The 7 Best Organic Tampons (To Use Instead Of Plastic)

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Very often when our periods strike, the last thing we want to do is find ourselves standing in the pharmacy staring at the dozens of options before us when it comes to picking out tampons. Most of us wind up grabbing either the same old familiar brand or maybe even the very first thing that catches our eye. Heck, sometimes it's even worse than that!

We don't always treat our vaginas with the respect that they deserve, and we need to cut that nonsense out. I firmly believe that the first step in this program of taking back our vaginas is to start actually caring about what kind of tampons we use and switch to organic tampons.


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Though there is not enough data to conclusively say that organic tampons are better for you, tampons that are NOT organic usually contain nasty things like perfume, deodorant, and even chlorine! That's why you need to get organic tampons when that time of the month rolls around.

But with so many different companies making their own brands of the things, how are you supposed to know which ones are truly the best? You are supposed to know because I am about to break that noise down for you right now. Here are seven of the best organic tampons on the market right now. 


1. L Organic

These are top of the list for me for a couple of different reasons. The first is super shallow, but I don't even care: these suckers look great in your bathroom! They are so pretty!

And now onto all of the reasons they are good for you and the environment: these tampons are made with certified organic cotton and are free of rayon, pesticides, fragrances, chlorine, and dyes. The applicators ain't got no BPA and they are partially plant-based. It's not ALL plant-based, but it's pretty darn close. 


2. Cora

Tampons that are Non-GMO AND totally recyclable? Yes please and also thank you. Plus, every time you buy them you're helping out women: for every box of them that you purchase, the company provides a month's supply of pads and health education to girls from India, Kenya, and the U.S.

3. The Honest Company


If you're seeking out organic tampons because you're a person with sensitive skin and sensitive bits, these are the tampons that I'd recommend for you. They are made of 100 percent cotton and contain no perfumes, dyes, chlorine, or deodorant. 

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4. Seventh Generation


The great thing about this all-natural, BPA-free, all-cotton tampon is that this brand's products are usually sold in grocery stores and convenience stores.  That means you can stay healthy and stay green without having to put in a lot of extra work

5. Organyc

If what you're looking for in your tampon is environmental sustainability, you can't go wrong with these guys. These tampons and their applicators are 100 percent biodegradable and compostable organic cotton bleached without chlorine. 


Plus, while the applicator is cardboard, it's got a friendly tip that won't poke you upon entry. Always a plus.

6. Lola

The best thing about Lola, in addition to how green and how body-friendly they are, is the fact that they are also super-customizable. It's a monthly subscription, so you can order depending on your needs, including different amounts and different sizes for different levels of flow. 


All of their tampons are 100 percent organic cotton, biodegradable tampons with BPA-free plastic applicators (applicator-free tampons are an option too). The tampons are free of synthetic fibers, chemical additives, fragrance, dyes, and chlorine bleach.

7. Natracare

These tampons have been around so long that your mom was probably douching herself nightly and thinking it was good for her vagina when they first hit the shelves. These tampons aren't exactly the prettiest ones around, and they don't give tampons to girls in the third world, but they are affordable and effective.


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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cat, Batman. Her work focuses on relationships, pop culture and news. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr.