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Cardboard Applicator Tampons


Looking for a sustainable period product, but not ready to go completely non-applicator? No worries! Lola makes a fantastic version of your usual product, but with a cardboard tampon applicator instead! Ditch the plastic and say hello to eco-friendly, body safe products!

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Recommended by Dr. Laura Meihofer

This product is recommended by Dr. Laura Meihofer, a licensed Physical Therapist, athletic trainer and yoga instructor specalizing in pelvic floor therapy.

Why Use Cardboard Tampon Applicators?


You may be wondering…why use a cardboard applicator? Sometimes switching to more sustainable products can be a journey. There’s nothing wrong with having preferences or being used to the products that you’ve always used. However, it’s great to make the sustainable switch and produce less waste! If you’d like to slowly make the switch, but prefer tampons, consider using Lola cardboard tampon applicators. These tampons are made from 100% organic cotton, and include a cardboard applicator with a smooth, curved edge for easier insertion.


Cardboard applicators will feel different than plastic applicators; being that it does not glide as easily. They will have a slightly more rigid feel, but it is not a hard adjustment to get used to! If you experience any trouble with insertion, it helps to gently twist the applicator while pushing it in. Cardboard is much more biodegradable than plastic, so you’ll be doing the earth a favor! However, if you are someone who experiences vaginal dryness, you may want to try non-applicator tampons instead.


Remember to stay calm and don’t rush things. Be careful not to push or twist too hard during insertion. Always be gentle with your body, and take breaks whenever needed. Tampons are not for everyone and that’s perfectly okay! You can always try reusable pads, menstrual cups or period underwear instead.


100% Organic Cotton Inserts


To add to the sustainability of using cardboard tampon applicators, the actual tampon itself is 100% organic cotton! Enjoy the high-quality, body-safe cotton from Lola that is comfortable and eco-friendly. These organic cotton tampons are also biodegradable and free of harmful chemicals or toxins. These tampons with cardboard applicators come in regular or super flow absorbencies. Mix and match your box to have the perfect amount of each type of absorbency!