Wednesday, January 13, 2016

30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 13: Resuable "Lady Time" Products)


Sorry boys, this might not be the switch for you but read anyway. This could be great information to relay to your wives or girlfriends. Believe it or not, it was my husband that introduced me to this foreign world of lady products.

 Periods are wasteful, stressful, uncomfortable, and expensive. A woman will use nearly 11,000 tampons or pads in her lifetime. That's about 62,415 lbs of garbage going into the landfill every year in the United States from us. On top of this, the products are made and soaked in chemicals that I don't really want near or in my lady bits. Bleached cotton? No thanks. I swear my life changed when I found the menstrual cup. Best. Thing. Ever! I'm not going to go into details about how amazing they are since that will be a whole post in itself in the future, but let me tell you, they are amazing! Look these babies up. A few of my favorites are below:

Lunette Cup

Diva Cup

Sckoon

Menstrual cups not 100% for you? That's ok! Try reusable cotton pads like these from GladRags or you can also make your own! :)

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3 comments:

  1. I've been using the Keeper cup since I was 18 (5 years). It is the best thing! I was never very good about remembering to change tampons (luckily i never got tss)

    Not only is it good for the environment, its good for your wallet! Buying tampons/pads every month really adds up!

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  2. I love my lunette cup, and i would definitely recommend you try it. I have used mine sence I was 12 and loved using it ever sense. It is also so much better for you and for the earth. I have also not bought and reusable or disposable products sense I have bought my cup.

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