Eco-friendly alternatives to sanitary pads

Goodbye Pads! Hello Eco-friendly Period!


Ever felt tired of sanitary napkins? Constant changing, rashes, and stains – not to mention they’re terrible for the environment – what’s not to get tired of. Here are some guilt-free, pocket-friendly, and eco-friendly alternatives to pads that will change your life – Be Earthwise!

Let’s start with the basics and move on to the more intriguing options.

Cloth Pads

Women have used cloth/rags to protect themselves from embarrassing leakage for ages. It is comfy yet not totally leakproof but the cloth pads are made of layers of cotton covered with waterproof material that can be washed easily and reused. Yes, it is messy in the fact that you’ve to wash it each time and dry it before reusing it. However, they’re very comfortable, easy on your skin, lighter to carry around, and cheaper as they can be reused. 

cloth pad

Period Panties

Let’s be honest here. We all have at one point in our period days hoped that our panties were leakproof so we didn’t have to worry about pads or tampons or staining our favorite dress. Well, your wish can now come true. Period panties have built-in leak protection that can be worn as a normal panty. There are a variety of styles, sizes, fabrics, and holding capacities to choose from making it a great choice. The only downside is, just like a cloth pad, it has to be washed and dried – which is a small price to pay for a comfortable period.

period panty eco-friendly alternative

Menstrual cup

Imagine having a period where you can go running and swimming without having a bloody reminder for up to 12 hours. Imagine not having to carry extra tampons/pads because you don’t know when or how many you’d need. Imagine not having to hurt the environment by littering. Imagine not having to spend each month on pads/tampons. The menstrual cup is all of the above. It is a sustainable solution (you can use one for up to 10 years) that is safe and mess-free. You don’t need to worry about changing it constantly and need to carry only one as you can wash it and reuse it immediately.

There is a learning curve associated with using it, but it is one of the cheapest, leakproof, and comfiest to use period products available. 

Menstrual Cup

Menstrual disc

Wondering what is better than a menstrual cup? Something that has all the functions of the cup but also allows you to have sex!! *wink* It is another insertable period product that is shaped like a disc and sits at the vaginal fornix instead of the vaginal canal like tampons and cups. It is said to help with the cramps as well. It could take some time to get it right, but once you get used to it, there is no turning back. 

So what are you waiting for? Get your disc here.

menstrual disc

Periods are not the happiest of times for most women. These are some options that can make you and your vagina feel much more comfortable, unlike normal pads. 

Let us know in the comment section if you would like to know more about these products with details on how to use them, FAQs, and tips to maintain hygiene. 

Happy Period!

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