The Real Reason You Shouldn't Buy Feminine Products At Dollar General

Next time you're shopping at Dollar General, you'll probably find a whole load of products to tempt you — it happens to us all when visiting the dollar store. With so many different products on offer, from cleaning supplies to dog treats, it's easy to get lost in the sprawling aisles and buy a lot more than you originally intended to. However, while you might pick up a couple of candy bars or a can of soda along with a handful of other groceries, it's probably advisable that you don't buy any feminine hygiene products while you're there.

No matter whether you're buying pads, tampons, panty liners, or something else, you should skip Dollar General and other dollar stores and instead head to a pharmacy or even a grocery store for what you need. But why? What's the reasoning? Here's the real reason you shouldn't buy feminine products at Dollar General. 

Dollar General products can be filled with toxins

Per Reader's Digest, it's best to avoid putting things in or on your body if there's a chance they could be filled with toxins, as cheaper, low-quality products often can be. Products at Dollar General are more likely to be lower quality than at a pharmacy or a store like Walmart or Target, for example, and while that might be fine for some things, do you really want to use poor-quality — and potentially harmful — feminine products?

Sure, it might be a little more expensive when you go elsewhere to get what you need, but your body — and health — are worth it. 

If you're looking to save money on feminine products, why not consider menstrual cups instead? Menstrual cups are reusable, which means they're better for the environment and you'll end up spending less money over time (via WebMD). Whatever you decide, leave feminine products on the shelf at Dollar General.