Whether you’re brand new to menstrual cups and period undies, or a long-time lover of all-things sustainable period products, there’s a case to be made for the benefit of using reusable liners and pads in combination with your preferred sustainable product.
The main difference between PUL and TPU is that PUL is a type of plastic that uses chemicals in production, whereas TPU is bonded using heat rather than chemicals. It’s the toxin free period choice! Just don’t tumble dry your reusable pads because it can damage the heat bonding on this waterproof layer.
Why use a period tracker? Understanding how regular you are or what symptoms your body is experiencing every month can give you information on your overall health and what your body might need more or less of. Check out these apps available on iOS and Android that help you keep track of your period and more!
The colour of your period blood varies depending on the length and flow, so you may see pink, brown or even black period blood – not always bright crimson like you may expect. Let’s break down the different shades of period blood that you may experience during your cycle and find out what it all means.
You know that reusable pads and menstrual cups are better for the environment and even safer for you (if you missed that, read more about the harmful toxins in disposable pads here and the benefits of certified organic cotton here) but what about your pocket? How much will switching to a greener alternative save you in the long run?
Saying goodbye to 2020, or welcoming in the new year with a trip? Your commitment to using less plastic and contributing less waste doesn’t need to take a backseat while you travel on your period. Let’s take a look at some of your options and the perks of choosing reusable alternatives when you’re on the go.
Christmas is just around the corner, which we all know means food, food, and more food! If your flow is going to start around the holidays, it’s a good idea to know which foods to stay clear of on the dinner table – as they could worsen the symptoms of your period – and which foods will keep you hydrated, less bloated and restore essential nutrients so you have more energy to enjoy time with friends and family.
You’ve probably got the gist of why using sustainable period products is better – cost effective, no nasties and zero waste. But with so many choices out there, how do you know which one’s for you? Let’s take a look at the differences between reusable pads and period undies so you can decide what’s best for you.