Well, here is a taboo subject, that I found myself kinda in a dilemma, and in the past year I’ve tried to find the solution to this problem.
The average woman uses 9,000 to 11,000 tampons in her lifetime–that’s a lot of tampons! And if you’re not careful, it’s also a lot of chemicalsWhy should we be so concerned about chemicals in our tampons? Because chemicals absorbed through the vagina do not undergo the same elimination and detoxification pathways as the things we eat. Instead, they go directly into your bloodstream.
While one box of tampons may not be toxic on its own, using chemically-laden tampons month after month, thousands of times over could be putting your reproductive health at real risk.
FINDING SAFER TAMPONS & OTHER MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS
If you use tampons, it is best to use unscented tampons made of 100 percent organic cotton to decrease your chemical exposure. There are plenty of subscription services out there for tampon boxes if you are unable to find clean tampon options near you.
Or, even more sustainable, try a reusable menstrual cup.
Of course, period underwear(which I didn’t try yet) or a pad may be the safest options when it comes to potential toxicity, so only use tampons/cups when it’s necessary.
So whatever might be your option, stay safe, and listen to your body.
What might be amazing for your best friend, might not be for you, so choose the right option for you.