Being a mostly lingerie blog, I knew this day would come. Periods were bound to come up. Or should I say menstruation? Ack! I hate both words equally.
I might make you a little squeamish below, but bear with me. Just like butts and boobs, all of us women get them – periods. We can get through this together!
To ease into the topic, let’s start with a fun fact. Did you know that the modern tampon was invented by Dr. Earle Has when he released Tampax, a tampon with a tube-in-a-tube applicator. Tampons in some way, shape, or form, had been used prior, and were even used in the 18th century as a means to stop bleeding from bullet holes. Noted in case I get shot.In my opinion, a girl has her brand that she sticks to, and usually, it has been that way since she got her first period.While I’m a Playtex gal, you may be a Tampax gal. Disagree with me if that’s not the case with you or someone else.
It’s an ongoing journey to rid my life of toxins. People, food, places and anything that isn’t good for my mental or my physical health, I get rid of ASAP. Tampons, a toxin? It surprised me to discover that they are made of a mix of rayon and polyester. Oh, and the plastic applicator. When I found out, it actually grossed me out as much as tampons themselves. Rayon? Really? Yuck.
I’m not ready to go full on green menstruation. In researching for this post, I read a good article on Refinery29 about several ways I could go green. Although a smart concept, the Moon Cup would scare the beJesus out of me. Probably the person in the next stall too.
But, one way that I can go green now is with LOLA. You’ve probably heard of them. They’re the cool kids in tampon world. Lola tampons are100% hypoallergenic cotton feminine care with no additives, synthetics, chemicals, or dyes. Now, their products ARE manufactured and DO USE a plastic applicator (BPA free), but using LOLA it is a healthy upgrade. Not to boot, the well designed, actually impeccable, box is made with recyclable cardboard (produced in Europe, then boxed in the US).
Cool thing about LOLA – boxes can be tailored to your liking. We like that word, don’t we? Tailored, I mean. You choose your preferred assortment, how many boxes, and frequency of shipment, which can be modified/tailored at anytime. Yay for no more emergency drugstore runs!
So, go check them out. LOLA might be the right fit for you. And no affiliate links were used in this post. This is my bloody, personal and honest opinion.