Is Bamboo Toilet Paper Better for Sensitive Areas of Our Skin?
A look at the perks of bamboo toilet paper for our intimate areas
We've established that toilet paper is a necessary personal item we don't want to go without; one hundred rolls per person per year in the U.S. is a testament to that.
So, why not ensure something you're using (ahem, intimately) every single day is going to be extra nice to your nether region?
If you're an individual with sensitive skin, or you simply want to maintain the best intimate personal health, consider why a switch to bamboo toilet paper makes the most sense.
Chemicals That Could be Lurking in Your Bathroom Cabinets
If you're stocking traditional toilet paper on your shelves, a cocktail of chemicals is coming too. Here's an overview of the substances likely present in your current paper.
Elemental Chlorine is a toxic gas used to bleach wood pulp in paper products.
Furans and Dioxins are highly toxic chemicals that are a by-product of the chlorine bleaching process.
Formaldehyde is used to strengthen toilet paper when wet to prevent it from breaking down. It is a known carcinogen.
Petroleum-based mineral oils and paraffin are often added to toilet paper rolls to make them softer and smell better.
Fragrances present in scented toilet paper contain chemically-derived fragrances or perfumes.
BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical used in the production of certain plastics, resins, and some paper products.
The significance of these substances is that they could mean anywhere from mild discomfort to an all-out infection, especially for those with sensitive skin. You might be surprised to hear that many issues people deal with "down there" are a result of wiping with traditional toilet paper.
Skin Irritations and Infections: Toilet Paper Can Be the Culprit
It's possible that inflammation and infections can result from products that contain too many chemicals. The nasty stuff used in the production of traditional toilet paper and even some other bamboo brands lend themselves to some undesirable effects.
Here are some complications to consider that can be a product of using traditional toilet paper.
You could be allergic to certain chemicals, particularly the ones used to add fragrance, in your toilet paper. This can cause a condition that often shows up as itching, burning, redness, or swelling.
This is a common reason to avoid scented toilet paper. The chemicals used to create the fragrance can disrupt vaginal pH and lead to yeast infections, says OB/GYN and women's health expert Jessica Shepherd, M.D., an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
You should also be wary about abrasions to the skin. Wiping too roughly or repeatedly with harsh toilet paper can create little cuts and scrapes. The tissue in our private places is delicate, so rough toilet paper can scratch the surface, leaving the skin irritated, swollen, and more vulnerable to infection.
Itching and Irritation
The additives and chemicals included in traditional toilet paper can cause embarrassing, uncomfortable, and inconvenient itching and redness. Vulvovaginitis? Pruritus ani? Either of those sound appealing to you? We didn't think so. Save yourself the hassle and steer clear of toilet paper that could send you seeking treatment for one of those itchy ailments.
So how come bamboo is a better way to wipe? We're so glad you asked!
The Nature of Bamboo
There is an option that eliminates the prospect of all those pesky chemicals and inconvenient infections. Bamboo has certain natural qualities that truly make it a bathroom essential superhero!
Bamboo is Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic refers to a product or substance that is less likely to contain allergens. An allergen is a substance that can trigger an allergic reaction in some individuals. When a person with allergies comes into contact with an allergen, their immune system can overreact, leading to symptoms such as itching and swelling. If a product has been designed or formulated in a way that reduces the risk of triggering an allergic response in individuals who are sensitive to certain allergens, it's considered hypoallergenic.
Guess what? Bamboo toilet paper doesn't have to be "formulated" or "designed" to be hypoallergenic because bamboo naturally possesses protection from allergens.
Bamboo is Antibacterial and Antifungal
Antibacterial and antifungal refer to substances or agents that are used to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria or fungi. These agents work by targeting the specific structures and functions of bacteria and fungi, preventing them from multiplying and causing infections.
Prevent unwanted irritants from breeding in your behind! Take advantage of ecoHiny and our toilet paper's natural ability to ward off fungus and bacteria.
Growing it is Also Green
Bamboo crops don't require chemicals or pesticides in order to grow quickly; bamboo can do just fine on its own. Not only is the production of the paper completely clean, but from sprout to harvest, the bamboo plant is completely chemical-free.
Bamboo is Way Better
A National Library of Medicine case study from 2010 concluded that unbleached, minimally processed toilet paper is one of the best ways to relieve the symptoms of an adverse reaction to traditional toilet paper.
The good news? We've got you!
ecoHiny 100% bamboo toilet paper is the perfect all-natural, safe, and healthy alternative to regular toilet paper. You'll get all the benefits of bamboo with nothing else included. Our toilet paper is as natural as it comes!
We promise never to add:
- elemental chlorine
- toxic chemicals
When you buy our toilet paper, you get the guarantee that we're 100% tree, chemical, and toxin-free!
Gain peace of mind knowing that your family will never be exposed to irritants or toxic chemicals that other products may contain. Your body deserves safe, all-natural bathroom essentials, and bamboo is the best option.
Set yourself up with a happy and healthy hiny; buy ecoHiny 100% bamboo toilet paper today!