Oi for You

Our certified pure organic pads, panty liners and tampons are naturally absorbent and hypoallergenic to provide comfort and protection you can trust.

Organic cotton tampons and pads are plastic and chemical-free and recommended by many gynaecologists to reduce the risk of allergies caused by exposure to synthetic materials and chemicals.

Looking after you

Oi cares about women’s health. We recommend keeping a menstrual diary to help you keep track of your periods and when they are due. This way you will have an accurate record to show your Doctor if you need to.

Getting into the habit of checking your breasts when you start having your period is a good idea. Regular monthly breast checks helps you to become familiar with your breasts and helps you get to know your body and your breasts and what ‘normal’ feels like to you. You’ll be more likely to notice anything unusual, which you should then get checked by your Doctor if you are concerned.

It’s really important to look after yourself when you have your period. Your body is going through lots of powerful and amazing changes. Nutrition, rest and gentle exercise is very important at this time.

Menstruation is a great time to take extra special care of ourselves, we can so this by having warm baths, drinking lots of fresh water and therapeutic teas, eating nutrient dense nourishing foods, having long walks and spending time in nature.

It is also a great time to let your creative juices flow by journaling, making art, writing, listening to music and reading.

Eat lots of iron rich foods including beef or lamb, shell fish such as mussels and oysters, beans and pulses, pumpkin seeds, nuts, vegetables, beetroot and dried fruits such as apricots and figs, whole grains like quinoa and oats, dark chocolate and tofu. These help nourish your body and give you lots of energy and support during this time.

Menstruation is a sacred time and it’s also the time when you are naturally most creative, inventive, resourceful, imaginative, inspirational and innovative – use this time wisely and don’t waste it on ordinary things.

This is your time to become an entrepreneur, thought leader and change maker!

Gentle exercise is also important during your period but always listen to your body, it knows best. You may like to try walking, yoga or swimming, exercise is wonderful for increasing your energy, relieving cramps and lifting your mood. Spending time in nature while you are exercising is very therapeutic and helps you connect with your body.

Tampons and sanitary pad companies are not required to disclose their ingredients

According to the FDA[1], a medical device is “an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory, which is:

  • recognized in the official National Formulary, or the United States Pharmacopoeia, or any supplement to them,
  • intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, in man or other animals, or
  • intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals, and which does not achieve any of its primary intended purposes through chemical action within or on the body of man or other animals and which is not dependent upon being metabolized for the achievement of any of its primary intended purposes.”

Tampons are typically made from rayon and other synthetics, rayon is a cellulose fibre that comes from wood pulp. When it’s bleached, a byproduct called dioxin is released. It is known to be toxic to humans.

Rayon is cheaper to produce than cotton and it has a higher capacity for absorbing fluid. It has been associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), a systemic, and potentially deadly, illness caused by bacteria associated with the use of tampons. According to the Mayo Clinic:

“Researchers don’t know exactly how tampons may cause toxic shock syndrome. Some believe that when super absorbent tampons are left in place for a long time, the tampons become a breeding ground for bacteria. Others have suggested that the super absorbent fibres in the tampons can scratch the surface of the vagina, making it possible for bacteria or their toxins to enter the bloodstream.”

Oi chooses total integrity and transparency. We choose to disclose our product ingredients. Oi products are made from one ingredient only, 100% Organic Cotton.

We want to be known as the world’s most trusted company. You should feel confident you have made the right choice.