9 organic and Earth-friendly period brands to shop if you need a change
Over the past few years, there’s been a significant uptick in demand for products that are gentle on our bodies and the Earth—which is awesome! We deserve the very best for our bodies, especially when it comes to things like period supplies. If we’re working hard to eat organic foods, why not extend those ideals to our periods?
Luckily, there are a lot of organic and planet-friendly menstrual products available now that are gentler on our bodies and, in some cases, kinder to the Earth. We’ve made a handy-dandy list of the best ones out there, so screenshot this list and pull it up the next time Aunt Flo comes calling.
Lola makes applicator and non-applicator tampons, ultra-thin pads with wings, and ultra-thin liners. Every product is made from 100% organic cotton and can be delivered straight to your front door. You can also customize your monthly box to include a variety of different absorption levels to fit your needs.
The DivaCup is a menstrual cup that you insert into your vagina and leave in for up to 12 hours. It’s made from soft, medical-grade silicone that actually softens with your body heat and conforms to your shape, and you empty and rinse it as needed, then reinsert. Menstrual cups can last many years with proper care and significantly reduce period-related waste.
These period panties were some of the first to hit the market, and they come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. These babies look like regular underwear but can actually hold up to three teaspoons of fluid. While they might not be a great option for a heavy-flow day, they could be great as a backup or for your lighter days. And the best news is you can machine wash them.
5The Honest Company
We love just about everything from The Honest Company, and the brand’s menstrual products are just as wonderful as its other wares. They’re made from hypoallergenic organic cotton, are affordable (at $6.95 per box), and can be purchased online individually or as part of a bundle.
Thinx period underwear are a tried-and-true period product that really work. They can replace your regular tampons and pads entirely (but know you’ll likely have to change them on your heaviest days) or can provide backup for when you’re worried about leaks.
Famous for its diapers and cleaning products, Seventh Generation also produces organic cotton tampons and pads that are free of chlorine, fragrances, and deodorants.
For those of us who prefer to use pads, Lunapads are an amazing, eco-friendly alternative to the traditional disposable options. These reusable cotton pads last for years, so you’ll cut down on a ton of waste by switching over. They also come in fun designs—because who says periods can’t be whimsical?
Like Lola, Cora delivers its products—including pads and tampons—straight to your door in a customizable box that suits your individual needs. They’re made from organic cotton and come in cute, discreet packaging.