Having your periods is already such a stressful and emotional time of the month and period products should not be adding on to it. Sanitary pads and tampons are not only pricey but also a health hazard, as well as harmful to the environment. So what should you use instead?
Womankind has three products that will revolutionize the way you see menstrual products. Menstrual Sponges (an alternative to tampons), Menstrual Reusable Pads, and Lavender Oil (used to sanitize natural menstrual products). I know what you’re thinking, why in the world would I need this? Well, because Womankind products can help you save your money, your health, and the planet.
1. Saving your health
Disposable pads and tampons contain harsh chemicals and synthetic fibers which leads to allergic reactions and can cause rashes on sensitive skin. Womankind’s menstrual pad is 100% cotton, and cotton against the skin allows your skin to breathe, It does not change the natural PH level of your body. Unlike manufactured tampons, Womankind sponges do not dry and abrade the vagina.
2. Saving the Planet
An average woman uses 150kg of disposable sanitary pads, tampons, and applicators during their life span. These disposable products end up in the waste or flushed down the toilet. Since they can’t be recycled, they either contribute to global warming or affect our oceans and seas. Not to mention that these items take about 500-800 years to biodegrade. Womankind products are made of environmentally friendly materials and are reusable, so using them will make a difference on this planet, one month at a time.
3. Saving money
In South Africa, on average, a woman spends about R33 on a box of tampons or R16 500 in her lifetime. It’s a bit more pricey for pads, averaging at R36 a pack or R19 800 for her lifetime. Unlike disposable products, Womankind’s Menstrual Sponges lasts you 3-6 cycles and the menstrual pads can last you for years… yes, years!
So forget the disposable menstrual wear and swap to Womankind’s eco-friendly reusable products which are best for your health, the planet, and your wallet.