Seventh Generation is based in Vermont and has been creating plant-based products that are effective and safe for more than 25 years. This company wants their products to make a difference in all phases of the business cycle, from production to purchase, use and disposal.
Seventh Generation Tampons at a Glance
- Certified organic cotton
- Biodegradable packaging, applicator and tampon
- Available in a range of absorbencies
- Can be bought with or without applicator
- String is coated with water-repellent wax
- Reasonably priced
- Tampons with applicator – Available
- Tampons without applicator – Available
Estimated Price (from company’s website): $5.29 for 16 regular absorbency tampons
Seventh Generation tampons are made with certified organic cotton that’s been whitened without using chlorine. It’s also free of dyes and fragrances to make it as purely cotton and chemical free as possible.
What’s So Great About Certified Organic?
Organic cotton is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Any land used to grow organic cotton has to have been free of any pesticide or chemical use for three years. Organic cotton plants aren’t genetically modified and haven’t been treated with any chemicals during processing and packaging. Certified organic cotton has gone through a process of proving that they meet all of the criteria above.
Seventh Generation Tampons are made from certified organic cotton, including their absorbent material, cover and string. The string is covered with water repellent wax to prevent it from holding onto any fluid. There’s also cotton thread used to sew on the string. You can buy these tampons with or without an applicator. The applicator, tampon and packaging are all biodegradable.
Women appreciate that the box, wrapper and tampon are all biodegradable. They also like the affordable price. However, they’re less than thrilled with the cardboard applicator. It doesn’t have the best grip and can be tricky to use. Also, these tampons don’t flare out like conventional tampons; that causes some users to believe they don’t absorb as well.
Editor Score: 4.2 out of 5
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