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Why You Should Ditch the Chemicals and Switch to Organic Tampons - ASAP

Paige Pichler

Posted on January 10 2020

Conventional tampons have been dubbed the new cigarettes. Filled with chemicals, pesticides, dyes and toxic fragrances, these products can wreak havoc on your endocrine system and cause irritation. As more women become aware of the damaging effects of using toxic products, organic tampons offer a way to protect yourself while still getting amazing coverage. Here’s why making the switch to organic will have your system saying, “Thank you!”

Conventional tampons can leave toxic residue.

Regular tampons usually have little to no real cotton in them. Instead, they’re filled with chemicals like dioxins, glyphosate, pesticides and chlorine. Since cotton is the most pesticide-sprayed crop in the world, it’s easy to imagine how quickly these chemicals can travel into your system. These toxins can leave build-up within your organs, which may lead to immune system repression, reproductive issues and even cancer. Since tampons spend hours within the most permeable part of your body, your system is absorbing the chemicals during their entire use. Switching to organic eliminates these toxins and insecticides, leaving you with a clean product that won’t disrupt your body’s natural rhythms. 

Organic tampons lessen the risk of irritation.

It’s no secret that this area is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, especially when it comes to fragrances and dyes. So many women struggle with sensitivity, and many go for years feeling irritation using conventional tampons. Created without harsh chemicals, organic tampons give your box the TLC it deserves. My Box Shop offers tampons with applicators made of BPA-free plastic, making sure that you’re getting the cleanest hypoallergenic product, every time. 

Switching to organic is better for the environment.

Using organic, pesticide-free cotton reduces the release of chemicals into the air, soil and surrounding ecosystems. Without spraying the plant with pesticides, cultivating organic cotton reduces the number of chemicals that make their way into the groundwater as well. Also, organic cotton uses 71 percent less water and 62 percent less energy to produce! You can even choose an organic tampon without an applicator to reduce plastic. 

They work the same way. 

With the same style of application, same look and an even better feel, organic tampons bring the same level of protection to your cycle. You don’t have to compromise on comfort, quality or protection when you make the switch. Just find your regular size that works for your cycle while eliminating the pesticides, dyes and fragrances.

Every time you choose an organic tampon over a conventional one, you’re putting less harmful toxins into your system. In making the switch, you can still get the protection you need without the chemicals you don’t. You wouldn’t use lotion with chlorine and bleach as the main ingredients, so don’t let them near your box either!