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Organic Tampons: “I Noticed A Difference…”

Will you notice a difference when switching to organic cotton tampons? We put this ‘frequently asked question’ to one of our customers to get a real-life answer.

Natasha Williams is a loyal TOTM Customer and supporter. Here she explains why she chose to switch from mainstream to organic, and the differences she noticed:

“So, I made the move to switch to using organic cotton tampons and sanitary towels about 6 months ago. I found a few brands on the high street that dabbled with the words organic and cotton but would soon realise they were not 100% the real deal. From a random google search, I found TOTM… and this is where my story begins.

Why did I want to switch to organic tampons?

My main reason for wanting to switch over to organic cotton was that I was taking the steps to lead a more non-toxic lifestyle (I’m not there yet, but there has been progress). My hair is my crown (my whole Instagram is dedicated to my hair). I only use natural products when it comes to my hair and sometimes I make my own to ensure I know exactly what I’m putting onto my hair. I was not doing the same for everything else though like my skincare products, household cleaning products and of course feminine hygiene and intimate products. So, I switched it ALL UP.

I had read about all the nasties in the popular well-known tampon brands and I was genuinely shocked. I could not understand why so many nasties were in these products. Why is this information not more public? I had to do my own research to find out more about these ingredients and I just decided that my lady area deserved better.

Noticing a difference…

I didn’t expect to notice any difference when I started using the TOTM range, I was just happy knowing that I was using products that were not going to be harmful. I was taking another step in the right direction to living a cleaner lifestyle.

To my surprise I have noticed two major differences when having my period:

  • Irritation

I would feel irritation when using conventional tampons, but I just accepted it was that ‘time of the month’ and I did not really pay any real attention to it.  I would just assume that I was using the wrong absorbency (although that never solved the problem). Since switching over to organic tampons I have experienced no irritation whatsoever – which is amazing!

  • My period is shorter

Before I switched, my periods used to last 5 maybe 6 days (and that was a good month). Sometimes my period would last 7 days. Since switching to organic, my period lasts for approx. 3-4 days! I know this sounds crazy and untrue but I’m being serious. At first, I just thought it was a fluke but then it happened the following month and then the following. You get the picture.  I mean if that is not a reason to switch over to organic tampons then I don’t know what is.

Organic is the way forward

When I first switched to organic tampons I didn’t expect to see that much of a difference, but after noticing these differences it’s a real eye opener. I would never go back to conventional high-street brands.

I have a 9-year-old daughter who has kind of started her period (I know she is only 9 and I want to cry). I will never let her use the chemical ridden products that are on the market. With a clued-up mum on her side, she will only ever use 100% organic cotton products.

TOTM is my organic brand of choice

I love TOTM. I don’t just love the products, I also love what the brand stands for. TOTM are all about breaking the taboo and discussing vaginas openly. I find it empowering and I’m all about female empowerment! Like Beyoncé says “Who run the world? GIRLS”

My friends were sick of me nagging them trying to get them to switch.  After going off and doing their own research, they now appreciate it and love TOTM!

I’ll leave you with this final thought – Why would you not be kinder to your vagina…it only deserves the best.

Thanks to Natasha for writing this blog for us! If you have any questions, drop us a comment below. Natasha has a fab YouTube channel where she talks about a range of topics from hair care to non-toxic living. Check it out here. Find out what another customer had to say about our products, by reading this informative article.

Natasha Williams TOTM Customer

Disclaimer: This blog includes real feedback from our customer(s). Please note that this is anecdotal evidence based on the customer’s experience using the products. This is not sponsored. The opinions and feedback belong to the customer and are independent of TOTM as a company.

4 comments on “Organic Tampons: “I Noticed A Difference…””

  • Steph says:

    I am 100% converted.
    This is my 2nd month using TOTM and up until now I just accepted that periods sucked – they were painful and uncomfortable and took up a whole week every month.
    My first period using TOTM products was shorter (normally 7days, it was only 5!) and I experienced little to almost no cramping. I really did think it was a fluke.
    Until…this months flow paid a visit…and once again, little to NO CRAMPS and it only lasted 4 days!!
    Organic really is the way forward. I was so sceptical at first but thought there was no harm in trying. I’m so glad I did!

  • Robyn says:

    I recently switched to organic tampons for the sake of exposing myself to less toxins, but I also did not expect any difference in my period; I just wanted to be healthier. I was actually shocked to notice that after the 3rd month, I no longer have debilitating cramps and my period is SHORTER. I thought maybe it was do to other factors, but now I’m convinced it’s from switching to organic tampons. Of course I still have mild cramping, but my cramps used to be so bad, that I’d often need to stay home from work or skip out on fun plans I had made for the day. There definitely has to be some correlation with mainstream name-brands which use toxins, and how toxins interfere with our natural hormones and cause extra problems related to our periods (and who knows what else!). I just seriously can’t believe how much my period no longer rules my life every month. My period was typically heavy for the first 2 days, then slowly tapered off to about 6 days total. NOW, it seems to get everything out in 1 day and I just spot for 2 more. I also don’t seem to have as much gushing or chunks of tissue like I used to get. Sorry, I know that’s TMI, but I know I’m not the only one who has dealt with super heavy or chunky periods. It’s definitely worth trying organic for about 6 months for yourself, to see if you notice any improvements in your period!!!!

    • Fee Bassett says:

      Hi Robyn,
      Thanks so much for much for sharing your experience of using organic period care.
      We often hear this from customers switching to organic! 🙂
      Really appreciate your honesty and hopefully, more and more people will give organic a go.

  • Shelia says:

    Thank you for the terrific article

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