Veeda products are made from 100% hypoallergenic, natural cotton. These tampons are not organic; however, we’re including them here because they are made from natural fibers free from synthetic materials, chemicals and dyes, thus reducing the risk of TSS, irritation and allergic responses.
Veeda Tampons at a Glance
- Are made from 100% cotton with no other ingredients.
- Are not organic
- Have an applicator that’s made from BPA-free plastic
- Come in a version without an applicator
- Are cleaned with oxygen, not chlorine
- Are tested to be free of pesticides, herbicides and dioxin
- Can lower your risk of TSS
- Tampons with applicator – Available
- Tampons without applicator – Available
Estimated Price (from company’s website): $3.99 for 16 regular absorbency tampons
Veeda tampons come in three sizes: Regular, Super and Super Plus with a choice of with an applicator or without. You might be surprised to learn that the applicator is made of plastic. According to Veeda, that’s due to consumer demand; 96 percent of women surveyed chose plastic over cardboard applicators for comfort. They’re concerned that if their applicators were made from cardboard, women wouldn’t buy their product.
Veeda runs a program to offset the environmental impact of their BPA-free applicators, and they also offer an applicator-free tampon. The tampon itself, excluding the applicator, is 100 percent biodegradable. Veeda’s plastic-like packaging is actually a bio-film wrap that breaks down within six to 12 months and meets environmental safety standards.
Why Aren’t They Organic?
Veeda states that there isn’t enough organic cotton on the market that allows them to meet their goal of making safer, high-quality tampons available and affordable for all women. They use natural cotton that is cleaned with oxygen instead of chlorine, getting rid of the chance of forming dioxin as a byproduct. Their cotton is also tested to be completely free of pesticides, herbicides and dioxin.
Users appreciate a natural cotton tampon that comes with an easy-to-use plastic applicator. They say that the string is longer than a Tampax-brand tampon but the string is thinner so it stays more dry. Customers also like the affordable price compared to some other brands of natural and organic tampons.
Editor Score: 3 out of 5
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