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.
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!
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.
If you’re anything like us, making a big decision or trying something new usually starts with a pros and cons list. Menstrual cups can be a little daunting at first if you’ve been using pads for years. Here’s an honest take on what you can expect when you give our menstrual cups a go.
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.
Plastic free July is the perfect time to initiate changes and collectively help reduce the excessive global consumption of plastic that threatens our natural world. Last year, 2019, 250 million people across the globe took part in the plastic free July challenge.