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Best Period Products for the Earth

When it comes to buying period products, it is important to choose those that are environmentally friendly. Some period product companies claim to be eco-friendly, but this is not always the case – this is why you need to make sure that you don't fall for marketing tactics! These companies often don't focus on the dyes and packaging they use, and they do not mention the use of non-organic cotton, which is one of the biggest industries involved in water and soil pollution in the world. The best period products are made with vegetable-based dyes and use eco-friendly packaging, but they are also made with organic cotton that can then be composted. To help the environment, choose period products that are made with materials that don't hurt you or the planet.

 

Organic Cotton Period Pads

Organic cotton pads are a great example of period products that are also eco-friendly. They are made with organic cotton, which means that they are compostable and do not use any cotton that rids the Earth of its valuable water. Organic cotton farming is also much more ethical, and the compostable aspect means that we give back to the Earth by providing it with nutrients once the material is broken down by microorganism. That means – no landfill!
 

Organic Tampons

There are a variety of reasons to choose organic cotton tampons for your period. For example, you'll contribute to less plastic and chlorine waste in landfills, and you'll have less irritation due to the chemical-free cotton used. You can choose an organic tampon that's chlorine-free, or an applicator that's made of biodegradable materials.

 

Menstrual Cups

When it comes to reducing waste, menstrual cups are among the most environmentally friendly options. Many of these cups are made from natural rubber or latex. Menstrual cups are easy to use once you practice a bit. They can be inserted by first being folded and can be taken out without any leakage. Some even come with a Buy One, Give One scheme, whereby the company donates one menstrual cup for every one sold (i.e., donating one to a woman in need). Make sure to consider your age and sexual history beforehand! You may need one for women who have had children, for example, if you have had a child as your vaginal wall will be more malleable than that of a woman who has had no children yet.
 
Don’t like tampons or cups? That’s okay! To each their own. Why not try out Lhamo’s newest range of organic and compostable pads?

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