Meet Beauty With Us Feminine Products: What’s Really Going Into Your Body? written by eatmeetngreet 08/18/2017 Hi Meeters, This is a VERY serious issue for me and I’m not afraid to talk, post or film about a subject that is very personal. My family and I are so health conscious and two years ago when I started researching cotton, cotton pads, & linens, something rang a bell. I googled “ingredients in tampons.” Deep down inside, I knew that they would be filled with chemicals, but researching and having it sink in, are two totally different things. I then researched natural feminine products and the cleanest brand that I could find, which I’ve been using, is Natracare. Because tampons are considered a “medical device” companies have been able to get away with not listing ingredients. My response: If you have nothing to hide, then why not list them. They have been getting away with this for years and they have been called to the carpet with several petitions, lawsuits and a public outcry for transparency. Although there is still no ingredients list on the boxes, health activists have released what they are made with: odor neutralizers artificial fragrances artificial colors, polyester, adhesives polyethylene (PET) polypropylene propylene glycol (PEG), contaminants linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, dryness, and infertility. On an old box of “Kotex Click Tampons” the only list that they have listed are the Constituents, which state: “100% elemental chlorine-free bleached rayon, polyethylene/polyester cover, rayon/polyester string Would you want to physically put an item in your body without knowing what’s going inside your body? Not me. Here is the petition that I signed on Change.org, asking for full disclosure of ingredients. https://www.change.org/p/procter-gamble-to-fully-disclose-the-ingredients-of-their-tampons-sanitary-pads Here is the disclosure from Naturecare for both Tampons and Pads: Soft, certified organic cotton Totally chlorine free Plastic free Biodegradable materials means Natracare only leaves a soft footprint on the earth. In the Pads: Certified organic cotton Ecologically-certified cellulose pulp Corn starch (This is non-gmo) Non-toxic glue. Wrapper: Compostable cellulose, compostable starch film. In addition to the clean ingredients, here is what else they disclose for their products: There are many reasons why you should choose Natracare and here are just some of them! Natracare is plastic free, made from natural materials, animal friendly and vegetarian approved, gynaecologist recommended, sustainably sourced, multi-award winning, certified organic AND Totally Chlorine Free (TCF). Using high quality natural materials makes Natracare products extremely soft on your skin, and because they are biodegradable, gentle on the planet too. Natracare products are free from all ingredients commonly found in conventional feminine hygiene products; plastics, polyacrylate superabsorbents, petroleum derivatives, synthetic ingredients, latex and perfumes. Instead we use certified organic 100% cotton and sustainably-sourced natural, plant based materials. These natural ingredients are highly effective in locking away menstrual fluid and the absence of synthetic materials ensures your skin is able to breathe and stay dry. Natracare wipes are free from synthetics, petroleum derivatives, alcohol, parabens, formaldehyde and phenoxyethanol, many of which have been linked to skin irritation. I know with this, a lot of you may ask price comparision as well: Target: Tampons Tampax $3.99 for 18 count Target: Always Pads: $5.29-6.00 for 20 count The lowest price for Naturcare that I could find online is at Walmart: $4.12 for 14 count https://www.walmart.com/ip/Natracare-Natural-Organic-Maxi-Pads-Regular-14-Ct (We are able to find these at our local Follow Your Heart, Whole Foods, Erewhon and Sprouts here in Los Angeles.) I hope that this helps so many of you to understand what is going into your body and to the most private part of yourself. Please let us know if you have any questions. Here’s to our health! Kristen (EMnG) Feminine Products: What’s Really Going Into Your Body? was last modified: August 23rd, 2017 by eatmeetngreet Related Feminine ProductsTamponsPadsFeminine HealthProtectionWomenWomens Health 1 comment 1 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest eatmeetngreet previous post New Wellness Products next post A Day With Herbivore Botanicals You may also like The Truth About Candles…Toxins & All 02/21/2018 Natural Skincare Products You Should Be Using... 02/05/2018 Check out the Best Natural Deodorant from... 11/07/2017 DREAM COME TRUE-OUR NEW MAKEUP LINE 09/29/2017 A Day With Herbivore Botanicals 08/14/2017 Curly Hair Detangling & Conditioning Products 07/10/2017 Daily Skincare Routine-Natural & Non-Toxic Products 07/05/2017 My Girlfriends Are Beautiful… 06/22/2017 Red Carpet Makeup Products-Tarte Cosmetics Video 06/16/2017 Wedding Anniversary Outfit! 04/03/2017 1 comment Karly Mason 10/25/2017 at 12:53 am I never knew about any of this or thought about it. This is wild and crazy. Thank you for sharing and I will pass this information along. I know my mom follows you guys to get healthy but definetly sharing with friends. I thought this was a food blog and now I’m finding all of this information of tampons entering my female body. So gross. Thank you for sharing. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.