Feminine hygiene

4 ways to Green Your Feminine hygiene

Your personal choice between tampons and pads can also be a green choice. Reusable pads and tampons significantly lessen the number one eco-impact of feminine hygiene products: waste created by disposable products. In addition, buying organic and unbleached pads and tampons protects the environment—and your body—from harmful chemicals.

  1. Choose organic tampons or organic pads

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    Tampons and pads made from organic cotton help reduce the environmental damage caused by conventional farming practices, as well as limit your personal exposure to dioxins.

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  2. Choose cloth menstrual pads

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    The number one benefit of using reusable menstrual pads is that you won't be contributing extra landfill waste each month. Cloth pads made from organic cotton that has not been bleached with chlorine further decrease your environmental footprint.

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  3. Use a reusable menstrual cup

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    Although at first it may not seem quite as convenient, given the current flush and rush mentality around dealing with your period, the benefits can be worth the change in habit.

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  4. Use reusable sea sponge tampons

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    Sea sponges are completely natural and are strong absorbing agents, containing no dioxin or synthetic fibers. Find brands that advertise that they are sustainably harvested.

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Comments

07/05/2008
7:36pm
LoveToday8

These pads are incredibly comfortable, absorbent, and affordable. The seller offers lots of options to customize the pads from the cloth pattern, inner soaker material, width, and thickness. They can be found at www.saucytots.com

03/04/2009
9:55pm
chanda

I use Gladrags and sea sponge tampons. It takes a little getting used to, but after only one cycle I was hooked. I love my reusable products. They are also getting me ready to use cloth diapers one day for my future baby! Just be sure with the reusable pads to change the soak water every day. I would recommend the darker colors because they WILL stain. I bought the white organic cotton ones, but I just accept they will not be like new. EVER.

09/01/2009
3:08am
GreenAK

I had horrible problems with cramping and never suspected it was tampons. Once I switched to a menstrual cup, my problems went away! It takes some getting used to, but after you get the hang of it it's actually much more convenient than tampons (and more cost effective too!).

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