Any idea what your tampons, pads and panty liners are made of? We believe you have the right to know what you are putting between your legs. Unlike most brands, we’ve chosen to list our ingredients on our packaging. But what are the options? Laura noticed she wasn’t the only one feeling slightly confused and overwhelmed by the choice at her supermarket so she’s tried to sum up the main options.
Most tampons, pads and panty liners can be divided into three categories: synthetic, cotton and organic cotton products.
Most tampons, pads and panty liners are made of synthetic materials. Slogans like ‘Cotton-feel’ and ‘silk like touch’ can be confusing because this does not necessarily mean that these products contain any cotton or silk. Most synthetic products include rayon, perfume and many also include plastic. Plastic is not only used as a backing of your pads and panty liners but often also as an overlay on top of your tampons, pads and panty liners.
Women can be sensitive to synthetic materials. So if you feel an itch during your period, you might want to try switching to a different type of product.
How green is cotton?
In addition, there are also products made of 100% cotton, a natural material. Cotton brands praise cotton for being soft, hypo-allergenic as well as breathable. But did you know cotton is the most heavily pesticide sprayed crop?
Negatively impacting not only the environment but also the farmers and animals. It also means that whatever gets sprayed onto those cotton plants can end up in the cotton itself, which can then be used to make the tampons, pads and liners that end up in your pants.
Last but not least
The last material is organic cotton. Organic cotton like regular cotton is soft, hypo-allergenic and breathable. But it is also more environmentally friendly due to the way it’s grown.
That is why we at Yoni have chosen for organic cotton. Better for you, the planet and for others.
Our organic cotton is certified by the SOIL Association according to the Global Organic Textile Standards. This means that the raw cotton fibers meet organic farming standards. It also means that the cotton is processed in an eco-friendly way through a sustainable supply chain that ensures safe working conditions and fair pay.
The fact that Yoni uses organic cotton is also the reason that it is a bit more expensive than other brands. But hey, we choose organic cotton because it’s as good for the birds and bees as it is for the body.
One conscious choice can revolutionize an industry
There are a lot of options out there. And it’s not always easy to know the differences. We believe every woman should know what she uses between her legs. Unlike other brands, we therefore list our ingredients on the box. No plastic, no perfume no secrets. Check it out!