Natural Feminine Care for “Down There”

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Do you know what is in your feminine hygiene products? You may be making yourself sick and not even know it.
Air Date: 2/5/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Stacy Lyon
In the fall of 2009, Stacy Lyon experienced a week of separate and seemingly unrelated events, which collectively came together to provide inspiration for Healthy Hoohoo, a line of healthy feminine care products. During that week, she tried to track down paraben-free personal care items after her friend's breast cancer tumor biopsy came back loaded with a harsh preservative. A few days later, a nurse practitioner in a Seattle OBGYN clinic voiced her concerns with seeing reoccurring vaginal infections in patients visiting her office. Yet another close gal pal confided that she had bouts of “not feeling fresh...down there.” After an exhaustive search, Lyon experienced a, "light bulb moment” and sensed a market need for a product line which did not yet exist, and Healthy Hoohoo was born!
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Natural Feminine Care for “Down There”
Naturally Savvy is very passionate about the chemicals found in personal care products for women.

In fact, there is an active petition asking Procter & Gamble to disclose the ingredients of their tampons and pads.

In this segment, founder of Healthy Hoohoo, Stacy Lyon, joins the conversation on the importance of natural feminine hygiene.

Many companies use chemicals in their products, including parabens, which can lead to cancer.

Whether you refer to your privates as your vagina, "down there" or hoohoo, you should be very concerned that your feminine hygiene products are free and clear of harmful chemicals.

When you buy these products, check to make sure they fully disclose their ingredients or steer clear.

Be cautious of words like "fragrance," as these are not regulated and can indicate that there are dangerous chemicals that helped make said fragrance.

Fragrance-free is probably your safest bet.

Do not stand for using products that can make you sick. Rather, do your research, make a change and take a stand next time you buy your feminine hygiene products.

One great resource to learn more about the potential risks and alternatives is Women's Voices.