Do You Know What CHEMICALS are Inside Your TAMPONS?
A topic that it skimmed over far too often is female sanitary products. We all have our favourites, the ones we have grown to love over the years and the brands we rely on for that time of the month. But, do we really know where the cotton has come from? Perhaps you have never thought about it before.. well now its time to stat thinking, and make a change.
In the past 6 months I have been increasingly worrying about the fact I don’t really know what is inside the tampons I use. I can’t remember where I heard the topic being brought up for the first time, perhaps on a podcast I listened to. It stuck in the back of my mind as something to look further into.
After doing vast research on the topic, there are many highly interesting articles online. They go more into detail about research done on cotton growing in farms and how much pesticides are used on the cottons. They also go more into detail about how chemicals can be directly absorbed into our blood stream.
Here is the best article I found online that goes into the best and most interesting detail on this topic : http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/05/22/feminine-hygiene-products.aspx
There are many stories about how women have found a huge difference in feminine hygiene since changing to organic cotton. Then, it was brought up about babies diapers, what’s in them? It’s a very scary topic when you get into the nitty-gritty details.
Did you ever notice that tampons never have an ingredients list? Never thought about it until now? Scary huh.. And the fact that we are inserting these tampons and using pads and panty liners in extremely sensitive areas that easily absorb toxins into our blood steam is a frightful thought. I wish I would’ve taken action much earlier. Better safe than sorry!
What Changes I Have Made To My Monthly Routine
I decided to make a change. With the horrifying information about pesticides being used on these cottons, I began looking into alternatives.
With the regular expense per month for a box of tampons and panty liners, I thought the most cost-saving route was to look into the period cups that are reusable. I still think it is, but I don’t think the cups would work out for me as I have an abnormally curved cervix. I haven’t tried it, I’m willing but I’m afraid it will be too painful. One of my co-workers swears by it and she posted a YouTube video all about it if you would like to watch it click here.
To my surprise, 100% cotton products like Veeda were no more expensive than regular tampons at the drugstore. I don’t know why, but I thought going natural would be double the price but it’s really not!!
I have made the switch to Veeda, an all natural, organic feminine care company that focuses on being better for your body, health and the environment. And as I said before, they won’t break the bank as they are priced at a competitive rate.
Before you make the switch, you can order a sample pack to see if you like them.
I stand by this brand 100%. They have acknowledged that there was a gap in the market for affordable natural feminine care products that women had the right to. They made it happen. Their social mission is also extremely credible. Veeda created the 360º Care Fund to supply disadvantaged women and children with the education and materials they need and their aim is to donate 1 million tampons per year to women organisations in need.
Since I began using Veeda, I have noticed a huge difference. I no longer wear a panty liner every day – yes! I used to wear one every single day! I’m not sure if that is abnormal or not (because we don’t talk about these things enough) but since switching to Veeda I only use my panty liners on my period. The Veeda Panty Liners are very soft and fluffy. Very comfortable. They are not the thinnest but I don’t mind that at all. I could go into the details about other things, I’m not sure if that is something anybody wants to read (let me know in the comments if you want more details). Lets just say, a lot has cleared up down there.. There was nothing too worrisome going on, but now I feel great! Thank you VEEDA!
My Lady Bug
My Lady Box is a monthly subscription box that supplies you with your monthly menstruation needs. I recently noticed on their Instagram that they were using Veeda products as an option for their boxes and thought it was amazing!
I had the chance the meet the lovely founder of the company, Maryrose, at a blogger event held in Galway a few years ago. I thought the monthly box was a genius idea. Not only do you get sanitary products, but you’ll get some (IRISH!) chocolate and tea and everything you need for that time of the month… the perfect treat when you’re feeling shite.
If your interested in subscription boxes or want to get a cute treat to cheer you up each month then definitely check out My Lady Bug.
Have I got you thinking about your feminine products yet? It’s time to go green ladies. You have no excuses.. why risk it?
Let me know in the comments below if you have decided to make a change in your routine. I would love to hear anyones thoughts on the monthly menstruation cups.. Also let me know if you are using Veeda or any other brand of natural feminine care products and how they are working for you.
Hope you enjoyed this post!