You stock up your fridge with organic fruits & vegetables at the supermarket (go you!). But do you really need to spend that couple of extra bucks on organic tampons & pads?
If you think about it, using a conventional tampon is just like sticking pesticides & chemicals into our vajayjay. Sorry for the crude visual, but the more shocking, the more attention paid.
Did you know that chemicals & irritants can cause vaginal dryness?
Not a very pretty image when you go scratching publicly or worse, having a freaked out boyfriend in the bedroom. & it’s not just our own health that we should care about, but interestingly, buying organic cotton can make a difference in children from the Third World too.
Since cotton is grown around the world, popularly in Third World countries, most of the farm workers (70%) are children aged 5 to 15. In addition to the practice of spraying, 50% of the conventional cotton grown in the world is genetically modified, also to mean, unnatural though they may claim to be ‘cotton-like’.
Did you know that pesticides have been linked to infertility, suicidal depression & the most horrific birth defects imaginable?
By purchasing conventional cotton tampons & pads, we’re creating demand for such goods. & naturally, someone has to supply us. In this case, our suppliers are children aged 5 to 15 sniffing in chemicals while earning a living. & not to mention, these synthetic goods when disposed of, are non-biodegradable (or simply put, almost impossible to get rid of in the environment).
Every year, billions of plastic-laden pads are thrown away. 11,000 is the number of pads/tampons an average woman uses in a lifetime. These wastes normally end up in landfill sites to sit unchanged for hundreds of years. Can you imagine the damage that we’re oblivious to? Do you still think that what doesn’t harm us directly doesn’t harm us forever?
“It is time”, insists Moyra Bremner (author), “that we realise that choosing the organic option is not simply a ‘lifestyle’ choice, but a matter of life over death”.
A highly-raved organic brand like Natracare avoids using pesticide sprays & its feminine products are made from only certified organic cotton which is more ethical since the farmers won’t have to worry about health issues & consumers like us are relieved of Dioxin (chlorines that produces toxic chemicals to the environment) & latex (which may be linked to cancer & allergies).
By using the organic farming way, Natracare removes the risk of direct exposure to residues from chemical pesticides & fertilisers used on traditional cotton for women. Since Natracare feminine products are made from only pure, natural materials derived from plant cellulose, they’re not chlorine-bleached & are free of rayon, plastics & other similar synthetic materials that have a negative impact on our environment.
If you’re looking for a fitted contour, the Regular pad is narrower towards the middle of the pad whilst the Slender and Super pads are the same width all along the pad’s length for women who like a more traditional fit. The Ultra with wings is a slim pad with the added protection of wings. They are individually wrapped so that they can be kept discretely in your bag & can be purchased at Essential Living.
I open up my first organic panty liner today! So what’s my take on this?
I feel pretty proud wearing these natural biodegradable breathables cause I know my vajayjay is well taken care of & I’ve nothing to worry about. It’s a regular fit, thicker than ultra-thin but unlike a certain brand which rhymes with Forex, it’s nothing fancy- no colourful prints (pretty but colourings, hello?), no plastic wings that cut (I’m serious! I was in pain wearing Forex) but this, is extra soft, extra cottony. A practical invention that keeps you naturally dry & comfy, don’t you think?