It’s Time To Switch To Eco-Friendly Period Care Products!
February 3, 2023
Eco friendly Period

It’s Time To Switch To Eco-Friendly Period Care Products!

Despite the long-drawn conversations about sustainability, climate change, and eco-consciousness, it seems like the presence of plastic is unfathomable. Even your pads and tampons stand no exception. We understand that being on your period and dealing with constant nausea and cramps is hard. But if you are an eco-warrior, you would want to make some sustainable choices during this time of the month. Right?

Female Hygiene

  • Menstrual Cup Large (Only Cup) Menstrual Cup Large (Only Cup) ₹700.00
    Product Description : ISO Certified 31485:2016. Find joy in little things, everyone says! And we help you find that joy. Rustic Art menstrual cup is as small as a cup cake, sparking even more joy in women. Waking up to a new comfort everyday, Rustic Art Menstrual Cup is the treasure that we'd love to share with the world. Rustic Art Menstrual Cup is a reusable sanitary wear, which collects the menstrual fluids, 25-30 ml at a time. It's made out of medical grade silicone, which doesn't react with the either the body, or the vaginal fluids. Since it goes entirely inside the vagina, the ease of body movements is at the maximum, making it a pit stop for most of the sportswomen. It is smartly designed for most comfort and made in India (Satara, Maharashtra). It saves pollution caused due to the disposable pads, saves luggage storage while traveling, saves money, removes the irritation, itch and foul smell caused by the disposable pads. The cloth pouch is hand stitched by local women, providing them employment. Rustic Art Menstrual Cup Wash! Now say good bye to odour, stains and .... with your portable sterilizing kit! It takes care of the maintenance of your cup for 2 years. Use it once before your period and once after for a menstrual cup as good as new. It is made with natural and non toxic ingredients. You can buy it here. How to use : Refer instruction Manual provided along with the pack Benefits of using this product : Rustic Art Menstrual Cup is a reusable sanitary wear. Best Suitable for Sports Women and Outdoor Working women Size Selection: Small: Women below age 30 years; Large: Women above age 30 years Shelf Life : Best Before 24 months Country of Origin : India Brand Name : Rustic Art
  • Organic Cotton Day Pads | Pack of 12| The Woman’s Company | Biodegradable and Rash Free | 280mm Organic Cotton Day Pads | Pack of 12| The Woman’s Company | Biodegradable and Rash Free | 280mm ₹279.00
    Product Description: The Woman's Company Biodegradable Organic Cotton day pads are your answer to rash free periods. The pads have a 100% organic top sheet, are non- bleached, and are gentle on your skin. TWC pads are dioxin-free hence, reducing the chances of cervical cancer. The pads are ergonomically designed to avoid any leakage and manage your flow in the best possible way. TWC pads are biodegradable and good for the environment. How to Use: Stick the pad in your underwear using the sticky strip on the back. Some reusable pads are held in place with snaps or elastic in your underwear. Change your pad every few hours, or when it's soaked with blood. Wrap used pads in the wrapper or toilet paper and throw them in the trash. Flushing used pads or wrappers down the toilet will clog it up. SIZE: 1 piece, Large (Also available in Small) Benefits / Features of using the product: Ultra-Soft Chemical Free Biodegradable Individual Wrapping Country of Origin: India Brand Name: The Woman's Company
  • Large Menstrual Cup - Made of Medical Grade Silicone, Rash free, No Leakage, FDA Approved| The Woman’s Company Large Menstrual Cup - Made of Medical Grade Silicone, Rash free, No Leakage, FDA Approved| The Woman’s Company ₹550.00
    Product Description: Wishing for a pad-free period? Well the The Woman's Company Menstrual Cup is the answer. Our FDA approved menstrual cups are made of 100% medical grade silicone making it soft and flexible and easy to use. It does not use any chemicals hence is gentle on the skin and keeps you free of itchiness and rashes during your periods. It lasts for upto 10 years saving you money the hassle of disposing pads every month- Good for you and the environment. It is leakproof and does not hinder your daily routine. How to Use: This soft and flexible menstural cup is easy to insert and remove anddoesnt need to be removed during peeing. In between changing just remove the cup,empty out the blood, wash it with water and reinsert SIZE: 1 piece, Large (Also available in Small) Benefits / Features of using the product: Skin Friendly Eco Friendly Pocket Friendly Country of Origin: India Brand Name: The Woman's Company
  • Organic Cotton Panty Liners| The Woman’s Company | Pack of 30 | Rash Free and Biodegradable Organic Cotton Panty Liners| The Woman’s Company | Pack of 30 | Rash Free and Biodegradable ₹249.00
    Product Description: Organic Cotton Panty Liners Avoid that moisture in your panty which invites in bacteria and UTIs and use a pantyliner! Ideal for that spotting with an oncoming period, or in your last days. Also works as an extra layer of extra protection over a menstrual cup or tampon. no chemicals or dioxin used, made of certified 100% organic cotton suitable for everyday use. How to Use: Panty Liners are similar to sanitary napkins albeit thinner they can be used on a daily basis to avoid extra discharges. Remove the paper from the back Place it on your panty Enjoy a carefree day Benefits / Features of using the product: Skin-friendly Rash free Ultra-soft Country of Origin: India Brand Name: The Woman's Company

You can make a difference by introducing environment-friendly period products Femica in your feminine hygiene routine!

Let’s see how you can do that!

