This brand of zero waste & biodegradable feminine care offers both organic sanitary pads and a medical grade silicone menstrual cup. You’ll find organic cotton sanitary pads, tampons (including applicators) and panty liners, all in attractive cardboard boxes. Conventional sanitary pads and liners tend to be made from (bleached) rayon that breaks off fibres near areas where it’s not good. They also tend to be uncomfortable (due to plastic backing) and sold in plastic.
Don’t flush these after use (you’ll block your drains). But you can safely dispose of them after use, knowing that they are not going to leak toxic chemicals. They are also better for your health, and more comfortable in hot weather.
The medical grade silicone cup works a bit like a tampon. But it collects (rather than absorbs) menstrual fluid, so has less chance of toxic shock syndrome. Designed to last years, just rinse out after use, and sterilise in boiling water for 5 minutes, at the end of each cycle.
Read Your Moontime Magic to learn how not to become enslaved to the big corporate plastic industry. Includes affirmations and aromatherapy tips (keep essential oils away from pets, especially if cats sleep on your bed).
Don’t support companies that donate plastic feminine care to Africa, as they don’t have means to dispose of them. Instead give to Afripads, a social enterprise that makes biodegradable pads, providing jobs for local men and women.
About the Maker
Grace & Green is a company that creates plastic-free feminine care, all of which biodegrades at the same rate as an orange peel. Supporting alternatives to conventional period products that are safe for women, the company also supports a charity that tackles period poverty worldwide.