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What's the difference between conventional and organic tampons? 

Conventional tampons can contain rayon, synthetic fibres, pesticides and fragrances. So you might think you’re using 100% cotton, when in reality your tampon is sporting a more cotton-poly blend with some rayon and fragrances added in the mix.

Considering we get up close and personal with (on average) 11,000 tampons in our lifetime - we think it’s time to reconsider what we’re putting inside one of the most absorbent parts of our body.

The vaginal canal is lined with sensitive mucus membranes that absorb chemicals at an incredibly high rate, possibly 10 x higher than what is absorbed when swallowed.

When tampons are inserted they cause tiny tears in the vagina wall allowing the sensitive mucous membranes in the vagina to rapidly absorb any chemicals that are in the tampons without metabolising them, meaning they go straight into your bloodstream.

Making the switch to organic tampons reduces your exposure to potential harmful chemicals, here's why.


Chemicals, Dyes, Synthetics

Conventional tampons are usually made from rayon, cotton and other synthetic fibres and may have fragrances added to them. Synthetic fibres and fragrances can irritate the sensitive mucous membranes in the vagina and imbalance beneficial vaginal bacteria, which keeps your vagina healthy and infection free If cotton farms have been sprayed with pesticides and chemicals (which many are) these inadvertently make their way into tampons and then your bloodstream.


Reduce your lifetime risk

Rayon tampons undergo a bleaching process, which purifies and whitens the fibres they are made from. The bleaching agent now used is an elemental chlorine-free bleach, which is significantly less harmful than the chlorine gas that was used in the past, which created the highly toxic by-product dioxin. Research details the trace amounts of dioxin now found in tampons is not at levels that are deemed harmful, however, do we know the effects of exposure to toxic trace minerals over a lifetime? 


Can I rely on organic tampons?

Like SPF ratings, there's a legal Therapeutic Goods Association requirement for all tampons to meet the same absorbency levels, so there's no difference in the absorbency of organic tampons and the conventional brands. When you switch to organic tampons you can be assured that you will be protected, with the added health and environmental benefits. 

Ready to make the switch? Try our 100% organic cotton tampons and get them delivered to your door whenever you like.

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