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.
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 ultra-purification process. In this process, every single individual cotton fiber is washed, cleaned, washed again and stripped of everything that could contain remnants of the plant like fertilizer. It’s then rinsed with water you could literally drink, dried, and then sent to the lab to make sure that it meets our standards. This is pharmaceutical grade cotton!
If you’re putting 12,000 tampons into one of the most highly absorbent areas of your body, don’t you think that you deserve to know what’s in them?
Purified Cotton. 100% pure cotton.