Post # 1
Hi ladies! So, I’m going on a bit of a revamp of my life, and trying to be far more conscious of what stuff I put in my body. I already eat relatively clean and use safe, cruelty free skincare and makeup but an area I had never really thought of occurred to me recently. TAMPONS! I started doing some research and couldn’t believe the amount of toxic crap in regular feminine products, and that stuff goes right to our most sensitive area! Anyway, enough of my indignant ranting. My question is, what non-toxic/vegan/organic tampons and pads brands have you tried, and are they effective? I’ve been reading up on some and quite a few reviews complain about low absorbancy which is obviously not ideal. I was going to try Lola, but apparently they don’t ship to my address 🙁
For reference, I have a pretty regular flow. I currently use U by Kotex Ultrathin Regular pads, and Tampax Regular applicator tampons, and I find these to be really comfortable and suit my flow well, so I am just looking for a safer alternative.
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Post # 2
Have you thought about a menstrual cup instead? Better for the environment as well as an added bonus.
Post # 3
I second the cup. I’ve used Divacup but I much prefer the Softcup.
Post # 4
I also came to recommend the Diva Cup! Great minds think alike 🙂 There are lots of different brands to choose from, just read all the reviews before choosing, but a menstrual cup is definitely the way to go. It’s better for your heath and the environment. I’ve been using one for two years and I’ll never go back.
Post # 5
i use organic pads and tampons (with no applicator). Rael and Lola brands, I believe. Havent gotten a hang of the cup thing, personally.
Post # 6
Yup, love menstrual cups! I prefer the Lena cup over the Diva Cup.
Post # 7
Diva cup. Switched about 8 years ago and never looked back.
Post # 8
I’ve used L. brand tampons (thisisl.com) in the past and I like them, but it gets pricey. I’m another DivaCup convert.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
saccarabird : Depending on my flow, I will either reach for a SoftCup (disposable) or a tampon. I just picked up a box of Veeda tampons and I like them just fine. Apparently they’re not 100% organic but they are “made from natural fibers free from synthetic materials, chemicals and dyes, thus reducing the risk of TSS, irritation and allergic responses.” I used to use Kotex but I too started watching what products I was using (switched to natual deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) for my health.
Post # 10
Another advocate of a cup. I used a Diva before getting pregant and thought it was great. I have no use for it now though, as I no longer get periods thanks to my Mirena.
Post # 11
I have heard of the menstrual cup as I’ve seen people raving about it everywhere lol, but I don’t know too much about it. I guess I’ve been nervous to try it since it seems like it would be potentially really messy? I *hate* getting blood on my hands which is why I always use applicator tampons. Could you ladies tell me more about your experiences with the cup? Is it easy to get used to, comfort, ease of cleaning? Swimming, exercising? (Also I can’t imagine wearing it in public for long stretches of time, because where would you clean it?). Sorry for my ignorance :/
It does sound great in theory though, cheap, environmentally friendly, non toxic.
Post # 12
Haven’t had a withdrawal bleed in years, but I was using Natracare pads and liners as I was getting lots of skin irritation from traditional pads. They make tampons too, but I stuck with playtex as I didn’t see the need to switch.
I found especially switching to their liners made a huge difference, plus they have tanga ones which I liked for once bleeding had basically stopped but there would still be minor spotting.