What You Put Into Your Body Matters
Do you try to consume food that is all-natural or organic? How about your beauty products? Maybe you even go out of your way to shop at the local health food store and pony up the extra few cents to ensure your entire household is cleaned, stocked, and fed as naturally as possible?
That’s great—I love seeing the abundance of natural foods, skincare, and household products. But have you ever considered your feminine hygiene products? (Fellas, don’t stop reading here, share this with the ladies in your life!) What you put in your vagina every month should also be a top priority for your overall health, considering it's the most absorbent part of your body!
The average woman will use between 11,000 and 16,000 tampons in her lifetime. Have you ever thought about what kind of chemicals are in your feminine care products? Or what's in those boxes of tampons boasting “fresh scents"? 😱
The FDA classifies tampons + pads as medical devices, meaning the companies that make them aren’t required to disclose a complete list of the ingredients or chemicals they contain. That’s pretty scary if you ask me. That means literally anything could be in there - from fragrance to BPS - and no one has to tell you about it.
Even unscented conventional cotton tampons and pads can contain potentially harmful chemicals. From pesticides used to grow the cotton to the dioxins that form during the bleaching process, there are some important facts to know about the tampons sitting in your medicine cabinet—and how you can make a smarter choice to protect your health.
Seek out organic, unbleached tampons and pads from a manufacturer that is willing to list all of their ingredients. There are also many cotton-free alternatives such as diva cups or period panties!
Remember, no one cares about your health more than you do! Make smart choices to protect and maintain the total health of your body!