The best sustainable period products

2020 has been the year of change and the push towards greater living – including with your periods. Instead of using products that end up in landfills and can’t be recycled, there is an alternative. Eco-friendly and sustainable period products can help you out and make you feel even better about yourself. 

Here are five of the best sustainable period products on the market. 

CALLAY ORGANIC COTTON TAMPONS

These come in a plastic free box and all the tampons are free from dioxins, dyes, perfumes, pesticides and other horrible stuff that’ll hurt your lady bits. There are no unnecessary hard plastic applications, and the product is earth-friendly recyclable with a compostable packaging. You can buy exactly what you need without any waste!

Available to buy here

MODIBODI PERIOD PANTS

If you are someone who can’t wear tampons and end up getting a rash from sanitary towels – fear no more! Modibodi has many different pants for different occasions that you can wear over night or through the day without fear of leaking out past them. From heavy-overnight briefs to light-moderate, you can pick the right pants for you with no extra plastic or cotton hurting the environment.

Available to buy here.

CHERRIFUL MENSTRUAL CUP

A safe and effective alternative to traditional single-use pads and tampons. It’s proven to last up to 5 years, and they can be safely worn for up to 8 hours. They stop all leaks and odours and are insured to be non-irritating and hypoallergenic. They are an eco-friendlier way of dealing with your period, but it’ll also save you some money in the long run too.

Available to buy here.

&SISTERS SANITARY PADS

If you want to forgo menstrual cups and pants, then you can always buy these sanitary pads that are made with pure natural organise cotton. No harmful chemicals and they are ensuring for comfort with a pH neutral for sensitive skin. They are biodegradable cotton pads and are environmentally friendlier than synthetic alternatives.

Available to buy here

CHEEKY MAMA CLOTH SANITARY PADS

Avoid throwing stuff completely away and buy these reusable pads! They come in many different funky designs, but they have layers of microfibre to protect you when you’re on your period. These pads are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads, but they are also cost effective as you can save on buying more as you can just wash them. An extra bonus is that the bamboo has antibacterial qualities that allow your skin to breathe and prevent yeast infections.

Available to buy here.


Words by Charlie Vogelsang

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