Using Pomegranate Seed Oil to Prevent Feminine Dryness and Vulvodynia May 31 2015


Photo by Aki Suomela / CC BY 2.0

Dealing with the unspoken pains of feminine dryness and vaginal atrophy can feel like a perpetual losing battle.  Vaginal atrophy commonly affects postmenopausal women, but females in their twenties can also experience such suffering.  Numerous possible causes of chronic pelvic discomfort include immunology, genetics, radiation therapy, and diet.  While there are many potential treatments for vulvodynia, a regimen that includes topical and intravaginal application of pomegranate seed oil can help alleviate the pain of vaginal dryness.  Finding the right solution to combat vulvodynia will take time, but with a little patience and experimentation, you can find a specialized remedy to help you live more comfortably.  

Here are a few ways to help prevent and minimize the discomfort associated with female dryness and vulvodynia:

  1. Use a gentle body wash or soap when bathing.
    Avoid soaps and cleansers made with harsh, drying ingredients such as sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. While these ingredients can get you "squeaky clean," they can also strip your body of its natural oil and moisturizing properties. Also, avoid synthetically scented soaps. Avoid products with the words "fragrance" or "parfum" in their ingredients list.
  2. Gently pat dry or dab dry the vulvar area after every shower.
    Rubbing your body with a towel can create unwanted friction and pain.
  3. Always moisturize the vaginal area with a plant-based regenerative, anti-inflammatory oil such as pomegranate seed oil immediately after bathing and drying.
    The natural oil will help seal in moisture and form a protective barrier over sensitive parts.

As the physical makeup of every individual is unique, consult with a physician to explore the right treatment for your vaginal dryness and vulvodynia.

Topical and intravaginal application of pomegranate seed oil can help alleviate the pain associated with vaginal dryness.
Topical and intravaginal application of pomegranate seed oil can help alleviate the pain associated with feminine dryness and vulvodynia.