🌸The skin inside and around our vaginas is incredibly sensitive, thin and able to absorb chemicals, so why do we expose it to toxic products every month?
🌸Cotton is one of the most common genetically modified crops, meaning it is can withstand herbicide (i.e glyphosate) use, so it gets sprayed a ton. I don’t know about you, but the idea of sticking glyphosate right up my lady parts doesn’t sound great. Moreover, any cotton used in non-organic products is bleached with chlorine, a by-product of which is dioxin, a known hormone disruptor and which has been heavily linked to endometriosis. Some female health products also contain fragrances that can disrupt the endocrine system. The vagina has high vascular permeability so even trace amounts are NOT ok.
🌸Manufacturers of pads and tampons are not required to disclose the ingredients because these products are deemed to be ‘medical devices’ (but not essential enough not to be taxed). However, researchers tell us that tampons and pads can contain plastics, phthalates, dioxins and pesticide residues. (Source: mercola.com)
🌸Women’s health advocacy groups such as @endometriosis.uk are urging research into the risks over a lifetime of using tampons and pads and links between these products and endometriosis, cancers of the cervix, ovaries and breast.
🌸But for now we know that many women who have switched to natural alternatives, find cramps, duration and heaviness of periods improves.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
💗Choose 100% organic cotton products with the ingredients labelled on the box. This way you can avoid odour neutralisers and fragrances. I use @dameforgood @natracare or @totmorganic
💗By avoiding plastics, you’re protecting yourself against yeast and bacterial infections that thrive when air, heat and moisture are trapped in your undies!