As a followup to our plea to Procter and Gamble to disclose the full lists of ingredients in their tampons and pads, here is a guide to the safest feminine product alternatives on the market from companies that genuinely care about women's health and wellness. We recognize that these alternatives are more expensive than drugstore brands, so we hope that P&G and others ultimately commit to safer products for all women.
Founded by two passionate women, LOLA is for women who want to be in control of the products they are putting in their bodies, LOLA is one of our favorite new female-powered companies. 100% cotton tampons in a custom assortment delivered to your door with free shipping and an option for monthly subscription. We are obsessed. Available online.
High quality, organic and natural feminine hygiene products made with soft, certified organic cotton and chlorine free, plastic free, biodegradable packaging. Available online and at Whole Foods stores.
Honest Feminine Care
Made with 100% organic cotton, these tampons and pads promise comfort, performance and purity and are backed by Jessica Alba and her Honest Company. Available online but currently sold out on their website.
An easy to use, safe and clean alternative to tampons and pads. This reusable cup is made of soft, medical grade silicone and is as easy to use as a tampon. It is hygienic and safe and it is also better for the environment. Simply wash and reuse! Available on their website.
The Diva Cup
Similar to the Lunette Cup, The Diva Cup is an alternative to tampons and pads made with 100% healthcare grade silicone. It is clean, comfortable and convenient and protects you for up to 12 hours. The Diva Cup is available online and at CVS stores!
Period-proof underwear that really work! These gorgeous panties are made with special moisture-wicking, anti-microbial, leak-resistant, absorbent materials that keep you feeling dry. Created by our friend and inspiration Miki Agrawal who is on a mission to break the taboo surrounding menstruation, THINX is the real deal. Thinx is designed by women in New York City and made by women in Sri Lanka. I love mine so much that I even wear them on days I don't have my period! And for every pair sold, the company sends funds to their partner, AFRIpads, to help girls and women in Uganda. Use promocode "TRUTHBEAUTY" for $5 off your online order! Stay tuned for an interview with the founder next week.
Health conscious, eco conscious and socially conscious tampons made with 100% organic cotton and free of chemicals, synthetics and dyes. For every box of tampons purchased, the company will donate a box of healthy, environmentally friendly pads to the homeless. Product coming soon!