When it comes to that time of the month, most of us don’t think twice about what we’re using for “feminine protection” – we’re usually too busy worrying about how to deal with cramps, headaches and if there’s enough chocolate in the house to last the duration.
But since all things organic seem to be on my radar these days, I recently came across T.O.M organic tampons and thought they were worth a second look.
T.O.Ms are the brainchild of Melbourne entrepreneur Aimee Marks, who, five years ago while studying at RMIT, was designing a new brand of tampons. Through her research, she discovered conventional tampons contain ingredients like rayon, viscose and polypropylene with a cotton string. In simple terms: tree pulp, synthetics and plastics, not to mention the fact that cotton is one of the most highly sprayed crops on the planet.
Marks went on to develop a new line of tampons that are better for the environment and for women’s health. T.O.M (time of the month… get it?) tampons are the world’s only Australian Certified Organic tampon brand and a healthy solution for women and the environment. They’re not only toxin-free, but biodegradable too, so unlike other feminine products, they won’t hang around in landfills for generations to come.
So when Aunt Flo comes to town, the relationship (and how you deal with it) doesn’t have to be so toxic after all…
Itty Bitty Greenie is pleased to be partnering with T.O.M this month and if you join our mailing list you can win a 2-month supply of T.O.Ms certified organic tampons.