Anyone else forget to buy tampons until aunt flo shows? There’s nothing worse than getting your period and not having the right tools on hand. Makeshift toilet paper pad, anyone? I’ve done this more times than I’d like to admit.
If you have a mental block on buying tampons as I do, listen up, because I may have a solution. A couple of months ago I heard about an all-natural, safe tampon subscription service on a podcast and was instantly intrigued.
When I got home, I remembered the name Lola and took a peek at their website. I was instantly impressed and decided why the heck not? Maybe I could avoid those embarrassing and uncomfortable days when I’m caught off guard by the arrival of my period.
Here’s my full, honest Lola tampons review.
What is Lola?
You probably haven’t taken much time to consider your tampons. I mean, you know you need them (or a pad) when your time of the month rolls around and they just kinda are what they are, right? Wrong (but don’t worry that’s what I was thinking, too).
The thing is, most feminine hygiene brands are chock-full of synthetics, dyes, perfumes, and other unnatural ingredients. But that’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that these popular brands don’t disclose their ingredients, so most of us don’t even know what we’re putting inside our bodies. It doesn’t seem right.
As someone who is trying to switch to more natural, chemical-free beauty and health products, I started to uncover some of these truths and was stunned. Then, when I heard the ad for Lola on my podcast, I felt ready to make the leap.
Lola was started by women who were fed up with the lack of options in the feminine care market as well as the lack of transparency from these big-name companies who were producing and selling them. So, like many heroic entrepreneurial stories, the founders decided to make a change to the way we buy tampons and the way they’re made.
What Are They Made Of?
This brings us to our next point, what did they end up using to create these better tampons? 100% organic cotton - that’s it. That means their products are free of:
- Synthetic fibers
- Chemical additives
- Chlorine bleach
And, all of their products are hypoallergenic and gynocologist-approved which gives you peace of mind that they’re not only safe but effective, too.
What Kinds of Tampons Do They Offer?
Anyone who has ever strolled down the tampon aisle at their local retailer knows that there are a ton of different tampons to choose from. From variations in absorbancy and style to scented vs. unscented, there’s no shortage of decisions to be made.
What I love about Lola is that they offer a selection while sticking to their core values and mission. Their line includes:
- Compact plastic applicator tampons
- Cardboard applicator tampons
- Non-applicator tampons
These are pretty self-explanatory, so I’ll just leave it at that and tell you that I chose the plastic applicator ones.
What Other Products Do They Have?
Of course, not everyone is a fan of tampons. Some people like pads or other alternatives. Here’s what Lola’s line has to offer in addition to their tampons (full disclosure, I have not tried anything from their line yet other than their tampons):
- Pads and liners
- Period cleansing wipes
- Daily multivitamin
- Essential oil blend
- Ultra-thin condoms
- Personal lubricant
How Does The Monthly Subscription Work?
Ok, time to get to the nuts and bolts of the operation, here’s how the monthly tampon subscription from Lola works:
- Customize your subscription by choosing which product(s) you want to be delivered each month. For reference, each box of tampons come with 18, but you can customize how many light, regular, super, and super-plus you want.
- Set your frequency for each product. You can choose between delivery every 4 or 8 weeks (monthly or bimonthly). Shipping is always FREE!
- Add on extras if you want. You can choose to add on any one-time purchases if you wish, without disrupting your subscription.
- The products you ordered arrive at your doorstep without ever thinking twice about them.
My Personal Experience With a Lola Subscription
You can choose how many of each absorbancy you get in each box. I think this is great because every woman has a different flow, so why try to cram us all into the same box? There are always 18 that come with each order and you get to choose what that 18 look like.
- You have the choice of how often your shipment comes. Again, we all have different needs in this area, some of us need 18 per month and others can get away with every other month.
- They’re super cost-effective. I figured a natural subscription service would surely cost more than buying at the store -nope! Prices range from $8-$10 per month, and no shipping charges!
- They are actually really good. From ease of insertion to absorbancy, I have no complaints.
- They come in pretty, elegant packaging that just make you feel good.
Here’s what may cause you to pause:
If you use more than 18 tampons per month, you may find that you need to supplement with drug store options as you cannot have your products delivered sooner than every four weeks.
I’ve seen Lola tampon reviews where women are complaining that the tampons don’t stay in place. Personally, I don’t experience this. I find them to stay in place just as well as a traditional one, but I’ve seen enough reviews from other women to say that this is potentially and issue.
Do You Have to Sign Up For a Subscription?
If you want to try these products before you commit to a subscription, they offer Trial Sets that you can purchase for just $5. You can choose between a couple of different trial sets, each one has six tampons plus a bonus item from their line.
Can I Make Changes to My Subscription?
Yes, anytime! You can make changes regarding your product type and delivery schedule anytime you want. You can also easily cancel your subscription without any hassle or skip a month if you’ve got a stockpile.
Ready to Make the Switch to Natural Tampons?
If you’ve been considering switching your feminine needs to a more natural option, I definitely recommend giving LOLA a try. And don’t let the fact that it’s a subscription scare you - you aren’t bound to anything! You can cancel anytime or simply pick a delivery schedule that works for you. You’ll never be charged for the months that you skip and don’t receive your products!
I am becoming as obsessed with subscription services as I am Amazon Prime. It’s just so nice to have my essentials running on auto-pilot. Let me know if you give LOLA a try, I’d love to hear your feedback and opinion.