Thursday, October 30, 2008

Alternatives To "The Rag"




Good Morning Beautifuls!

Yesterday a close friend of mine sent me an email regarding the use of popular pads and tampons. I had read this information before so her email reminded me about my plan to purchase/use cotton pads and tampons. I have even considered the diva cup.

My decision stems from information that I've found regarding the bleaching methods used to process commercial pads and tampons. The chemicals used during the bleaching process are believed to contain carcinogenic dioxins that can be absorbed into the body. You can find this information on the web. These chlorinated pollutants are a cause of numerous health problems including cancer, reproductive problems, endometriosis & immune system suppression.

There are alternatives like the diva cup which is latex-free, plastic-free, and hypoallergenic. There are also companies like Pandora Pads and Natracare that offer 100% cotton pads and tampons.

My purpose in sharing this information with you is not to scare you but to inform you and motivate you to do research on these products and other popular products that you consistently use in your life. Like the biblical scripture says,"..my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge..", I observe that this holds true in our society.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Have you made a decision to which one you will try? I want to try the diva cup. I could save some money going that route but it does seem like it would be messy at times.
    God Bless

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  2. I also want to try the diva cup but, like you I keep thinking that it might be a bit messy. I doubt that that will keep me from trying it b/c it is definitely more economical in the long run. I may go ahead and make that purchase this weekend. If not, I'm definitely doing all-natural feminine products.

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  3. Hola!

    I use the diva cup. It isn't messy at all, really. I change mine in the shower and wash it between changings, and boil it at the end of every cycle. I have saved a ton on buying pads and the like. I don't have to worry about leakage (I use the occasional panty-liner as backup), and no odors, it has just made life during that time a lot easier.

    I hope I was able to help.

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  4. bohemian bookworm, thanks for the input and tips! I'm definitely buying it now!

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