eco-friendly period pads

Ways to start your eco-friendly period

Did you know that women consumed 3-5 pads per day during their period? Approximately, 5000 - 15000 single-use pads and tampons were discarded around a female’s lifetime. This waste ends up in landfills and takes 500-800 years to decompose. Luckily there are several options nowadays for reusable period products. Even in Australia, there are more options for period products that are affordable and high quality.


Can we forget about single-use pads?

If the manufacturers of the single-use period pads can’t disclose the materials used in the pads they offer, then just forget about them immediately. Checking the ingredients of the products you consume is just right. You should not be bothered to be strict especially with the products that come in touch with your body’s private areas. Check what composes your period pads, tampons and menstrual cups. 

What can I do to have an eco-friendly period?

You can start using menstrual cups instead of tampons. We have a blog on how to know the volume of your flow. This will help you identify the right size of the period product perfect for you. You can use reusable period pads and period underwear. 


What are the advantages of cloth period pads?

Cloth period pads are generally the most sustainable option for period products. Not only is it environmentally friendly but also cheaper compared to disposable period pads. Cloth period pads are also safe for your delicate skin and contain no chemicals that can harm your body. It has a high absorbency level that can hold heavy flow periods. 


You can hear and read everything about many period products out there but remember that it is still your choice. Use what you feel is safe and effective for you. Whatever product it is, make sure to still practice good hygiene especially when you have your period.

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