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How much do regular tampons absorb? 


How much do super tampons absorb? 


How often should I change my tampon? 

Every 4-8 hours

Do your pads feel thick, like a diaper?

Nope! We made sure they are ultra thin and absorbent.

Why do I use more tampons when they are made with organic cotton vs. conventional tampons?

Organic cotton tampons are free of artificial ingredients that increase absorbency, so you might notice that you change your tampon more frequently.

How do I use the compact applicator?

The compact applicator is made of two tubes, with the tampon inside. Extend the inner tube until you feel it come to a stop. It won’t click, like other tampons you may have used. To insert the tampon, just push the inner tube until it meets the end of the outer tube.

What are the risks of TSS with these tampons?

Using tampons comes with the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Make sure to change your tampon every 4-8 hours to reduce your risk.

What is your packaging made of?

Environmentally-friendly plastic (PET) that is recyclable. PET is globally recognized as safe & non-toxic.

Is the packaging made of recycled materials?

No, but they are recyclable.

Where are they made?

Pads and liners are made in Europe and China. Tampons are made in Europe. 

Is there BPA in the plastic tampon applicators? Or packaging?

No, they are both BPA-free.


How can I donate to the cause?

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L. was founded by Talia Frenkel, a photojournalist who worked for the Red Cross and United Nations. After documenting humanitarian crises around the world, her coverage of women's lack of access to reproductive rights and the effects of HIV/AIDS on young girls inspired her into action.

For every product purchased, one is made accessible to a person who needs it. Learn more about our movement here.