Women begin using tampons around middle school and continue using menstrual products for, on average, 40 years of their life. That is … a long time. Also, that is a lot of tampons being bought and used - if you are a tampon user. Most girls choose the brands that their mothers keep in the house, or the commercials they see on TV. Now that we are in the age of influencers and Instagram ads, organic tampons have been promoted everywhere. From podcasts to social media, organic tampons are being advertised everywhere you look. So, if women have been using non-organic tampons for years, what are the benefits of switching over and leaving our loyalty to our favorite tampon brands? Here are some of the benefits of using organic tampons.
Keep those toxins out of your body.
It has been proven that conventional tampons may contain a host of toxicants, such as glyphosate, that might be used on non-organic cotton plants, various types of bleaches, pesticides, and synthetic materials. One word comes to mind when I think of that entering my body, and it’s “EW!” The numerous chemicals within tampons can become systemic, meaning they can circulate throughout the body. With organic tampons, it is 100 percent organic cotton, so you do not need to worry about chemicals that you can’t even pronounce entering your body.
Help the environment.
Since cotton is a natural fiber, it is compostable, unlike synthetic fibers used in non-organic tampons. If you are into composting, you can compost your organic tampons. Also, when shopping for organic tampons, you should look for biodegradable applicators. Between 100% cotton tampons to a biodegradable applicator, you are helping the environment during your time of the month.
Unscented and Sensitive.
Most organic tampons do not contain fragrance, which is great because it can prevent irritation. Unlabeled materials may be inflammatory to women with endometriosis, and the pH balance in the vagina can be disrupted, which can cause yeast infections.
Doctors have explained that the vagina is a thin, mucous membrane and absorbs toxins and chemicals more quickly than your outer skin. It is so important that we take care of all parts of our body, especially while menstruating. Luckily, organic tampons are not more expensive than regular tampons, thus making the switch is not taxing at all. If you have any questions about your cycle, contact the team at A Step Ahead East Tennessee, and we will answer all questions.
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