Last Updated: September 28, 2022

18 best nontoxic period products.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 28 min read

Every month we prep ourselves for what’s coming — our regular visit from Aunt Flo. That can mean doing everything from stocking up on period care supplies to ordering meals in instead of cooking and even adjusting our activities for that week. Plus, some of us can go through quite a lot of menstrual care products, and if you’re already living sustainably, your time of the month shouldn't be different. Natural period products like organic pads and tampons, menstrual cups, and wipes are the best options because they're nontoxic and made more sustainably than traditional products that use plastics and harsh chemicals, along with other no-nos.


We’ve gathered together a list of our best nontoxic menstrual care products to show you how many better options there are out there for you. We believe you should be using products with extra gentle ingredients on your most sensitive parts.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Sustain Period Underwear

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Ditch your tampons and grab a pair of these Sustain Period Underwear for when Aunt Flo visits each month. These reusable leakproof underwear work as a great alternative to tampons and pads because they can absorb up to one tampon’s worth of blood. Plus, unlike tampons and pads that are just disposed after use, you can wash this underwear again and …

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2. Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Pantyliners

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Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Pantyliners aren't like the rest of the bunch because unlike other traditional pantyliners, you won't have to worry about them bunching up. You can rest easy knowing these 7th Generation liners have you covered. They feature an innovative PureFit design and no-slip adhesive strip to keep them securely in place, so …

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50 Count
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3. Seventh Generation Ultra Thin Pads with Wings

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Your visit from Aunt Flo may not be your favorite part of the month, but Seventh Generation can help you make it more comfortable. These Seventh Generation Ultra Thin Pads with Wings are chlorine-free, fragrance-free, and deodorant-free. They use an innovative Purefit™ flexible protection that’s specifically designed to conform to your body and its …

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4. Lena Menstrual Cup

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For those in search of a more eco-friendly option than pads and tampons when it comes to Aunt Flo’s monthly visit, try this Lena Menstrual Cup. This Lena cup is BPA-free, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, vegan, and never tested on animals. It’s also made by a women-owned business in the U.S. with responsible packaging, too. There is no preferred age …

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5. Cora Menstrual Cup

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Finally a sustainable solution to period care — this Cora Menstrual Cup serves as an eco-friendly alternative to single-use tampons and pads, and it’s reusable for up to 10 years. This menstrual cup is flexible and designed for comfort from medical-grade silicone. It features an easy-to-use finger indent for simple insertion, and it will collect …

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6. Cora Menstrual Cup & Disc Cleanse

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Keep your menstrual cup clean and odor-free with this Cora Menstrual Cup Cleanse, a natural and non-irritating solution for period care. This cleanse contains natural stain-fighting and odor-removing ingredients, such as lemon extract, witch hazel, and cucumber extract to wash away bacteria and soften your Cora Cup. Unlike some other cleansers, …

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7. Natracare Ultra Pads Super with Wings

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Cue the superhero music, these Natracare Ultra Pads Super with Wings 12ct are ready to save the day. Stock up on these super pads with wings for medium to heavy flow days of your menstrual cycle and be prepared to tackle anything. They’re rayon-free, chlorine-free, biodegradable, compostable, and vegan — plus, they’re made with a certified organic …

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12 Count
$6.99
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8. Natracare Ultra Pads Regular with Wings

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Get absolute absorbing protection and natural, biodegradable, and compostable ingredients with these Natracare Ultra Pads Regular with Wings 14ct. These regular pads with wings are made with 100% organic cotton, and they’re rayon-free, chlorine-free, USDA organic, and vegan. They offer a slim-style fit, so that they can fit on your underwear …

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14 Count
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9. Seventh Generation Comfort Applicator Tampons

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When the time of the month calls, be prepared with Seventh Generation Comfort Applicator Tampons. These Seventh Generation tampons are dye-, fragrance-, and chlorine-free, and they're made from organic cotton to suit even the most sensitive of skin types. The applicators are also BPA-free and made from 95% plant-based materials. Choose from sizes, …

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10. Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Ultra Thin Pads with Wings - Super Long

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Put your period in its place with Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Ultra Thin Pads with Wings - Super Long. These super-long, highly absorbent, ultra-thin Seventh Generation pads provide the protection you need — even overnight — without exposing your most sensitive areas to unnecessary chemicals. Made for moderate to heavy flow, the innovative …

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16 Count
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11. Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Maxi Pads with wings - Overnight

