Picture this. You’ve changed your diet to embrace clean eating including lots of organic food. You’ve started to buy some natural beauty products and couldn’t live without your yoga practice. In other words your health and wellbeing is pretty important to you. However, you might be exposing your body to pesticides and plastics every single month without even realising it. In the form of something you tote around in your bag and have in your bathroom cabinet. Yep, we’re talking about your tampons. The idea of using organic tampons, pads or liners might not have even occurred to you. But when you think about it, it makes perfect sense.
Which is why we’re big fans of the TOM Organic range of certified organic tampons, pads and liners. TOM Organic founder Aimee Marks is on a mission to educate Aussie women about the benefits of going organic at that time of the month.
“Women are using these products in the most sensitive region of their bodies, without being fully educated about what they are actually made from,” says Aimee. “Most tampons are made from a blend of synthetics and cotton. Cotton is one of the most heavily pesticide sprayed crops on the planet. As women we often read the ingredients on our skincare and our food, and yet we don’t stop to think about what we’re putting in one of the most sensitive, absorbent parts of our bodies! Knowing that most women use over 12,000 tampons in a lifetime presents 12,000 reasons why a certified organic, chemical-free option for Australian women is a must. TOM Organic tampons are made using the latest interwoven technology, from the finest organic cotton in the world. TOM is the only organic tampon on the supermarket shelf that is made from 100% organic cotton. Unlike other brands, we don’t use any synthetic materials like plastic, ensuring you are kept chemical free on the inside”.
Scary, right? It’s for this very reason that if you were to peek into the handbags (or bathroom cabinets) of the Sporteluxe team you’d find a stash of TOM Organic products including their tampons pads and liners. With one of our Sporteluxe team heavily pregnant at the moment, we’re also fans of TOM Organic’s new maternity and nursing pads. Because once you have your eyes opened the benefits of using organic feminine hygiene products it certainly makes you think twice about using conventional ones.