Friday, May 23, 2014

Detox the Box!

It's Friday, which means we're talking greener and safer alternatives. Check out this info and fun video from Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE) about why, until they make the necessary changes, you should find a safer alternative to your feminine products -- we're talking ditching the tampons and pads.

Toxic chemicals don’t belong in feminine products. Period. They especially don’t belong in the top-selling brands Tampax and Always, where they have the potential to harm the health of the millions of women using those pads and tampons.

Women’s Voices for the Earth needed a fun way to get this message across to as many women as possible. After all, our health is at stake. 

Remember Justin Timberlake’s Dick in a Box music video from SNL? WVE spoofed it. Seriously.

Watch Detox the Box, WVE’s latest and greatest spoof video with a hard-hitting message telling Tampax and Always to drop the toxics and list all ingredients.

Please share this music video with the women in your life. Together, we can convince the top-selling pad and tampon brands that toxic chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, and hormone disruption don’t belong in products that come anywhere near our ladyparts.

In the meantime, as we wait for changes in the industry, there are products you can use to keep you safe during that time of the month. 

First, there is the menstrual cup. There are several alternatives out there (available online and at retailers such as Whole Foods). You can check out this review of the Diva Cup here on the blog. 

Next, consider using mama cloths -- comfy cloth menstrual pads for light to heavy days, postpartum, and even overnights. Click here for a review I did for one mama cloth company, but there are dozens more out there. Just check out Etsy for a wide array of choices. 

Instead of disposal feminine care products loaded with toxins, use reusable products. It's as simple (and cost effective) as that!

That's it for today's IOTUS. Stop by next Friday for our next installment.

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