There are so many different types tampons in the market for women to choose from. It can be confusing and overwhelming. Most of us got handed one brand of feminine hygiene products when we were teenagers and never gave the products we used each month a second thought—for years! Now that it is becoming more socially acceptable to talk about our periods, women are finally questioning the products that go into their bodies and are looking for smarter alternatives. Kali urges women everywhere to join the movement by purchasing products that allow for a cleaner feminine hygiene routine. Because women are taking a closer looking at tampons, they are starting to ask questions that should have been asked a long time ago.
Unscented vs. Scented Tampons
What is the difference between scented and unscented tampons? MORE CHEMICALS. There is a misconception that unscented tampons have no chemicals. Both unscented and scented non-organic tampons have chemicals. They have chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides, chemical dyes, dioxin, GMOs, and fragrances. Scented tampons can cause a lot of complications due to the fragrances. They can throw your good bacteria in your vagina out of wack. They can also cause swelling, rashes, irritation, and infections in your vagina.
Organic vs. Non-Organic Tampons
Organic tampons are made with 100% organic, chemical-free cotton. Organic cotton used in manufacturing organic tampons does not have any pesticides, insecticides, chemical dyes, dioxin, GMOs, or fragrances like non-organic tampons do. Non-organic tampons are filled with chemicals they are not required to disclose by the FDA. Kali is a chemical-free, 100% organic tampon and pad subscription service. Kali has been featured in Teen Vogue, Allure, Seventeen, and many more. They are known for their organic cotton, biodegradable tampons.
Other Information About Tampons
There are several other companies offering tampon subscription services in the USA. These companies offer a monthly tampon box to their customers and also provide a few other items with their subscriptions. A few companies we like are:
Period Tips and How to Use a Tampon.
First, wash your hands. Then unwrap the tampon packaging around the tampon and tug on the string to test it is strong and attached to the tampon. You can either sit or stand, whichever is more comfortable for you. Use one hand to open the labia and the other hand to insert the tampon. You will gently push the tampon in and once it is in the position you want, you will push the inner tube through the outer tube positioning the tampon inside you. If the tampon that you are using does not have an applicator, you will follow the same steps. The only difference will be that you will push the actual tampon inside you with your finger without an applicator. Mission complete. Once you are finished, wash your hands.