October 14, 2015

The Period Care Package

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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:

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

This service allows you to receive up to 25 items per box. These items include your choice of tampons, pads, and pantyliners, and also include—wait for it —chocolate and a free gift with every order! You can customize your package every month and set delivery dates as well. At only $15/month, this service is affordable and convenient.

2. Lola

Lola’s mission is close to our hearts. Their tampons are made from 100% cotton, eliminating synthetic and semi-sythetic materials like rayon and polyester. That means that you know exactly what you’re putting in your body, which is one less thing to worry about while having your period. You can choose from 18 light, regular, or super tampons, decide how many boxes you want and when you want them. One box of tampons is $9 and 2 boxes are $18, but if you’re a first-time buyer, the first two boxes are only $9!

3. HelloFlo

You might remember HelloFlo from this little video that aired a few years ago. But HelloFlo is still going strong offering a wide variety of care packages. From Period Starter Kits for the first-timers to Campus Kits that will last the entire semester, HelloFlo has women of all ages covered. And they even have New Mom kits. Hello, thoughtful gift. Prices vary depending on kits.

4. The Period Store

Here you have four different types of packages to choose from: traditional, alternative, international, or eco-friendly. You then can fill your package with a variety of feminine products as well as chocolate, art, jewelry, tea, and a variety of other accessories. You set the date when you want your package and voila, the package arrives at your doorstep. Package prices range from $15 to $30, but keep in mind that adding certain accessories could up the total price.

And then you could always DIY your own version. You could give it to your niece who just had her first period and then instantly become the coolest aunt ever. Give it to a friend who always has the worst cramps. Or you could even customize the package for the new mom that’s too tired to leave the house. No matter who the recipient is, there are a few key items to include.

  • Products made with Purified Cotton: Whether you’re gifting tampons, pads, pantyliners, diapers, or wipes, make sure that it contains cotton free of synthetics and semi-synthetics. Purified Cotton is pharmaceutical and medical grade cotton free of all toxins, residual chemicals, and contaminants. If you care about the type of food and drink you put IN your body,  you should care about the type of materials you put ON your body
  • Sweet treats: Whether it’s chocolate, cookies, or an entire pie, make sure your bestie has something to nosh on while dealing with the period pain
  • A tiny gift: Don’t overthink this. It can be as simple as a tube of lip gloss or a scented candle. This is just a little something to let someone know you’re thinking about her
  • Potential add-ons: You can never go wrong with girly movies or a stack of glossy magazines. If you really want to up the ante, a heating pad is something everyone needs, but will rarely buy for themselves. A box of tea or hot chocolate is also a nice addition

If you want to learn more about how to take care of yourself and the other ladies in your life, head over to purifiedcotton.com to see the benefits of switching to 100% Purified Cotton. It’s a game changer.


About Purified Cotton

Purified Cotton™ is 100% pharmaceutical grade purity—nothing more, no surprises, no chemicals, toxins, or contaminants. It’s the highest grade of cotton available to the world, best for contact with sensitive human skin, and the only grade that can truthfully be called pure.