It’s that time of month again, choose safer feminine product’s PERIOD.

Many women have no idea what goes into the products they use for their periods. Tampons and pads come in contact with some of the most absorptive areas of the body, but feminine care products are not required by the FDA to list their ingredients.
I use Veeda tampons because I feel safe knowing Veeda lists one and only ingredient on their tampon packaging: 100% Cotton

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I want to spread awareness about what we are putting in our bodies as women, and the reasons why switching to non-toxic & safer tampons is a must.

Conventional tampons and pads from well-known brands (Tampax, Kotex & Playtex) are made from blends of bleached cotton and/or synthetic products. They can contain dioxins from the bleaching process, pesticide and herbicide residues, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, and dyes.

Dioxins – are known carcinogens linked to endometriosis and disruptions of the hormonal and reproductive systems.

Pesticide and Herbicide Residues – linked to infertility, neurological dysfunction, and developmental defects, in addition to being another potential source of dioxins.

Fragrances & Other Chemical Additives -contain dozens of chemical ingredients. Many of these are allergens, sensitizers, and phthalates which have been linked to hormone disruption. Similarly, ingredients such as polyester, dyes, or rayon used in treated synthetic tampons can lead to burning, itching, and infection of the vaginal area, allergic reactions and/or general discomfort. 

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Veeda tampons and pads are made from hypoallergenic, 100% natural cotton, containing no chemicals, no synthetics, and no dyes. As a result, Veeda tampons reduce the risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS), irritation, and allergic reactions. Veeda product’s are priced competitively with conventional brands and are widely available. Veeda sources their 100% natural cotton directly from a global network of cotton traders and clean it with oxygen, not chlorine, for a more eco-friendly product.
Even though their packaging looks very similar to conventional feminine care brands,
Veeda packages use a biodegradable wrap that does not require special disposal, breaks down in 6-12 months, and has been approved for environmental safety.

What is TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)?

TSS is a rare, but serious illness. It is caused by toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that is commonly found on the skin and inside the nose and vagina. TSS can appear in women, men and children. The risk of contracting TSS is higher in adolescents and women under 30 years of age than in older women. Toxic shock syndrome can occur when women use tampons, especially “super-absorbent” ones. Although it is infrequent, it is important to know about.

Here’s the bottom line:
The FDA doesn’t require tampon brands to disclose comprehensive ingredients. The average woman will use 15,000 tampons and pads over the course of her life. No research has been conducted on the long-term effects of artificial fibers in tampons. In the absence of information, I’ll always choose simple and natural feminine care products.

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My March Madness

I’m currently being inspired, loving and using these things…

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Nighttime Skincare Routine.

Current Nighttime Skincare Routine. 🐰🌿🌺 💦

I’ve been using these products for over a week now and I don’t know if it is the combination or one product individually but I am seeing an improvement with my skins overall complexion.

➡I start with @sukinskincare Micellar Cleansing Water – I use this product as my makeup remover – I soak a cotton pad in the water and wipe my face. It really removes all makeup even the toughest – mascara. This cleansing water is formulated with Aloe Vera to thoroughly remove makeup and impurities, also includes a blend of Chamomile and refreshing Cucumber – these ingredients really calm down any skin irritations I have. The result is makeup-free, calm soothed skin.

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Josh Rosebrook Mask Time!!!

Being a weirdo rocking my@joshrosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator.🌿💦🍋🌱
Not only does this mask do wonders for my skin but look at these ingredients: Organic Honey, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Lecithin, Organic Herbal Extracts of: Neem Leaf, Yucca Root, Sage, Stevia Leaf, Eyebright, Coneflower (Echinacea), Fennel Powder, Horsetail, Bilberry, Chickweed, Comfrey, Slippery Elm, Peppermint, Bladderwrack, Lavender Flowers, Calendula Flowers, White Willow Bark, Skullcap, Ginkgo Leaf, Green Tea, Alfalfa, Hawthorn Berry, Gotu Kola, Marshmallow Root, St. John’s Wort, Yerba Mate, Solomon’s Seal Root, Rosemary Leaf, Papaya Enzyme, Walnut Shells, Certified Organic Plant Sourced Xanthan Gum, Organic Essential Oils of Lemon, Cypress, Fennel.

PLUS NO animal testing, parabens, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic ingredients, preservatives, colors, fillers, fragrances or GMOs. Made in the USA. 🙌

Shop Jose Rosebrook –> http://joshrosebrook.com/collections/all

Emmaus Beauty

#Beauty2Share – Emmaus Beauty Luxury Skin Care products made with plant stem cell technology and natural ingredients.
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As I have mentioned before I suffer from body acne manily on my back. My hardest struggle is the little bumps on my back of my arms; I’ve used several products to eliminate this issue. I’m an advid user of ClariSEA exfoliants & scrubs they helped disminsh my acne and bumps but I still was missing something in my routine. Little did I know my purchase of @emmausbeauty Body Wash & Softness Bliss Body Lotion was going to be the missing products to help extinguish my body skin issues.

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