Acid down there?  Vaginal Health & Boric Acid

Acid down there? Vaginal Health & Boric Acid

Let’s be honest, when our vaginal health is suffering its impact can spill into our every day life.  At Private Packs, we believe in providing the tools and knowledge to let you navigate your health on your terms.

So, let’s get to it.  Boric Acid, you’ve seen it popping up on store shelves and online with maybe some of your favorite influencers focusing on it.  The vaginal wellness movement has started to shine a light on this natural remedy that’s transforming the way we approach intimate wellness.  Before we really dive in, please note, if you are pregnant, please do not take boric acid.  Safety first!

Discovering Boric Acid:

Boric acid is found naturally in minerals like borax to help with common vaginal woes.  As a triple-threat to vaginal woes, Boric acid boasts antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. These combined attributes make Boric acid a powerhouse in combating vaginal infections.

Boric Acid Suppositories’ Effect:

How does boric acid work its wonders? It’s all about balance – maintaining the delicate pH harmony of your vaginal ecosystem. When life throws off your pH – be it hormonal fluctuations or medication or other environmental factors – boric acid steps in to restore equilibrium.


The vagina is naturally acidic, with a pH level ranging from 3.8 to 4.5. This acidic environment helps prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria and fungi, such as Candida albicans, the organism responsible for most yeast infections.


Did you know?  Your healthiest vaginal pH is lower than your skin’s healthiest.


When the vaginal pH becomes imbalanced, either due to hormonal changes, antibiotics, or other factors, it creates an environment conducive to the proliferation of harmful microorganisms. Boric acid works by restoring the acidic pH of the vagina, thereby inhibiting the growth of pathogens and promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria, such as lactobacilli.


Did you know?  Your shower’s water could be affecting your vaginal pH, read more here.



Boric Acidic Benefits:

1. Managing Yeast Infections:  With boric acid suppositories you can help lessen bouts of discomfort from vaginal yeast infections. Vaginal yeast infections are usually diagnosed due to intense itching, inflammation and a thick white discharge.  With a gentle yet potent suppository of boric acid can help manage your vaginal pH and lessen the chances of Candida albicans.


2. Tackling Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): Bacterial vaginosis throwing a wrench in your wellness routine? After consulting your doctor, they may recommend boric acid solutions as an add-on treatment to restore pH balance, combating BV and its unwelcome symptoms.

Bacterial vaginosis is another common vaginal condition characterized by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, typically Gardnerella vaginalis. BV can cause symptoms such as vaginal odor, discharge, and discomfort. While antibiotics are the primary treatment for BV, recurrence is common, and some women may prefer non-antibiotic alternatives to help manage longer term health.

Boric acid has been shown to be effective in managing BV by restoring the natural acidity of the vagina and inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Additionally, boric acid may help reduce the recurrence of BV by promoting a healthy vaginal microbiome.  Remember, healthy pH helps create optimal vaginal health.


Try This:  If you are experiencing reoccurring vaginal pain and discomfort, try Private Packs’ Vulva Pack— reusable from warm to cold up to 200 times.


3. Banishing Odor and Discharge: It happens to many of us at some point, vaginal odor and discharge. You may be catching a theme so far - how boric acid formulations when used preventatively can help to maintain a healthier vaginal microbiome.  Boric Acid helps neutralize odor-causing bacteria and regulating pH to maintain vaginal freshness and comfort.


Your Health On Your Terms:

Private Packs was created by the frustrating gap in women’s healthcare.  Instead of suffering in silence, we are committed to providing care solutions that allow you to manage your symptoms while navigating your healthcare needs on your terms.  We know every journey and healthcare experience is unique. Whether you’re seeking relief from discomfort or striving for preventative care, our solutions are designed to meet your needs – safely, effectively, and on your terms.

Talk To Your Doctor About Boric Acid:

We take your health seriously at Private Packs. Before embarking on your boric acid journey, consult with a healthcare provider to ensure it’s the right fit for you.



Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes and is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a physician or medical advice. Private Packs recommends making healthcare decisions based in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

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