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What do we mean by ‘chemical free’?

September 7, 2021 . catherine

If you’re already familiar with Yoni (and if not: welcome!), you know we are passionate about chemical free period care. But what does ‘chemical free’ actually mean? And why do we believe it is so important that our products are made from organic cotton?

Free from chemicals

By ‘chemical free’ we mean free from unnecessary chemicals such as plastic, perfume and artificial absorbents. If you buy regular menstrual pads, panty liners or tampons, they often have a plastic top layer or contain other plastic parts. Menstrual pads and liners also usually contain (synthetic) perfume and/or ‘artificial absorbents’, i.e. a plastic-like material that is made to absorb moisture. If you ask us, these ingredients don’t belong anywhere near vaginas.

What’s in your period product?

Our packaging lists all the ingredients that are in your Yoni tampons, menstrual pads or panty liners. Makes perfect sense. But did you know that – unlike other care products – it is not mandatory to list the ingredients on menstrual products? Which is strange, because your vagina is one of the most absorbent parts of your body. We believe that, whatever brand of menstrual products you choose, you at least have a right to know what’s in them.

Good for the earth, good for you

Not so fun fact: cotton is one of the most-sprayed crops in the world. This means that the farmers grow the cotton using crop protection products that contain harmful pesticides, which in turn are bad for their health and harmful for the soil. Our products are made from 100% organic cotton grown without the use of these harmful pesticides. That means better working conditions for the cotton farmers and healthier soil. In addition, all our tampons, pads and panty liners are biodegradable. In other words, if you throw our products in the garbage or the compost heap, they can be broken down naturally instead of ending up in landfill. Plus, 100% organic cotton is super absorbent, while being very soft for your skin and vagina. Because your vagina deserves the best, baby.

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