Becoming One With Nature
In a world that is filled with so many things and that seems to move at the speed of light it is often hard to escape and get back to basics. We love to escape for weekend getaways (that often turn into longer) and head to the mountains. The trip we are currently planning will have us in the mountains during snow season; well okay some people call it winter but where we are headed it has already snowed twice and its not even Halloween, so again the term snow season is used commonly. Many people just like to feel like they are becoming one with nature as the title says.
Another way that we like to get back to nature is by using products that are all natural. I like for my kids to have as many natural products as possible to avoid their little bodies being contaminated with anything harsh. We use a lot of all natural products when cleaning the house too. Another way that our house has gone all natural is by using all natural pads and tampons. While I may be the only girl in the house this is my contribution to being all natural. Many women do not realize what horrible things can be in their feminine hygiene products and once you find out you may be alarmed.
Recently Teen Vogue had an article that discussed everything you need to know about organic tampons and I really enjoyed some of the information that they gave, especially to younger readers to get them “in the know” about different varieties of tampons.
The difference between traditional (non-organic) and organic tampons.
Non-organic tampons that you’re used to seeing at your local drugstore contain a regular cotton (as in grown with pesticides) and synthetic rayon mix that’s probably been bleached and whitened with chlorine and also might contain chemical fragrances or dyes. Rayon helps with the absorbency and fragrance for, well, you know. If there’s an applicator, it’s often made with the smooth pearly plastic that some of us tend to find more comfy for insertion.
As with buying organic fruit and reducing your carbon footprint, buying pesticide-free cotton in organic tampons also has a ripple effect to the rest of the environment. “We’re preventing pollution of air, water, and soil and then exposure of humans, wildlife, and plants, too,” Cara says. “So the whole system is affected by input of this huge dose of chemicals.” She also points out that the petroleum in the plastic for applicators is also a “finite natural resource” and not renewable. “So the less we rely on petroleum the better we are globally,” she adds. And “the plastic tubes are indestructible and a risk to marine life,” says Natracare’s international sales and marketing director Susie Hewson.
Many people are still new to the idea of organic feminine hygiene products but I believe that the idea will take off just like other things have in the past years such as the idea of unplugging and heading out into the world, using safer cleaning products and consuming more local antibiotic free meats (or not eating meats at all in some cases.)
However you choose to enjoy nature or eliminate your carbon footprint just remember to have fun and enjoy life to the fullest!