Conscious Period is on a mission to provide healthy period products for all.
100% organic cotton tampons
BPA-free plastic applicators
Buy a box, give back to a woman who is homeless in the USA
Annie Lascoe and Margo Lang are menstrual revolutionaries who couldn’t find a high quality tampon they could trust. Passionate about ingredient transparency, product quality and access to period products among low income women, they co-founded Conscious Period to transform an industry ripe for innovation.
SO WHAT'S IN MY TAMPONS ANYWAY?
The FDA classifies tampons as medical devices, and as such companies are not required to label the ingredients in them. Unfortunately, they aren't as natural as they seem...they're often made with synthetic fiber blends that are treated with harmful chemicals, bleaches, and dyes--that are going inside your body for over 50,000 hours throughout your life! That's a really long time to have no idea what's in these products!
WHY IS ORGANIC COTTON BETTER?
Cotton is one of the best materials for tampons because of its long fibers, high absorbency, and breathability. However, cotton is one of the most highly sprayed crops in the world. 85% of commercial cotton is sprayed with pesticides that contain glyphosate, a known carcinogen. Organic cotton is free of the pesticides that commercial cotton is sprayed with, plus it's free of bleach and chlorine for the healthiest period available!
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THE TAMPON TAX?
In 38 out of 50 states, tampons and pads are taxed as luxury items, or non-necessary goods--and as every woman knows, these products are far from being unnecessary! Repealing the tax on a state level is just one step in a larger policy agenda to increase government assistance for these essential items, require ingredient labeling and testing on menstrual product ingredients, and provide tampons, pads, and liners in schools, prisons, hospitals, and service providers across the country.
HOW DO ALL OF THESE ISSUES AFFECT WOMEN EVERY MONTH?
Women deserve to know what's in their bodies, they deserve access to healthy period products, and they deserve the help they need to be able to make these items more affordable. Women across the economic spectrum deserve to know what they're putting into their bodies every month, and women who are having a hard time making ends meet deserve all of the help they can get so they aren't sacrificing their health or productivity or ability to provide for themselves and their families to afford tampons, pads, and liners.