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Hitting the hay during your period doesn’t have to be scary. Use these Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Maxi Pads with wings – Overnight to protect you (and your sheets) while your sleep. These overnight maxi pads are made with leak-proof protection for a moderate to heavy flow, and they feature a PureFit design to comfortably conform to your …

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12. Sustain The Tampon Monthly

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The Tampon Monthly helps you get through that time of month with peace of mind. Included in this bundle: Two Sets of 12 Regular Tampons
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2 x 12ct Regular Tampons
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13. Cora Cora Organic Tampons with Applicator Mixed Pack

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Not every day of your period is the same, so you don’t need to treat it like it is. With these Cora Organic Tampons with Applicator Mixed Pack, you’ll get 16 tampons of two different sizes for a total of 32. These Cora tampons are made from 100-percent organic cotton and feature a body-centric design that provides leak protection that expands to …

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14. Sustain Ultra Thin Liners

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Sustain’s panty liners are made with 100% certified organic cotton and are, as the name says, ultra thin for maximum fit and comfort.

Made without petrochemical superabsorbents, dyes, fragrance, chlorine, pesticides, and rayon.

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Designed for comfort
  • Fragrance free

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24 Liners
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15. Sustain Ultra Thin Pads with Wings - Multiple Options

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Sustain’s pads are made with 100% certified organic cotton and are, as the name says, ultra thin for maximum fit and comfort.

Made without petrochemical superabsorbents, dyes, fragrance, chlorine, pesticides, and rayon.

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Designed for comfort
  • Available in Day or Night capacities

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10 Pads
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16. Sustain Menstrual Cup

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Cut back on period waste with this Sustain Menstrual Cup. This natural reusable period cup is made of medical-grade silicone that’s soft and flexible. You can use it again and again as its storage case can be used for easy cleaning. Plus, this Sustain Menstrual Cup minimizes irritation and dryness as it offers superior leak protection for up to six …

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17. Natracare Applicator Regular Tampons

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Choose a tampon with a cardboard applicator instead of a plastic one for your monthly needs with these Natracare Applicator Regular Tampons 16ct. These Natracare tampons are biodegradable, chlorine-free, surfactant-free, rayon-free, and vegan. Plus, the applicators feature a round, petal-shaped end for comfortable, easy insertion.

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18. Cora Super Plus Tampons

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Get organic period protection with Cora Super Plus Tampons. These tampons pass the vibe check with a 100% organic cotton core and a BPA-free plastic applicator that’s designed for smooth, easy application. Made for total comfort and no leaks so you can fearlessly wear white and tackle yoga class, everyday of your period.

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FAQs

Which brands carry natural period products?

There are quite a few brands these days that offer natural menstrual care products. To see some of Grove members’ favorites, you can look over our list of the best nontoxic period products above. Here are some brands you’ll want to look into for your monthly flow:

  • Cora purchases help provide pads to young people in need
  • Seventh Generation created chlorine-free products for your most sensitive areas
  • Natracare makes eco-friendly tampons with carboard applicators instead of plastic ones, along with other awesome products
  • Lena makes easy-to-use menstrual cups in more than one size
  • Sustain makes period care products that put your body first, including period underwear

For a wide variety of options that are healthy for you and have the planet in mind, too, shop all of Grove Co.’s natural period products.


Can you sterilize a menstrual cup without boiling?

Yes, it’s possible to sterilize a menstrual cup without boiling it. First, even if you think you have the best menstrual cup on the market, you’ll want to check its packaging to see how it says to sterilize it. For example, this Sustain Menstrual Cup tells you that you can place the cup in its carrying case, fill it with water, and pop it in the microwave with the lid open instead of boiling it on the stove like some other menstrual cups.


Another way you can sanitize a natural menstrual cup, is to get a steam bag — much like the ones sold for sanitizing breast pump parts — and follow the directions for cleaning it in the steam bag in the microwave. See our picks for the best menstrual cups in our curated list of the best nontoxic menstrual care products above.


What makes an organic tampon organic?

What makes a tampon organic is very similar to what makes organic pads organic. An organic tampon is made with organic cotton, is chemical-free, and has an applicator that’s made from a sustainable material. For example, organic cotton is grown without pesticides or insecticides, and the chemicals most organic tampons skip are chlorine, dyes, and fragrances. Plus, that sustainably made applicator is usually made of cardboard or another renewable, biodegradable material, unlike the traditional tampons that come with a plastic applicator.


Small swaps for your menstrual care products, like organic pads and tampons, can make a huge difference for your body and for Earth, too. Are you ready to give it a try?


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