Fact – We spend 355 hours of our lives buying period products. But how much time do we spend considering the environmental impact of all those individually plastic-wrapped tampons with plastic casings and plastic lined pads? Almost none. How worrying! When we speak of plastic free period products, this typically means that the products are made from plant-based materials, such as cotton and bamboo. So, let’s get stuck into the eco-friendly and plastic free period options!
Don’t Let It Intimidate You – The Menstrual Cup
Made from medical grade silicone, Lunette Menstrual Cups have been designed to give you a comfortable, safe, odourless and zero waste period for up to 12 hours a day! They are super easy to keep clean, BPA free and chemical free. Once you give a Menstrual Cup a try, you’ll wonder why you weren’t introduced to them sooner! Better yet, this product pays for itself after just 3 months! We have two sizes available – Model 1 and Model 2.
Organic Disposable Pads
Organic disposable pads are typically made from environmentally friendly cellulose and organic cotton, with a green sticky adhesive. Choose this option if you’re not ready to use Organic Reusable Pads yet! They are a great eco-friendly option as they are biodegradable, naturally absorbent and will help you keep your plastic waste down.
Organic Reusable Pads
Take the plunge into organic reusable pads if you’re willing to wash between uses! Organic reusable pads are cut in the same shape as disposable pads, available with or without wings, and made from a super absorbent fabric. Tip: If you are concerned about the movement of the pad, look for options that have snap buttons to hold them in place whilst you go about your daily life!
Those who menstruate typically use 12,000 tampons in a lifetime. That’s A LOT! Yet, regular tampons include nasties such as polyethylene, polypropylene, rayon and bleach grown using pesticides. Eek! The best way to be sure that your tampon is safe is it to choose Certified Organic tampons, meaning that the product has been officially assessed. Also, being Certified Organic, this means that your tampon can decompose much faster than plastic-ridden tampons, so you’re keeping your plastic waste down and saving the environment at the same time!.
Period Undies That Look Like Regular Undies!
Period undies are definitely having a moment under the spotlight, and we can see why! With the look and feel of regular underwear, period undies can hold up to four tampons’ worth of menstrual fluid, and come in a variety of styles! These undies are made with a SUPER absorbent fabric, tailored to suit your slow and are the more sustainable (and zero waste!) solution to single use products.
I like the perspective of going completely eco-friendly with the period products too <3