There are many methods of comfort for a woman’s Moon Cycle. Unfortunately, with more choices comes more confusion. Research a bit on the chemical, toxic, infesting ingredients that are contained in common brand manufactured tampons and you’ll immediately understand it’s important to make an educated decision on what method suits your individual needs and understand the importance of going all-natural.
The most popular brand of tampons being O.B. for fit and comfort, are made by an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson, and J&J also tests on animals. These following ingredients make for over-absorbency, fragrance and whiteness.
Rayon , Cotton Fiber , Polyester/Polyethylene Cover , Polypropylene , Cotton , Polyester String
- The use of tampons is associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome, a rare but deadly condition. The exact causes are uncertain, but it is believed that because rayon is so absorbent it dries out the insides… The dioxins from the bleach used in most tampons may also be a factor, as the …presents a very quick route in to the bloodstream.
Most companies don’t give second thought to where they buy their cotton. It’s often filled with harmful pesticides, fertilizers, and/or herbicides. With exposure to more chemicals that promote physical maturity, woman are beginning to start their cycles earlier and earlier- as early as eight or nine. That’s a very long time to be putting such harmful chemicals and ingredients in your body, not to mention the waste it produces or the landfills that get filled up. Landfills of Blood.
SEA SPONGES or Sea Pearls are beautiful: rumored to have been used by Cleopatra herself and simple, reusable and ecologically sound. As sponges they were once alive in the ocean and ruled by the moon – and a lady’s menstrual patterns are of course, lunar. Sea sponges don’t fill up landfills, have grown naturally, and inexpensive. It’s the intelligent method.
DeerWomen likes Jade&Pearl, a friendly, all-women company that has been selling products since 1974. If you order their Sea Pearls online, they will come with plenty of information and a nice, biodegradable package. Their website is informative, useful and sells many products that are nature-based and inspired at reasonable prices. Pro Tip: It is also quite useful to sew a small red or black satin ribbon to the edge of a sea sponge.
For the worrisome, it may be useful to keep a few organic tampons around. Organic tampons are all-cotton, with no chemicals or bleaches and can be found in the local bio-shop. This is most relieving and improves quality of life.
Previously published on May 5th, 2009 by DeerWoman