This one is for all of you ladies! Today, we are talking about our periods. Yep! I’m talking about our monthly visitor that can be a real hassle to deal with. It’s a topic that nobody really wants to talk about but we really should. If you were like me, you usually run to the drug store and grab a box of conventional tampons or pads to use for when that time comes. You don’t think about what’s in the product or how it could affect your body and the planet. Well, guess what? You should!
Conventional feminine products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, are a source of a variety of potentially toxic ingredients. You wouldn’t know this because these manufacturers are not required to disclose the ingredients used in their products! A number of the plasticizing chemicals found in tampons and pads have been linked to a variety of health problems including endocrine disruption and disease processes associated with heart disease and cancer. They also contain perfumes and additives that can irritate your body and cause a variety of frustrating symptoms. That’s why I have made the switch to Natracare…and you should too!
Natracare products are fabulous because they are made with only natural materials.They don’t contain any chlorine, additives, perfumes, or plastics! Why is this important? Many women suffer from skin allergies, soreness, or irritation during any given month. These symptoms can be much worse during their period. That’s why a lot of gynecologists recommend that women who experience these symptoms change their period products to Natracare. I personally did this and I couldn’t be happier! Like me, many women have found relief after making the switch because their bodies aren’t being irritated by harsh chemicals or synthetic ingredients. Natracare products only use certified organic cotton which means your body won’t absorb any harmful pesticides, herbicides, or dioxins. How cool is that? Getting your period is a pain already so your feminine products shouldn’t make it any worse!
Not only are Natracare products beneficial for women, they are helpful for the environment. Dioxin pollution is a big problem that affects our air, water, soil, and plants. It is caused through various industrial processes that include the bleaching of materials used to create paper products like tissues, pads, and tampons. That’s why Natracare never uses chlorine in any of their products! Their products are also biodegradable and compostable, which saves them from ending up in a landfill! Did you know that over 45 billion sanitary pads are disposed of ever year? Place these thrown-out products from end to end and they would stretch all the way to the sun! That’s a lot of unnecessary waste that we should all avoid.
Natracare offers a variety of tampons and pads to choose from, most of which are available at your local health food store. They also sell some amazing Make-Up Removal Wipes that are free from harmful chemicals. I started using these wipes at night and was amazed by how soft and clean they made my skin feel. They are formulated for women with sensitive skin and they won’t dry out your face like other conventional wipes.
Learn more by visiting the Natracare website at www.natracare.com. I also recommend that you check them out on Facebook and like their page. Trust me. Give these products a try the next time your period comes around. You (and the Earth) will be happy that you did!