TOTM Organic: More Than A 'Monthly' Thing (+ GIVEAWAY!)

Read all the way through this post for exciting giveaway news at the end!!
I recently stumbled upon a company on Instagram that immediately grabbed my attention: TOTM Organic, a business for lady's business.

Their mission is to provide transparency about period products, create a convenient way to remain well-stocked on tampons and pads, and promote a healthy relationship with menstruation to help eliminate the shame around bleeding.  And to top it all off, they are dedicated to a ethically sourced, no-nasties range!  Winning all around!

After a brief survey of what products I was wanting to purchase and the length of my cycle, I finished setting up my subscription, and four days later, I had my first delivery.




I chose to receive one box each of the Day pads and Night pads, as I have gone off using tampons in the last year or so.  I tend to use pads during the first few days of my bleed, and at night, and as my cycle has been so disrupted by my mini-pill, I can be bleeding for two weeks at a time some months.  I think 18 pads for the month is more than enough for me most times, but we will see if I end up adjusting my subscription deliveries.

The packaging is discreet, though I do not mind that aspect so much, and the amount of plastic and printing ink used is minimal (just the wrapper that protects the sticky side of the pad).  The pads themselves are biodegradable, and TOTM has expressed a desire to work on a completely biodegradable presence in the future.  Again, a huge plus in my book!  I am always looking for fully 'zero waste' products.



I am constantly searching for new approaches to period products, and while this may seem pretty traditional compared to moon cups and period pants, I am honestly excited by the organic aspect of these tampons, pads, and liners.  The cotton used in all of them is not only 100% cotton, but is also organic, and free from synthetic fibres, pesticides, perfumes, chlorine and dioxins.  They absorb just as well as any other high street brand, but offer you a safer alternative to those items that remain non-disclosed in regards to additives.  If you want to read more about the terrifying extras added into many brands, take a gander at this article from TOTM's site: Truth About Tampons.

Now, an added bonus to TOTM's subscription service is actually a newly introduced Perks system.

"Our subscription service got a little makeover this year as we launched our TOTM perks. Alongside our organic period care we wanted to give our subscribers a few extras now and then as a lovely little surprise. This might be a little treat enclosed inside those sugarcane packages that land through your letterbox, or an exclusive promo code landing in emails. We like to mix things up!
 [...] In addition to Urban Veda we’ve worked with some fantastic brands to deliver these perks including Miss Patisserie, Raw gaia, Sweet Revolution, Macacha, my Teatime and People Tree!"

These 'extras' include exclusive promo codes for brands, access to competitions, early access to new TOTM products, loyalty rewards, and samples from ethical brands.  For February, TOTM has paired up with The Natural Deodorant Co., so all subscriptions will get a sample of the brand's deodorant balm.  I for one am excited to test out another natural deodorant, as I have loved the ones I have tried previously from Native Unearthed and The Ohm Collection.  Maybe I will discover another hit!





If you would like to set up your own subscription with TOTM, head on over to their website.  The process is quick and easy, and you can pause or change your deliveries at any time.  And, if you use my referral link, we can both benefit!  Your vagina gets a toxic-free product for the monthly bleed plus occasional bonuses like the February sample from The Natural Deodorant Co., and I will use any money saved through credits to buy the products you want reviewed.

SUBSCRIBE TO TOTM

If you do subscribe, let me know what you think in the comments below!  And if you don't, I would love to know your thoughts on subscription services like TOTM.

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GIVEAWAY NEWS!

As announced on Twitter, The ecoLogical has reached the first milestone of 150 Twitter followers, so it is time for our VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!  And in keeping with the past collab between TOTM and Urban Veda mentioned above, the prize for our competition is a lovely bundle of goodies from Urban Veda's "Reviving" range!



The Revive range uses the power of rose and botanics to restore and regenerate the skin.  This prize bundle contains a full size Reviving Body Scrub worth £12.99, and the Reviving Facial Ritual Travel Set that has the Daily Reviving Facial Wash, Reviving Exfoliating Facial Polish, and the Reviving Day Cream, worth £11.99.

