Why Organic Cotton is Better for You - And The Planet
Posted on January 27 2020
The average woman goes through between 250-300 pounds of menstrual products in her lifetime. As you can imagine, with the billions of women residing on the planet, that number adds up. With this in mind, MYBOXSHOP Founder and CEO, Marissa Ribisi, set out to offer women organic, eco-friendly options to use during their cycles. Choosing menstrual products made with organic cotton not only protects you from chemical-laden conventional cotton but also spares the earth the use of these toxins that get released into the environment.
Growing cotton conventionally requires the use of pesticides, herbicides and other extremely harmful toxins that get released into the air during harvesting. Farmers harvest organic cotton without petroleum-based fertilizers while the organic plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air. These plants make a huge difference in production sustainability and reduce our negative impact on air quality. When you make the switch to organic, you choose cotton that isn’t treated by these chemicals and therefore put less of them into the environment.
According to the Organic Trade Association, harvesting organic cotton helps keep the soil fertile without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers. The use of natural fertilizers helps build biologically diverse agriculture to maintain soil health, using fewer resources and less land. Along with this, organic farmers understand that a diverse biological landscape helps protect natural habitats to feed both people and the planet.
Additionally, conventional tampons often consist of inorganic materials such as microplastics that can absorb into your body as well. While organic cotton completely bio-degrades as a natural substance, conventional tampons fill up landfills with their plastic content. By choosing organic, you make an impact that lasts well beyond your cycle.
When you decide to stop using conventional products and protect the most permeable part of your body from chemicals, you also help reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. With fewer toxins hampering your natural biological processes, your internal organs have less to detoxify and more energy for other essential functions like digestion, cell repair and reducing inflammation. With the body more in sync with its natural biorhythms, women have even noticed their periods getting lighter due to carrying a lower toxic load.
MYBOXSHOP offers organic applicator-free tampons that completely biodegrade with no plastic applicator and no toxins. If you’re looking for a more sustainable option for an organic pad, our pads are 75 percent biodegradable and our liners are 91 percent. With these options, you’ll never have to choose between leakage protection and honoring the environment. MYBOXSHOP is proud to offer products free of enviro-toxins, keeping your box and the planet happy.