When becoming Eco-friendly/organic it's easy to overlook things to switch. There are so many toxic products and trying to keep up with everything sometimes gives me a headache! When Aunt Flow came to visit me last month, it hit me that the products I was using probably weren't so safe. I started doing some research and wasn't too happy. A lot of feminine products contain dioxins, chlorine and synthetic fibers. The chlorine bleaching process isn't that safe and dioxin is a by-product of the process. Dioxin can stay within the fluff fibers of feminine products that come into contact with the most sensitive part of your body, and can lead to prolonged exposure to the toxic carcinogen- which is cancer causing. I wasn't able to find info about tampon plastic applicators, so who knows if they are BPA free.
I started looking at my alternatives and I'm still not too sure about reusable pads or cups- I'm kind of grossed out by them. Then I found a great safe company called Maxim. They sell 100% organic cotton tampons with applicators in Regular and Super sizes, without applicators in both sizes and Super Plus, organic and natural pantiliners, natural sanitary pads and maternity pads, and organic cotton balls. All of Maxim's feminine products have no carcinogens, they are synthetic and wood fluff pulp free, hypoallergenic and come with Eco-friendly biodegradable applicators. I was sent 2 types of tampons, pantiliners and cotton balls to review. They worked just as well as all of the other feminine hygiene products I've used in the past, but I liked them better knowing what I was using wasn't toxic. For a heavier flow, I recommend using a pantiliner with a tampon. I have been really happy with the products and plan to continue to use them! If you are still unsure, you can always get a free trial by registering here.
The Discount: You can get 10% off Maxim products until 11/30 by entering MKOKOPELLI at the checkout at Maxim's sister company www.organicpeak.com
The Giveaway: Maxim would like to give 1 lucky reader a box of tampons, sanitary pads, box of pantiliners and a pack of cotton puffs.Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST November 2, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US
How to Enter: Go to Maxim and tell me which product you'd like to try the most. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
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5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 extra entry total)
6. Tell me something else you learned about Maxim on their site
7. Join Maxim's group on Facebook or follow on Twitter
8. Tell me an ingredient you found on one of your products that shocked you- for details read this post
9. Grab the Eco-Personal Care Button and post on your blog or FB page!
*New disclaimer- I was sent Maxim feminine products for free to test. This is no way changed my opinion on their products. These are only my results, opinions and thoughts.