FAQs

PRODUCT

Our sustainably sourced and certified 100% organic cotton is sourced from a couple of different places: Turkey for the organic cotton core and Germany for the organic cotton withdrawal string.

Our tampon cores are made with sustainably sourced and certified 100% organic cotton, with only the security veil and external wrapper being made with synthetic materials. The external wrapper for our pads and liners is biodegradable and all our products are enclosed in 100% recyclable cardboard packaging.

No way! We’re all about providing the best quality product – especially for something that is worn so closely to the skin – so you can be sure we’re chlorine and fragrance free.

Our tampons are made with a sustainably sourced and certified 100% organic cotton core, which makes up between 95.1% and 97% of the product.

The short answer, yes! Normal cotton can contain harmful leftover residue from the herbicide and pesticide sprays used to grow it. The vagina is one of the most absorbent and sensitive parts of the body, so it’s no wonder many women experience itching, irritation, discharge and soreness during their period. We don’t want to be harming the most sensitive part of our bodies, that’s why we only use 100% organic cotton. Organic cotton is naturally soft and breathable and free from nasties!

Our ethos for Me. is to focus on delivering the highest quality products possible, on both efficiency and sustainability fronts. Along with this, the performance of our products is important to us, which is why we have used a hybrid of organic and synthetic recycled materials:
For our tampons, the majority of our product (96.9% for super, 96.2% for regular and 95.8% for mini) is made with GOTS-certified 100% organic cotton, with only the security veil and external wrapper being made with synthetic, recycled materials.

Our pads and liners are made with a 100% organic cotton inner layer which is sustainably sourced, with a mixture of 100% organic cotton and polymer making up the remaining six layers.

Me. products are exclusively available at Foodstuffs stores (New World and PaknSave)

We currently do not offer sample packs but we’re working on it, so keep an eye out!

We currently offer tampons, pads and liners. Our tampons are available in three different absorbency levels and our pads come in regular, super and overnight.

Our tampons are made with ultra absorbent core and our pads and liners are have a leakproof backsheet, so leaks don’t stand a chance.

Our initiatives for 2021 includes a KidsCan partnership and vending machines in schools to distribute free period products – ensuring these products are readily accessible for everyone who may need them. We will also be providing period education at schools.

PERSONAL

We can see how this is a little alarming. Many things can cause this – changes in diet, stress levels, travel etc, but we always recommend speaking with your healthcare professional to check if something else is going on.

This will vary for everyone — it can last anywhere from 3-8 days, though the average is 5 days. You’ll probably notice your flow will be heavier at the beginning and become much lighter towards the end.

Cramps: we all get them and yes, they suck! There are a few things that you can do to help with the pain, such as using a hot water bottle, taking a hot bath, exercise (strange, but it works!), painkillers and taking vitamin supplements. If your period cramps are really sore, and stopping you from doing everyday things, we recommend speaking to your healthcare professional.

Don’t worry, those summer beach days won’t be affected by your period. If you are going swimming, you might choose to opt for a tampon rather than a pad. For peace of mind, we recommend inserting a fresh tampon just before you go swimming and then swapping it for another fresh tampon once you’re out of the water.

Thankfully, your cervix is only large enough to let blood out. This means that your tampon can’t go too far and won’t get “lost” in your body.

For health reasons tampons should only be used for up to 8 hours. Our overnight pads will give you the best protection while you’re sleeping peacefully.

Liners are best used as a second line of protection or for lighter flow days. We don’t recommend using them on heavy flow days.

You’ve probably seen the ‘do not flush’ signs on the back of the toilet door at school or in the mall, but here’s a little more info around this. Liners and pads should not be flushed down the toilet as they have a non-biodegradable plastic backing on them and may block the plumbing system. Schools and public toilets usually provide sanitary bins, so place your used liners and pads in there. Whether you’re popping it in the bin at home or sanitary bin at school, it’s best to wrap it in toilet paper or put it in a bag if you can.

We know this one can be a little scary, but tampon disposal is pretty straightforward. Simply wrap your used tampon up in toilet paper and pop it in a sanitary bin if provided or in your rubbish bin at home!

Great question! While there is no specific answer (as we all flow differently), it’s best to check regularly when you go to the bathroom. There are a few common ways to tell if it’s time: You may notice a feeling of wetness or dampness; you may find the occurrence of stains; or the pad may feel heavy in your undies. If you notice any of these things, it’s best to change to a clean pad.

This is dependent on your flow, but tampons should be changed roughly every 4 hours. The best way to tell is to lightly tug on the tampon string – if it starts to pull out easily then it’s time to change. Remember never to leave your tampon in for more than 8 hours.

This may come a surprise, but your tampons shouldn’t be stored in your bathroom! The moisture in the air is the perfect breeding ground for mould, plus the heat can cause it to multiply quickly — and nobody wants that! It’s best to store your tampons in a cool, dark cabinet instead.

We know it can be a little scary to not have that extra protection when using a tampon, but there really is no need! You won’t feel the tampon inside you or any discomfort if it has been inserted properly. If you’re wearing the correct tampon for your flow and changing it regularly, you shouldn’t need a pad. If you still feel you need some extra protection, you can always use a liner for extra peace of mind.

We know it’s annoying when your period pops up out of nowhere and gives you a surprise, which is why it’s handy to keep track of your period dates so you’re prepared. There are many apps that can help you track your cycles, or add a reminder on your phone for a few days before your next period is due so you can stock up on pads/tampons/liners and plan your days.

Me. products are dermatologically tested and are made with hypoallergenic covers which make them non-toxic and allergen free. They’re also free from fragrance and chlorine.

We understand the need for extra protection when you have heavy periods, which is why our product range includes Super tampons and Super pads which are suitable for heavy flow.

Premenstrual Syndrome is the emotional and physical symptoms that we encounter before and during our period.

Some of the symptoms of PMS include:
– Bloating
– Acne
– Tender breasts
– Mood swings
– Headache
– Fatigue
– Change in appetite
– Confusion
– Backache
– Poor concentration
– Food cravings

Some ways to alleviate PMS symptoms include:
– Heat packs
– Light exercise
– Yoga
– Decrease caffeine intake
– Drink lots of water
– Limit salt intake
– Limited alcohol consumption
– Avoid smoking
– Take a warm bath

Having a yeast infection and your period at the same time can be stressful. Me. pads, liners and tampons can be used while you have the infection but make sure to discuss your condition with your health practitioner to ensure you have the most relevant advice and treatment.