Last week a large box arrived, it was collected by my husband who inquired to its contents.

“It’s my tampons!” I exclaimed

He gave me a suspicious look…

“It’s not cheap crap I’ve bought on credit that we don’t need I promise… seriously look its tampons!” as I emptied them all out on the lounge floor.

I had been waiting for this box and I was not disappointed. I’d been contacted by Veeda a few weeks ago, they’d come across my Homeless Period mission and requested if they could contribute some products to the cause. I had already heard about their product because there have been some Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)  stories about recently and these guys are the leading brand for 100% natural, cotton tampons.

Did you know that some conventional tampons contain bleached cotton, rayon and plastics? No nor did I. Bit scary isn’t it? And whats even more scary is that some manufacturers don’t even declare the make up of their products because they are not required to by law. With Veeda you know all the ingredients are natural and hypoallergenic. They are also bio-degradable.

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I’ll be taking the box over to my local shelter soon, which I’m sure will be gratefully received. Thanks again Veeda!

If you’d like to find out more about The Homeless Period Petition and/ or my GoFundMe page, please follow the links on this post.

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27 thoughts on “It’s Raining Tampons !

  • March 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm
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    What a kind thing to do….
    These sound fantastic. I didn’t know some Tampons contain those nasty things…Eek!

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  • March 30, 2016 at 11:36 am
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    What a brilliant idea and how great of Veeda to support it 🙂

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  • March 31, 2016 at 8:24 am
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    Oh how brilliant of Veeda to support the campaign. They also sound fantastic, I didn’t know how many nasties were in regular tampons. Very worrying. #stayclassy

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  • March 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm
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    Bleach?! Ugh yuck! How nice of Veeda to contribute and a great cause too. Being homeless is my worst nightmare and it makes me so sad to see anyone in that state. I’d love to help if you need anything.

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    • March 31, 2016 at 2:57 pm
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      Ugh I ALWAYS forget to add my link in – came from #stayclassy

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  • March 31, 2016 at 6:37 pm
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    Bleach?? How did I not know that! Never heard of Veeda but will be seeing if they are in stock at my local supermarket, is amazing of them to get on board! #stayclassy

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  • March 31, 2016 at 11:30 pm
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    Hallelujah! Well done, this is fab. Of course without the luxury of changing every few hours this must be a terrible problem. Well done #stayclassy

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  • April 1, 2016 at 6:47 am
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    Being homeless and a woman and coping with periods isn’t something we all think about very often and your package will be so well received. The next step would be to get us to stop using throw away tampons all together and switch to washable pads and reusable products such as mooncups. These may be less suitable for homeless ladies but for everyone else we need to find a way to stop chucking away so many tampons. #pocolo

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  • April 1, 2016 at 10:47 am
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    That is brilliant! A little bit of kind can go a long way to help those that need it! #effitfriday

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  • April 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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    Wow, I had no idea about the dodgy contents of things we put inside of our bodies… How terrifying. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll be checking in future!

    #PoCoLo

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  • April 1, 2016 at 11:18 pm
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    How lovely of both you and the company to organise this #effitfriday
    Debbie

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  • April 2, 2016 at 12:15 am
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    The ingredients really are terrifying when you look at them! I’ve been interested in a menstrual cup for that very reason, but now I definitely want to look into these tampons!

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  • April 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm
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    Firstly I almost wet my pants picturing your husband opening that box. Mine would be permanently scared by fright :)… Secondly, what a lovely idea to give Tampons to a shelter. One never thinks about what we think are the little things but to some might be so needed!
    Lovely post! #brillblogposts

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  • April 3, 2016 at 8:07 pm
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    AMAZING. I didn’t realize tampons had bleached cotton and plastic in them, that can’t be good for down there! I love this campaign because not that many people are aware of this need for homeless women, however it’s such an important utility! Thanks for linking up with #StayClassy!

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  • April 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm
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    Well done that’s brilliant that you are making a difference and good on Veeda. Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  • April 5, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    Fab post and something a lot of people wouldn’t think of when they’re wanting to help!

    Em xXx #StayClassy

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  • April 5, 2016 at 8:53 pm
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    Bleached cotton and PLASTIC! Yeesh, I knew there was a reason I wasn’t a fan of tampons! Great post! Thanks so much for linking up to the #MadMidWeek Linky! x

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  • April 6, 2016 at 9:58 am
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    What a great campaign 🙂
    And how lovely of Veeda to contribute like that.
    I had no idea tampons had that kind of crap in them, scary really. x

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  • April 6, 2016 at 11:17 am
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    I actually bought myself some organic ones a few weeks back, it surprised me that I couldn’t find them in my regular supermarket. Thanks for raising awareness and for linking up with us #FabFridayPost

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  • April 27, 2016 at 3:45 am
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    Crikey I had no idea tampons could be so full of nasties!
    I think you just changed my life.
    Cheers dude.
    Great campaign too and so cool of Veeda to support like that!

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  • June 17, 2016 at 10:57 am
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    A very generous campaign. Ive never understood why we are forced to pay for sanitary products, surely basic ones should be available on prescription haha. #fabfridaypost

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