The Review: TOTM Organic Tampons




Having gone to an all girls school for 7 years of my schooling life, the thought of sharing information about all things period is actually quite a comfortable one for me! Whilst it's not been featured on my blog before, I decided it was time for that to change, so when I saw an opportunity to collaborate with TOTM - it stands for Time of the Month - I couldn't turn it down. I was lucky enough to be sent their  Super Non-Applicator Tampons* which are 100% organic, just like all of their other products - I hadn't really thought about where my pads and tampons came from and thought that their message was an important one to share...
As well as the tampons, I also got sent an information leaflet and a pouch; the latter I think is perfect to chuck your 'supplies' into so you can find them quickly rather than rooting around your bag for 5 minutes trying to find that one tampon you know you'd put in there which then leads to it falling on the floor in front of everyone on a busy train (yes, this has happened to me - how did you guess?!). 

Sustainability is something I always try to remind myself about and so when I saw that these aren't just 100% non-GM cotton, but are also 100% biodegradable and the farmers are paid fairly, I knew that this brand was a good'un. What's even more interesting is that they argue that the use of pesticides for mainstream tampons isn't just bad for the environment but for our bodies, too - I don't know about you, but I'm not sure I want pesticide traces, as well as bleach and other chemicals, inside of me, thanks!

Onto the actual product themselves, I'm pretty impressed - I mean they look like a tampon! I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting but I did expect something that wasn't identical to the likes of Tampax etc. It was comfortable and effective - I suffer from fairly heavy flows (hence the choice of super absorbency) and sometimes I find that tampons leak after a couple of hours, but these lasted a lot longer before I could feel I had to change it.The only downside? I found them pretty tricky to put in - although I find that with any non-applicator tampon anyway as I'm more an applicator girl for sure! 

Yes, they're slightly more expensive than other brands and having to order them online requires a little more organisation and forward-thinking than just popping down to the local shop for some supplies, but TOTM have definitely made me rethink when it comes to my time of the month. Not only are they good for the environment, they argue that they're so much better for your body and why wouldn't you want to be "kinder for your vagina"?. I am certainly willing to try out a couple more of their products so I'll keep you posted. For now, make sure to check out their website to find out more...

What do you think about eco-friendly, organic pads/tampons? I hope you have a good weekend...
Becky xx

*As always, thank you TOTM for the PR Sample. All opinions are 100% my own*

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