More people are thinking about how they can make more eco-friendly choices in their daily life now and lead more sustainable lifestyles. The National Geographic reported that the average menstruator can use some 5,000 to 15,000 sanitary pads in their lifetime and that these usually end up in landfills, or pollute the oceans. A study has also shown that the average woman spends around £5000 on sanitary pads in their lifetime. Changing from disposable period products to reusable ones is an easy swap to make and now you can make an even bigger difference with Trade To Aid reusable sanitary pads.
Trade To Aid are on a mission to alleviate period poverty around the globe. When you purchase a pack of reusable sanitary pads from them, they donate a pack to someone in need, whether that’s in a refugee camp, conflict or natural disaster zone.
They are also a not for profit company, with all their profits going to menstrual education programmes for young people in West Africa. They educate both girls and boys in schools to improve awareness of what periods are and try to eliminate the taboos and stigma, meaning girls can stay in school and women can work.
I was sent a pack of Trade To Aid reusable sanitary pads to try. Their reusable period pads are made from high-quality super-soft bamboo charcoal and recycled plastic. I haven’t used reusable period pads before but it is something I have been looking into for when my periods start again.
In a pack of Trade To Aid reusable sanitary pads, you get
- Two light flow pads
- Two medium flow pads
- Two heavy flow pads
- One waterproof wet bag
Although my periods haven’t started again since having Morgana, I am still bleeding on and off from giving birth so I have used the pads. The first time I used one, I will say, it felt thicker than I expected as the disposable ones are so thin, however, I soon got used to wearing it and couldn’t feel I was wearing it. The pads have popper fastenings on them to fasten around your knickers to keep them in place. They are also really comfortable, none of the plastic feeling you get from disposable pads and I don’t want to think about all the chemicals that must be in the disposable ones that come into contact with my skin!
To wash them, it is recommended that you first soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes and then you just pop them in your normal wash. It really is easy, if you need to change them whilst you are out, you simply pop the used one in the wet bag that comes in the pack and fasten that up until you get home.
If you would like the chance to win a set of Trade To Aid reusable pads including the 6 pads and a wet bag, enter below. Good luck!Win a set of reusable sanitary pads