All-Natural With LOLA.
This post is sponsored by LOLA. Thanks for your continued support of Daily Garnish!
Over the last five years, I’ve been working to slowly but surely transition all of our home and bath/beauty options to more natural options. The process started when I first became pregnant with Cullen back in 2011. It’s an overwhelming feeling to know that you are suddenly responsible for the health and safety of another being – and I was hyper aware of everything that was both in and around my body.
I started by focusing on bath and beauty products – I switched to natural soaps, deodorant, and hair products. In all of our natural swaps, I’ve found hair products to the hardest to match in effectiveness. Goodbye parabens, hello fuzzy straw-like hair. But the swap was still worth it, and I felt a lot better about what I was dousing myself in on a daily basis.
We also switched out all of our household cleaners. We started using mixtures of vinegar and water for cleaning, and just recently I’ve been getting into essential oils! I’ve been adding lemon oil (which helps as a disinfectant) to our floor cleaners and other mixtures – it smells amazing too!
But the one area of self-care that I had yet to naturalize was feminine hygiene. Even though this is something that you literally put inside of you, I hadn’t made the switch because I wasn’t a fan of the options available. I know some people like using things like the menstrual cups, but it’s not for me. I’ve also heard they are a bad choice for people who are prone to UTI’s (raises hand!).
And as far as the natural tampon options go – I was honestly just really afraid they wouldn’t work. And while I am willing to compromise on some effectiveness with hair products, that is not the case for tampons. No absorbency = no bueno.
Thankfully, LOLA changed all of that.
Major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients in their tampons including rayon and polyester. Their tampons may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrance, and dyes. (You can read more about the problems with traditional tampons here!). LOLA tampons are 100% cotton with BPA-free plastic applicators, and they are conveniently delivered in customizable boxes right to your doorstep.
Did you know that the FDA doesn’t require brands to disclose a comprehensive list of ingredients in their tampons? And so because of that, most of them don’t. LOLA has eliminated the guesswork. The ingredients – all TWO of them – are listed loud and proud right there on the box.
And the ordering process is completely customizable and flexible for your needs. At the risk of being too TMI, my periods of been AWFUL since I’ve had kids, and particularly worse since I had Graham. Day one is a nightmare, and the minute I realize what day it is I typically cancel any workouts or big plans for the next day or two. Yes, it’s that bad.
And so for me, it’s particularly important those first few days that I can find super absorbent tampons. I will admit that I was a little nervous that these only went up to “super” sized (unlike my standard super plus mega-box from Costco), but I was pleasantly surprised by their effectiveness. You can choose exactly what you need from each box of 18, and the ordering process couldn’t be more simple.
Once you customize your box for your individual needs, you can choose your quantity and delivery schedule.
And this screenshot above indicates the same discount I have available for you guys today! The first 100 readers to make a purchase and use the code dailygarnish will save 50% off their first box – thanks LOLA!
You can also choose to have boxes sent every month, or sent every two months depending on your cycle. You can skip deliveries any time, so there is no commitment if you just want to try it out.
I love the idea of using a subscription service for tampons, since I am a procrastinator and never plan ahead. True story – about six months ago I was at home with the kids who were both napping and Casey was gone. I got my period and realized there were ZERO tampons left in the house. I had to place an SOS order for tampons through Amazon’s Prime Now app (a Seattle service since Amazon is local!), and have tampons hand-delivered in a brown paper bag by a scruffy 20-something year old man. Talk about mortifying!
This delivery was a lot more pleasant. :)
I received my first LOLA delivery for free, but I have since signed up as a regular customer. When looking for more natural lifestyle options, it’s easy to ignore this part of self-care. But – especially as someone who has harsh periods and uses a lot of tampons, it is so so important, and I’m glad I finally made the switch.
Don’t forget — the first 100 readers to make a purchase and use the code dailygarnish will save 50% off their first box!
I hope you are having a great week! I have a fun family post that will go up this weekend – all about our travel adventures to Ohio and our Easter celebrations. Stay tuned!
This post is sponsored by LOLA. Thanks for your continued support of Daily Garnish, especially with a few product-focused posts in a row! I am catching up on work that was pushed back after Huey died and we made a very last minute trip to Ohio. Thank you again for all the support!