Hello Beautiful Ladies! I’m sure you have not failed to notice the change in the variety and materials of menstrual products available to deal with that dreaded time of the month; our menstrual cycles.
The world is changing. It is becoming more eco aware and environmentally responsible. It has come to the attention of many globally over this past couple of years just how much plastic waste is produced from feminine hygiene products such and tampons and sanitary pads per woman per year not to mention the cost to each individual! https://dollarsandsense.sg/
While some countries like Scotland have passed laws to make sanitary products free for all women https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-
Now for any woman both of these situations have a massive impact. That impact can also be on your health! Many sanitary products contain harmful chemicals! https://slate.com/technology/
The impact is also felt on the environment with over 200,000 tons of waste per year and all containing up to 90% plastic! https://www.walesonline.co.uk/
One thing we can not simply ignore is the fact that there are reusable alternatives. I can hear some of you say ewwww but lets have a look shall we at some of the alternative options than disposable menstrual products.
DivaCup is the original leak-free, BPA-free, medical-grade silicon cup available in 3 different sizes. Now all women are built and shaped differently so it goes without saying that some women love this and will never ever return to regular disposable sanitary products and others just can’t get along with them. The only way to really know is to give one a try. There are many different brands of Menstrual Cup. I have friends that can’t use the DivaCup but love the Lena or OrganiCup.
DivaCup – Menstrual Cup – Feminine HygieneBuy Now!
The DivaCup is an eco-friendly, cost-effective, durable, and chemical-free vaginal cup that will save you both money and time. It features leak-resistant air holes under the rim to create a seal that secures the cup in place. It is simple to grip for easy removal. They have also implemented a program with the use of a very sophisticated holographic sticker so you can authenticate your cup online.
Lena Menstrual Cup – Reusable Period CupBuy Now!
Take the guesswork out of sizing – This double pack offers a Lena Small Cup to learn on and for your lighter flow days and a Lena Large Cup for your heavier days and for when you need a higher capacity.
- 12h protection, day or night
- No leaks, no odor, no sensation
- Stay active and comfortable
- Perfect for teens and adults
- Made in California
OrganiCup Menstrual Cup$27.95Buy Now!
OrganiCup lasts years, not hours. No constant waste and no monthly purchases. OrganiCup is made of 100% soft medical-grade silicone that doesn’t mess with your body. It’s Allergy Certified and registered with The Vegan Society.
OrganiCup holds 3 tampons worth and can be worn for up to 12 hours. Forget about your period during the day. And at night.
For first time users here’s our tips:
1) You must be comfortable touching yourself
2) You must be comfortable getting a bit messy
3) Make sure you have a sink nearby
Washable Sanitary Pads
Teamoy 10Pcs Reusable Sanitary PadsBuy Now!
This 10 piece set is perfect for trying out reusable menstrual pads for the first time. You’ll be surprised how comfortable, super soft, and super-absorbent these pads are. There is a whole range of different color option sets that come with a wet bag and three different size pads (3pcs×7.9”+ 4pcs×10”+ 3pcs×11.6”) The charcoal bamboo filter layer effectively eliminates smell and the cloth is so much more comfortable than disposable pads that often chafe. We also found these pads almost impossible to leak! They are very easy to clean. Just rinse first in the sink and then throw them in the washing machine. My favorite part is counting all the money I have saved! Helping the planet and your pocket. We love it!
There are lots and lots of reusable products available now for that time of the month that will not only help your pocket book but also the environment. We highly encourage you to try out a few and find what works best for you. You might just be so shocked like us at how you never thought to give these a try before and ditch the plastic disposable waste for good!