Let’s talk Hoo Hoo, and how to have a healthy one!

Okay girls, let’s have a little chat about feminine hygiene! Personally, I feel like it is an issue that I only pay attention too when there is something wrong down there. I tend to spend more time on other areas of my body. Maybe that is because my parts down there are always hiding; you know, out of sight out of mind. It is not like my face or the hair on my head which is always on show and I like to look its best!

Right?

Being a Blogger, I am graciously sent products to review for Willy B Mum, constantly. And taking it one step further, as I am a eco-conscious blogger, I only ever review products which, in my opinion, are worth reviewing. Products, services, events and opinions that are helpful to leading a better life environmentally. If I am writing about it, you know it gets my seal of approval and something that I would also use.

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Hoping a healthy Hoo-Hoo can be as easy as looking after my face and hair

Most recently, I was sent a package from Healthy Hoo Hoo, a taking-it-back-to-basics company making revolutionary simple chemical-free feminine cleansing products! I know, I know, how dare they make healthy products for us? Outrageous; with no scary sulfates, parabens or phthalates. What are they hoping to do; make us all live a long time by protecting our well-being? Sarcastic yes, but maybe not. Companies, are openly making bleach-riddled products, chock-a-block with chemicals that are slowly contributing to the deaths of women. The horrendous disease cancer is on the rise, and still some people wonder why? It is my belief, that we cannot keep exposing ourselves to so many toxins and not expect our bodies to start failing. Of course, there are toxins that we cannot always avoid like air pollution. However, we can all make an effort to read labels and buy products that are safer, to reduce our exposure to these things, and with companies like Healthy Hoo Hoo it is a lot easier to do so.

Did you Know? 99% of breast cancer tissue contain parabens. It takes only seconds for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your blood stream. A woman’s vagina and the skin around it are some of the most absorbent parts of the female body. — Healthy Hoo Hoo.

Healthy Hoo Hoo

Healthy Hoo Hoo

So just a quick lesson in the nasties found in most feminine products;

  • Sulfates are a harsh detergent with irritates and damages the skin, it is what we know as suds
  • Phthalates or fragrance are endocrine disruptors and estrogen mimics, they are also absorbed super fast by our skin and are responsible for a range of adverse health outcomes. Phthalates are also used in plastic to help with flexibility (wait what?)
  • Parabens or preservatives is a broad term which can include hundreds of chemicals, parabens are linked to various cancers, and are mainly man-made. Parabens are inexpensive for pharmaceutical companies to help stop bacteria

Healthy Hoo Hoo make 3 products; a foamer, a wash, and wipes. It is really a personal preference as to what you like to use. I like the wipes which come in a cute little travel pack which fits nicely into my handbag. Although, I am using the cleanser as a part of my daily shower routine easily enough. For me, exercising every day, I do often have concerns down there as a result of sitting in my wet gym gear too long before I drag my sweaty self into the shower! So, these products, are really helpful. Before writing this posting, I had never heard of Healthy Hoo Hoo, and now I am using their products continuosly!

To clarify, there are a few parts down there. The inside parts being the vagina, which we do not wash as it is self cleaning (clever little thing). However, the outside bits, being the vulva we do wash. Here’s a little diagram to help with the visuals -

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Other things that you can do working towards a healthy vagina;

  • Wear 100% breathable cotton underwear
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Sleep without underwear to keep the air flowing
  • Wash from front to back
  • Take a probiotic
  • Always change out of a wet bathers, or sweaty gym gear as soon as possible

All of the products gently remove odor causing bacteria, are paraben and fragrance free and are PH balanced to match a girl’s sensitive parts down there!

Healthy Hoo Hoo products are available online at Drugstore.com. Alternatively, you can search for a retail store in your area that stocks products HERE.

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum, I hope this posting has led you to a new discovery!

 

7 thoughts on “Let’s talk Hoo Hoo, and how to have a healthy one!

  1. Nicole

    Hi Libby! I’m so happy you posted this review. I’ve been moving towards using 100% all natural products and was just thinking about my “hoo hoo” cleanser. It’s seriously loaded with unhealthy synthetic chemicals. I keep thinking I need to change, but I wasn’t sure there was a natural option for “down there”. This is totally enlightening and exciting to me! YOU ROCK!!

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  2. Cherie Hobday

    Are we talking Vagina or Vulva, people are always referring to the vulva as a vagina, the vagina is inside the body and you can’t really get to it for cleansing other than douching? I thought these parts of our body are self cleansing and in no need of additional introduced cleansing. That it can upset the natural balance? and we only need to worry about infections and then introduction of something oral? or a suppository type natural cream, plain yogurt is helpful The Vulva on the other hand could do with some freshening up from time to time, then these would be handie! Please correct me if I am wrong!

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