Reusable sanitary pads, which are also called reusable menstrual pads are amazing! What's great about these sustainable, eco-friendly menstrual products is that they can be used time and time again; just simply wash and air dry!
Traditionally, commercial sanitary pads are disposable meaning they are either flushed or thrown away. Did you know? Commercial pads can contain up to 4 carrier bags worth of plastic! Research shows that around 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons are flushed down the toilet every day in the UK. This is a lot of waste that ends up in our oceans and if not flushed then they are put in the bin which then ends up in landfills or the environment around us.
Plastic pads can take 500 years to break down, so you can start to see why opting for a more sustainable, eco option such as reusable sanitary pads is so important. It can feel like a big step but there are some great benefits of using reusable sanitary pads.
They are kind to your skin! Commercial, disposable pads are made using artificial ingredients and chemicals which irritate your skin and cause allergic reactions. Reusable sanitary pads that are made of natural and organic materials such as cotton that are kind and gentle on your skin and is even naturally hypoallergenic.
Another benefit of eco, reusable sanitary pads is that you can save money. Instead of buying disposables time and time again, invest in less; that will last longer.
At Peace With The Wild, your can browse our collection of eco, reusable sanitary pads that have been hand-picked because of their eco-credentials. In a range of wonderful designs, styles and colours there is something for everyone. They are also supplied in eco-friendly packaging that is plastic free!