Organic Versus Traditional Tampons: What's the Difference?

A tampon is just a tampon, right? Think again! Keep in mind, a tampon is a personal hygiene product that you are inserting in your body and leaving there for a period of time. What it is made of should matter just as much as the food you are putting in your body. What is the difference between organic tampons and traditional tampons? Let's take a look at the important differences between the two.

Tampon Applicators

Let's begin with the applicators. Most traditional tampons use plastic applicators because of their smooth texture and supposed increased comfort for the user. Organic tampons strive to look after not only consumers but the environment by making applicators out of biodegradable cardboard. Don't worry, your many tampon applicators will not be sitting in landfills, polluting the Earth.

Tampon Material

There are a few big differences between traditional tampons and organic tampons when we look at the actual tampon. While most tampons are made out of cotton, some traditional tampons are made out of synthetic fibers. The cotton used to make traditional tampons come from pesticide-treated fields, which means pesticide residues can be left behind. The cotton is also bleached using chloride dioxide which has been linked with certain cancers. Scented tampons can also contain certain chemicals meant to control unwanted odors. These unwanted chemicals can cause irritation and discomfort in many women.

Organic tampons are made from cotton that is not treated with pesticides and does not contain any type of chemicals for bleaching or odor control. 

The Bottom Line

You wouldn't eat food with chemicals on it, so why would you expose your vagina to chemicals? Take control of what you put in your body. Invest in both your health and the health of the environment when you switch to organic tampons as a part of your clean living lifestyle! 

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