(See the original post here, published on Tuesday, 22 September 2015)
The amount of us that claim we want to live a more natural life, with natural products is quite copious. We reach for natural skin care, clothes with natural fibres, and even natural hair pieces. But how many of us actually think about natural sanitary protection? I am willing to guess many of you haven't even touched on the subject.
In truth, I have gone a step further with a more natural/eco-friendly route. Using the moon cup, or even reusable sanitary products to be precise. That being said, the moon cup was only suitable when I am on a more heavier cycle, which isn't often, and the reusable products ended up being more of a hassle than they were worth. Thankfully Veeda has a more natural approach to your every day sanitary needs.
Veeda is a 100% natural cotton brand that boast no synthetics, no chemicals and no dyes. With the removal of these atrocious additions to tampons that the leading-brands all tend to have, the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (with the use of Veeda instead) depletes it down to zero. Furthermore, the more natural product reduces irritation, allergic reactions, the plastic applicator is BPA-free, and the towels are biodegradable.
The Ultra Thin Towels, £1.98, are great for those who want full absorbency, whilst not feeling like they are wearing a diaper (you know what I mean) because they are indeed "Ultra Thin". Unlike most brands, they don't tend to bunch, making them quite comfortable to use, and often forgettable. Also, thankfully, they do not irritate the skin, as I have found most other brands can be.
The Applicator Free Tampons, in regular, £1.85, I have to be honest, wasn't easy to use. Do not get me wrong, I have used applicator free tampons before, but I just felt as if this one was too big for a "regular". For me, it felt more like a "super". I just couldn't get on with it.
Aside from the applicator free tampons being slightly troublesome due to the complexity of the size, I love that fact that Veeda is not only perfectly safe on our bodies as it is, as stated previously, 100% natural, but biodegradable, meaning it is safe for the environment.
Do you use natural protection? Have you ever thought about this issue before?