Easy Ways to Go Green During ‘That Time of the Month’

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

You’re making every effort to live a chemical-free and eco-conscious life – you buy organic strawberries, you switched to eco-safe laundry detergent, and you’re diligently eliminating plastics from your home. You won’t use hand soap with Triclosan because you know how bad it is for you, but you’re still using bleached cotton and synthetic fiber pads and tampons. Now it’s time take care of yourself and your body on a personal level.

Eco-Friendly Personal Care

There are A LOT of chemicals in those pads and/or tampons you’re using every month. When you take into account the chlorine, dioxin, fragrances (you’ll never be able to convince me of the need for scented tampons, sorry), synthetic materials and various other chemicals used in the production of these personal care products, you’re talking about a serious toxic load being introduced into your body every month.

I’m not saying start using your old towels as pads or sew yourself a batch of “mama cloth” (I mean, you can if you want, but there is an in-between here). Luckily, health-conscious ladies like us can find safe, non-toxic, natural and organic cotton feminine hygiene products. Maxim Hygiene panty liners, pads and tampons are all made without the harmful chemicals and materials used in conventional brands of feminine hygiene products.

The Classic Contour panty liners made with organic cotton or all natural cotton Ultra Thin panty liners offering safe and comfortable protection that you can wear any time of the month. They don’t bunch up like many of the other natural pads out there, so they’re great even when you’re working out. And their Natural Cotton Ultra Thin Winged Pads come in Daytime and Overnight absorbency as well a Classic Contour design which means you can have reliable leak protection without the dangerous chemicals. The breathability factor of these pads alone is enough to keep me from ever considering another brand again, but the comfort is something you have to experience to really believe.

For the tampon devotee, and I know so many of you are out there, Maxim Hygiene tampons are chlorine free, dioxin Free, free of synthetics and perfumes, hypoallergenic and made with 100% organic cotton, and each individual tampon is wrapped in biodegradable cellulose paper. You can get them with a rounded-tip cardboard applicator in both regular and super absorbency or without an applicator, which is my preference, in regular, super and super-plus. Maxim Hygiene tampons are flushable and biodegradable, but most important to me is their fiber-lock technology which keep the cotton from shredding and getting left behind (if you know what I’m saying).

So break away from those plastic filled, chemical laden products and switch to something you know is safe and reliable. Maxim Hygiene is waiting for you.