Period Care

What’s Really in my Tampon?

The weekly grocery trip. Or maybe daily for some of us. At one point or another, most women have to mark ‘tampons’ off that list. So how do you decide which box to buy?

Is budget important to you? Absorption? What about ingredients? What’s in my tampon, really?

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While some marketing campaigns might have you think that tampons are made out of pure clouds, the reality is far more concerning. If you’re buying any old box of tampons, chances are you may be putting some harmful ingredients into the most sensitive part of your body, like:

  • Rayon
    Used because of it’s highly absorbent nature, this semi-synthetic (read: man-made) material is one of the reasons TSS (toxic shock syndrome) is a concern. Although TSS cases peaked in the ‘80s and the most absorbent

10 Thoughts Every Woman Has on Her Period

Whether you’ve got your flow down to a science or it manages to sneak up on you each month, there are many thoughts that rattle through your brain from beginning to end. Of course every woman’s period and side effects are different. Some of us veg out, others exercise the cramps away, but you can guarantee that at least one of these thoughts has gone through your head while period-ing.

Why am I crying?”

Even though you know that commercial with the dog and cat in it isn’t that sad and you know that the dog didn’t really die in real life, you’re a balling mess on the couch for two minutes while your BF looks at you wide-eyed, rubbing your back for comfort.

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At least I’m not pregnant!!”

No need to elaborate here.

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Who says chocolate isn’t a breakfast

Want to Know What’s Really in Your Tampons?

When it comes to knowing what’s in your feminine care products, beauty products, and even your baby’s diapers, it can be hard to distinguish what’s good and what’s bad in the long lists of scientific, hard to pronounce ingredients. Here’s a helpful infographic to help you learn more about what’s really in your everyday products.

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The Period Care Package

You know it’s coming, but somehow it always sneaks up on you.

That’s right. Your period.

And when it finally arrives, you’re left feeling all:
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So the last thing you want to do is run to the store to pick up last minute rations, or open your fridge to find leftovers in worse shape than you. This is where the period care package comes in handy. You might remember the main idea of a care package from your college days when your parents stuffed snacks, tiny gift, and maybe an extra $20 in a box and shipped it to you. Remember how excited you were to find that package waiting for you? Imagine feeling that way when you get your period!

Here’s a round-up of online services that offer monthly packages delivered straight to your door. Keep scrolling for a DIY version.

1. Le Parcel

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