Half of us get them, and they’re a bloody pain (pun intended).
Women spend 6.5 years of their lives, on their period – that’s a lot of time – AND generate a wheelie bin worth of waste every year!
But there’s no need to panic, there are alternatives out there.
- The mooncup
I’m not ashamed to say that this little fella has changed my life for the better. I tell everyone about it, including one of my male best friends in every minute detail (sorry…)
It couldn’t be any easier. Your cup arrives, you wait for your first period, period arrives and you pop in it (by folding it in half and then twisting till the suction holes have done their thing). Then depending on your floooooooooowwww you can change it every four hours or – as I end up doing for the end of my cycle – leave it in all day! To change all you do is squeeze the bottom to pull it out, empty the contents into the loo, wash the cup and re-insert. Then when your period is all over, you boil the cup in water and it’s ready for next month!
Top best things about the mooncup:
- It’s reusable again and again and again and again…
- It saves so much money on tampons and towels!
- You can’t even feel it (I actually forget it’s there) – super comfy!
You can check them out and get yourself one at: www.mooncup.co.uk
- Ohne tampons
For ladies who don’t want to get their hands dirty, you can use the environmentally friendly Ohne. Their tampons are organic, biodegradable AND they even send them directly to you in the post – so no need to pop down to the shops. They get to know your flow so you’ll always have enough for when you need the goodies.
We support the plastic-free period message and put a FREE @im_ohne tampon into each of our starter packs so you can see what you’re missing out on. You can check them out at www.ohne.co
Dealing with periods - the plastic-free way!