The humble tampon:
Liberating women for over 80 years
November marks the 82nd anniversary of the tampon as we know it. The ‘modern’ style tampon was officially patented by Doctor Earle Haas on 19th November 1931. Since then, the invention of the tampon has allowed women to become more liberated and able to partake in almost any activity, and the stigma attached to menstruation has all but diminished. Women are free to swim, horse-ride, wear white jeans and go about their daily business and no-one is any the wiser that it’s their time of the month.
Throughout history, women all over the globe have used tampons in one form or another. It is thought that the ancient Egyptians invented the first disposable tampons made from softened papyrus, whilst in Hawaii traditional tampons were made from a furry native fern called hapu’u. In Elizabethan and Victorian times, women notoriously had to use rags to absorb flow. It was also believed by some that the period was relative to a woman’s mental health.
Tampons have developed even further in recent years, including the introduction of organic cotton tampons, which are free from synthetic ingredients, kind to skin and to the environment.
Organyc is one of the more recent additions to the tampon market and both the applicator and non-applicator tampons are made using 100 per cent organic cotton. Grown and manufactured without the use of pesticides or chlorine bleaching, these hypo-allergenic and biodegradable tampons offer a natural, organic and vegan-friendly alternative to other popular brands. They give superior comfort whilst offering all the protection of conventional synthetic brands, whilst minimising their impact on the environment. Even the applicators are made from softly-rounded cardboard and the sewn-in cord is also made from 100 per cent organic cotton.
Ingrid Hume from Organyc says: “Many women would agree that the humble tampon enables them to worry less about discomfort and leaks during their period, meaning they can go about their day as normal. Choosing an organic cotton tampon can be beneficial particularly for those with sensitive skin and people who want to limit their carbon footprint. Organyc’s range of organic tampons is available with or without applicators so there is a choice available for every woman.”
Certified by The Soil Association, Organyc tampons are available in regular, super and super plus and with or without an applicator.
Organic Cotton Tampons with Applicator – Regular 16 per pack £3.09
Organic Cotton Tampons with Applicator – Super 14 per pack £3.29
Organic Cotton Tampons with Applicator – Super Plus 14 per pack £3.59
Organic Cotton Tampons – Regular 16 per pack £2.59
Organic Cotton Tampons – Super 16 per pack £2.79
Organic Cotton Tampons – Super Plus 16 per pack £3.19
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Stockists and prices
Available from www.organyc.co.uk and at all good independent health stores and pharmacies nationwide.
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