Robin's Song Acupressure & Herbal Therapy

chocolate lily, bodywork, cow parsnip

PHOTO CREDIT: plant pics copyright Jen Landry 2014. Asian Bodywork Therapy pic, copyright 2014: FAY SCHALLER, photographer extraordinaire

WOMEN AND SUSTAINABILITY


It has become culturally acceptable to talk about disposable diapers and their implications for the environment, but the topic of women's sanitary products is embarrassing for many. Why? This is just another aspect of our consumer culture that peddles disposable products with no thought for human health or ecological implications.

YOUR PERSONAL DECISIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Robin's Song sells organic cotton menstrual pads. They are absorbent and comfortable. It does require extra labor as you must wash your pads after each use. To some this sounds distasteful, but what an empowering way to reconnect with the sacred cycles of our bodies, and do your part to limit pollution and resource consumption. The wash water is great to add to compost piles or for watering fruit trees or shrubs.

  • Commercial tampons are typically made of cotton blended with tree pulp (rayon) and then treated with various acids. Harmful additives can include chlorine compounds, absorbency enhancers, synthetic fibers, deodorants, and fragrances.
  • Conventionally grown cotton is one of the most pesticide laden crops grown in the United States. Approximately 10% of the world's pesticides and 22.5% of all insecticides are used on cotton.
  • It is estimated that EACH YEAR women throw away more than 12 BILLION sanitary pads and 7 BILLION tampons into landfills and sewer systems.
  • The average woman throws away 250-300 POUNDS of tampons, pads, and applicators in HER LIFETIME.
  • The Center for Marine Conservation estimated that OVER 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along United States coastal areas in one year's time.
  • Feminine products come in contact with some of the most sensitive and absorbent tissues of a woman's body. It is time to take the next step of awareness in the health of your body and the affects of your personal decisions on the planet.

Jen Landry, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)
Robin’s Song Acupressure & Herbal Therapy
PO Box 151
Gustavus Alaska 99826
907-460-4589

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