Pads and tampons are a big part of many of our lives. We use them quite regularly. They go on/in/around one of the most delicate, sensitive parts of our bodies. Shouldn’t we be keeping that area as healthy and chemical free as possible?
Many of the conventional brands that are easy to pick up at you local drugstore use cheap cotton that has been grown with pesticides/herbicides. When cotton is sprayed with those chemicals, the spray goes directly onto the fluff that is used to make our personal care items, bedding, towels, and clothing. That cotton is then bleached, dyed, and treated with even more harmful chemicals. When we put that toxic material on our most sensitive skin we are allowing all of those dangerous chemicals to be absorbed by our bodies. Knowing my own personal issues (MTHFR, etc.) with detoxing toxins like pesticides, synthetic dyes, and chemicals I can no longer allow myself to use products containing those hidden ingredients.
A while back I shared a video on this topic to my Facebook page. The reporter explains this whole issue with the chemicals in feminine care products really well. You can find it here. Don’t forget to like me on Facebook while you are there!
The ingredients that are used in pads and tampons are not regulated and it is not required for the companies to disclose what they have used. Luckily there are more and more companies who are beginning to care about this issue. These Eco and health conscious brands are considerate enough to list the ingredients on their products packaging and website.
The Honest Co. Pads are made out of organic cotton, and plant-based “plastic” materials. They are made without plastics, fragrances, dyes, bleach, etc.
Under my phone, in the yellow wrapper is Honest’s Liner. This comes folded in thirds and sealed in the yellow packaging. -Side note… The Honest Company has such cute packaging!- This regular liner is great for lighter days, backup for a tampon (which The Honest Company also sells) or every day wear if you like. I have tried a few other organic panty liners mostly by Natracare, and I found that The Honest Co. holds up the best. The adhesive on the bottom is stronger and the surface doesn’t fall apart and get crumbly.
The same can be said for the thong liners. They don’t come folded and sealed like the other three pads. They have a peel off paper backing and are the thinnest of the four. As you can see, it is shaped like a normal panty liner but has dotted lines so it can be folded to fit around a thong. I am not a thong wearer so I haven’t tried that myself but unfolded they work fine in regular underwear. These are so thin and flexible, and they are great for everyday wear, tampon backup or the very tail end of a period.
The Regular and Super pads are both ultra-thin, yet super absorbent. I would compare them to Always Radiant pads or U by Kotex Clean Wear pads, just without all the synthetics and chemicals! I like to use the regular pads during the day and the super at night.
All four of these pads are wonderful! I have not been disappointed by an Honest Co. product yet. I would highly recommend these. They are comfortable, healthy, a bit more Eco-friendly and you don’t miss out on any of the quality and durability from your favorites like Always, Kotex, Stayfree or Playtex.
What are your favorite non-toxic feminine care products? Please tell me in the comments!
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