Why You Should Use Organic Tampons...
When I hit my 30’s, my body started doing weird things. My skin would become easily irritated by lotions and foods.
My stomach would give me issues whenever I ate foods that normally gave me no problems and I felt more drained and fatigued than normal.
For 3 years, I struggled to find out what was wrong with me until I started talking to a friend of mine about clean beauty. She told me she was using organic hair products (and making money from it). I was really skeptical that her products would help me because some of my issues, I had experienced for over 15 years. My eczema is incurable so I figured that also meant unmanageable but that’s far from true.
Eventually, I tried her shampoo and fell in love with how easily it stopped my itching and bothersome skin issues on my scalp. That got me thinking about all the other beauty products I use and how they may be aggravating my skin issues.
And one of the places I wanted to start with, was my period products mainly because they deal with the most sensitive part of my body.
I have incredibly intense and painful periods. That can be caused by a number of things, but I recognized that whenever I used pads vs tampons and certain brands of tampons I would experience either more uncomfortable and painful periods or I would experience irritation that’s annoying to experience.
So I started to do my research on the chemicals often used within Tampons to keep them “safe” and found that at least 85% of tampons are contain an ingredient called “glyphosate, which is problematic because it is a known cancer-causing agent”. This is incredibly disturbing, but most of us are totally unaware how one of our most sensitive areas is being fed an ingriedient so dangerous to our bodies - on a monthly basis.
The other threat is Dioxin, a bleaching agent that is placed within tampons. No matter it’s intention, studies have found that “dioxins are known to cause cancer in animals, and probably cause cancer in people. The EPA also has determined that people exposed to high levels of dioxins may be at risk for a damaged immune system, increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and reduced fertility. One study found that 80% of monkeys exposed to dioxin developed endometriosis, a painful disease in which uterine tissue is found outside the uterus, frequently leading to infertility.”
I’m sure you’ve heard of endometriosis and the intense amount of pain that causes to a woman during her period.
These toxins that are placed inside of these products could be contributing to the problems that many women are facing when it comes to fertility issues & cancers. And it’s time we take that seriously.
It’s for that reason that I only use organic tampons and pads, and I have noticed a difference in my periods since making the change. My periods are a tad less painful and I definitely experience a lot less skin irritations.
Recently over on my instagram stories, I shared how important it is that we research the beauty products we use on a daily basis. Especially as women because we are exposing ourselves to unhealthy chemicals all day long. Not just from the air, which has tons of nasty things floating in it due to pollution but also because we use face creams, skin creams, foundations, highlighters, lipsticks, etc. on top of nail polishes and then our period products that can all cause a lot of damage to our skin and internal chemistry. The average woman is exposed to over 168 chemicals a DAY - which means, it would do you good to at least start somewhere when it comes to replacing your beauty products.
So with that being said, a few of the Tampons and Pads I recommend are:
L. Organic Cotton Tampons & Pads:
I love these because they do not dry me out like most tampons do and I experience far less cramps using these. I purchase them at Target.
(Notice, the second picture is something I got from Pinterest. I don’t know that girl, but she also says the organic pads and tampons reduced her cramps).
Cora Organic Tampons & Pads
These are available at some Targets but if you’re unable to find them, you can also purchase them online and get a monthly shipment to your house.
Seventh Generation Tampons
I haven’t tried these yet personally but I have heard a lot of good stuff about these products as well! You can purchase them at Target as well.