I never gave much thought to what I was using for my feminine care products. They had their purpose, I always used a brand that was it.
Yet over the past 5 years or more , women and activists alike have been demanding to know what is actually in their feminine hygiene products , more specifically sanitary napkins and tampons. Its crazy how we dont think about what is in a product that we use everyday and especially one that we put to close to our most sensitive area.
A simple google search about what is in a sanitary napkin will how show much crap is actually in one! Who knew? Chemicals? Why are chemicals needed in a pad? or tampon? Foam? Ryon, Bleach, Dioxins from the bleach, pesticides, Im sick already! Read here and here for more information
Well I thought this information was quite troubling and disgusting so while I was Target one day in the women’s aisle looking for my items, this package caught my eye. It was beautiful simple packaging, “Made In Italy” really? Pads made in Italy? how neat. 42 pads in the bag and the costs? $6.99 , YEP– here is more of a shocker, Chlorine free, organic cotton, No synthetics, No ryon, no dyes, no fragrances,pesticides – should I go on?
I was surprised that you got a good quantity for a affordable price! Compared to paying $3.29 at Target for always pads which include only 16 or up to $9.00 or more for a pack of 50 , BUT you get all the chemicals. Your choice.
I quickly googled the brand, as I have never heard of L. before. As soon I pulled it up I seen how great the reviews were and thought ” why not try?” I mean, could it hurt? NO , and I loved the idea of a more natural and simple product. isn’t that how it should be?
So below is the good stuff – Do they work?
I loved the packaging, It doesn’t make you so self conscious of having it in your cart and walking around. Its different which I love. The packaging of the pads themselves is simple and in white , just the same packaging as with other brands. The pads do have wings , which Is important for me, I find it gives better protection .
The pad itself is soft and cotton, I will say not as long as a Always pad , but that hasn’t posed to be a problem. You can tell the pad is cotton and not the usual foam and plastic.
How does it feel? Amazing, I never thought I would say that, but it does! Its not bulky at all! and because its not foam or plastic , there is no uncomfortable feeling or itchiness for some. Its totally comfortable and you feel confident when using it!
Now for the real deal – IT IS SUPER ABSORBENT . I have never had any leaks or absorption issues. Its does its job just as well as the chemical laden pads. HOORAY!
Let me tell you the biggest reason why I will continue to use L. brand , because every product you buy L. donates a product to a female entrepreneur in a developing country. Not only are you saving yourself from chemicals , you are helping another woman as well. That has to mean something.
I digress, But ask yourself this… Why should we put chemicals in an area that is a vessel to bring life? A place that is scared and important? A vessel of health.