Not too long ago, the subject of periods was hush-hush, often confined to whispered conversations in the ladies' room. Fast forward to now and we're thankfully getting more comfortable talking openly about menstrual health and hygiene.
And it's not just talk. This openness is setting the stage for some serious action, especially when it comes to caring for our planet. Switching to environmentally-friendly period products has shifted from being a nice idea to a necessity, as we all try to do our part in reducing our environmental footprint and switch to healthier, better alternatives.
So in this article, we’ll give you a brief overview of menstrual products that are not only good to you, but kind to the planet, as well.
Menstrual cups have slowly but surely become a game-changer in the world of period care. Made from medical-grade silicone, rubber, latex, or elastomer, these cups are not only reusable, but also free of harmful chemicals often found in traditional pads and tampons. With proper care, a single cup can last for several years, significantly reducing the waste that ends up in landfills and waterways.
Aunt Flo is among local brands committed to empowering Filipinas by providing trusted, affordable, and sustainable products—menstrual cups included. Their philosophy is clear: every woman deserves the freedom to FLOW without worry, both for her health and the planet's.
Pro tip: OG Club members can get P100 off on the Menstrual Cup Set at Aunt Flo.
While tampons have been a go-to product for many women, traditional versions often contain synthetic fibers treated with chemicals and fragrances. Organic tampons offer a safer, more eco-friendly alternative. Made with organic cotton and devoid of harsh chemicals, these tampons are better for your body and decompose more quickly, reducing landfill waste.
Tempo’s Organic Cotton Tampons are leading the charge in this shift towards healthier and more sustainable menstrual care. Designed to be both super absorbent and safe, they offer a worry-free experience during your period, giving you one less thing to stress about while also being a friend to the environment.
Pro tip: OG Club members can get 15% off at Tempo.
Period underwear has been another innovative addition to the menstrual care scene. With absorbent layers that can hold multiple tampons' worth of fluid, these undergarments offer a convenient, leak-proof alternative. The best part? They're machine-washable and reusable, aligning perfectly with a sustainable lifestyle.
Mirko essentials take this innovation a step further. Their period underwear are not only highly functional, but also affordable and easy to maintain. Designed to adapt to any lifestyle you lead, they offer a lasting solution that seamlessly combines menstrual care and sustainability.
Pro tip: OG Club members can get 10% off at Mirko.
Organic Pads and Liners
For those who prefer external protection, organic sanitary pads and liners provide a sustainable option. Made from organic cotton and other natural materials, they offer the same level of absorption and comfort as their synthetic counterparts, but with the added benefit of being biodegradable.
cojo brings an added layer of care to this category with their plant-powered organic sanitary pads and liners that are specifically designed for sensitive skin. No more worrying about irritation or discomfort during that time of the month!
Pro tip: OG Club members can get 20% off at cojo on Shopee and Lazada.
On the other hand, if you're concerned about nighttime protection, Nala Organic Night Pads have got you covered—literally. With their all-natural cotton cover and extended coverage area, you can enjoy a restful night's sleep and wake up feeling fresh and ready to take on the day.
Pro tip: OG Club members can get 10% off at Nala.
The list doesn’t stop here.
Beyond menstrual care, women's reproductive health is a broad spectrum that often requires various products and medications. Online platforms like Ova are making it easy to get personalized prescriptions quickly, discreetly, and affordably. The convenience of receiving products directly to your doorstep minimizes the carbon footprint associated with frequent trips to healthcare providers and pharmacies.
Pro tip: OG Club members can get free doctor consultations at OVA.
If you're ready to make the transition, our tip is to start with a single product to see how it fits into your lifestyle. The upfront cost of some sustainable options may be higher, but the long-term savings and environmental benefits make them a worthy investment.
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