Organic/Safe + Effective Feminine Hygiene Brands?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
9164 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Have you thought about a menstrual cup instead? Better for the environment as well as an added bonus.

Post # 3
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

I second the cup.  I’ve used Divacup but I much prefer the Softcup.  

Post # 4
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

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
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
1341 posts
Bumble bee

Yup, love menstrual cups! I prefer the Lena cup over the Diva Cup. 

Post # 7
5041 posts
Bee Keeper

Diva cup.  Switched about 8 years ago and never looked back.

Post # 8
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I’ve used L. brand tampons ( in the past and I like them, but it gets pricey. I’m another DivaCup convert.

Post # 9
4227 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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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
2453 posts
Buzzing bee

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 # 12
10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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.

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