“Absolute hygiene in our routines every day keeps doctors away.”– Said every woman
I remember rushing through the metro on a bustling Monday morning when suddenly I felt my stomach almost convoluting. It was definitely a period call that caught me completely off guard; not even a single tampon or sanitary pad in my bag was there. Thank God for the universal sisterhood that a sweet lady quickly came to my rescue and offered me a pad upon witnessing my apparent discomfort. Into the day, I realized how comfortable that pad felt with no rash-like sensations, unlike the kind I used. I looked it up online to see how it was different from my regular pad. As it turns out, it was a 100% organic sanitary napkin made up of cotton. Of course, I needed to know more!
We all remember the times when just minor slip-ups in our vaginal hygiene routine have led to major infections, sometimes even causing severe medical conditions. Intimate hygiene becomes almost a prerequisite when our menses are going on, or you have to suffer the rash, itch, UTIs, and often vaginal aggravation that causes painful yeast infections. Hence, since our early teenage years, we have been told to keep our intimate areas clean, ensuring that we put on dry undergarments and change our sanitary napkins every 4-6 hours. Using good quality pads, especially the ones made of cotton is hence imperative. From this, we know for sure how vital the role sanitary products play in our menstrual well-being & comfort.
If we dig a little deeper into menstrual care products in the market today, we have at our disposal a wide variety of products for both internal and external care. The options are not just there in terms of various usages like tampons, panty liners, and menstrual cups but also in terms of size and hygiene grade that caters to our personal comfort. Coming back to how organic pads differ from conventional ones, helpful as they are to girls and women, the insights into the story aren’t as promising.
Did you know most of the conventional pads are made using hefty amounts of chemicals with added pesticides for long shelf life and added fragrance to make your period “more pleasant”? Sanitary pads are made using chlorine-bleached Kraft or often sulfate pulp and provide straightforward ways for harmful chemicals to enter your bloodstream via consistent contact with the absorbent vaginal tissues. These risks for your health raise the risk for cancer manifolds through a series of infections, allergies, and hormonal imbalances. Apart from that, these chemically produced sanitary pads are often said to be cancer for the environment. In addition, they take hundreds of years to decompose, which does not ultimately pollute the soil and water they come in contact with over the years in landfills.
Would you believe me if I told you that organic sanitary pads are everything our conventional sanitary pads aren’t? They are made using plant-based fibres or by-products like bamboo pulp, water hyacinth, banana fibre, and most importantly, COTTON for absorption over harmful chemicals! They are 100 % biodegradable, feel comfortable on the skin, are breathable. Periods are arduous due to the bleeding, hormonal imbalance, constant exasperation over pain, and foul smell; why make it more difficult?
Here are 6 ways that will you why organic pads should be your go-to:
1. GOOD TO EARTH, GOOD TO YOU
Organic pads are made up of plant fibers and hence, are biodegradable. Moreover, they decompose within 2 years as opposed to chemically constituted conventional places that take up to even 800 years. As a result, you can bring down the current menstrual products ending up in landfills from 2.65 billion tonnes every year to a much lesser number. Thus, they protect essential bacteria along with water and soil health in the environment.
2. FOR RASH-FREE, HASSLE-FREE PERIODS
Opposed to plastic sanitary pads, the cotton ones are very soft on your skin to prevent any discomfort and rashes due to rough surfaces. Their super soft against your skin with a formula that doesn’t lock in moisture and heat let your intimate area skin breathe freely.
3. HEALTHY HEALTHY HEALTHY
When you choose a 100% organic cotton pad over a conventional one, you’re choosing 400%more absorption with no contact pf chemicals that cause rashes and medical irritation in your intimate areas. In addition, going chemical-free, fragrance-free for bang-on hygiene will pay off not only right now but also in the long run.
4. IMMACULATE HYGIENE
Organic cotton pads are made from plant fibres like bamboo, water hyacinth, etc., which don’t harm your skin and hold blood in a honeycomb-packed structure very tightly. Also, they don’t damage your skin to cause any irritation and are entirely user-friendly too.
5. BANG YOUR BUCK
The organic cotton pads use naturally obtained substances and costs little over the conventional sanitary pads. However, the Japanese honeycomb structure to seal any leakages and better holding capacity prevent changing the pads every couple of hours. So, if you draw the benefits of organic pads over the cost-efficient conventional chemical pads, you’ll see who the real winner is for yourself.
6. DOCTORS RECOMMEND IT
There’s no choice better than organic pads when it comes to healthy alternatives, be it in terms of comfort, from a health point of view, or for an environment-friendly option—gynecologists the world over recommend organic pads bearing in mind the short- and long-term impact on health.
Hi-life brings to you the best of 100% organic cotton pads range which:
- Has a unique design
- Is super absorbent
- Is biodegradable
- Absolutely chemical-free.
We know that the skin in your intimate area is more sensitive, and that is why our sole focus is on innovation. Our research labs in Japan have created a unique honeycomb structure that makes our pads super absorbent. Each pad is made with two air-laid sheets — prevent back-flow, stains, and side leakage. These are the best sanitary pads for heavy flow. In addition, the soft organic cotton that the pads are made of prevents rashes. The planet is a significant concern for us. Therefore, our biodegradable sanitary pads come in a biodegradable disposal bag marked with a Red Dot for easy and safe disposal.
In India, periods are still concealed in black polythenes or newspapers. This taboo makes it all the more difficult to talk and discuss the implications of using chemical synthetic sanitary pads. The effort for such discussions, no matter how small, will someday reap excellent health and environmental benefits for society. After all, it’s the right of young girls and women to make informed decisions about their bodies and health. Try for yourself, and you’ll know which way to go.