The Organic Difference:
Why Use Organic Cotton Period Products?
Not all tampons and pads are created equal and when it comes to the health of your downstairs region, why take chances with the products that you are using during that dreaded “time of the month,” your period? Many traditional period products are made from a blend of fibres including cotton and rayon with a thin layer of fabric that is made from rayon, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene. These synthetic and non-organic materials have no place in or around your nether region. If you want to keep your lady garden healthy, natural period products and organic cotton pads and tampons are the way to go.
The Difference Between Organic and Non-Organic Cotton
We hear a lot about organic products. The health food and supplement industry is rife with products touted as “organic” and to the consumer, the organic label has become synonymous with healthy and natural. When it comes to cotton and organic cotton products, the same can be said. The difference is in how organic cotton is grown and farmed compared with how non-organic cotton is grown and farmed.
Throughout history, cotton farmers relied heavily on chemical pesticides to yield a large cotton crop. Chemical pesticides became a popular strategy for keeping insects away from crops because they were extremely affordable and very effective. Today, pesticides have become so prevalent in the cotton industry that it is estimated about one-third of a pound of pesticides goes into the creation of a single cotton t-shirt. The problem with the massive amount of pesticides that are often used in the farming of cotton is the danger that chemical pesticides pose to our health. Numerous studies have concluded that there is a link between pesticides and cancer, neurological disorders, birth defects, infertility and many other health conditions.
In contrast, organically grown cotton is grown without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. Organic cotton is grown using less harmful pest control techniques such as releasing insects that will consumer other insects that would ordinarily harm the cotton crops; using natural materials such as netting to cover cotton crops; crop rotation which involves switching crops each season to prevent a build-up of cotton consuming insects; mixed cultivation so that there is a mixture of pests that will feed on some crops while leaving cotton crops alone; as well as creating habitats for insects that feed on cotton crops. Organic cotton is also grown using only natural fertilizers.
Why Choose Organic Cotton
Now that you know the difference between organically grown cotton and non-organic cotton, you’re probably wondering what this has to do with your lady jane. The benefits of using 100% natural and organic pads and tampons are manyfold.
Organically grown cotton doesn’t pose the same health risk as period products that are made with non-organic cotton and synthetic fibres. Without the exposure to harmful pesticides, the risk of developing cancer, carrying a child with a birth defect or becoming infertile is lessened. Using organic cotton period products is also less harmful to the environment in that the cotton farming process is less harmful and the organic pads and tampons are biodegradable. Lastly, 100% organically grown cotton feels notably softer and so much more comfortable.
100% Organic and Natural Pad and Tampons
At Fleur Organics, all of our products are 100% organic and made from the highest quality cotton which we have specially sourced from cotton growers around the world. 100% natural and organic means that there is no chlorine, no pesticides and no chemicals which can harm your overall health and cause discomfort and irritation.
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