More and more women are choosing organic sanitary napkins, which are gentler on the skin than ordinary sanitary napkins.
Various manufacturers in Japan are also introducing them, partly due to the organic boom.
Let's take a look at what the popular organic sanitary napkin is, its merits, and points to consider when choosing one.
What is the difference between ordinary sanitary napkins and organic napkins?
The main difference between organic sanitary napkins and standard sanitary napkins is that organic cotton is used for the surface, not synthetic fibers.
Another feature is that the material used to absorb menstrual blood is also made from naturally derived materials such as vegetable pulp, rather than polymers.
Ordinary sanitary napkins made of polypropylene and other chemical fibers have very high absorbency, but their air permeability is slightly lower.
They are also easy on the skin.
Rash-resistant and gentle to the skin
During menstruation, the humidity in the delicate zone tends to be high.
Organic cotton used for the surface in direct contact with the skin is soft to the touch and less likely to cause chafing, which reduces itching and rash.
Organic cotton is also highly breathable, so there is less stress and stuffiness during menstruation.
[Less cooling of the body
The skin of the delicate zone is a place that absorbs moisture at a high rate.
It is said that absorbent sanitary napkins using polymers may cool the body.
Using organic materials of natural origin can help prevent coldness in the lower abdomen.
It is said that coldness can relieve menstrual pain, which is painful for some people.
After use, sanitary napkins are incinerated as garbage.
However, organic sanitary napkins, which do not contain polymers, are decomposed and do not emit toxic substances.
The use of organic cotton is also beneficial to the environment of the earth.
How to choose an organic sanitary napkin
There are two types of organic sanitary napkins: cloth sanitary napkins made of layers of silk or cotton, and paper sanitary napkins made of organic cotton.
Cloth sanitary napkins are designed to be as comfortable as the underwear you normally wear and can be used repeatedly.
If you prefer a type of napkin that can be used and discarded just like a regular napkin, choose paper napkins.
Organic sanitary napkins are sanitary napkins that do not use chemical fibers.
They are characterized by being gentle to the body and to the earth.
There are two types of organic sanitary napkins, so choose the one that suits you best.