Because in a lot of areas around the world the menstruation is still taboo, quite a few women don’t know the alternatives to plastic sanitary pads and to the cotton tampons that we throw away every single month.
So the recent scandal on Tampax made think that I should share the alternatives I know and use:
The cup !!!!
Videos below in English and French
The washable pads – these are great if your menstrual flow is not very high. I recommend buying 6, because like this you can easily wash them and reuse them during a cycle. Plus they will last for years and years!
The washable daily pads – they are a great alternative for your daily liners (if you use any!).
The organic tampons – in case you’re not 100% ready to move to reusables, you can buy organic certified tampons, and combine them with the use of washable pads.
Where do you buy these? Well, if you tap on the Internet you’ll find a million stores that sell these kinds of products. But don’t forget, before you buy, make sure you read the comments.
Where did I buy my cup and my washable pads: http://www.bebe-au-naturel.com/protections-lavables,bebe,rubrique,3551,3.couche-lavable.html
Where did I buy my daily pads: http://www.plim.fr/fr/
Of course, I bought them in France because that’s where I live, but I’m sure you can find (or make!) products that suit you close to your home.
Good luck trying these out and finding your fit!
As usual don’t hesitate to share your experience with us! 🙂
p.s. if you’re a mother, please share these solutions with your daughter! It is so important to be informed and get the best and ecological solutions from the beginning!
photo credit: http://www.plim.fr/fr/protege-slip-plim/69-protege-slip-mini.html