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Thread: Are Tampons made from 100% organic cotton ?

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    Are Tampons made from 100% organic cotton ?

    looking to get some organic cotton today, "thought about alternative options, as there must be someone who sells organic cotton locally for other uses", then my Eureka moment struck, What about using Tampons ?
    surely they are made from cotton and most likely organic to reduce toxic shock syndrome, or perhaps cotton pads (not the ones with wings), as it may be difficult to fluff up the Tampon cotton
    Any members know what trusted brands are made from 100% organic cotton.

    P.S. Prefer ones for heavy flow to keep my wick wet and get more bang for your buck.

    No tam-Puns intended.

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    You'll have to read the package or box.
    Some are 100% organic cotton, some are rayon.
    I haven't used them myself, so I can only repeat what I've read.

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    Stayfree was the brand that the discussions on ECF focused on. As far as I know most brands moved to cellucotton (rayon) so if you are looking for organic cotton then look at different products. Go into your local hairdresser and ask them for some of the cotton strands that they use for edging perming caps.
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    Grab some 100% organic cotton makeup pads

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    Tom's organic ones are what I use.
    I've found them to be better than Japanese cotton.
    Open them up and cut along the long edge. You end up with a long strip of wick.

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    The only problem with this is that it would still be a little embarrassing buying them, even if buying make up pads,
    looks like my sis will be doing me a favour

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    Quote Originally Posted by nirvana View Post
    The only problem with this is that it would still be a little embarrassing buying them, even if buying make up pads,
    looks like my sis will be doing me a favour
    If you can start a thread with this title you can buy them yourself
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    Wouldn't it be just as easy to buy cotton from an online vape store hehehe I love the lateral thinking, but I don't think I'll be changing to Kotex wicks anytime soon LMAO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeno1200 View Post
    Tom's organic ones are what I use.
    I've found them to be better than Japanese cotton.
    Open them up and cut along the long edge. You end up with a long strip of wick.
    Seriously, there are tampons called "Toms", seems like bad marketing using a man's name for a Tampon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timm4h View Post
    Wouldn't it be just as easy to buy cotton from an online vape store hehehe I love the lateral thinking, but I don't think I'll be changing to Kotex wicks anytime soon LMAO.
    prefer to use cotton that has a high repetitive user base, so if tampons were defective etc and caused multiple cases of toxic shock syndrome it would probably hit the news, besides i would expect more stringent regulations etc from companies making these products.
    Vape vendors and manufacturers who distribute the cotton should be trusted, but one never knows if they would be getting the genuine thing these days and personally wouldn't know how to tell the difference if not organic, and then there's the delay.

    who tests the cotton supplied by vendors here in oz to certify it as 100% organic ?

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    They wick fine..brand unknown but emergency averted. Go for it...

 

 
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