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To begin, I’d like to say that the opinions given here about Daye CBD tampons are just that – opinions. Experiences may vary between individuals but I wanted to document my thoughts on this exciting product. I paid my own money for the tampons I tried.
My first order of Daye tampons
Tampons from Daye come as either naked (normal) or CBD infused. For my order, I chose a mix of regular and super absorbencies, all CBD infused. I really liked that the products arrived in recyclable packaging (with bio ink printing) with the tampons themselves coming in dissolvable wrappers. All of the information materials in the package were also on card and detailed different things about the products’ sustainability. Considering I am normally someone who does periods zero-waste (menstrual cup and handmade reusable cloth pads), this aspect was a big plus. I also want to add here that I have since learned that Daye’s operations are C02 neutral and they employ women from the criminal and care systems to help them to build their new lives with fair employment.
Prior to testing out Daye’s tampons, I was someone who had tried a few supermarket brands and generally felt like I didn’t really get on with them. I could either feel them when sitting in different positions or felt like they were overly drying or scratchy. I also worried about TSS a lot. This, in turn, led me to rarely use tampons – if ever. However, there were some things that alleviated my concerns and made me curious to try Daye:
- They sanitise each tampon with gamma rays to kill the bacteria that causes TSS
- Each batch of tampons is tested to ensure they are free from microbial contamination, pesticides, dioxides and heavy metals.
- They are designed with a protective sleeve to prevent fibres from breaking loose in the vagina
- Clinically validated as safe for the vaginal microbiome and pH levels
If you would like to read more about the benefits of Daye CBD tampons and what attracted me to them, head here.
When using the Daye tampons, I found them really comfortable vs other brands I had tried in the past. If anything, I barely noticed when I was using one!
The overall absorbency level of Daye CBD tampons is good although I did experience a few leaks. However, I personally feel that this was user error as I admit that I’m not a very experienced tampon user so was not paying as much attention as I probably should have as time was passing. In general, they were reliable in terms of protection.
What was the effect of the CBD?
Using CBD in tampons was definitely a first for me and I have not had much experience with these types of products in the past beyond some (external use) muscle balm from another brand. I tended to try Daye tampons during days where my cramps were more painful to see whether the CBD would help soothe. Personally, I did not experience a change in my cramps but I did notice a few other interesting things. For example, I tended to feel calmer emotionally and the overall pelvic pressure I normally experience was significantly less. For me, the experience was worth it for these benefits.
Are they worth it overall?
My box of tampons came to £11 for 12 (3 super, 9 normal). To purchase the tampons, you also need to sign up as a subscription but you can cancel, skip or amend the frequency according to your needs. The price is more expensive compared with some supermarket options but, I have yet to find anything with CBD (or the safety profile of Daye) in the supermarket so I cannot truly make a comparison. Personally, I do enjoy the product and will continue to purchase them. Overall, I would recommend Daye to my friends if they expressed an interest in trying a product like this.
If you’re curious, you can also use my Daye discount code SARAHC on Daye’s website to give their tampons a go yourself – the code gives you 30% off!
Have you tried CBD tampons? Do you enjoy any other organic/sustainable tampon brands? What’s your go-to menstrual product? Let me know in the comments!