You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter from now until March 10th! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Terms and Conditions:
There will be one winner.
Any entrants who unsubscribe/unfollow within 28 days of the giveaway will be excluded from future giveaways.
The prize is the item pictured in the blog post (four Urban Veda items).
There is no cash alternative.
There is no limit on the number of entries per person, follow the instructions to enable multiple entries.
Winner will be notified within 28 days.
The winner must claim their prize within 7 days or it will be forfeited.
All entries must be received by the date and time specified.
The winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter & notified by email.
Giveaways are open to the UK only.
The winner's name is available upon request.
All entries will be checked - any entry that is found to have not fulfilled the entry requirements will be removed.





Blogger Note: Every product mentioned in all of my posts are purchased with my own money, are gifts from friends or family, or were won in public competitions unless otherwise stated.  However, my posts may contain affiliate links. This will never change my approach to my reviews, nor will it influence how I represent the products I am writing about, as I only choose to represent or work with brands and companies that I 100% respect and trust.

38 comments

  1. This sounds wonderful. TOTM is something that needs to be talked about more and not shh-ed under the rug! Thank you for sharing 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  2. I love the sound of this box, I use an organni cup now, but before I bought it, I tried out organic tampons and they are expensive. It sounds a great economical way to try them out. Thanks for the giveaway too, I've entered ��

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  3. That’s so great, I agree with the comment above, this needs to be more openly talked about. Sanitary products are now taxed aswell as seen as gross. These products are amazing, I really need to get myself some.

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  4. I think a subscription box for your TOTM is such a good idea. I like that the pads are biodegradable.

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  5. what a great giveaway and an idea full stop! I think it's great tp be talking about periods and normalising them, half the population deals with them after all!

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  6. Fab post and great competition! I love Urban Veda products but am yet to try and o these products from the reviving range. The body scrub sounds amazing x

    Emma @ www.beautyfolio.wordpress.com

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  7. It looks like a very good idea. I've never heard of it before reading this. If i got periods i'd probably get it

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  8. These look fab - I use a cup but am so heavy at the beginning of my period that I need pads too

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  9. I've actually used their products before and they were fab. I quite like the idea of subscribing so you know everything is there and ready for you

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    1. that's why I've subscribed -- too many times where my partner has had to do a frantic run to the shops!

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  10. I’ve never heard about them before but love the fact they are organic and biodegradable. Sounds fantastic and eco-friendly!

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  11. I currently use tampons that aren't organic or biodegradable, I like that this is an option for these pads which definitely is more appealing as its kinder to the eco system xxx

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    1. yes I was using non eco-friendly ones for ages, so I am so happy for the switch - and they're SO comfortable! and not too expensive :)

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  12. These look great, I'd love to try the Reviving Body Scrub

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  13. I would love to try the Urban Veda's Reviving Exfoliating Facial Polish

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  14. Well, I reached 40 in Jan so it all sounds fab, but I will go with the Reviving Day Cream, as my skin needs a bit of mojo.

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  15. I'm a big fan of Urban Veda and i would love to try the Reviving Day Cream. I'm using their night cream at the moment which is lovely.

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  16. I love the sound of the Reviving Body Scrub - I love a good body scrub! Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thank you for the lovely giveaway :o)

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  17. Love to try the facial wash, to make me maybe feel human again

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  18. I would love to try the Reviving Body Scrub , sounds lovely .x

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  19. I would love to try the Reviving Exfoliating Facial Polish

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  20. I'd love to try the Reviving Body Scrub, it sounds wonderful

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  21. The facial polish sounds similar to what I use already so that sounds good to me

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  22. The travel size products appeal most to me, especially the Reviving Facial Wash, that would be such a boon on long, tiring journeys

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  23. The body scrub would be top of my list to try....perfect for getting rid of my dry wintry skin!

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  24. The body scrub would certainly help me get ready for spring. Lovely giveaway what a treat this would be. Thanks for the chance

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  25. ~~~~~*(P)*(E)*(R)*(F)*(E)*(C)*(T)*~~~~~

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  26. I love the sound of the reviving body scrub! Sounds absolutely gorgeous!

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  27. The revitalizing facial wash sounds perfect for keeping your skin clean and clear.

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  28. Fantastic giveaway! I need to look into this sub box, sounds awesome!

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  29. Out of the prize bundle I would most like to try the reviving day cream :)

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  30. the Reviving Body Scrub sounds amazing xx

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  31. The Reviving Body Scrub sounds glorious and just lovely :) x

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