Organic Tampons 101
What are organic tampons made of?
Lil-Lets organic tampons are made from 100% organic cotton certified to the GOTS standard (Global Organic
Textile Standard) and approved by ICEA.
These standards ensure that our organic tampons are GM free and are grown without the use of synthetic
fertilisers (or potentially toxic pesticides).
You might wonder why organic tampons are often a little more expensive than the standard tampon, it’s because
of these special conditions required for growing the organic cotton.
At Lil-Lets we’re open and honest about what our products contain, so here’s a table to show you how Lil-Lets
Organic tampons compare to the main Lil-Lets tampon range…
LIL-LETS ORGANIC COTTON NON-APPLICATOR TAMPONS
LIL-LETS NON-APPLICATOR TAMPONS (MAIN RANGE)
|Surface material /cover
||Mixture of polyester/ polyethylene
||Organic cotton (cellulose)
||Viscose (regenerated cellulose made from trees)
||Polyester / cotton
|| Free from all dyes
|| Absorbent core
Only in the string
|Plastic content - unwrapped
|Plastic content – wrapped
Do organic tampons contain plastic?
Lil-Lets Organic tampons are 100% plastic free but like most organic tampon brands, the wrapper contains plastic
to protect against moisture. Reducing plastic in our products & packaging is important to us, and we know it is
to you too, so we are working on a solution to reduce the amount of plastic used in the wrappers.
You might also notice that Lil-Lets Organic tampons have a small tear tape for opening the wrapper, rather than
the usual “twist and open” perforation. This tear tape helps prevent moisture getting in (which can cause a tampon
to swell), whereas tampons in our main range have a thin cover over the tampon which gives them a bit of added
protection against moisture.
Do organic tampons contain any harmful chemicals?
Lil-Lets organic tampons are also made without the use of perfumes or dyes and have been tested for all harmful
chemicals to the Oeko-Tex Standard. *