Did you know that we each use around 11,000 disposable period products in our lifetimes? That’s a lot of period products.
Have you ever considered what menstrual products are made of? We’ve been doing some research and what we’ve discovered is pretty staggering.
We talk the good, the bad, and the sometimes messy of period care and answer all your period-related questions...
Written in collaboration with Pravera Did you know that, throughout our lifetime, we use around 11,000 disposable period products? That’s a lot of period products. Considering pads and tampons sit so close to our skin, or inside our body, have you considered what menstrual products are made of? Do you choose organic period products? Or opt […]
To put it bluntly, conventional tampons and pads are toxic. Not only do they contain traces of pesticides and insecticides (used in the farming of non-organic cotton), chlorine (used for bleaching) and fragrances (which can interfere with the vagina’s pH balance), they also contain a significant amount of plastic.
A standard menstrual pad can be made of up to 90% plastic. Just think how unpleasant that must be for our bodies, not to mention the environmental impact.
One solution is to try using reusable period products, such as reusable pants or the trusty menstrual cup. Understandably though, they're not for everyone. So, the next best step you can take before your next period is to switch to organic tampons and pads.