We've discovered that a cloth pad on top of period underwear is the best combination. Find out the 6 top reasons you should you be wearing the two together for your period, maternity, or light incontinence care.
More than 45 billion tampons or sanitary pads are used every year across the world, that’s about 3.2 million kgs of waste. That’s an unfathomable amount and makes our heads spin. To make matters even worse, it’s estimated that a regular non-organic cotton pad can take 500–800 years to break down, additionally, as the main component of disposable pads is plastic (a shocking 90% is plastic), they will never completely biodegrade. Read more.
Experiencing light bladder leakage (LBL) is incredibly common, especially for females! Women actually make up a staggering 80% of people who report living with incontinence. You probably guessed it - pregnancy and childbirth-are well known associated factors of LBL.
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.