I have to be honest. I am not really a tampon kind of girl. I reverted from tampons to pads several years back and rarely wear them unless it is necessary for special circumstances. Generally, I prefer pads because they allow your vagina to breathe which in turn leads to a healthier flora. Tampons hold the fluids that change your vagina's pH which can lead to odor if they are not changed often enough. Traditional tampon companies often dye the cotton and add other chemicals and fragrances. As a woman who has gravitated toward a more organic and holistic lifestyle in recent years, I wanted to try organic tampons once I heard they existed. That way when I do need to use one for whatever reason, I can at least choose a healthier option.
The first on my list is Kali Boxes. I truly like what Kali Boxes stands for. I spent a few hours on the website to learn about the product and found the company's blog. They donates $1 to for every package they sell to the Girl Up Foundation. The entrepreneurs aim to educate and empower women which is made apparent through the foundation they partner with and the informative blog posts on their website. Kali sent me a box to try and it came with half regular and half super tampons, a rose water spray, and "wipettes". The tampons worked best for me on heavier days when I was more lubricated. The applicator was a bit uncomfortable for me to insert otherwise. I wasn't sure if it was the device's design or the materials. The tampons were slim and long and worked well once I got past the initial discomfort. I especially liked the lightly scented wipes. I usually choose unscented products, but their website says it only contained .02% fragrance. I am curious to know if they are pH balanced for our area.
Although the tampon applicator was initially uncomfortable, I had an overall good experience with my box, and like to support innovative companies like this. Shortly after I tried the box, Kali released organic pads which I will be adding to my list of products to try.