Period. Shark week. Aunt Flow. Dot. Time of the month. Red Sea. I can go on for days. Many women cant avoid our menstral cycle wreaking havoc on our uterus every month.For the longest time, I thought that my suffering wouldn’t end until menopause but I was WRONG.
Growing up I never really questioned the ingredients in my feminine products. I just thoughtlessly went down the period aisle in my local drugstore and looked for the super pads with wings and super plus tampons. My cycle was always on the heavy side (TMI). I didnt realize then was that on top of my period making me feel sluggish and my cramps unbearable the toxic ingredients probably didn’t help much.
The vagina is the most absorbant part of our body and the conventional toxic tampons contain pesticides,Chlorine (used to bleach),Polypropylene (used in antifreeze) and Glyphosate (weed killer) just to name few. That’s SCARY! Not only is it scary but the use of traditional tampons can potentially cause infertility, vaginal dryness, Toxic Shock Syndrome and Cancer! OH. HECK.NO!
Gaining all this knowledge about toxic feminine products helped me make my mind up real quick.Now, I don’t want to be a hyporcrite and say that I had a ton of issues with toxic tampons but just knowing ingredients alone made me want to stop using them all together. I was done!
The first month I started using organic feminine products I noticed an extreme difference in my cycle. I felt less sluggish. My period wasn’t as heavy AND wasn’t as long. The disgusting smell of blood that used to come from the reaction to the chemicals in the toxic pads was a thing of the past.For once I didn’t mind my period coming.I really couldn’t believe it.
It’s been six months and I can’t even imagine going back to my old life. I purchase my organic feminine products at Target. “L” and “Seventh Generation” happen to be my favorite brands. The packaging is super cute and I feel great knowing that I am not slowing poisoning my va jay jay every month.