More than 45 billion tampons or sanitary pads are used every year across the world, that’s about 3.2 million kgs of waste. That’s an unfathomable amount and makes our heads spin. To make matters even worse, it’s estimated that a regular non-organic cotton pad can take 500–800 years to break down, additionally, as the main component of disposable pads is plastic (a shocking 90% is plastic), they will never completely biodegrade. Read more.
Experiencing light bladder leakage (LBL) is incredibly common, especially for females! Women actually make up a staggering 80% of people who report living with incontinence. You probably guessed it - pregnancy and childbirth-are well known associated factors of LBL.
An essential item on a hospital bag packing list for mummies to include is a pack of maternity disposable pads. Many mothers consider the benefits of cloth nappies for their babies but don’t necessarily think about reusable products for themselves. Why? Think about it, your nether region will be going through a lot and to recover well, you should only use the most natural and organic against your skin.
Whether you’re brand new to menstrual cups and period undies, or a long-time lover of all-things sustainable period products, there’s a case to be made for the benefit of using reusable liners and pads in combination with your preferred sustainable product.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month! With 1 in 9 women suffering from endometriosis at some point in their lives, there’s a good chance you may be experiencing this disease yourself or know someone who does.
Let’s normalise talking about periods, sharing menstruation experiences and celebrating our wonderful bodies – starting with double tapping on these taboo-tackling accounts.
Ever wondered what the difference is between PUL and TPU fabric? The main difference between PUL and TPU is that PUL is a type of plastic that uses chemicals in production, whereas TPU is bonded using heat rather than chemicals.
Why use a period tracker? It’s the easiest way to keep track of when your period is on the way, your symptoms and how long your cycle lasts. Understanding how regular you are or what symptoms your body is experiencing every month can give you information on your overall health and what your body might need more or less of. It’s also helpful to know where your body is at so you can be prepared to be extra kind to yourself. Check out these apps available on iOS and Android that help you keep track of your period and more!
The colour of your period blood varies depending on the length and flow, so you may see pink, brown or even black period blood – not always bright crimson like you may expect. Let’s break down the different shades of period blood that you may experience during your cycle and find out what it all means.
You know that reusable pads and menstrual cups are better for the environment and even safer for you (if you missed that, read more about the harmful toxins in disposable pads here and the benefits of certified organic cotton here) but what about your pocket? How much will switching to a greener alternative save you in the long run?
Saying goodbye to 2020, or welcoming in the new year with a trip? Your commitment to using less plastic and contributing less waste doesn’t need to take a backseat while you travel on your period. Let’s take a look at some of your options and the perks of choosing reusable alternatives when you’re on the go.
Christmas is just around the corner, which we all know means food, food, and more food! If your flow is going to start around the holidays, it’s a good idea to know which foods to stay clear of on the dinner table – as they could worsen the symptoms of your period – and which foods will keep you hydrated, less bloated and restore essential nutrients so you have more energy to enjoy time with friends and family.
If you’re anything like us, making a big decision or trying something new usually starts with a pros and cons list. Menstrual cups can be a little daunting at first if you’ve been using pads for years. Here’s an honest take on what you can expect when you give our menstrual cups a go.
We've compiled a list of simple pelvic floor exercises that you can do at home to help relieve period pain.
Try these simple techniques once a day to help get rid of period cramps for good!
You’ve probably got the gist of why using sustainable period products is better – cost effective, no nasties and zero waste. But with so many choices out there, how do you know which one’s for you? Let’s take a look at the differences between reusable pads and period undies so you can decide what’s best for you.