okay, here's what my OB/GYN recommended to me:
no douching, unless there's an issue with discharge.
no powders....they can cause UTIs. (That's why powder should never be used with diaper changes. I've had many babies in my daycare end up at the dr over this....as a result of "mom" deciding powder was needed.)
feminine wet wipes are okay, but should not be overused....because they are "wet" - when you need to be dry.
& he said that basic cleanliness comes from daily soap/water washing, trying to not get the soap "in" anywhere. Thoroughly pat dry.....& that's it.
Now for my thoughts: I have found that as long as I use a good laundry detergent, one that does not trigger my allergies.....then that's the only thing I really need to feel fresh!