Ok, so we all know that basically no topic is off limits on the blog, so of course we’re going to discuss tampons.
All natural, tampons to be specific.
Now, I’m sure the majority of you are (were??) like me and never really gave a second thought to what kind of tamps you bought. You probably went for the cheapest option or whatever you could quickly grab off the shelf.
But that is not the way to go when it comes to choosing a tampon or a pad.
So many of us are concerned with what we put on our bodies when it comes to choosing healthy, cruelty & chemical free products, or what we eat (non-GMO, pesticide free, organic), but we don’t stop to think about something that is literally inside our bodies for 4-7 days, every single month.
What goes into your vaj, gets absorbed into your bloodstream, so using an organic tampon is extremely important. I love this brand because they’re affordable, cute, and everything you could want in a tampon or pad.
And the story is pretty interesting. This company was started by 2 guys. Yup, 2 MEN. Crazy, huh? More here.
Most tampons and pads are bleached with chlorine which leads to a toxic by-product called dioxin, which is linked to endometriosis and cancer. And, do you really want something that’s meant for pools all up in your lady bits??
Avoid “Elemental chlorine-free bleaching” on labels (also worded as chlorine-free). This bleaching process is NOT free of chlorine at all but means that it is not a chlorine gas bleaching process! This does not exclude the use of other types of chlorine in the bleaching process.
Recycled cotton is not any safer. Recycled cotton still cannot be chlorine or pesticide-free because there’s no way to really know that the cotton products recycled were clean to start with.
Pesticide-residue is getting into your va-jay. 26% of the world’s pesticide is sprayed on cotton. These pesticides have been shown to affect the health of wildlife and humans from infertility, hormonal imbalance, and cancer.
If the cord of your tampon has been dyed, then it’s a possible source of toxic heavy metals, thanks to azo dyes. Gross.
And then there’s the environmental impact regular tampons and pads have. Every year, BILLIONS of plastic laden pads and liners are disposed of, often ending up in landfill sites and even the oceans of our world, and most of these pads are made from over 90% crude oil plastic which goes on to pollute global environments forever.
So you see, checking your labels and choosing an all natural, eco-friendly, natural option is the way to go.
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