Most of us are now aware and conscious in what we eat, apply to our body and hair, avoiding all harmful and unwanted chemicals and aiming to be as natural as we can right?
I bet the one place your not checking for chemicals is the feminine aisle.
Just about everything that is in immediate contact to your skin is absorbed through and enters straight into the bloodstream, due to our skin being permeable, and is taken all around our body. Due to the chemicals being absorbed via the skin they are able to enter our organs and build up as we don’t have the enzymes to break it all down.
What’s in my Sanitary Towels and Tampons?
Dioxin is a by-product of Chlorine Bleaching, this is why sanitary towels and tampons look pearly white, and is well known to cause a disturbance to the endocrine system as it imitates oestrogen and altered hormone functions. There is also evidence that it suppresses the immune system and even a cause to breast cancer, cervical cancer, abnormal cell growth, endometriosis, reproductive and developmental problems. Once this chemical enters your body it stores in the fatty tissues where it will continue to accumulate.
Rayon is another synthetic fibre made from wood pulp which is chlorine bleached as this increases the sanitary towels absorbency, Surfactants are also added into tampons for the same purpose. Rayon and Surfactants don’t just absorb menstrual blood, they also absorb normal healthy vaginal secretion causing vaginal dryness. What’s also quite scary is that these tiny fibres can also embed themselves into the vaginal wall causing Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Synthetic fragrances such as Genetically Modified Cotton and Pesticide residues have also been found to lurk within the products we trust. Imagine that this is what is absorbed into our bloodstream and organs, YUCK!
Also,not to mention… artificial fragrances, odorous neutralisers, artificial colours, polyester and other plastics (PEGs, PET ) are linked to infertility, vaginal dryness, cancer, hormone defects and due to the obstruction on air this traps in heat and dampness which promotes the production of yeast and bacteria.
Be AWARE of TSS!!!
Toxic Shock Syndrome is a life-threatening condition which should be checked with a health professional is any of the following symptoms occur:
• Diarrhoea and vomiting
• Low blood pressure
• High fever
• Muscle aches
• Redness of your eyes, mouth and/or throat
What’s the Natural Alternative Way…?
Check your local store or online for:
• Moon Cups
• Organic Pads
• Chlorine Free Organic Cotton Tampons
• Glad Rags Organic Pads
• 100% Organic Cotton Tampons
-Frizzed Out Emiliia