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A couple years ago, I shared how I was working to slowly transition my personal care and beauty products over to natural versions. (If you missed that post, here it is: the Best Natural and Organic Beauty Products that I’ve found so far – including natural deodorant, toothpaste, makeup, etc.) Part of that journey also included switching over to natural feminine products; my pick was LOLA, who I first discovered through a blog review and then became a loyal subscriber of for a year and a half up right up until I got pregnant!
LOLA reached out to me shortly after Riese was born to share some great new updates and additions to their product line, which I was excited to hear about as they took place while my account was inactive due to pregnancy, so I didn’t know already! First, their 100% cotton products are also now organic, which is awesome. Second, they have added an environmentally friendly non-applicator option as well as a biodegradable cardboard applicator option. (They also still offer their original BPA-free compact plastic applicators.) And third, they have launched pads and liners!
The pads and liners were perfectly timed for me because apparently after giving birth (even via C-section) you bleed FOREVER. For me, it went on for about 5 weeks, with it tapering off to just occasional, not every single day bleeding by the end. I don’t know why it surprised me so much that you bleed a lot even if you have a C-section – I mean, duh, Anne, all that stuff that was in there supporting the baby has to go somewhere, right?!
Anyway – all this to say that timing was perfect when LOLA reached out and asked if I’d like to try their pads and liners and do another blog update about their new product additions and improvements.
If you are in the market for natural feminine care products, I highly recommend LOLA. Most major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients in their tampons including rayon and polyester, and often treat the tampons with harsh cleansing agents, unnecessary fragrance, etc. LOLA products, on the other hand, have no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics, or dyes, and are also insanely convenient because they arrive at your door via customizable subscription. Not having to go to the store to buy feminine products = the best. And in addition to choosing how frequently you want deliveries, you can choose the quantity of everything too – both how many boxes and which combination of pads, liners, and tampons (they offer light, regular, super, and super+) you want in each box. Over-order? No problem, you can modify the subscription, cancel, or skip an order at any time.
My period hasn’t come back yet since giving birth to Riese in November, but when it does, I’ll absolutely be starting my LOLA subscription back up. Speaking of, I hear that how soon periods come back after pregnancy can vary wildly based on the person, but I’m still curious. Mamas – when did yours come back?! I’m kind of nervous about a teenager-esque white jean situation happening since I have no clue when it’s going to arrive again… yikes. (I don’t even own white jeans, but somehow, inexplicably, one is ALWAYS wearing white jeans when their period comes unexpectedly, right?!) Did you get any warning signs beforehand or no?
Which of your personal care and beauty products have you switched over to more natural versions? I have a pretty good routine now, but I’m always open to recommendations!
And since we are already in TMI territory, and just for fun – any really good first period stories to share? 🙂
And if you’re looking to switch over your feminine products, don’t forget to use the code FannetasticFood for 50% off your first LOLA order!