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If you’re considering using organic tampons you might have some questions about how they differ to other tampons.
Read our frequently asked questions below to find out more…
Are organic tampons better for managing my period?
No matter which of our tampons you choose (Lil-Lets Organic or our main range) you’re choosing a product
that’s free from fragrance and chlorine bleach and trusted by millions as SA's no. 1 tampon brand.
You may have heard that organic tampons are more absorbent than other tampons, but this is not the case. All
brands, and types, of tampon must comply with safety guidelines.
This means, for example, that any mini absorbency tampon in South Africa will have the same 6 – 9 gram absorbency
rating regardless of what brand it is, or what material it is made from.
Are Organic tampons better for the environment?
Organic cotton fibers are grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers or potentially toxic pesticides that
could harm wildlife and rivers, as well as the health of farmers.
On top of this Organic farming practices ensure Carbon Dioxide is locked into the soil, helping to mitigate
Here at Lil-Lets, we are environmentally conscious.
This is why we’ve also chosen to create a Lil-Lets organic tampon range, using 100% pure organic cotton and the
viscose used in our main range of tampons comes from FSC certified sustainable forests within Europe.
We’ve been asked if we can wrap our tampons in paper instead of plastic. Whilst this may sound like a good
solution to reducing single-use plastic, unfortunately using paper would allow moisture to get into the tampon.
Rest assured, we are working on an environmentally friendly alternative.
Are organic tampons healthier or safer?
Lil-Lets Organic cotton tampons have also been dermatologically tested to ensure they are kind to your body.
All Lil-Lets tampons, whatever they are made from, must comply with strict safety regulations. This means that
whether a tampon is made from cotton or from viscose, they are equally safe. If you prefer to use 100% pure
organic cotton tampons, please remember to read the safety and instruction leaflet enclosed with every pack.
You may read some stories online that suggest that using organic cotton tampons lowers your risk of TSS, but
this is misleading.
Many studies have shown that the risk of TSS is no different when using an organic tampon, compared to using a
tampon made from viscose. In fact, menstrual TSS has also been associated with the use of menstrual cups and
any internally warn contraceptive devices. Remember that TSS is very rare and serious illness that may be fatal
so please visit www.tssis.com for more information.
Are Organic tampons vegan friendly?
Lil-Lets Organic cotton tampons DO NOT contain any animal products and neither the tampons, or the raw
materials they are made from, are ever tested on animals, so they are cruelty free and vegan friendly.
We all have questions about our periods, no matter our age. Read our FAQs here.
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