A Guide To Reusable Menstrual Products
Today is Period Action Day and in celebration of this, we thought we’d give you a little insight on different reusable menstrual products, how to use them, and why they’re better for you, your pocket, and the planet!
Let’s start with your body and your health: We’ve all heard of things like Toxic Shock Syndrome and other irritations caused by regular disposable tampons or pads, but do we really know the ins and outs about what we’re using on our body when we’re on our period?
Disposable pads and tampons are not simply made with cotton - sadly, they also contain chemicals and harmful ingredients, including microplastics, traces of dioxin from bleach, pesticide residue from using non-organic cotton, and those mystery “fragrances” - all of which can be absorbed by your genitals and lead to irritations, infections, or even more serious health issues.
This is one of the (major) reasons why using pure, chemical-free, reusable menstrual products such as menstrual cups, reusable pads, or period pants, is so much better for your body. And speaking of which, let’s look at the range of products available:
This product is more “familiar” because you may already be used to using disposables. The difference? These are totally chemical free making them super safe for your intimate area, and they’re washable so you can reuse them for many years to come. They’re soft, comfortable, absorbent, and reliable!
Check out our range of day pads, night pads, liners, and packs to find the option that works best for you and your flow.
2. Period Pants
Say HELLO to discretion & comfort with our incredible period pants - offering super absorption with zero hassle! Nothing to insert or attach - Simply put your period pants on and you’re ready to go. Depending on your flow, these pants can be worn for 10 hours with no leakage and no additional liners!
From thongs to granny pants, plain black, frilly, or a cheeky cheetah pattern, we’ve got the perfect pants to make your period days a lot easier and a little bit more fun. :D
We also have a range of period swimwear - you can check them out here.
If tampons were your vibe, you may love using a cup or disc! Made of 100% medical grade silicone (meaning they’re COMPLETELY safe for your body), these discs collect your blood rather than absorb it so they won’t dry you out in the process. Depending on your flow, they can be kept in for up to 12 hours.
First time users may be wary to try them out - we get it, we’ve been there! All we can say is, give it a go. It takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it’s life changing!
Check out the different sizes and types available here.
Gone are the days where we need to rely on disposable menstruation products. They’re pricey, they run out, they’re harmful to your body, and pile up in the landfill contributing to a serious global issue.
So what are you waiting for? The time for change has come - give our reusable, sustainable, eco-friendly, and body-friendly menstrual solutions a try!