Cora is an organic tampon company that provides monthly boxes by mail. The subscription box is available on cora.life and at some Target locations (find the nearest one here). The company's founders have put a lot of thought into every aspect of their product and I believe it's because they have a well-rounded view of a woman's experience. The company was created by two people with similar interests. Molly traveled the world and saw how women without money and resources struggled in extreme ways during that time of the month. Morgen's interest began when he empathized for his wife's forgetfullness and anxiety towards buying tampons every month, and later grew into a concern for the chemicals that are used in traditional tampons. Cora now donates a month's supply to a woman in a developing country for every box each subscriber receives.
Cora provides a few additional black accessories that store new tampons; the Little Black Clutch, Little Black Box, and Stowaways. The "little black clutch" stores enough tampons for your estimated daily needs. The "little black box" holds the remainder of your monthly supply at home. And "stowaways" which resemble a tube of lipstick and is made out of cardboard are meant to further disguise the tampons while you are on the go. I love the sleek and discreet neutral packaging. The wrapper is "noiseless" which further aids in preventing the advertisement of your business. The applicator is currently made of plastic which troubled me. This was surprising because the company provides biodegradable tampons. However, I saw that they are aiming to create a more eco friendly, "bio-based plastic" applicator on their website. The tampons are short and expand width wise which is said to be better for the cervix. The cotton tampons were comfortable to insert, wear throughout the day, and absorbed well.
You have a chance to try a few boxes on us! I teamed up with Cora to giveaway a complementary 3 month subscription.
There are two ways to enter:
1. Comment on this blog post with the hashtags
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2. Tag three friends on my Instagram post about Cora
3. For double the entries complete both steps one and two!
The winner will be chosen at random by
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 7 p.m.
There can only be one lucky winner, but those who are still interested in trying the product can use CORA5VANESSA for $5 off at cora.life. #ad
*Participants who enter on Instagram must be following @vanessaevelynh and @corawomen
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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.