergarments dry. 
  6. Wipes and Birdie Baths-  If you don’t know what a birdie bath is, talk to your momma or auntie. Since I was a child, my mom always stressed the importance of keeping "Rose" clean. To stay fresh after your shower, use wipes or take a birdie bath after using the bathroom.  You'll feel fresh and clean afterward. 
  7. Waxing instead of Shaving- Shaving? Why not try wax instead (unless shaving works for you)? I won't lie, it does hurt, but I prefer it because the hair doesn't grow back as fast and I don’t like the shaving process.
  8. Exfoliate and Moisturize- To keep from getting ingrown hairs and discoloration after shaving or waxing,  exfoliate your "Rose" gently, with mild soap and a loofah or exfoliating gloves. Thereafter, use a post-wax oil to moisturize. Do not put anything inside your "Rose," ever.
  9. 100% Organic Cotton Pads and Pantiliners- While it may look like cotton, it turns out that most conventional pads and tampons aren’t actually made entirely with cotton. Most are made of synthetic materials like rayon,which is sourced from trees, but highly processed so that the final product is far from being “natural.” Many period care products also use polyester, aplastic by another name. Yes, some pads and tampons are made with cotton – but it tends to be conventional cotton, which is grown with toxic pesticides, as opposed to organic cotton. These materials are often bleached with chlorine to give them that pristine white look I currently use Rael pads and pantiliners which are Woman -Owned and made with Certified Organic Cotton.
  10. Clean Hygiene &Safe Sex- Cleanliness and safe sex are the way to go. Whether it be masturbation, foreplay, or actual sex, always make sure that any body parts used in any act are clean. Remember, any little trace of bacteria can throw off the pH balance of your "Rose".

Disclaimer: I am not a physician. I am a wellness and lifestyle blogger. 

Be Encouraged,