Every day, more and more women are making the switch to reusable pads… and loving it.
These women are discovering that reusable pads are more effective, less expensive, and better for the environment than disposable period products.
Should you consider switching to reusable pads, too?
We can’t make that decision for you, but we can give you the 5 most compelling reasons to make the switch today:
Did you know that disposable period products are wreaking havoc on our planet?
Here are some of the starting facts…
● Disposable pads & tampons end up in landfills, where it can take 500-800 years for them to break down.
● Manufacturing disposable period products is a resource-hungry and chemical-intensive process that’s harmful for the environment.
● Over 18 billion disposable period products are thrown away each year.
● Millions of disposable pads & tampons are flushed down the toilet and end up in the ocean.
● For sanitary reasons, disposable pads & tampons aren’t even recyclable.
The average woman throws out more than 14,000 period products in her lifetime—which creates over 330 lbs of plastic waste.
Multiply that waste by 4 billion women in the world, and you can see why disposable products are so incredibly harmful to our environment.
Using reusable pads, on the other hand, is a sustainable practice. They’re made from biodegradable cloth (Bamboo charcoal and organic bamboo). If every woman in the world made this one lifestyle switch, it could take one of the world’s biggest sources of pollution and turn it into a carbon-neutral process.
The question is: do you want to be one of those women who contributes to billions of kilos of waste every year, or one of those women who does the right thing for our planet?
Have you ever had a pad or tampon begin to leak in a public place?
Those situations are the stuff nightmares are made of. The kind of situations you never want to live through again.
You may not realize it, but your disposable pads and tampons may be to blame!
See, another problem with disposable period products is that they’re mass-produced as inexpensively as possible. (AKA, they’re cheap.) With that in mind, is it any surprise that disposable pads and tampons are prone to leaking?
Reusable pads, on the other hand, are made to last—which means they’re higher quality, thicker, and about 300% more absorbent than their low-quality plastic cousins. They also contain a waterproof layer that makes them essentially leakproof.
That’s why you can wear reusable pads with confidence, knowing they won’t let you down when you need them.
There’s no doubt about it: disposable pads are uncomfortable.
All that plastic has a tendency to cause chafing, skin irritation, and even allergic reactions in the most sensitive area of your body.
Not to mention the fact that disposable period products can contain frightening and unsafe-sounding ingredients like surfactants, dioxins, additives, and even chlorine.
Ew…no thank you!
We much prefer the gentle, comfortable, and a breathable feel of reusable cloth pads on our skin. They’re softer. There’s no chafing and no irritation. No period rash. No discomfort.
For the most part, you’ll hardly even realize you’re wearing a pad at all.
Most women who switch to reusable pads will never go back to disposable products, and the comfort factor is a big reason why.
We haven’t even talked about the cost savings of reusable pads, which might be more significant than you realize.
According to recent data, the average woman uses around 11,000 - 14,000 pads over her lifetime. That’s a LOT of boxes of pads!
And the cost of these products adds up. The well-known financial site The Penny Hoarder estimates that the average woman spends at least $120 per year on pads/tampons.
But what if you replaced those disposable products with reusable ones? Reusable pads only have to be purchased once, and they can last 5-10 years before they need to be replaced. That makes 1 reusable pad the equivalent of about 250 disposable pads.
Making the switch could save you $100 or more per year. That may not sound like much, but over a woman’s lifetime that can add up to $4,000 that stays in your pocket.
When you put all the things we just talked about together, you can see why reusable pads make women feel so much better about themselves!
Not only will you actually feel better, physically, but you’ll also gain peace of mind from knowing that you’re saving money, doing the right thing for the environment, and minimizing your chemical exposure.
Plus, there’s the added confidence you’ll gain from no longer having to worry about embarrassing leaks.