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What is a Natural Fiber?

Last week we talked about synthetic fibers. We dove into the how they basically take plastic pellets and make them into material that then goes into your wipes, your pads, and other things that you wouldn’t think have any plastic in them. Today, we’re going to talk about natural fibers and why your body likes them much better.rsz_natural_fiber

A natural fiber will always come from a plant, animal, or mineral source. Cotton is an example of a plant sourced natural fiber, wool is an example of a natural fiber that comes from an animal, and asbestos is a mineral. Humans have been using natural fibers since civilization began to form, but in modern clothing, feminine hygiene, and beauty products, you’d be hard pressed to find any natural fiber. It’s worth it to take the time to find products containing 100% cotton though.

Want to know why?

  1. Cotton is Less Toxic

You already pay attention to the ingredients

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!

THIS is the cotton you need to be using…

That’s right. 12,000 tampons! Did you also know that the FDA doesn’t require companies to list the ingredients they put in tampons? Turns out there’s some not so nice things lurking around in there.

For example, some tampon brands contain manufactured chemical pulps and it’s as gross as it sounds. This includes things like rayon, viscose, and lyocell. Not only is this not friendly to your body, it’s also not environmentally friendly. Rayon and viscose are byproduct of trees, which take much longer to regenerate than the cotton plant.

Cotton contains less chemicals, produces less waste, is much more renewable, and the preferred choice of many consumers, but how do you know which tampons contain cotton?

Simply look for the Purified Cotton symbol.

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When you see our symbol, you know that you’re getting 100% pure cotton that has been undergone the world’s most highly intensive proprietary