In Short: Tampon Tribe has been the solution to my period that’s environmentally friendly and where I don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals coming into contact with my body.
As I’ve aged I’ve become more aware and conscious of my surroundings and my impact on the world. I compost, I take transit, bike into work, eat more home grown foods, attend farmers markets, go organic when I can afford to, etc. you get the picture. I’m trying to be more environmentally conscious and think more of what I put into my body. As a result, I feel better about my impact on the world and I feel, inside and out, amazing too.
I’ll never go extreme (but who knows, it only takes one gradual change to get there), but there’s definitely things I can do that’ll make a huge difference and result in myself feeling better. The one thing that I’ve been looking for are alternatives for TOM. You know, Time Of the Month, the second t is silent…, because it’s not that there aren’t products available, but I’d like to use, well… a tampon or pad that isn’t chemically bleached, I mean hello we all know where it sits, I don’t want those chemicals inside me.
So I did some research to see what alternatives there are and I came across Tampon Tribe. I had a slight giggle at first, but when I started reading their website, I started connecting. Their products are certified organic, toxin free, hypoallergenic, chemical free, and 100% organic cotton. No plastics, perfumes, bleaches, or dyes are used and they’re completely compostable. Everything I’ve been looking for. You can get 16 tampons/month, customize what size you want and all it’ll cost is $8, with free shipping. Or do a mashup of pads and tampons and a price will be generated for you depending on the quantity.
What else makes it easier? My tampons and pads get sent straight to my house, I don’t have to worry about never having a tampon on hand, and I don’t have to leave the house, meaning I get to avoid the whole situation of going to the store, grabbing 2 or 3 boxes (restocking here… plus you can only get one size per box) and find out, yet again, the young male clerk will ring me through.
And for every month I buy, they give a day pack of feminine hygiene products to homeless women on their local streets. That’s amazing, and something I never would have thought of.
I wanted to share Tampon Tribe because we should be more conscious of what comes into contact with our bodies. Do you have an alternative solution to over the counter products?
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