Why Cotton-Based Sanitary Pads Are Better Than Traditional Pads

Why Cotton-Based Sanitary Pads Are Better Than Traditional Pads

How much do you know about the composition of disposable sanitary pads? It's unlikely that you ever gave it much consideration. There are not many discussions about menstruation among women, but it is a topic of great importance for every woman. The fact that you have to use pads every month means you have to press them against your body as much as possible, especially in the area of your vaginal area. As a result, the skin around your vaginal region is very permeable. It is well known that items that are constantly in contact with your skin are absorbed into your bloodstream and then distributed throughout your whole body. There are certain things in disposable sanitary pads that you don't want near your vagina. Disposable sanitary pads cause undesirable side effects, and they are bad for your health. Over time, they can even lead to serious illnesses like cancer! So we recommend switching to cotton-based sanitary pads to keep our health and lives healthy and safe.

Chemicals that is present in traditional pads

The number of brands and manufacturers making organic sanitary pads in India is rising. While natural pads are much better in every aspect than traditional sanitary pads, traditional or synthetic pads have some harmful chemicals and substances.

  1. Dioxin

Natural whiteness is not present in sanitary pads. As a result, the fibers in pads are bleached with chlorine, giving them a clean, sterile appearance. Bleaching creates dioxin, which is a highly toxic pollutant. Some people may think that the amount of dioxin in sanitary pads is quite low and doesn't pose a risk. However, dioxin stays in the fat cells of the body for decades. As a result of dioxin exposure, some forms of cancer can develop, including pelvic inflammatory disease, hormone dysfunction, and endometriosis. If you use Pixie sanitary pads, you will get the best organic sanitary pads without dioxins and made naturally. 

2. Rayon

It is not only cotton but also rayon (a synthetic fiber derived from wood pulp) that is used in the manufacture of sanitary pads. Rayon is a cheaper textile material than cotton, which better absorbs moisture from the surface of the pad, but it also contains dioxin due to its bleaching process.

3. Pesticides

Cotton grown through conventional methods receives heavy applications of pesticides and herbicides, which remain on the cotton for an extended period after its harvest. Many effects can occur from exposure to radiation, such as infertility, hormonal disruption, thyroid malfunction, diabetes, endometriosis, and depression. Our best organic cotton pads consist of 100% cotton and plant-based products.

4. Plastics

Many sanitary pads advertise themselves as 'leak-proof', with an impermeable plastic layer at the bottom that prevents liquid or air from passing through. Moisture and heat accumulate in the plastic, which creates an environment conducive to the growth of yeast and bacteria. Sensitive individuals can also experience burning, chafing, and soreness.

5. Fragrances

A fragranced sanitary pad that contains an odor neutralizer and artificial fragrances is likely to contain a mixture of unknown chemicals that can enter the bloodstream and cause side effects. On the surface of the skin, they can also irritate the skin, leading to allergies and reactions but pixie's best natural sanitary pads prevent these reactions.

In India, pads are usually first recommended to us during sex education classes or by our moms. It's not too late to switch to something else! The reusable cloth pads and organic natural pads don't need to be bleached or scented, so they don't contain harmful chemicals. Cotton is more environmentally friendly than synthetics. You can start small, like using cloth pantyliners instead of disposable liners every day. We find that Pixie is one of the best organic pads in India and it is more comfortable and more absorbent than traditional pads.


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