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Feminine Care: My Honey Pot review

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Hey loves! I’m bringing you my take on the Honey Pot company pads that I decided to try out recently.  Video reviews and social media posts about this brand have been swirling the internet for the past few years, and when Aunt Flo made an appearance last week, it was my chance to give them a shot.  

My local Target had the entire Honey Pot Co. product line all in stock.  I picked up the regular-sized pads and a few other items that I probably did not really need (Target gets me EVERY. TIME.), and headed home.  

As a self-proclaimed girly girl, I was immediately in love with the packaging. The cute colors and the super-convenient, resealable opening are genius! Words of support during a time that is not so easy to deal with for many women, can be found on the outside.

I was thinking to myself, “You may be feeling like crap but, you will get through it girl! Yes!!

Product performance

I’m all about that plant based everything life, especially feminine care products for many reasons.  It is healthier for you and the effects on your body are undeniable. The ingredients found in mainstream feminine care products have been linked to bacterial vaginosis, hormonal imbalance, and fertility issues, and I don’t need those types of problems (neither do you). Also, as someone who has been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) I know I have to be extra wary of everything I put on or in my body.

However, I have not been satisfied with natural feminine care brands I’ve used in the past. Not even a little bit. The leaking (not cute!), shifting, and the icky, wet feeling all day were enough to make me take my chances and go back to regular pads.

The Honey Pot really convinced me that non-toxic products can perform just as well (or better)!  They stay in place, the absorbency was just right, the size of the pad was perfect, and the herbal infusion gave my girly parts a very spa-like feeling.  

Yes, each pad has mint, lavender, and aloe infused into it and I was totally here for it!  Honestly, on the first day the cooling sensation was pretty strong — like Vapor Vicks rub strong.  After that, I was used to it and almost welcomed the extra pampered vibe I was getting.

Thank you Honey Pot co. for winning me over! I have not tried the feminine wash or wipes but, I will be in the near future.

Here’s a video by the founder of the Honey Pot, Beatrica Espada on why she created this much-needed product line.

Have you made the switch to non-toxic feminine products?  What has been your experience?


PCOS

4 Natural Products for Feminine Health

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Ladies, we’ve ALL been there—the itching, burning, discharge, and feeling like hell every waking second for days, or even weeks.  Vaginal irritation and infections are something that I just thought every woman had to go through from time to time.  I was so wrong! READ MORE


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5 All Natural Feminine Products Every Woman Needs

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Aunt Flo is here again (or on the way) and when you rush out to the pharmacy to re-up on feminine products you might reach for the conventional tampons or pads.  What I’ve learned over the past few months though is that regular tampons and pads are often made with all kinds of chemicals that can wreak havoc on your girly parts!  Some of the issues seen in conventional tampon/pad users include :

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • hormonal imbalance
  • vaginal infections

In my natural health journey,  I never once considered that those tampons I have used for years could be making my PCOS symptoms worse.  I have changed what I ate, how I workout, even my thoughts but that was not enough.  I have tossed the Tampax and Always products under my bathroom sink after coming across research that showed they could be throwing my body’s hormonal system off.

The offenders in these products are:

  • irritating fragrances
  • bleach and dyes used for the cotton found in tampons and pads
  • glue

Fragrances, bleach, dyes and glue used to make most feminine care products can be irritating to your girly parts and may put you at a higher risk for cancer.  The chemicals can also be disruptors of the endocrine system which can aggravate or lead to issues such as yeast infections, infertility, and other hormone-related issues.

This was big for me because I am already living with a hormonal imbalance and want to eliminate as many things as possible from my lifestyle that may be contributing to these irregular cycles, mood swings, and breakouts. Not fun!!

Here are few healthier options next time you are shopping for feminine products.

1. Veeda tampons

I have personally used these tampons and they worked just as well as the Tampax tampons I used for years.  I love that they are made with organic cotton, and have none of the pesticides, chemicals, or dyes typically used in regular tampons.

2. Natracare tampons

– perfume and chlorine free, and also made with organic cotton, Natracare is another good contender for healthier feminine care.

3.  Sea sponges

I just read about the use of these last week! Sea sponges are naturally occuring organisms that make a great option for that time of the month.  They are biodegradable and free of any dyes, perfumes, or chemicals.

FDA regulations do not allow them to be marketed as “tampons” but, I have read so many positive reviews from women who swear by them during that time of the month.  Added incentive: I’ve even read a few women raving about how they could use it during sex. I will be ordering these and testing them out soon!

4.  Maxim feminine products

– all natural, chlorine-free, ecofriendly pads, tampons, and pantyliners

5.  Diva Cup

– this reusable cup is made of healthgrade silicone and is free of latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, acrylate, BPA, phthalate, elastomer, polyethylene, and other chemicals and dyes.  It is eco-friendly and I personally know of a few women who are die-hard Diva Cup users but, honestly the thought of removing the cup and putting it back in is a little unnerving for me. I’ll still be testing it out soon though.

What are your feminine care products of choice?  Would you consider doing the switch to natural products?

 

Disclaimer: All material in this article is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.