Stacy E.

April 29,2024

Menstrual Hygiene: Tips and Best Practices

Menstrual hygiene is a crucial aspect of health and wellness for anyone who menstruates. Good menstrual hygiene practices can prevent discomfort, infections, and other health problems. Here are some tips and best practices for maintaining menstrual hygiene.


Choose the Right Menstrual Products for You

Menstrual hygiene is a crucial aspect of health and wellness for anyone who menstruates. Good menstrual hygiene practices can prevent discomfort, infections, and other health problems. Here are some tips and best practices for maintaining menstrual hygiene.


Change Your Menstrual Products Regularly

Regardless of the eco-friendly menstrual product you use, it's important to change it regularly to prevent infections. The exact timing can depend on the product and your flow, but a general rule of thumb is to change your pad or tampon every four to eight hours.

Maintain Personal Hygiene

Maintaining personal hygiene during your period is crucial. Be sure to wash your hands before and after changing your menstrual product. If you're using reusable product like a menstrual cup or period underwear, make sure to clean it thoroughly and follow the instructions.

Discard Used Sanitary Products Properly

Proper disposal of used menstrual products is vital. Used pads or tampons can spread infections and have an unpleasant smell. Always wrap them well before discarding to contain the smell and prevent the spread of infections. It's also important to wash your hands thoroughly after discarding a used product​.Beware of Pad RashDuring heavy flow days, you may experience a pad rash caused by the pad being wet for a long time and rubbing against your thighs. To prevent this, try to stay dry during your periods, change your pads regularly, and apply an antiseptic ointment after a bath and before bed. If the rash worsens, consult your doctor for a medicated powder to keep the area dry​2​.

Use Only One Method of Sanitation at a Time

While it might seem like a good idea to use two reusable period pads, a tampon and a sanitary pad, or a sanitary pad with a piece of cloth for extra protection, this can lead to problems. Using two menstrual pads can make it hard to tell when they're fully saturated, leading to less frequent changes and potential rashes or infections. Furthermore, using a piece of cloth might introduce unclean material to your private parts. Regularly changing your sanitary product is a better option​3​.

Regular Baths

Despite cultural myths, taking a regular bath during your period is beneficial. It not only cleanses your body but also helps relieve menstrual cramps and backaches, improves your mood, and reduces bloating. A warm shower targeting your back or abdomen can provide some relief from cramps and backaches​4​.

Be Prepared

When you have your periods, it's important to be prepared. Keep extra sanitary pads or tampons stored in a clean pouch or paper bag, a soft towel, some paper tissues, hand sanitizer, a healthy snack, and a bottle of drinking water. Regularly changing your sanitary products is essential, so you'll need extras. Storing them properly is also crucial to prevent contamination that could lead to infections. A hand sanitizer can be used to clean your hands and public restroom surfaces. And remember, staying hydrated and nourished is also important during your period​5​.



Menstruation is a natural process, and maintaining good menstrual hygiene is essential for your health and comfort. Remember, there is no shame in menstruation, and proper care and education can help debunk myths and reduce the stigma associated with periods.

“Embrace the power of reusables and redefine your period experience. With our sustainable solutions, we're empowering you to create a positive impact on the planet and embrace a period of change”


About Flow Co.

At Flow Co., we believe in a future where menstrual care is not only empowering for individuals, but also sustainable for our planet. Founded in 2022 and based in Gold Coast, Australia, our mission is to revolutionise the way we think about and manage menstrual health.We're proud to offer a line of reusable menstrual care products that are designed with both you and the environment in mind. 


Our customisable packs ensure that everyone can find a solution that fits their needs, promoting comfort, confidence, and a more sustainable lifestyle.Despite being a young company, we've already made a significant impact. Within our first six months of operation, we donated around $10,000 worth of pads to people in need, demonstrating our commitment to making menstrual care accessible to everyone.As we continue to grow and evolve, our dedication to promoting women's health and sustainability remains at the heart of everything we do. 


We believe in the power of change, one period at a time. Join us in creating a world where menstrual care is a right, not a privilege.

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