Au Naturel: Organic Feminine Care

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

When purchasing pads and tampons every month, there are usually a handful of brands we’re already familiar and comfortable with. I’m typically more of a Tampax Pearl kinda gal myself. (TMI?) Well, strolling down the aisles at Whole Foods, I stumbled upon several brands of feminine care labeled “organic.” If you know me, you know that I cannot resist organic or natural products, so naturally, I bought a box of Natracare tampons.

Later, I did some research to see what all the hype was about for tampons and pads made from organic cotton and was floored! Did you know that mainstream feminine care lines bleach and process their products with chemicals that may be harmful once they enter our bloodstreams? Not to mention, pads are made of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials. A hundred years from now, your used pad will be laying around somewhere stinking to high heaven! Yikes!

Cotton is a breathable material, whereas plastic is not; therefore, pads made with organic cotton are unbelievably soft and comfortable. If you’re worried about absorption, there are several different options for different flows. Unfortunately, these organic goodies are usually only available in health food grocers like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, but they are very reasonably priced and well worth the trip!

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