This month we introduce BON Organic Tampons to our store. Organic Tampons are making their way into the market and are here to stay! You may wonder what are the benefits from choosing organic over regular tampons. There are a couple of fundamental differences between organic and regular tampons and this is in how they are made.
What is the issue with regular tampons?
Regular tampons use cotton that are grown with the use of pesticides. Following that the cotton is bleached and whitened with chlorine. They may also contain fragrances or dyes.
The problem with this is that when using regular tampons, residual chemicals from the growing and manufacturing process- pesticides and chlorine etc, are absorbed through the lining of your most intimate parts where they can enter the bloodstream. Bleach contains dioxin which is a known endocrine disruptor and has been linked with cancer and endometriosis. Although their are arguments as to the level of harm that the chemicals found in regular tampons can cause, we believe it’s better to go with the option that doesn’t involve putting chemicals on the sensitive areas of your body!
What are the benefits of Organic Tampons?
Organic cotton used in organic tampons is produced organically, meaning no pesticides are used in the cotton production. They also are not bleached or whitened with chlorine and have no fragrance or synthetic dyes! You are reducing the risk of the potential havoc that these chemicals can cause when absorbed into your body.
Why choose BON?
BON is a fantastic organic tampon option and has grown with huge popularity.
BON products are produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides or fungicides keeping the environment clean and organic. BON production methods help prevent the contamination of the air, water and soil around the world. BON organic growing methods prevent topsoil erosion, improve soil fertility, protects groundwater, conserves energy and deforestation. BON materials help improve the health of wildlife and ecosystems. The BON production process protects the health of applicable farm workers.
Using BON eliminates the risk of coming in contact with potentially harmful chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, and chlorine to name the main culprits) and any fragrances. This not only significantly reduces the risk of toxic shock syndrome, but has reduced skin irritations and cramps in women who have used BON tampons.
BON sanitary products are not deodorised – again, avoiding any potentially harmful chemicals. Several Doctors and Gynaecologists have persuasive arguments around going 100% organic and have recommended BON to avoid allergic reactions and causable syndromes from the toxic chemicals, sprays and fragrances found in traditional women’s hygiene products.
Materials used to make BON packaging are biodegradable, right down to the plant based plastic wrap around the tampons.