Top Reasons to Use Reusable Menstrual Products
How Will You Benefit from Switching to Reusable Menstrual Products?
Reusable menstrual products have suddenly come under the spotlight, but for all the right reasons. Most women are aware of their existence, yet very few have tried them because of their lack of knowledge about them.
Using reusable period panties and moon cups is a departure from traditional menstrual products like tampons and pads; hence, many women are skeptical of them. Being hesitant and having several questions is okay because we are here to educate you — not just through this blog but through our other blogs as well, which we think you should look through.
Back to the topic at hand. How will you benefit from switching to reusable menstrual products? Reduces Menstrual Cramps, Infections, and Skin Rashes
Do you suffer from painful menstrual cramps? Most women suffer from cramps, with
the level of pain varying for everyone. Do you suffer from skin rashes and infections? You can develop a skin rash or an infection from using disposable menstrual products.
Disposable pads use plastic, which blocks airflow to the vagina and causes a skin rash. Disposable products are made from synthetic fibers, which are very absorbent, so much so that they end up absorbing all the moisture in the vagina.
This increases your risk of experiencing severe pain and developing a skin infection. You’ll be wearing pads for hours, all day long, and even the entire week, depending on your period flow. Switching to period panties or menstrual cups can reduce your chance of experiencing severe cramping, rashes, and infections.A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Menstrual Products
There’s not even a shadow of a doubt that reusable menstrual products are ten times healthier to use than traditional menstrual products. Your disposable menstrual product is made from a combination of cotton, plastic, wood pulp, and synthetic fibers.
Toxic Fact: Conventionally harvested cotton is one of the most toxic crops. It uses 20% of the world’s herbicides and pesticides.
Now, let that sink in.
You’re wearing menstrual products each month made of this conventionally grown cotton. And it gets much worse. Manufacturers then bleach these materials with chlorine dioxide, which creates bio-accumulative and dangerous byproducts, such as dioxin.
Dioxin poisons your body and the environment, remaining there for decades. If this wasn’t worse already, toxic cotton is combined with artificial fragrances and synthetic chemicals. This lethal combination can trigger a host of side effects, such as hormone disruption, allergic reactions, and gynecological and reproductive disorders.
You Will Save Money
With traditional menstrual products, you have to buy a new one each month. The more girls at your house, the more menstrual products you need to buy. While reusable menstrual products are pricey, it’s a one-time investment.
You can wash and reuse period panties and moon cups, but you can’t do the same with pads and tampons. You’ll be throwing away disposable menstrual products after every few hours and if you have a heavy flow, you’ll be throwing it away even more quickly. Here’s the math:
Let’s assume an average woman menstruates for 50 years and buys pads, costing $20, each month. In one year, she’s spending $12,000. On the other hand, period panties will cost her $15, whereas menstrual cups will cost her $38 — both are reusable and can last a long time, thus saving her a lot of money in the long run.
No Leaks and Easier to Clean
What if it leaks? It won’t. What if it takes forever to clean? It won’t. You’ll find period panties and menstrual cups available for all kinds of period flow. Cleaning period panties and menstrual cups is far easier than scrubbing regular panties in the event of a leak.
Plus, it decreases the chance of leaks, which means you can go on about your day without worrying about a potential leak ruining your outfit and with it, your entire day. Women are exercising with period panties and menstrual cups, but you can’t say the same thing about pads and tampons.
- To clean period panties, rinse them with water until it runs clear, cold wash them in the washing machine, but don’t use any fabric softener or bleach. Hang dry and reuse them the next day.
- To wash menstrual cups, rinse it with water and unscented soap, rinsing until all the soap is gone.
- Leave Your Carbon Footprint
Women use disposable menstrual products all around the world. Just in North America alone, around 20 billion tampons and pads are thrown away in landfills each year. Wrapping them in plastic bags increases the time they take to bio-grade, taking them centuries to do so.
With the average woman using more than 11,000 tampons in her lifetime, the environment continues to deteriorate. The manufacturing process of disposable menstrual products pollutes the air, waterways, and animal habitat. If more women switch to reusable menstrual products, the impact of traditional menstrual products will be less on the environment.
Change starts with you!
Switch to reusable period panties and moon cups to reduce your carbon footprint and make a difference to the environment.
Colors, Designs, and Patterns
The best part is that they’re available in a variety of different colors and designs. They aren’t boring, like conventional menstrual products, but are livelier. They have a bit of personality to them. We don’t know if bright colors play a part in relieving your period symptoms, but it sure makes shopping for them fun.
Reusable Menstrual Products — Try Something Different, Something Better
More women are starting to realize the benefits of switching to reusable menstrual products. Stop wasting money on disposable menstrual products and dare to try something different and better. Period panties and moon cups are a safer and healthier option than your everyday menstrual products.
Remember, you’re not switching to reusable menstrual products just for yourself, but also for the environment. What do you say? Have we piqued your interest in period panties and menstrual cups?