Thank you to LOLA for sponsoring this post.
Okay. Any guy readers out there? Yeah, you – all 3 of you – I’d recommend skipping this one. You’ve been warned. 😉
Do you guys remember when I wrote a couple months ago about how I’ve been working to change all my personal care/beauty products to more 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.) As I wrote in that post, I’ve been slowly working over the past year to change all of my products over to more natural versions. Next on the list? Feminine products.
Feminine products were one of those things that I never really thought twice about buying generic/popular versions of until recently. When I started researching switching over my other products, though, I discovered that the FDA doesn’t require feminine care brands to disclose a comprehensive list of ingredients in their tampons, so most of them don’t. And that’s because major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients in their tampons including rayon and polyester, and often treat the tampons with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrance, and dyes. Yikes.
A few weeks ago, I was literally in the process of Googling “natural tampons” when LOLA emailed me. How’s that for serendipity? LOLA is a cool new company that, on a monthly basis, mails tampons directly to your door. (No awkward last minute drug store trips? Sign me up.) But here’s the really awesome part: their tampons are 100% cotton with compact BPA-free plastic applicators, 100% biodegradable, and contain no additives, synthetics, chemicals, or dyes.
The NYC-based start up was founded by two Dartmouth grads on a mission to revolutionize the feminine care industry, and they are certainly doing it!
I found their website easy to navigate, and love that the subscription is fully customizable so you can choose your mix of light, regular, and supers, number of boxes, and frequency of delivery. You can also change, skip, or cancel deliveries at any time.
Bottom line: I received a free box for this review but have since already gone on their website and signed up as a paying recurring/long term customer for monthly deliveries. A quality, natural, customizable product + no more drug store runs = total win.
If you’re interested, too, the first 100 readers to use the code fannetastic on LOLA’s website will receive 50% off their first one box order. New customers only – and unfortunately LOLA is only available in the continental US at this time (no Hawaii or Alaska).
Am I the only one who didn’t think to look into ingredients in feminine care products until recently?