What You Should Know
My pads and tampons are made of what?
Well, most are not made of cotton. Many well-known, nationally-advertised conventional brands of tampons, pads and panty liners are made of mostly synthetic materials, such as rayon. Feminine pads from many of the best known brands also contain something called SAPs, which stands for Super Absorbent Powders. While doing their job to absorb better, SAPs are made from polymers that are derived from crude oil. Think how close those SAPs will be to you.
Tampons and pads often contain wood pulp, better known as cellulose, it’s not what you'd expect but that’s what you’re probably using. Wouldn’t you prefer cotton?
Bleached? Did you say they’re bleached?
Yes. Many well-known brands are made with material that is bleached with chlorine. Chlorine bleaching leaves a by-product: dioxin, so women may be exposed to small but detectable levels of this known toxin whenever they use pads and tampons that are chlorine bleached.
Organ(y)c use 100% organic cotton
Unlike most feminine care brands, Organ(y)c is made with only 100% organic cotton. Organ(y)c products contain no synthetics, no SAPs and no wood pulp/cellulose and for good hygiene, we only use hydrogen peroxide, a naturally occurring disinfectant, to bleach the cotton.