Should You Use a Feminine Cleansing Product?

As health-conscious women, we always take the extra step to take care of ourselves, whether it's eating healthy, wholesome meals or getting in that hardcore workout. But that's not all it takes to keep yourself in good shape—believe it or not, you need a little extra care ~down there~. So when I was given the opportunity to review products from SweetSpot Labs, I jumped on it.

SweetSpot Labs is a by women, for women collection of feminine washes and wipes. Their products come in three scents: Grapefruit Verbena, Neroli Mandarin and Vanilla Blossom. The washes are 97 percent natural, pH balanced and can be used all over your body. The wipes are 98 percent natural and are easy to pack in your purse or gym bag when you need to freshen up in between practice and classes. I was personally drawn in by the adorable, modern packaging and the fact that all of the products are gynecologist-tested and recommended.

I decided to try the Grapefruit Verbena scent, since the Neroli Mandarin was out of stock, and for some reason I didn’t like the idea of something vanilla-scented anywhere near my “sweet spot.” 

While I was on the go, I tested out the wipes. The directions on the packaging were pretty straightforward: “One wipe per use and toss. Smile all day.” Super cute.

The first thing I noticed about the wipes was their scent. The Grapefruit Verbena smell was pleasant, but not overpowering. They worked well, but a downfall for me is that they aren’t flushable. It’s inconvenient to have to throw the wipe away separately, especially since the toilet in my apartment is separate from the bathroom sink, and I have four roommates. It’s not exactly attractive taking a used wipe out of the bathroom stall and having to throw it away in the bathroom trash can, especially if I had used one of the wipes during my period.

Thankfully, I ended up liking the wipes enough to just deal with having to throw them away after each use, since I was fully satisfied with the results otherwise. The natural ingredients and refreshing scent of the wipes definitely influenced my opinion, since it’s hard to find feminine wipes that smell good and have soothing ingredients like aloe vera, cucumber and witch hazel.

Next up: the gentle wash. I had used other feminine washes such as Summer’s Eve previously, but it wasn’t a product I consistently purchased. Again, the Grapefruit Verbena smell was SO nice, and I was looking forward to seeing how the SweetSpot wash compared to other feminine washes I had tried in the past.

I’m happy to say that the wash was absolutely amazing. It was gentle, it lathered and rinsed well, and it left me feeling confident, clean, and ready to take on the day. The ingredients were once again an intrigue for me: coconut, sunflower and jojoba oils were included in the line-up.

As I was reading the bottle in the shower, I noticed it said, “Don’t just spoil your sweet spot—this treat is good for your entire, beautiful body!” I decided not to try some of the wash on the rest of my body, but I thought it was awesome that 1) they called me beautiful and 2) it was a multi-tasking product. This is definitely a perk when you’re traveling (what up, spring break!) and trying to conserve space in your suitcase. 

For me, the wash worked better than the wipe; it's just a more natural addition to my daily routine. You might be wondering why it's important to use a feminine cleansing product—well, it's because most daily washes aren't pH-balanced, and are made with ingredients that could actually be the cause of yeast infections. The best part about SweetSpot Labs is that every product serves more than just one purpose, so it's an easy product to add to your arsenal! You can find these products on the SweetSpot website or at Target.