Tampons, natural or not?


ayn_randomRight from the age of puberty, girls and women have been using different pad brands and tampons, but do we actually know whats in them? Tampon companies want us to believe that their products are “natural,” but if woman did their research, they would find some shocking information about the product they are using. Many manufacturers do not disclose what is in tampons because they are considered a “medical device.” Traces of highly toxic dioxins, which can be a cause of cancer, have been found in numerous brands of tampons. Rayon, pesticides and dyes have also been found in the products. That clean, white look that we want from tampons is produced from chlorine, which is commonly used to bleach the fibers. The list of toxic chemicals continues to grow when woman start to consider using tampon products containing artificial fragrances and other odor neutralizers. Manufacturers claim that trace amounts of these chemicals found in one tampon are not harmful, but in reality, woman use five to ten per day during menstruation, up until menopause. On average, that is exposure to “trace amounts” of these chemicals approximately 12,000 times during a woman’s menstruation life cycle.

What do you need to start your own home brewery?

On the surface of it, brewing your own beer seems like it might be quite complicated. Surely you are going to need lots of fancy kit and it’s going to take ages to produce? Well, in reality it’s actually quite a simple process and you can get started easily and in no time.

Here are a few steps outlining how to start a home brewery, specifically letting you know the kind of equipment that you are going to need to get started. There are plenty of home brew places on the internet and you should easily be able to source these. Good luck!

What equipment do you need?
A fermentation bucket (typically this should be at least 5 gallons to make it worthwhile)
A brewing pot
A saucepan
A bag
A colander
A measuring jug
Plenty of pots
An airlock
Some scales
A notepad
A timer
A thermometer
A hydrometer
Plenty of bottles
A bottle capper
Washing up stuff (there’s a lot of cleaning involved!)

Once you have all of this you are ready to start your own home brewery.