I think most of my sustainable female readers have heard of the menstrual cups ( a silicone cup used as an alternative to menstrual products such as pads and tampons) however I also know that some of my readers don't get on with these cups. So I went out and looked for alternatives to the sustainable menstrual cups that were still in line with being eco friendly whilst aunty flow is visiting.
First up was trying the period panties. I tried a pair from Wuka which are reasonably priced at £19.99. The way these work is that they have a reusable pad lining within the knickers. So when you are on your period you pop these on and throw them in the wash at the end of the day. Its advised to have a few of these to rotate during your period and then wash them for the next month. I personally found the knickers to be very comfortable especially to wear at night time. The only downside to these is that if you would need to change them on the go you would need some sort of carry bag to keep the used pair in. I still highly recommend them especially for girls who prefer pads over tampons.
Tampons with reusable applicator
If you prefer tampons and applicators (if you don't need applicators then any organic tampon brand works fine) then this is the brand for you. They provide you with a reusable applicator that comes with a nifty pouch where you can carry the applicator and your tampons in. It works like any other applicator just this one is reusable and all you need to do is making sure to wash it between use. They offer a subscription with different frequencies for customers so that you are always stacked when in need. Its a great product and alternative to the dreadful single use applicator that ends up in landfill.