Women don’t exactly like to spend a lot of time thinking about sanitary products. The tampons and pads they buy once a month — adding up to more than $1,000 over a lifetime — are usually more of a burden than a blessing, something to purchase and then get on with their lives.
But Annie Lascoe and Margo Lang are thinking a lot about those products, and they want to change almost everything about them. They created their newly launched company, Conscious Period, to manufacture organic sanitary products so that women know exactly what ingredients are being used, given that in the U.S. companies aren’t required to disclose all the components in their raw materials. “We were both really concerned about the ingredients that aren’t being disclosed in conventional tampons,” Lascoe said.