How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
I heard about them on another WordPress blog!
Please describe your monthly needs:
I have a five day period: the first day is light, the middle three are heavy, and the last is light.
If you are currently using disposable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
I use Kotex because reusable ones have not been readily available to me. I usually wonder about ordering them, but I get nervous it won’t work for me.
Why do you want to switch to reusable menstrual products?
First of all, I want to be more eco friendly. As such, I am steadily changing things in my life. On the other hand, my skin is so sensitive, and I believe these may be gentler.
Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I’m an Art History Professor who loves to blog!
Based on your own experience, what message do you have for other women who might be thinking about reusable menstrual products?
Let’s do it together!
Our recommendations for this creative woman who’s changing but still a little unsure!
Like so many women, Lisa is a bit unsure about making the switch to reusable menstrual products. It is a lifestyle change that does take some commitment. The benefits are amazing though; it is a choice that truly is win-win (our body, our planet, our wallet). I love that making these choices in our world is no longer exclusive to the stereotypical, granola eating, hemp wearing hippie that we so often associate with cloth pads, cloth diapering etc. We all share this planet and we are all responsible for its health. Being green is for everyone.
For Lisa, I would suggest she try out our Lunapanties. So comfortable and really practical, especially as her period begins and ends with light days. She can wear them when she thinks her period is on its way, when it’s nearly done and also in between cycles. They are also a great combination if she decides to try out the DivaCup for her heavy days.
If she would prefer not to go the DivaCup route, for her heavy days I would suggest she grab a Heavy Flow Starter Kit. It comes with 2 Maxi Pads with liner inserts and 2 Long pads with liner inserts. If she were to grab a few extra liner inserts to change throughout the day, that should keep her covered!
Lisa also mentioned that she has sensitive skin. I think cotton pads will make a noticeable difference and if she wanted to take extra care, she could grab her pads in organic cotton. Did I mention Lunapanties are organic cotton as well?
For on the go, I suggest she grab a Moon Pad Bag. She can get around University without anyone knowing what she’s got stashed in there. Of course, I always suggest a BunchaFarmer’s Stain stick because I can’t live without mine. Natural, biodegradable and works wonders on the toughest stains without damaging the fibers of your pads or clothes.
Thanks so much for your openness to switch to cloth pads, Lisa! We are here to help with any questions you may have in ordering or using your cloth pads! All the best!