Here are the 3 solutions that worked to eliminate my case of the onions, and the solutions that worked for other girls. The first IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, the second is a solution that I had previously used which worked, but didn't do the job as well as the first, and the third is an AT YOUR OWN RISK situation… I only give it cause I know that if you're anything like me, you'll try anything, even if it's a little risky… You've been forewarned...
IMPORTANT: If you haven't already gone to the doctor and received your tests for Bacterial Vaginosis, yeast infections, Vaginitis, urinary tract infections, STDs and so on, don't try these things. Go to your doctor first! Even though I want to smack most of my doctors for wasting my time and giving me no information about what to do, at least I was able to get tested to make sure it wasn't something already commonly treatable and simple. For you, it might be something that a single course of antibiotics can take care of. But if you've already gone that route, received your doctor's blank stare and your "It's just the way you are" BS commentary from your gynecologist, go right ahead and try these things. PS, if any of these solutions work for you, let me know!
Solution 1: Chlorophyll
Works like a frick'n charm! I just take 1 Chlorophyll pill before bed, and in the morning, and not only does my vagina smell delish, my whole body smells like a cream puff. Chlorophyll is a powerful internal deodorizer. It's what gives leafy greens their color. After reading that kale and spinach helped with body odor, I started eating it like it was going out of style, but if you're as stinky a lady as I, leafy greens alone just don't cut it. You need that stuff highly concentrated. Liquid Chlorophyll knocks it out of the park, AND it's highly alkalizing (detoxifying), and overall just super good for you. Sometimes I need it twice a day, sometimes I even need it 3 times a day, but it works, especially when I take it with the supplements listed below. The brands that have come the highest recommended when I've asked vitamin experts are Chlorofresh (liquid) and ChlorOxygen (pills).
You can find Chlorophyll in the vitamin isle of Whole Foods, Amazon (in both liquid and pill form), and other wellness shops that sell supplements.
Solution 2: Vitamins
For a long time, these supplements were my only line of defense against the onions, until I discovered Chlorophyll. They worked great for a while, but I would still get the onions during my period, and other random times. Maybe they'll work for you, though, if you have an issue with taking Chlorophyll.
Folic Acid: 400mcg
Rephresh Pro-B capsules
Oil of Oregano pills
If you've got a zinc deficiency, odds are, you're a bit stinky. Zinc is a vitamin that is pretty essential in detoxifying your body and helping it handle waste. You have apocrine glands in the opening of your vadge, in your inner thighs, around your bum hole, and scattered throughout your nether-region. They're in your boobs, too (among other places). Bacteria love to chow down on the fatty secretion that comes from these glands when you're excited, aroused (totally the best time to smell like an onion, by the by) or scared. If your onion-vadge is caused by an apocrine gland situation, zinc might help you get that under control.
It's a great vitamin for treating body odor if you have a folate deficiency, something fairly common, from what I've read.
Rephresh Pro-B capsules:
They may possibly be one of the highest rated supplements I read about, and I sure as Hell am a believer. Bacterial Vaginosis has all kinds of delightful odors, and not often did I read that "onion" was one of them, but praise… whichever saint is the saint of stinky vaginas… it worked.
When I started getting random, chronic yeast infections (strangely, onion and fish odors do not go well together… who knew?) I started taking Acidophilus when the antibiotics I took wouldn't keep them from coming back. Worked like a charm, and I also noticed I didn't smell as much afterwards.
Oil of Oregano pills:
If you don't mind your burps tasting a bit like Greek Salad, you'll enjoy some serious benefits from taking oil of Oregano pills. It's very different than eating oregano, or using "oregano oil" though... Oil of Oregano is both intensely anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Some people get it straight, and put drops under their tongue. It's really, REALLY intense, and your entire mouth will smell and taste like Greek Salad for hours, so I recommend just getting the gel caps.
Now, for all I know, it could have been only 1 of these vitamins that kept me onion-free, but each one targets what I've found to be common problems among girls in the blog posts that I've read.
Solution 3: Certain Dri
Disclaimer: this could be risky. From what I've researched, Certain Dri is being used as the most random miracle product on the market. It's a very different kind of antiperspirant that doesn't work like your normal deodorant does. It literally seals your pores shut to keep you from sweating. Regular antiperspirants do this to a degree, but not like Certain Dri. You put it on at bed time, and it seals you shut while you sleep so by the next day, you're dry as a bone. It takes a few days to start working though (for me, it took about 3 days). If you're onion-vadge problem is caused by an abundance of naturally occurring bacteria that go nuts for the secretions of your apocrine glands (which line the opening of your vagina, your inner thighs… they're all over down there) this stuff will stop that from happening if you either use the liquid roll on (IN VERY SMALL DOESES! It tends to burn) or the solid roll on (which doesn't burn, but from my experience, didn't work as well as the liquid). Just use your finger to rub a small amount inside the folds of your vagina, right at the opening, and around that area, or where you notice the odor is coming from…but NOT INSIDE YOUR VAGINA!! The only way that the smell is coming from inside your vagina is if you have an infection, and infections need to be treated with anti-biotics. If the smell is a result of overactive skin bacteria, then using this product externally is the only way to go. It may appear that the odor is coming from inside your vagina, simply because the moment your lady juices come in contact with your skin bacteria, they spread like wild-fire. So the only way to be sure where the smell is coming from, you must see your doctor first. If there is no infection, then you'll know it's just an external skin problem.
Be advised, this is a harsh chemical. It's important to note that the product's company totally does not recommend this. It also kind of burns (the liquid kind). Before I discovered the vitamins, (above) this was the only thing that worked. Honestly, it is pretty risky to use a chemical like this around your vagina, but as far as I was concerned, desperate times called for desperate measures. But please try the vitamins above, and the other treatments before trying this one, since they are not at all harmful. And if you have any treatments that worked for you, TELL ME ABOUT IT and I'll be so happy to post them!