Welcome to Eco-Crazy Mom’s Earth Friendly Period Event!
If you haven’t discovered the benefits of eco-friendly menstrual products you’re in for a real treat. Going green during that time of the month isn’t just better for the earth, it’s better for you too, and after the recent moldy tampon incident the time to start thinking about earth friendly alternatives couldn’t be better!
Benefits Of Having An Earth Friendly Period
- Comfort: Cloth pads are softer on the skin, made of natural fibres which allow airflow around the area and help to reduce thrush and other related problems.
- Reduced Risk Of TSS: Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare but sometimes fatal disease. Tampon related TSS was described first in 1980 when a number of deaths were directly linked to use of a particular super-absorbent tampon. This has been withdrawn from use. Since then, although cases of TSS have reduced in frequency, they are still linked to the use of super-absorbent tampons made of viscose rayon, both with and without cotton. It is also more common in young women who may have a less mature immune system. There are no known cases of TSS associated with the use of any eco-friendly menstrual products.
- Savings: The cost of disposable menstrual products is spread out over time, so we rarely stop and add up the full amount we spend. At first glance, reusable menstrual products may seem to be more costly, but if you do the math you’ll quickly realize eco-friendly menstrual products are far more economical than disposables, especially when you consider that reusable menstrual products can last up to 10 years or more!
- Better For The Earth: The average woman will throw away 10-15,000 tampons, pads and applicators in her lifetime. Most of these will be sent to landfill sites or via sewage treatment plants will be sent out into our oceans, potentially damaging marine life and washing up on beaches.
Throughout the Earth Friendly Period Event I’ll be sharing some amazing articles, sponsors, reviews, giveaways and guest posts all with one common goal in mind- to help you have an earth friendly period!
So without further ado, let me introduce our fabulous sponsors…
Be sure to stop by Eco-Crazy Mom throughout the month of April to check out the awesome reviews & giveaways from each of our sponsors!
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