Cotton

What’s Really in my Tampon?

The weekly grocery trip. Or maybe daily for some of us. At one point or another, most women have to mark ‘tampons’ off that list. So how do you decide which box to buy?

Is budget important to you? Absorption? What about ingredients? What’s in my tampon, really?

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While some marketing campaigns might have you think that tampons are made out of pure clouds, the reality is far more concerning. If you’re buying any old box of tampons, chances are you may be putting some harmful ingredients into the most sensitive part of your body, like:

  • Rayon
    Used because of it’s highly absorbent nature, this semi-synthetic (read: man-made) material is one of the reasons TSS (toxic shock syndrome) is a concern. Although TSS cases peaked in the ‘80s and the most absorbent

Is Your Top Sheet Telling the Truth?

In many feminine pad commercials, the main emphasis is always on the absorbent core, but there are other parts of the pad that deserve your attention. While a leak-free day is important, the outermost layer of the pad, also known as a top sheet, is touching one of the most sensitive parts of your body. Have you ever thought about what it’s made out of?

The truth is that many products you find on the shelf contain a top sheet constructed out of synthetic fibers. But just what is a synthetic fiber? In short, it’s a man-made textile developed using chemicals. What starts as plastic pellets is eventually broken down into thin strands and woven together to form the top sheet of your pad. While natural fibers like cotton inherently conduct moisture, synthetic fibers are oil-based and tend to trap moisture against the body. Goodbye, freshness!

An Aging Population Deserves Quality Cotton

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In a report released by Persistent Market Research today, consumer demand for disposable medical supplies is expected to rise significantly by 2020. But just what are disposable medical supplies? Every time you go to the doctor or the dentist, certain products are used to conduct whatever tests you might need that day. A q-tip for a saliva sample, a dressing for a wound, and blood glucose test strips are all examples of disposable medical supplies. Other items include adult incontinence diapers and even the cotton balls used to wipe down your arm before you’re given a shot.

One of the reasons for the particularly high growth in this field is the aging Baby Boomer population. As more Americans enter their golden age, visits to the doctor increase, which places a higher demand on the products that are used the most. Did you know that Barnhardt’s Purified Cotton ™ is also placed in many health care products? Due to it’s

Why Buy American Cotton?

The idea of “buying local” is no longer a trend. Consumers of all demographics realize the importance of supporting local businesses and the advantages it can have, especially when it comes to your diet. Slowly but surely, this idea is creeping into other forms of businesses, but let’s face it; Everything you need isn’t made in your hometown. At that point, it’s advantageous to look for American-made products and products made with Purified Cotton™ fit the label to a tee. Here are two BIG reasons you should consider buying cotton grown in the good ol’ US of A.

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American Grown Cotton is Sustainable

Every product in your home (and even its various pieces) must go through what is called a “supply chain.” According to Investopedia, “a supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a

10 Thoughts Every Woman Has on Her Period

Whether you’ve got your flow down to a science or it manages to sneak up on you each month, there are many thoughts that rattle through your brain from beginning to end. Of course every woman’s period and side effects are different. Some of us veg out, others exercise the cramps away, but you can guarantee that at least one of these thoughts has gone through your head while period-ing.

Why am I crying?”

Even though you know that commercial with the dog and cat in it isn’t that sad and you know that the dog didn’t really die in real life, you’re a balling mess on the couch for two minutes while your BF looks at you wide-eyed, rubbing your back for comfort.

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At least I’m not pregnant!!”

No need to elaborate here.

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Who says chocolate isn’t a breakfast

5 Last Minute Costumes You Can Make Using Cotton

Just like any other holiday, Halloween has a way of creeping up on you (no pun intended), but at least with every other holiday, you don’t have to assemble a clever and cute costume for every child in your house! If you’re like us and waited until the last minute, we’ve got several holiday costumes you can make using, you guessed it, the cotton balls right out of your medicine cabinet!

1. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Baby

Grab a sweatsuit or onesie and start pinning or hot gluing like crazy. While that wolf hat below looks like someone spent some time on it, you don’t have to get as fancy. Cut some faux teeth, eyes, and ears out of felt and attach them to a brown beanie. Voila! Your child is the cutest little carnivore ever.
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2. Grandma Baby
It’s a race to see who is going to pinch whose cheek first! Dress your babe up

Cotton is Queen: How One Material is Solving Consumer Concern

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For more than 20 years, Tom Wilson was responsible for marketing brands like Huggies, Kotex, Depend, Poise, and Pull-Ups. Over time, he learned what consumers were really looking for and what kind of benefits they expected from these types of products.

He says, “For example, whenever a change was made to Huggies diapers, there might be thousands of moms contacting the company about rash and skin health concerns.”

For many, skin sensitivity is a huge concern and when a company is transparent and authentic about their products, they gain trust. Just check out some these stats from a 2015 study conducted by CenterBrain, Inc.

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A Cauldron of Chemicals

Go into any big box, supermarket or drugstore today and you’ll find personal care products “are made with chemicals, dyes, inks, strong fragrances, plastics, and more,” all of which help “solve” the issue of absorbency for customers. But at what cost? Modern consumers have begun

Want to Know What’s Really in Your Tampons?

When it comes to knowing what’s in your feminine care products, beauty products, and even your baby’s diapers, it can be hard to distinguish what’s good and what’s bad in the long lists of scientific, hard to pronounce ingredients. Here’s a helpful infographic to help you learn more about what’s really in your everyday products.

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