Periods pants and organic period products
Seriously, period pants are just such a great invention. They are so easy to use and they feel very secure. I have been using a selection of WUKA period pants and the reason they work (according to the website) is that “Each pair of WUKA Period Pants has a super absorbent gusset made up of many layers. The middle layers absorb and lock-in the blood, whilst the outer, moisture-wicking layers keep you feeling secure and dry. Each of our leak-proof layers are very breathable to reduce any smells and chance of infection”.
The number one question is…
How do I clean my period pants?
It’s very simple. Just rinse them after use. I generally rinse them when I have my shower. And then pop them in the washing machine. Wash at 30-40 degrees (no fabric softener). You can hand wash too but who has time for that?
They can take a bit of time to dry. Start drying them inside out and then swop around if needed.
Organic period products
Period care has come a long way… From thick pads sliding around in our pants, through plasticky uncomfortable sensation on our sensitive vulva, plastic applicators and bleached fibres.
Now I’m am happy to be able to choose organic cotton, non-plastic applicator (or no applicator), packed in compostable or recyclable packaging.
Something that actually feels comfortable for my body and the environment.
And this is why I use them (from their website): “We use sustainably-sourced certified organic cotton in our tampons, pads, and liners. To reduce plastic, we also use biodegradable cardboard applicators, in place of plastic or plant-based versions which can take 500 years to decompose, the same time as conventional carrier bags.
When it comes to packaging, we use compostable or recyclable packaging wherever possible.
All of these products are made in the EU, in a facility that’s powered by renewable energy.”
So I use a mix of both.
It depends on how I feel, my flow on that specific day and time and what I am doing.
I am just grateful that it is so much more comfortable for me and better for the environment now than it used to be.
Want to learn more about periods and menstrual cycle awareness? Yoga and Ayurveda for your cycle? Have a look at my Feminine Seasons & Cycles online immersion here.