So, let's get personal and discuss personal care products. Specifically feminine care products such as tampons and pads. What do you think is in those products? Have you ever looked at the ingredients list? I'm willing to bet the answer is no. Why? Because it's not on the box. These items are classified as medical devices, so they aren't required by law. Naturally Savvy has started a petition to get Proctor & Gamble to begin labeling their sanitary pads and tampons.
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Don't worry, you don't need to go sit on a rock for week because you ditched your conventional menstrual products. You can make the switch a menstrual cup, like the Diva Cup, as I chose to do. If that isn't something you're ready for, then Naturally Savvy offers some organic cotton alternatives that are a much safer option. Be sure to watch the shocking video comparing an Always Infinity pad vs. a Natracare pad.
|And it's in feminine products too!|
I'm not trying to get you all riled up for nothing. This Tuesday Mamavation and Naturally Savvy are hosting the #AlwaysTell Twitter Party. I am going to be a panelist to help educate and spread the word about not only what is actually in our feminine products, but to have the right to KNOW this information. It needs to be printed on the box for the consumer to see when it's on the shelves. I think I'll have a lot to bring to this party because I am a woman, I have a vagina, I used to use Always and Tampax feminine products, I have made the switch to non-toxic and reusable alternatives, oh, and I get my period, and lastly, but maybe most importantly, I am okay talking about all of this stuff. If we don't talk about it, then isn't just as bad as the companies that don't share the information on their packages. It's all about informing the consumer.
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