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#SwitchStories: “The itching I had experienced during my period for years and years was gone”

 

We often get asked, does switching to organic cotton make a difference? Here, we caught up with two TOTM customers to discuss their experience when making the switch to organic period care. Keep reading to hear their #SwitchStories.

 
According to our consultant gynaecologist, Ms Anne Henderson, “Organic cotton products have a natural softness which is not present in synthetic fabric.” The vulva and vagina are sensitive parts of the body. So, when it comes to choosing products to use down there, softness is definitely important.
 
But it doesn’t stop there! Chemical additives such as fragrance or perfumes can disrupt the delicate pH balance in your vagina. Leading to uncomfortable symptoms such as itching.

 

Can organic period care reduce irritation?

 
Now, it’s important to understand that menstrual blood itself can also disrupt the vaginal pH balance, which is why regular changes and hygiene measures are really important when you’re on your period. But many of our customers tell us that when switching to organic they see a BIG difference. This includes increased comfort and less irritation.
 
We put this to two TOTM customers who share their experience of switching:

 

Ivana

 
“I’ve seen so much positive feedback about it everywhere and because I always had similar problems to women who shared their stories I thought I’ll give it a go.”

 

Had you used organic cotton period care products before using TOTM?

 
“I have heard about it from a friend who is allergic to conventional products. But never used it myself.”

 

What TOTM products did you use/have you trialled?

 
“Non-applicator tampons, Day pads and Liners.”

 

Have you noticed any improvements since switching to organic cotton?

 
“Yes, even now when I need to use conventional products other than organic cotton from TOTM, I come out with an itching reaction straight away.
 
I work as a carer and sometimes have very little time to look after myself during the shifts. These products provide a lot of comfort and peace of mind when it comes to the time of the month.”

 

Hannah

 
“After years of using the ‘big brands,’ I started to think that the pain and discomfort were unavoidable and even worse that it was normal. I came across TOTM when searching for greener alternatives to everyday products and I had started to develop major concerns about putting bleached products (and all the chemicals that come with them) inside my body. After the rave reviews online decided to try them out, the fact that TOTM also donate to some amazing charities sealed the deal for me and I was not disappointed”

 

Had you used organic cotton period care products before using TOTM?

 
“No, I haven’t.”

 

What TOTM products did you use/have you trialled?

 
“Applicator tampons.”

 

Have you noticed any improvements since switching to organic cotton?

 
“Yes, lots! Almost instantly I felt less discomfort and less pain inside. The itching I had experienced during my period for years and years was gone! I also noticed that whilst my period pains were still bad they were actually less painful after I switched. I will definitely be trying more of the range this month!
 
The packaging is great, I love that there is no plastic involved and that I can stick everything straight in the paper recycling bin. The performance of the applicator tampons is equal to any other brand I have used in over 12 years. I love the branding and again the fact that you donate to charity is really important to me. Also, delivery was super speedy!”

 
Ready to try organic for yourself and make the switch? Browse the full range here. For more switch stories catch up with our blogger panel who put our products to the test and shared their honest feedback.
 

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