Considering half the world's population have a vagina, and therefore periods, it's amazing that feminine hygiene is still such a taboo subject. It seems we'd rather talk about anything other than our lady parts, shunning conversations or topics that really need discussing. Never one to shy away from awkward issues, I feel it's vitally important to eradicate the embarrassment associated with our female organs and the care they require. Tampons, towels and pads are an essential part of life; once a month we reach for those reliable products to get us through a few days of discomfort and irritability without giving them much of a second thought. But did you know the majority of major brands currently available contain a mixture of bleached cotton and synthetic products that can be detrimental to your health, potentially causing irritation or bacterial infections? Veeda are about to change all that, offering 100% natural cotton products that perform equally as well without compromising on their ingredients.
Veeda tampons and are the leading hypoallergenic 100% natural cotton tampons available in the UK. Conventional products can contain dioxins from the bleaching process, pesticide and herbicide residues, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances and dyes. Veeda products feature no chemicals, no synthetics and no dyes - which in turn helps to reduce the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome, irritation and allergic reactions. Although we learn about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) at school, it's not something we give little thought to past those first 'how to use a tampon' lessons; it's still very much a problem today (especially in developing worlds) as manufacturers are using more and more chemicals to ensure their products look, feel and smell great.
Not only do those scented towels have the potential to irritate our bits, but the fibres used within tampons can break off inside and trigger bacterial infections too. The chemicals used to create the products can be absorbed into the blood stream, meaning there's so much more to your monthly shopping choices than you may once have thought. It's estimated that 1 in every 700 women will contract TSS, with 5% of cases being fatal; although the odds are small, it's just not worth risking your health if you can help it. Using natural feminine care products is not something I've ever thought about until now, but Veeda have really opened my eyes to issues that are incredibly important. Having had my fair share of lady traumas (including advanced pre-cancerous cells that had to be removed,) I'm more wary than ever about my feminine hygiene and using products I know will only be good for my wellbeing.
The 100% natural cotton products Veeda produce are UK approved to meet all absorbancy standards, are lab-tested to be chemical free and have been designed to ensure comfort and efficiency. There's simply no compromise. On a comparative basis with my usual brand, there really is little to tell them apart; they feel slightly less smooth to the touch because of the lack of plastic, but when they're in place doing their business you wouldn't know the difference. Available in various absorbancies (with and without applicators,) as well as a range of pads and liners to meet your ever need, the Veeda range is vast. You may expect an 'organic' alternative to Tampax to be three times the price, but Veeda is actually completely comparable at £2.72 for a pack of 16 applicator tampons. There's really no excuse not to make wiser choices that are better for your feminine health and wellbeing in the long-term.
I'm making the switch to Veeda. Are you?
The Veeda range is available to buy online here
, with prices starting from £1.73. They're also available from selected Boots stores nationwide. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Veeda, but I genuinely think this is a really important issue to discuss and will be replacing my usual brand with these from hereon in.