For nearly two years I’ve progressively made the switch toward a non-toxic lifestyle. For so long I was oblivious to the toxicity of the products I was putting on my skin, cleaning with, and breathing in daily, and the harm they are liable to cause to my body.
Once I became aware, I also became an advocate for self-care, not because I want to spend all my time in selfish pampering endeavors and disregard everything else that’s important, but because I believe an immense responsibility we have as human beings is to steward what we’re given well — our bodies included. Not to mention, if we’re not taking care of ourselves it’s likely we’re not taking care of anything else the best we’re able.
Typical store-bought tampons contain endocrine disruptors like phthalates and dioxins (by-products of the bleaching process) that can lead to all kinds of horrible things like disease, TSS (toxic-shock syndrome) and even cancer.
You know that warning that comes on a tampon box that recommends you not leave your tampon in for longer than eight hours? That is for real and even that amount of time is pushing it. There is literally bacteria that can grow around your tampon and, after enough time, can kill you.
I had been using toxic tampons since I was 13-years-old (SEVEN YEARS) and had no idea of what I was putting into my body. Of course none of this is advertised, and just like me, I’m sure most people don’t even think about it.
A year into my health trek I came across Kali toxic-free tampons.
These tampons are made with 100% hypoallergenic and certified organic cotton. No chemicals, no synthetics, no dyes — none of it! I tried them for one cycle and have been hooked ever since. And it’s essentially the same product I was using to for all of those years, only much, much better for my body.
One of my favorite things about Kali is that it’s a subscription box delivered straight to your front door that YOU have complete control over. You decide how frequently you want it delivered, and you choose between tampons or pads and the size of either.
There have been a few times where I have enough tampons in a box to last two cycles. When this is the case, I log into my Kali account, skip the next delivery, and I’m not charged. AND your subscription can be canceled at any time with no hassle.
In addition to your tampons or pads, each box comes with 10 individually wrapped organic wipettes, and 10 organic thong panty liners. Oh! And in each box there’s a gift added. I have gotten things like a face mask, rose water toner, and chemical free nail polish (also did not know this existed and it is the greatest thing ever).
For $22.89 a month (or however frequently you decide) you get all of this. You never have to leave the house to get tampons or liners which end up costing nearly $15 a month anyway. Kali is always there when you need them.
If you decide to opt out of the pampering product and don’t really need the wipettes, there are a variety of boxes to choose from to meet your exact needs, ranging from $16 to the $22.89 box being the most expensive.
To top it all off, for every box sold, Kali donates sanitary products to homeless shelters throughout the United States.
There are only a handful of products that I tell everyone about, and Kali is one of them.
I’m so grateful that women just like me and you were innovative enough to say, “hmm… I don’t want to be a slave to my stupid, chemical-ridden tampons. Let’s do something about it.” I feel confident that whatever my death may be, it surely won’t be from what I use to manage my monthly flow!