4 Reusable Menstrual Product Options to Green Your Period

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The topic of reusable menstrual products might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but hear me out. I used to be one of those people who found the idea horrifying, but seven years ago, I decided to give it a chance after discussing it on an online forum. To my surprise, I never looked back.

Once you try a reusable menstrual product, you’ll realize what you’ve been missing out on and why it’s worth making the switch from disposable products. Not only are they more cost-effective, but they also don’t contain harmful chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin.

Don’t knock it until you try it!

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Ready to Ditch Disposable Menstrual Products?

Here’s why it’s worth the switch:

  • Say goodbye to costly purchases that add up over time.
  • Skip the irritation caused by unnecessary materials and perfumes.
  • Avoid those unpleasant and embarrassing odors.
  • Help protect the environment by reducing waste in landfills and sewers.

Plus, did you know that flushing tampons can cause serious plumbing problems? It’s true! But don’t worry – with the rise of reusable menstrual products, it’s never been easier (or more stylish) to have a greener period.

Menstrual Cups

If you’re looking for a reusable menstrual product that’s discreet, easy to clean, and great for public use, menstrual cups could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Unlike disposable options, you can rinse and reuse them as needed, so there’s no need to carry around a purse full of tampons or pads.

While they take a little practice to get the hang of, the benefits are totally worth it. Keep in mind that not all menstrual cups work for everyone, so don’t be discouraged if your first try isn’t perfect.

With a little experimentation, you’ll find the perfect fit for your body and lifestyle. Ready to give menstrual cups a try? You won’t be disappointed.

Cloth Pads

Discover the comfort and beauty of cloth pads. Reusable pads are not only better for the environment, but they’re also more comfortable and prettier than disposable pads.

With options like minky and bamboo, you can say goodbye to embarrassing stains and hello to a cleaner period experience. Give them a try and you might just become a cloth pad convert.

Sea Sponge Tampons

Looking for an eco-friendly and comfortable alternative to traditional tampons? Maybe you’ll want to consider sea sponge tampons.

These soft and absorbent tampons come in a variety of options, with or without strings, and have received rave reviews from users. You can purchase them through retailers like Glad Rags or Etsy. 

Reusable Tampons

If you’re interested in even more sustainable options, reusable tampons made from cotton or are crocheted are also available on Etsy. Reusable tampons offer an intriguing option that’s worth considering.

Say goodbye to disposable tampons and hello to earth-friendly alternatives.

No matter which reusable menstrual product you choose, the most important thing is to find something that works for your body and lifestyle. Take the time to research the options available and keep in mind that not all products will work for everyone.

With a little practice and experimentation, you’ll be a pro in no time. Good luck on your sustainable period journey!

We are here to help and support you every step of the way. So don’t be shy – ask questions, read articles, watch videos, and keep learning. Together we can make a difference in how we approach our periods and reduce waste.

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  1. My husband used to work on the road and if I had my period when he came home I used a sponge so we could… well you know, we did not see each other very often… and it worked really well to keep the mess away but he could feel it. My trampy sister in law told me about it. 😉 I never thought to use it as actual period protection.

  2. I use the Lunette cup and also use cloth pads. I make my own pads and won some from a sweet girl on YouTube. I’m not sure without looking through my pads which brands they are, but they seem to be wonderful. I’ve been using them for 2-3 months now and will never go back.

  3. I use lunapads and love them! I didn’t realize that I was allergic to the synthetic ones until I made the switch. I did it after deciding to use cloth diapers and wipes. If you use natural family planning this allows you to know your body’s whole cycle. The cup is also good if you follow leave no trace camping.

  4. I have a Lunette cup, would like to try another brand. Also been meaning to make some Mama Cloth, but haven’t gotten around to it.

  5. I love my mama cloth. I used them postpartum and got hooked. Made a bunch of my own design. Saves a bundle.

    Not sure I want to mess with a reusable tampon though.. sounds painful.. OB is all squished up when you insert it.. lol

  6. how would you make the reusable tampons ‘go’? reusable applicator? confused. lol. but cloth pads are pretty cool.

    1. OB tampons don’t have an applicator, you just insert it so is guess these are the same idea. I do wonder though since they aren’t a smooth

  7. I have used cloth panty liners & post partum pads. I love them they are much more comfortable & cheaper!

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