Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Green Review Seventh Generation Pads & Tampons




I have reviewed many of SG (also known as Seventh Generation) products in the past but I was luckily able to finally try out their feminine products this time. As you know, every ones menstrual cycle is different and I am not a expert. But I am woman, a mother of 4, and have had my menstrual period for many many years and Ive tried just about every brand out there. So take my words of advise and try them out for yourself to see how amazing they truly are.

SG Chlorine-Free Organic Cotton Applicator Tampons
Made from 100% certified organic cotton, whitened without chlorine, have no rayon, and is packaged in 100% recycled paper. They come in regular, super, and super plus absorbency in 16 count. Retail $4.99-$5.99.

Review: To be honest, they did their job. No difference at all from regular tampons. They did their job, and I was very happy about its performance. That being said, I would choose SG over any other brand. They are packaged in recycled packaging, and take the time to think of all these things for us. But I would like to add my personal opinion to this review. For me, having my menstrual period each month is agonizing. Each month no matter what I did, I would get cramps and be bloated. So each month I make no plans around that time. I am not comfortable, I'm usually in pain, and I just am not up to doing much. This time around, I was truly amazed. No cramps. Was this caused by all the chemicals used in making regular brand feminine products? I guess one will technically never know. But in my opinion, yes. It was so bad, I literally didn't use tampons because it would just hurt too much. Ive been using pads for many years now because I just couldn't bear going through more pain. So when I did this review, I was a little scared to use the tampons. But once I did use them, I was amazed. I felt normal, and didn't get any discomfort at all. No cramps, no nothing. Would I recommend these little amazing things? YES YES YES. Could I say it any louder? I wish I could. These are the best tampons and I will be using them from now on.
Chlorine Free Maxi Pads

SG ultra-thin pads are made of a combination of absorbent materials, polyolefins, adhesives, and a silicone-coated paper. The top layer is a non-woven polyolefin cover sheet. The absorbent materials consist of chlorine free wood pulp, chlorine free airlaid fabric, and Lysorb, an absorbent gel. Lysorb, also known as SNAP (super absorbent natural polymer), is a polysaccharide derived from wheat. Polysaccharides are complex sugars found in many natural substances, like the fibers of cotton, wood, and wheat.
Now you can get the absorbency and comfort you want in a maxi pad that’s chlorine-free. Features secure, no-slip adhesive and a soft, cloth-like cover for comfort.
Retail $4.99-$5.99

Review: Well to be honest, they again worked just like any other brand of pads. Which to me is just great. But the added bonus is that you are using a safer material for your body. I was a little thrown off by the plastic packaging and each pad was wrapped in a plastic type wrapping as well. I cannot find anything on the website about it being recycled or not. I dont want to assume it is, but SG has been a leader in recycled material packaging and I just don't think they would use toxic wrapping on their natural products. I am awaiting a email on this topic and will get back to you. Would I recommend these? You betcha. They worked very well and there was no leakage with normal use. So perfumes, dyes, or irritation from materials. I will keep you posted on what response I get from them.

I truly am a believer in SG products. They are a top leading company in this green movement and have been for years now. I use their products on a daily basis in my home. From laundry soap, to surface cleaner, to even their toilet paper. You can find them on sale more than any other eco friendly brand out there and they have coupons for you to print out. If you don't have a printer, just email them and they will send them to you. I get a quick response to any email I send them. They have very fast and friendly staff just waiting for your emails. I cannot find a single negative aspect in this company. It is my all time favorite brand. So to SG and all those SG fans out there, keep up the good work!

1 comment:

Kelley said...

Thank you for this post on such a topic. For a long time now I have been suffering each month from my sensitivity to the chemicals in the off the shelf feminine products. I finally located a store (about 20 minutes away) that carries the 7th Gen fem products and it was SUCH A RELIEF! I actually got a little sleep during the monthly agony, finally!!