Tampon producing companies will probably never warn you about the chemicals contained in their products – so here’s your warning.

The average woman will have her period once a month, for about 5 days, for around 40 years of her life.

Products to keep women clean and fresh during this period are a necessity.  Because of this, the Tampon and Pad industry is a $718 Million dollar market.  These products are mass-produced, heavily marketed, and cheaply made, out of bleached rayon and plastics. 

How safe do you think that material is to put inside your Vagina? And why is it that we never see ads for the much safer alternatives such as organic cotton products, reusable washable pads and menstruation cups?  Any of these alternatives are much more economical, and exceptionally safer for your health and the environment.

Rayon and Other Chemicals in Tampons

The primary ingredient in drugstore tampons and sanitary napkins is Rayon. Rayon is a fiber that is made from cellulose fibers, cellulose is a natural fiber, but to produce Rayon chemical procedures are needed that include: carbon disulphide, sulfuric acid, chlorine and caustic soda.  Side effects from exposure to Rayon can include: nausea, vomiting, chest pain, headaches and many others.  Tampons and pads are also bleached using chlorine, which results in the production of dioxin – a carcinogen linked to breast cancer, endometriosis, immune system suppression and various other ailments.

Organic Pads and Tampons

Your health is your own responsibility.  In one simple switch, from drugstore tampons and pads to organic cotton tampons and pads, you can safeguard your health and protect the environment at the same time.  And by voting with your dollar in this way, the companies that produce toxic tampons will lose revenue and stop producing them.  Therefore, switching the type of tampons you buy is a revolutionary act, with world-changing effects.  

I highly recommend you switch from drugstore tampons and pads to Organic Cotton Tampons and Pads.

Menstrual Cup: A Tampon and Pad Alternative

A menstrual cup is a flexible silicone cup that is inserted into the vagina. Essentially this cup catches all the blood and you empty it every 12 hours during your cycle and reinsert it.  When properly inserted and removed, you’ll never have to touch any blood.  It may take a few cycles to get the hang of how to use one of these cups, but once you do you will wish you had started sooner. 

If an average women uses about 17,000 pads or tampons during her lifetime of menstruation, multiply that by 3.5 billion women in the world, and you have a whopping amount of toxic pads or tampons that pollute the environment and never had to be made in the first place.  So not only will you save a lot of money using a menstruation cup, but you will be doing a huge favor to the environment as well.  Many women have reported less severe cramping during their period from using a menstrual cup.

I highly recommend you get yourself a menstrual cup today.