Why You Should Switch To Organic Sanitary Products
You will probably hear the term organic and think about food, clothing materials or even beauty products. Organic sanitary products are usually not the first things that come to mind, but they exist. More and more people are switching to them. From the first day that people start to menstruate, they strive to find the perfect routine to help accommodate their period's needs. After testing countless types of period products like the traditional pads and tampons, the journey is over once they find their perfect match. But like a period, times are changing so your body deserves to be kept in the loop, especially if there are better beneficial options available for you.
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Today, organic sanitary products from big period product brands like Always and Tampax are available on supermarket shelves. It’s a big step for mainstream brands to also contribute to selling organic products, and it's a step in the right direction. Thankfully, a lot of brands that sell organic sanitary products also offer a monthly subscription-based shipping option, which makes it even easier to get organic period products. Now is the best time to take advantage of the often women-owned brands that even support places with period poverty, such as Ohne and Totm. The period product industry has made very big leaps in change recently, such as the removal of the tampon tax for a zero net rate of VAT applying to women’s sanitary products from 1st January 2021.
There are many other ways to use eco-friendly period products that are not harmful towards your body if tampons or pads aren’t your things. Period underwear, reusable pads and menstrual cups, just to name a few, are great alternatives that are widely accessible and easy to implement into your routine. Overall, with the importance of self-care being amplified especially during lockdown, it is best to assess what you can do to improve your wellbeing from the inside and the outside. It is important to take new steps in learning how to better yourself and you may learn something new about yourself or your body along the way. That's why it’s worth a try to get an organic period product when you’re ready.
But are you wondering what’s so good about organic products? I have the answers for you.
First of all, the environment will thank you! Organic tampons and pads and plastic-free! Cotton is a natural fibre so it is compostable and won’t add to the 200,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year that traditional pads, tampons and panty liners create. A lot of organic tampon companies offer the option of tampons that are plastic-free applicators or applicator free as well!
Not only good for the environment, organic period products are healthy for your vagina. A lot of traditional feminine hygiene products contain toxic ingredients that your vagina could absorb. The usual tampons and pads that have odour neutralizers and artificial fragrances can have many potentially harmful chemicals. Natural tampons and pads are a great alternative because they are free of toxins and fragrances that could irritate people with sensitive skin and allergies even more. Last but not least, organic tampons and pads offer great comfort as they are breathable and non-hypoallergenic.
Written by Bene Kofie
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