In celebration of International Women’s Day we wanted to talk about the ‘cross all women bare’ – menstruating.

We wanted to get into the nitty-gritty of the topic and ask are feminine hygiene products safe.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and it is also the thinnest. It absorbs everything we put on or near it and includes toxins. Taking into account that the vagina in particular is highly permeable, this means that you will be absorbing whatever is in your tampons or pads. Once absorbed these chemicals accumulate in the body.

The average woman uses up to 16,800 tampons in her lifetime. And that’s just tampons. Many women use countless sanitary pads in place of, or in addition to tampons.

So, what’s in them?

Many of today’s feminine hygiene products are made primarily from rayon, viscose, and cellulose wood fluff pulp. Rayon and viscose present a potential danger in part because of their highly absorbent fibres. When used in tampons, these fibres can stick to your vaginal wall, and when you remove the tampon, the loosened fibres may stay behind inside your body, thereby raising your risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome.


7 Popular Western Boots Styles And What They Are Most Suitable For

7 Popular Western Boots Styles And What They Are Most Suitable For

Whenever the term “western boots” is mentioned, most people automatically think about the classic style of traditional cowboy boots. Whilst it is the case that they are indeed part of the western boots family, it is also impotent to point out that they are not the only ones. There are numerous types of boots that come under the umbrella of western boots, and they differ greatly in style, design, and for what purposes they are worn.

As such, it is also the case that the different types of western boots are suited to different uses and so it is reasonable to expect to find some people confused as to what is the most appropriate type of western boots that they should buy for themselves, or someone else as a gift. To try to end that confusion we are highlighting seven of the most popular western boots types along with a brief explanation of each.

Type #1: Classic Cowboy Boots

Prime amongst all western boots, classic cowboy boots are instantly recognisable by all. Used for several purposes, they have a shaft that is usually 12 inches high, one to two-inch heels, and a toe that is either rounded or pointed. You can choose from Womens western boots or Mens western boots, but that being said, you are open to wear whichever style of boots you please, regardless of which gender categeory they fall into. Traditional cowboy boots can also come in a variety of leather colours and decorative designs.