Five Ways Holiday Season Giving Can Benefit Women in Need

Each year, Maxim Hygiene celebrates a handful of Fierce Women who are making the world a better place. We believe that at the heart of every community lies women and when their needs are met, society can take larger strides. This year we have featured high school students organizing supply drives for homeless women to […]

The A to Z of Complementary Alternative Medicine: From Acupuncture to Reflexology

Michael Phelps’ derrier can arguably be credited for cupping‘s recent rise to fame during the Rio Olympics, but the benefits of acupuncture, meditation, and other complementary alternative medicine (CAM) therapies have long and quietly been extolled as an integral missing piece of medicine. In the recent decade, alternative therapies including homeopathy and reflexology have started […]

#FWOTM: NY State Assemblywoman Linda B Rosenthal Pushes the Bill on Women’s Health

From eliminating the Tampon Tax to a bill that supplies young girls and women with free sanitary napkins in public schools, jails and homeless shelters, New York state has made major progress in reducing the gender bias women face on a systemic level. Leading efforts to change policy from the ground up is our Fierce […]

The Perils of Plastic Applicator Tampons

For those of us who have never used an applicator-less tampon before, the idea of sticking a cotton bullet into our bloody vagina with our bare finger can seem icky, but in reality, it’s a fairly clean process (once you’ve read the instructions), equally effective, and monumentally better for the environment. Getting over an aversion […]

Parabens: The Truth About Preservatives in Your Products

From the minty toothpaste you use in the morning to the shampoo you cleanse with in the evening to the lipstick you paint on for date night and the lube you might use later that night, the majority of cosmetic products we use (and 90% of most grocery items) contain parabens,  a.k.a. chemical preservatives that prevent […]

#FWOTM: Aanchal Bhatia, Empowering Patients to Take Control of their Own Healthcare

Every month we feature a woman who is changing the world for the better and inspiring others to discover and develop the best within themselves. September’s Fierce Woman, Aanchal Bhatia, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and patient advocate, whose new book teaches people how to become the CEO of their own health and use conscious living […]

Medical Cannabis for PMS: It’s Complicated

Marijuana had Bob Marley singing in the 70’s, but little did he know, a medical cannabis version of it was probably making Queen Victoria sing more than a century earlier. Her Majesty received monthly cannabis injections to ease the pain from menstrual cramps… and perhaps also enjoyed side effects such as increased randyness and more […]

The Ultimate Healthy Locker Checklist for Teenage Girls

Going back to school is one of the best feelings in the world; you get to show off your golden tan and catch up with your girlfriends about summer crushes, internships, and other secrets. But as the novelty of school wears off and the routine of essays, gym class, and cafeteria food set in, it’s necessary […]

Menstrual Blood and Cupping Take Center Stage at the Olympics

Earlier this year Newsweek reporter Abigail Jones published a feature cover story boldly entitled “There Will Be Blood: Get Over It” that helped take mainstream the fight to end period shaming.  We can’t help but wonder if Chinese Olympic swimmer, Fu Yuanhui, caught wind of that story, while Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps brought to […]

NOW AVAILABLE at Pharmaca and Sprouts Farmers Market

Ever since Maxim Hygiene products launched in 2008 at Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural products trade show in the world that commences every March in Anaheim, CA, our brand seems to have a natural gravitational pull towards the wild wild west. Although a NY based company, some of the largest retailers of our […]