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Cleaner, Greener Periods Now Possible For Women Around The World

First Posted: Apr 06, 2016 04:00 AM EDT
A safer and eco-friendly future for sanitary products for women.
A British company name Time of the Month (TOTM) started making its pads and tampons from pesticide-free, non-GMO cotton - a safer and more eco-friendly alternative to the current products on the market.
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Many people won't think too much of it, after all, as early as middle school, girls and boys have been taught about why women bleed every month. While it is a natural occurrence, menstruation is not exactly as simple as tampons and sanitary pad commercials make them out to be. A woman's period could range from being a nuance to an agonizing monthly torture on the most sensitive parts of women's bodies.

Fortunately, there's a company in the UK that wants to help women by making their periods safer and hassle-free. Time of the Month, or TOTM sells organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners that can help keep women's lady parts clean and fresh.

So what is so important about the TOTM products? According to TreeHugger.com, feminine products today are made from synthetic materials that are not only wasteful, but are full of chemicals as well. Most of them are made out of plastic that can cause problems like yeast infections, vaginal irritations and oftentimes, allergies. Some of them are even scented with spritzes of perfume to make them smell nice, but could prove dangerous for women who use them. These materials could cause itching, rashes and infection on women's vaginal walls.

Because TOTM's products use non-GMO cotton and are organic and biodegradable, their pads and tampons do not disintegrate nor leech into your body. People still think that organic disposable products are wasteful, no matter how they are made, but non-toxic products make for a healthier lifestyle as well. And a bonus? They offer personalized delivery services, so buying period products are hassle-free, too.

The Huffington Post noted that on average, a woman might spend about $18,171 over her lifetime trying to avoid the unpleasantness of their periods - from pads and tampons, to cravings caused by periods, to underwear, medication and supplements to improve over-all health. It's a lot of money to spend on, so if there is a need to spend that much, why not make sure it's safe?

As TOTM stated on its website, it is important to take care of one's body, especially the more sensitive parts. If you refuse to rub chemicals on your face, you should avoid it more when it comes to your female parts.

 What do you think of the TOTM products, would you invest in them? Sound off on the comments below.

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