This story starts over a year or so back (maybe even two), on a regular work day when I had popped out to the local IGA to pick up some groceries for lunch.
As I was taking my change at the counter, the lady serving me handed me a small trial-size packet and said ‘we’re giving out these for free – would you like one?’ I glanced at the box in her hand and assumed it was chewing gum – you know the type that is looking increasingly like it is being packaged in condom packets! (Surely I’m not the only one who thinks that?)
Anyway I threw the box in my bag – I’m not a big gum chewer, but figured it would come in handy at some point.
Fast forward a couple of months, and upon returning to the office from a lunch out with a friend we agreed that gum would be handy for our garlic-laden breath. Trigger a ‘light-bulb’ moment and I remembered the box of ‘gum’ in my bag.
As I threw her the box she looked at and started laughing – blurting out something along the lines of ‘these are tampons you idiot!’ HUH?
She threw the box back at me to have a look and she was right – a trial box of two TOM organic tampons. Clearly not gum – but organic tampons – something that I had never considered before.
Now my friend is never one to hold back (she’s Dutch if you need any explanation), so after a brief conversation about how come she knows about them (she had used them before) and how come I’ve never considered organic tampons before, she bluntly stated something along the lines of ‘so you’ll spend all this time worrying about what you put on your skin, but you’ll put anything in your …’, hmm … ah … umm … (trying to think of a publishable word for lady bits) let’s go with ‘Nina’.
To be honest she’s right. Well NOT the ‘I’ll put anything in’ part (let’s be very clear on that!), but I had never considered that the majority of feminine hygiene products contain ‘bleached’ cotton – and not only that but cotton that might contain pesticides. Bleach and pesticides in your … ahem … ‘Nina’ – yikes!
So there’s not a lot to ‘review’ about tampons – they go in, they do their job, they come back out again (you get the picture) – but suffice to say these are perfectly fit for duty. They do what they say they are going to do and they do it well. TOM is also accredited by PETA.
I’ve never been a fan of the ‘do-it-yourself’ style tampons – I have always preferred the handy little ‘applicators’ (is that the right word?) – but I’m done with bleach and pesticides – so it’s 100% organic all the way. What can I say … TOM meet Nina!