The Honest Company has grown exponentially in its short existence and is making exciting new menstrual management products with serious eco-credentials. Their hypoallergenic tampons are made with 100 percent GOTS certified organic cotton. The applicator is made of at least 90 percent plant-derived materials and is phthalate-free, but unfortunately contains plastic.
Honest Company Tampons
Highlights: Tampons are hypoallergenic and made with 100 percent GOTS certified organic cotton. Applicator is made of at least 90 percent plant derived materials and is phthalate-free. Tampons are available in three absorbencies.
Honest Company Tampons at a glance:
|Country of Origin:||Slovenia|
|Materials:||Tampon: 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton|
Applicator: Polyolefin (90%+ Plant-derived polymer)
These tampons are available in three absorbencies, have woven cords (so no need to worry about glues), and have a good record for being leak-free, odor-free, comfortable, and easy to use.
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The Honest Company’s Honest Free Guarantee states that their tampons are made without: rayon, polyester, fragrances, deodorants, glues and adhesives, phthalates, chlorine or chlorine dioxide processing, polypropylene, myreth-3-myristate, synthetic zeolites, alcohol ethoxylates, glycerol, glycerol esters, polysorbate-20, or antibacterial agents.
The Honest Company is a company that gives back, with one exciting business endeavor including funding a research facility at Mount Sinai to help investigate how various chemicals affect human health. They are also a certified B Corp and are involved in advocacy work to help promote better regulation of personal care products in the U.S.
The Honest Company offers tampons in Regular and Super absorbencies with applicators, and in Regular, Super, and Super Plus absorbencies without applicators.
Honest Organic Cotton Tampons with Plant-Based Compact Applicator, Regular: 3 x 16-pack (View on Amazon)
Honest Organic Cotton Tampons with Plant-Based Compact Applicator, Super: 16-pack (View on Amazon)
Honest Organic Cotton Tampons Non-Applicator, Regular: 20-pack (View on Amazon)
Honest Organic Cotton Tampons Non-Applicator, Super: 20-pack (View on Amazon)
Honest Organic Cotton Tampons Non-Applicator, Super Plus: 20-pack (View on Amazon)
The Honest Company vs. Natracare vs. Organyc
The Honest Company is an exciting new player in this industry, with a clear commitment to eco-friendly, healthy product development. That said, their use of plastic in their tampon applicators is disappointing and is why they’re still beaten by Natracare (View on Amazon) and Organyc (View on Amazon) for top place in this category. As an independent company with an otherwise solid track record for commitment to sustainability and health, they’re arguably now a better option than Seventh Generation (View on Amazon) and other contenders such as Bon, Lola, Cora, and L Organic.