Eco-friendly Period Products: A Sustainable Solution for Menstrual Health

Eco-friendly Period Products: A Sustainable Solution for Menstrual Health

Why Should You Consider Eco-friendly Period Products?

Menstruation is a natural process that affects half of the population. However, the environmental impact of traditional period products, such as disposable pads and tampons, is a growing concern. Each person that menstruates is estimated to use between 11,000 to 15,000 single use products in their lifetime. They are often made from non-biodegradable materials, which contain harmful chemicals, are 90% plastic, and take between 500-1,000 years to breakdown. 

By switching to eco-friendly period products, you can make a positive impact on both your health and the environment. Let's explore the benefits of using sustainable alternatives.

1. Reduce Environmental Footprint

Eco-friendly period products, like menstrual cups, cloth pads, and absorbent underwear aka 'period pants', are designed to be washed and reused. Unlike disposable options, they significantly reduce the amount of waste generated. By making this simple switch, you can help reduce the number of pads and tampons that end up in landfills and oceans.

2. Cost-effective and Economical

While the upfront cost of eco-friendly period products may be higher, they are a cost-effective choice in the long run. Reusable options can last for several years with proper care, saving you money spent on monthly purchases of disposable products. Investing in sustainable period products not only benefits the environment but also your wallet. On average, people spend around £12 per month on period products, and the current cost of our menstrual cups that last several years are from £19.99.

3. Healthier and Chemical-free

Traditional period products often contain chemicals, fragrances, and dyes that can cause irritation and discomfort. Eco-friendly alternatives are typically made from hypoallergenic materials such as medical grade silicone, reduce the risk of allergic reactions and infections. Additionally, they do not disrupt the natural pH balance of the vagina, promoting better menstrual health and they are more hygienic. 

4. Convenient and Reliable

Eco-friendly period products such as menstrual cups, are designed to be leak-proof and provide long-lasting protection. For example, a menstrual cup can be worn for up to 12 hours, offering a hassle-free and comfortable experience. With reusable options, you no longer need to worry about running out of supplies or making frequent trips to the shops. You might like to consider having a spare, as once you make the swap to a menstrual cup, it is unlikely that you will go back to pads or tampons unless you have no other choice to.

Make a Sustainable Choice with Intheflow Menstrual Cups

When it comes to eco-friendly period products, Intheflow Menstrual Cups are a top choice. Our innovative cups are made from medical-grade silicone, ensuring both safety and durability. They are suitable for light and heavy flows, providing reliable protection throughout your menstrual cycle.

By choosing Intheflow Menstrual Cups, you contribute to a greener planet while enjoying the convenience and comfort they offer. Say goodbye to disposable pads and tampons and embrace a sustainable solution for your menstrual health.

Ready to make the switch? Shop our range here

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