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Our Guide To Natural & Organic Intimacy: From Lubricants to Period Products
Some of the most natural things humans can do, should include the most natural products out there. Whether that is sex, masturbation, or menstruation, you should be using nontoxic and biodegradable tampons, lubes, oils and more for your safety and for the Earth’s.
Lubricants are often formulated with a pH exceeding 4.5, which can cause a multitude of different vaginal infections.
Source: Women’s Voices
Why you should switch to a natural lube.
Lubricants are often formulated with a pH exceeding 4.5, which can cause a multitude of different vaginal infections [source: Women’s Voices]. Another concern with lubes is the osmolality levels, which refer to the product’s ability to draw out moisture from tissues and cells. Exposure to high osmolality can be detrimental and even result in vaginal tissue that shrivels up from lack of moisture. If you are using lube with parabens, chlorhexidine gluconate, undisclosed fragrances, and glycerin, I beg you to stop using it! Studies have shown that all of these chemicals can cause long term damage to the vagina.
Safe Alternatives - Hanx
This natural, water-based lubricant is vegan, paraben-free, and doesn’t trap bacteria making it friendlier to a woman’s natural balance. It is totally residue-free, meaning no stickiness or mess on your sheets. Plus, it is totally safe to use with condoms too – just make sure it’s the Hanx biodegradable condoms!
Vegan Biodegradable Condoms
Their 100% vegan condoms are smooth, clean scented and they come in discreet, recyclable packaging. Unlike conventional condoms, which contain synthetics, Hanx are made purely from natural latex that will biodegrade in just three months. Making them one of the most sustainable forms of contraception available. Use as needed for safe sex and compost after use.
Safe Alternatives - Living Libations
Radiant Love Lube
A wonderful lubricant that can be used for sexual activities or as a daily moisturizer for the vagina. It is formulated with the sensual ingredients of jojoba, vanilla, cinnamon, stone root, and schizandra. Cinnamon bark adds a bit of a warming sensation to this lubricant, helping with arousal!
Petal Soother Yoni Serum
This yoni oil was formulated especially to be soothing and cooling on intimate tissues, especially following birth or if one is experiencing severe dryness and itchiness. It can be used as a lubricant or simply for massage or calming any discomfort. The essential oils in this blend gently cleanse the area as they work their magic. A wonderful oil to use before birth too!
Finally, an eco sex toy.
Womanizer Eco is made from a bio-based material, biolene, which is largely made from renewable raw materials – skipping the usual plastic! Another great choice is the Gaia Eco Biodegradable Vibrator, which has been crafted from starch-based bioplastic. When you’re done with either, they can be recycled!
Tampons are famously filled with chemicals and fragrance, which should be nowhere near the delicate vagina, that is self-cleaning and needs to retain its natural pH to stay healthy.
The problem with conventional period products.
Conventional period products come in lots of unnecessary plastic and packaging, which don’t biodegrade. Over 20 Billion period products sit in landfills every year, says Harvard Business School. Not only are they bad for the planet, but they tend to be bad for us. Tampons are famously filled with chemicals and fragrance, which should be nowhere near the delicate vagina, that is self-cleaning and needs to retain its natural pH to stay healthy.
Safe Alternatives - Grace & Green
Grace & Green create exceptional organic cotton, biodegradable hygiene products that are kind to your body and our planet. They also consider their production’s impact on the environment, working with a manufacturer who harnesses renewable energy and have developed their own highly recyclable packaging. They make both tampons and pads with different absorbency, for different parts of your cycle.
Safe Alternatives - Daye
Another wonderful English period care brand is Daye. The brand’s tampons are made with organic cotton and some are even infused with CBD to help cramping and pain. They are incredibly transparent about their supply chain and their pricing, so you know exactly what you are getting.*
Try Daye’s revolutionary sustainable tampons with an exclusive £5 off your first order using the code RevexDaye at the checkout!
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