Many of us are conscious of the ingredients in the foods we eat and the cosmetics we use, often choosing natural or organic options. Yet somehow there remains an extremely low awareness amongst women of the ingredients that are used in our sanitary protection products and the implications these may have on our health.
Conventional tampons and pads contain extra chemicals and synthetics such as dioxins, bleached rayon, and polyester which can inflame delicate areas. Studies have found that the toxic herbicide glyphosate has been found in over 80% of feminine hygiene products. Yup, that’s weed-killer that’s been classified as “probably carcinogenic” by The World Health Organization in the tampons we use. Not something we really like the sound of!
Dr Nunns, the consultant Gynaecologist at Nottingham City Hospital prescribes that his patients should change to using all-cotton products, as the skin of the vulva is the most sensitive on a woman’s body and is very easily irritated by perfume, polypropylene and bleach, common ingredients found in tampons. He says “All too often, women are sent away with a prescription for Canesten or whatever, as thrush is the easiest thing for a GP to diagnose. They don’t have the time or inclination to think beyond that. Most patients report that they aren’t even examined.”
But how many of us are aware of a natural alternative that won’t cause irritation, is easily accessible and doesn’t involve some sort of confusing cup we’ve heard about but never dared try?
Cue Veeda – the range of natural tampons and sanitary pads available in store and online at Boots which are just as effective, and so much friendlier to our bodies and the environment than the conventional tampons we’re used to buying.
Veeda tampons and sanitary pads contain no synthetics, no chemicals, and no dyes to help avoid irritation, reduce waste and lower the risk of toxic reactions. With Veeda, nothing but 100% pure natural cotton comes in contact with your most delicate skin – no nasties here!
Veeda represents a new way of thinking about your body, your menstrual cycle and your health. It’s about making choices that are smart and self-loving. Good for you and good for the planet. Every woman should be able to choose the purest, safest, most effective products for her body and minimise the risk of toxic shock syndrome and other side effects from chemical and synthetic products.
But don’t go thinking that because they’re natural, they’re expensive! Veeda believe natural alternatives should be accessible to all, and don’t charge a premium for their products; with a box of applicator-free tampons at £1.85, it seems crazy not to make the switch.
Veeda. No synthetics, no chemicals, no dyes – period.