Lets Get Personal! Eco – Friendly Menstrual Products

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/ladies-heres-much-period-costs-lifetime/

While some countries like Scotland have passed laws to make sanitary products free for all women https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-51629880 others have completely removed tampons with plastic applications from the shelves! Yes i’m talking about Mexico City! https://www.thelily.com/a-city-without-plastic-tampons-mexico-citys-new-policy-could-make-period-poverty-worse/

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/2010/03/what-s-the-environmental-impact-of-my-period.html

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/news/uk-news/astonishing-amount-plastic-period-products-17019466

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. 

Menstrual Cups

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.

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

4) Relax!

Washable Sanitary Pads

Summary

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!

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