Ecological reuseable higienic menstrual pads?

Today we talk about a controversial issue.

On the one hand, the use of sanitary napkins and tampons may be harmful to your health, and excessively pollute the environment, secondly, to top it off we use lots of them throughout our reproductive life, so we spend large sums of money …

Whenever you can avoid its use, since it involves subjecting your intimate parts to be in contact with chemicals. Tampons are bleached with dangerous chemicals that are absorbed by your vaginal walls, turning occasionally into toxic shock syndrome. Also applicators are not made of degradable plastic and are highly polluting. You can get unbleached tampons or 100% cotton pads, although the best would be to make them yourself, can be washed and reused. Alternatively, you can get a silicone menstrual cup.

I recommend the blog of Pabla Pérez San Martin ginecologianatural.wordpress.com. It is full of interesting subjects.

Facts you may not know

  • A disposable diaper or napkin takes over 200 years to disintegrate and a baby uses on average about 6000, ie, about 3 tons of garbage.
  • Every woman uses about 14,000 units of pads throughout their fertile period. For example, the information I have found on Chile, on average there are 7,700,000 women, therefore, a total of 107.8 million tons of garbage, only pads throws. Surely you pack companies know what they spend each month in each country.
  • The material  disposable tampons and towels are made of can cause toxic shock syndrome. Other problems such as increasing your flow, allergies, vaginal yeast, etc.

For these reasons, we suggest you make your own reusable pads

How do I make my sanitary pad?
Below I have attached several websites where you can follow DIY videos, with explanations and patterns.

The written directions are difficult to follow actually….

1. Cut two pieces of the same material, in much the same way as the drawing. Join then sewing them over the edge.

2. Cut the first cap the same way as the front of which will be the napkin.

3. Cut the second cap the same way as the back of the napkin.

4. Among top lid and leave a space in which you can put the cloth towel or other cloth you’ve chosen which will be reflected in the menstrual blood.

5. You can use whatever you want so that you can hook the ties with panties or briefs from snaps, hooks, buttons or Velcro. What you think.

Sources:

Spanish:

  1. https://ginecologianatural.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/%C2%BFcomo-hacer-tu-toalla-higienica-natural-y-ecologica/
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU6OKcuQBkQ
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7lSperpXpM

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E77N06szZTk

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