Organic Cotton Period PadsOrganic 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 TamponsThere 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 CupsWhen 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.
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