Most conventional tampon applicators are made using petrochemical-based plastic that could pollute our planet for 500-600 years after disposal. Even the “plant-based applicators” applicators that are made from sugarcane polyethylene (PE) behave exactly like the ones made from fossil-fuel based polyethylene applicators after disposal. Sparkle cardboard applicators are made using cellulose fibers which are plastic-free.
Most conventional tampons (and even some organic tampons), use a security veil made from polypropylene (a petrochemical-based plastic) to prevent fiber shedding. Sparkle tampons are made using an organic cotton security veil to ensure our tampons aren’t prone to fiber loss.
Most conventional tampons are typically packed in plastic wrappers. Sparkle tampons are individually wrapped in paper so we can say goodbye to plastics that could pollute our planet for 500-600 years.
You should select the minimum absorbency suitable for your flow. Sparkle tampons are available in three ranges of absorbencies: Regular, Super and Super Plus. Each range represents the grams of fluid that can be absorbed by our tampons based on a standardized laboratory test.
|Absorbency Capacity (Grams)
|6 to 9g
|Suitable for light to moderate flow
|9 to 12g
|Suitable for moderate to heavy flow
|12 to 15g
|Suitable for heavy to extra heavy flow
You should change your tampons regularly, every 4-8 hours (3-6 times a day). You may need to change your tampon more frequently during heavy flow days. You should never leave a tampon in for more than 8 hours.
By lightly tugging at the tampon string, you will be able to tell if it’s time to change. If the tampon doesn’t move easily or if you feel discomfort when removing the tampon, it may be that the tampon is not fully saturated and may not need to be changed. It is easiest to remove a tampon when it is fully saturated.
If you see blood on the tampon string, it means that the tampon is saturated and it is time to change your tampon.
Find your flow.
Our organic cotton cardboard applicator tampons are suitable for a light to medium flow. They are designed to absorb 6-9g.
Our organic cotton cardboard applicator tampons are suitable for a medium to heavy flow. They are designed to absorb 9-12g.
Our organic cotton cardboard applicator tampons are suitable for a heavy to extra heavy flow. They are designed to absorb 12-15g.
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No chlorine bleach used
No fragrances used
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