LIFESTYLE 3 weeks ago

Should You Be Using Organic Tampons?

Do you remember your first period?

Chances are whatever pad or tampon brand you used for the first time is probably what you’re still using now because let’s be honest – periods suck and we’re just all trying our best to get through them. But, as we’ve gotten more and more aware of the ingredients we’re using on and sticking into our bodies, it’s a no-brainer to maybe be a little pickier when it comes to our feminine care products.

Here’s the thing. We’re becoming more evolved and aware of the food we consume, the kind of water we drink, and the toxins we put in and on our bodies – but we don’t really think about what tampons are made up of and their job is to absorb something while being inside of our bodies. The FDA also does not require tampon companies to list ingredients on their boxes so companies get away with it and we’re putting God knows what inside of our bodies every month but some doctors say that organic or not, it doesn’t matter what kind of tampon you use.

We talked a little bit about feminine hygiene in this post here, but we decided that period products deserve a post of their own after doing some research. Most of us on the CINCteam have been having our periods for 12+ years but it wasn’t really until this year that any of us started to really think about our period products and all the choices we have now.

We decided to try out a few different types of organic tampons and pads to give you our honest reviews on the top ones that made the cut!

Tampons

Lola Organic Tampons
$10 for 18

Lola products seem to be all over our Instagrams recently, and they are totally worth the hype. These tampons are made with 100% organic cotton, hypoallergenic and have a BPA-free plastic applicator. They come in four different types of absorbencies: light, regular, super, and super+ and you can customize how many of which absorbency you want in your box.

Honest Company Organic Tampons
$6.95 for 16

We love Honest Company products, so we knew we had to give these tampons a try! They’re 100% certified cotton tampons that come in three different absorbencies: regular, super and super plus. The applicator is really comfortable and has grip ridges for easy application.

Tampax Pure Cotton Core Tampons
$5.99 for 16

So let’s say you need to run into a drugstore and pick up some tampons– we’d recommend these. Tampax is a classic brand and their ‘pure’ line including cotton core tampons are really great! They’re free of chlorine bleaching, dyes, fragrances, and are made with a 90% plant-based plastic applicator. Also, when you buy a box of Tampax Pure tampons, Tampax donates one tampon to girls in need across the US!

L. Organic Cotton Tampons
$14.95 for 32

These organic 100% cotton tampons are another great pick! They’re super absorbent, have a BPA-free plastic applicator, and have a 1 for 1 policy where for every L. product you purchase, one is made accessible to a person who needs it!

Pads

Public Goods Pads
$3 for 12

These Bamboo pads are so amazing! Since they’re made without any plastic, perfume, latex, or chlorine, they don’t irritate down there, which can make your period SO much easier. One of our favorite parts about these pads (besides the price!) is the fact that they’re made with bamboo pulp as opposed to wood and cotton because it’s 15% more absorbent!  They absorb really well and are sticky enough to stay put all day or all night. Plus the ‘It’s All Good’ slogan on the packaging is a fun touch!

Rael Cotton Cover Pads
$12.99 for 28

We’re a big fan of Rael products, including their feminine wash! These cotton pads are made with 100% organic cotton and are really comfortable to wear. They’re hypoallergenic and actually really breathable while still being very absorbent.

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Have you started using organic period products? What are your thoughts? Let’s talk about it in the comments below! Until next time,

x CINCteam

Photography by Karla Ticas
Location: Kimpton La Peer