🌎♻️ On average a person who is menstruating will use 9,600 tampons in their lifetime. That’s a lot of unnecessary waste so let’s look at other options! Lets chat about all the ways you can reduce your period waste.
Organic pads and tampons: This transition is often a really easy and comfortable switch and is your first step in helping to impact the environment in a positive way. I really love @cora and @lola
Cardboard or reusable tampon applicator:
@shethinx has a reusable tampon applicator
@lola offers a cardboard applicator
@natracare has tampons without applicators
@oranycfemcare tampons use a cardboard applicator
Sea Sponge tampons: This is exactly what is sounds like. Sea Sponges have shown to be safe, comfortable, and reusable! Jade & Pearl sells a product called “Sea Pearls” and they’re offered in different sizes.
Menstrual cup: like the Diva cup which is a reusable menstrual cup with limited to zero leakage.
Period underwear: I haven’t gotten to try @shethinx yet but I’ve heard amazing things about their period underwear and they offer a quiz on their site that helps you pinpoint exactly what you need to support yourself during your bleed.
Reusable cloth pads: You can get reusable cloth pads from @gladragspads or make them yourself!
Biodegradable sanitary wipes: I LOVE @stallmateswipes for any and all body cleanups and they’re flushable and biodegradable
mindful menstruating 😏 doesn’t have to cost more of be complicated, it just means being thoughtful about your waste.
Have you tried any of these things or do you currently use them in your routine? Let me know on Instagram if you have found any other creative ways to reduce your period waste.
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.