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Top 10 Best Organic Pads and Tampons to Buy Online 2020

During a woman’s lifetime, she can use upwards of 10,000 period-related products. And with the vast majority of these products full of synthetic chemicals, dyes, fragrances, and irritants, that can mean a lot of unwanted exposure to some pretty nasty stuff. It’s not something that most people think about, but thankfully it’s becoming more common knowledge, and companies are stepping up to the plate with organic options.

But as menstruation can be such a unique experience to each of us, it can be hard to figure out which products to choose. Not to worry, that’s what this guide is for! We’ll take you through the different things you should look for when deciding on an organic pad or tampon. If you’re still at a loss at the end, we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorite products–5 pads and 5 tampons.
  • Last updated: 10-30-2019
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Should I Get a Pad or a Tampon? What is Each Good For?

Whether you’re new to the menstruation game or you’re looking to shake up your routine, here’s a quick rundown on the pros and cons for each.

Pads Offer More Security but Can Be More Noticeable or Uncomfortable

Pads Offer More Security but Can Be More Noticeable or Uncomfortable
Pads are probably what you used the first time you got your period, and for good reason–they’re super easy to use. Just stick one on your underwear and you’re good to go! Plus, being able to see how soaked it is allows you to always know when it’s time to change, and their varying levels of coverage offer you a sense of security.
However, pads might not be the best option for those who prefer to wear thongs or tighter clothing, especially if your flow is heavier and you’re using a large pad. They can also be uncomfortable for some who are sensitive to the material against their skin or the feeling of dampness between changes.

Tampons Can Be Tricky at First, but They’re the Best if You’re Active

Tampons Can Be Tricky at First, but They’re the Best if You’re Active
Tampons are great in situations where you’re more active and a pad might otherwise shift around in your pants or for when you’re swimming. They’re also great for those who prefer not to be reminded of their period–you don’t need to look at them very often and usually don’t even feel them once they’re in.
That being said, for those not used to using tampons, it might take a couple tries to get the placement just right, and there’s a small risk of toxic shock syndrome, a very rare but dangerous infection, if you keep them in for too long.

How to Choose and Organic Pad or Tampon – Buying Guide

Despite their differences, pads and tampons share many of the same criteria when you need to choose which ones to buy.

Read the Label: Look for Pads and Tampons Without Harmful Chemicals

Read the Label: Look for Pads and Tampons Without Harmful Chemicals
The organic label on pads and tampons essentially means that they’re made from 100% cotton that was grown organically–without the use of pesticides or toxins. However, that doesn’t always mean that they’re completely free from anything that might irritate you. So aside from being labeled “organic,” look for products that are also fragrance-free and dye-free.
Better yet, check that they provide a full list of ingredients. This will ensure that you’re not exposing yourself to any unwanted chemicals or things that don’t mesh well with sensitive skin. For tampons, look to see that the applicators don’t contain BPA or phthalates, which can disrupt endocrine systems leading to cancer, fertility issues, and obesity.
Most mainstream tampons come with a plastic applicator. But because plastic contains harmful chemicals, some organic tampons don’t come with an applicator. There are organic tampons that come with plastic-free applicators, so if you’re worried you won’t be able to slide it in easily without an applicator, be sure to check for those!

Know Your Flow: Choose a Product Based on Absorbency and Pack Size

Know Your Flow: Choose a Product Based on Absorbency and Pack Size
As with traditional menstrual products, organic pads and tampons also come in a variety of absorbency levels. Make sure to choose your products based on how heavy your flow is.
Also, if you know you’re going to need a lot, look for larger packs. Organic pads/tampons aren’t cheap, and generally speaking, buying a larger pack versus multiple small ones will give you a better price.

Find Your Fit: Why There are Different Shapes and What They Do

Every body is different, so of course you’re going to want products to fit your individual needs!

Pads Can Be Fitted to Your Clothing or Your Lifestyle

Pads Can Be Fitted to Your Clothing or Your Lifestyle
Pads are not one-size-fits-all. And depending on the clothes you’re wearing, your preferences, and your activity level, you might need a pad in different sizes/shapes. Pads range from very thin pantyliners that are indetectable to flared diapers for nighttime wear. For athletes, they can be angled so it’s more comfortable when you move.
Luckily, organic pads are mainstream enough that you can easily find your favorite size and shape (with or without wings)–even thong pads!

Tampons can be Optimized for Your Body Shape and Sports

Tampons can be Optimized for Your Body Shape and Sports
Everyone’s body is different, so it makes sense that different tampons would be comfortable for different people. Find one that fits you. Most of the time, if the tip is slim and rounded, it goes in easily and is pretty comfortable. If you’re sporty, there are also tampons meant for active lifestyles. They’re usually flexible so they can follow the curves and movements of your body without leaking.
Another difference in tampon shape is the way that it opens up when it absorbs liquids. Some expand length-wise, which is better for those who prefer a slimmer feel. Others expand width-wise, which is better for security and for those who are more active.

Top 5 Best Organic Pads to Buy Online

Organic pads are becoming more and more popular, and these are the best five available online now.

5. Azalea, Made with Organic Cotton Pads (10 Count)

$5.69

4. Veeda Ultra Thin Pads with Wings (14 Count)

$6.49

3. Organyc 100% Organic Cotton Pads with Wings (60 Count)

$29.99

2. L. Organic Cotton & Chlorine-Free Pads (28 Count)

$14.95

1. Rael Certified Organic Cotton Pads (28 Count)

$12.34

Top 5 Best Organic Tampons to Buy Online

Because they sit inside you, it’s extra important that your tampons are organic. These five aren’t just organic but also offer a whole host of positives.

5. Cora Super Organic Tampons with Applicator (18 Count)

$7.99

4. Natracare Organic All Cotton Tampons (240 Count)

$41.73

3. L. Organic Cotton Tampons, Regular + Super Absorbency (48 Count)

$19.95

2. Oi Organic Cotton Digital Tampons (16 Count)

$4.99

1. Tampon Tribe Organic Mixed Absorbency Tampons (28 Count)

$15.99

Summary

Your period can be an unpleasant few days, but organic pads and tampons at least make it so that you don’t have to worry about your health! Hopefully this guide has helped to make choosing the right one for you a little easier.

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