1. Menstrual cups

Menstrual cups are easily the best feminine hygiene product that you can adopt during your periods. They are cost-effective and eco-friendly alternatives to tampons and pads.

The menstrual cup benefits are endless, but we shall name a few!

First, they are designed for long-term reuse, thus ensuring lesser landfill waste. Second, you don’t need to worry about the funny odour that sometimes wafts from tampons and pads. Three, you don’t need to change it every couple of hours; hence great for maintaining personal hygiene!

Bombae Reusable Menstrual Cup is made with body-friendly silicone, it ensures no rashes and guarantees protection from undesirable leakages. This product is a must-have!

Life is too short to keep worrying during your periods about leakage, staining or being uncomfortable because of rashes. Introducing Bombae's Menstrual Cups that act as a great alternative to your conventional disposable menstrual hygiene products. Made with 100% Medical Grade Silicone, these menstrual cups for women are reusable and provide 12 hours of guaranteed protection from leakage and bad odour. It's ring stem design ensures easy and painfree removal of the cup without any hassle and is also free from BPA & other toxins. It comes with a burlap pouch to store it once you are done using. There is no need to remove the cup while peeing, swimming, hiking, going to sleep etc., it remains intact no matter what. No discomfort, just flow in the cup!

 

2. Biodegradable tampons

If you are uncomfortable using menstrual cups, you can choose organic, biodegradable tampons.

Since they are free of all chemicals and synthetic materials, it does not interfere with or harms your body’s hormone levels. Moreover, many women have noticed that using biodegradable tampons has made their periods more manageable and less painful.

You can see it yourself by switching to Lemme Be heavy-flow tampons (biodegradable).

Product Description : "Are you tired of switching back and forth from your favorite tampons to pads?
Well don’t you worry we have just the right Tampons combo for your different period days!

For the regular flow days, you can totally rely on the Mini Just Regular Flow Tampons and when the uterus decides to go all out you can casually shift to even more reliable Mini Bloody Heavy Flow Tampons! Without any compromise, it's a win win!"

How to use : New to tampons? The key to wearing a tampon AND being comfortable while walking around wearing a tampon is one simple mantra RELAX. Yes, we know tampons are invasive and if you have never tried them, it can be intimidating. But, not to worry. Tampons are designed to support your active lifestyle and millions of young persons around the world wear them. Everything about Lemme Be tampons including its shape, design and material is meant to make you comfortable. Here’s how to wear a Lemme Be tampon.

Wash your hands and your intimate area before wearing a LemmeBe tampon.
Remove the hygiene wrap off the LemmeBe tampon, hold on to its string and pull on the string in a gentle circular motion. This will expand the base of the tampon very slightly.
Use your thumb to hold on to the string and your index finger to guide the LemmeBe tampon towards your vagina. Breathe, this is not going to hurt.
It is easier to insert the tampon inside your vagina if you are seated on the toilet seat and your legs are parted.
Insert the tampon guide it in a downward direction toward your anus. (Yes, that is the right way). Use your index or middle finger to push the tampon inside your vagina.
If the tampon is inserted correctly, you will not feel it when you stand up. If you can still feel the tampon inside you when you are moving around or even when you are seated, you have not inserted the tampon correctly. Don’t worry, it might take a few tries to get it right if it’s your very first time. Don’t be discouraged, just tug on the string, pull out the tampon and try one more time.
Once you have worn a tampon, you can get back to your usual activities like dancing, tennis or even swimming. If you are using a tampon while swimming, remember to change before and after.
Change your tampon every four to six hours.

Benefits of using this product : "• Made up of GOTS certified organic cotton which ensures no rash or skin irritation.
• Eco friendly
• Chemical free
• No bleach
• No fragrance
• Tampons are biodegradable"

Product Ingredient : 100% Cotton

Shelf Life : 24 months

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name : Lemme Be

 

It’s one of the best environmentally friendly products – sustainable, good for heavy blood flow and easy to use!

3. Biodegradable pads

Some of you might not be okay with the act of inserting any period product in your vagina, which is a fair concern. So, you can stick to cotton pads for periods!

They are sustainable, cost-efficient, minimise any chances of rashes and lower the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome. A total winner!

Buy Lemme Be Heavy Flow Night Pads (Biodegradable) and watch your periods become kinder to you!

Product Description : "Lemme Be Sanitary Pads (Day Box of 7+ Night Box of 7) 100% Cotton Certified Biodegradable

If you believe pads are the perfect menstrual hygiene products for you, go for it. But remember, your flow isn't disbursed equally. You might have heavy flow for the first couple of days, even heavier flow at night and light spotting by Day 4 or Day 5 of your period. Instead of using the same kind of pads, try alternative between Day and Night pads for comfortable days and restful nights. On days and nights when you do not need pads, you can switch to liners to manage spotting. It’s that easy!"

How to use : Using a sanitary pad is fairly easy. Just follow these simple steps
• Unwrap your LemmeBe sanitary pad from its protective film.
• You could be standing or seated while wearing your sanitary pad.
• Peel of the adhesive on the back of the pad
• Bring your panties down to your knees and place the sanitary pad.
• Use the wings of the pad to secure it to your panties.
• Save the LemmeBe wrapper to wrap the used sanitary pad.

Benefits of using this product : "COMFORT IS EVERYTHING Lemme be’s sanitary pads would not let your skin feels irritated. Combined with our soft and ultra absorbent top layer, you will never have to worry about chafing or a sticky, wet feeling. The only feeling you will experience with our pads is pure comfort.
LEAKAGE FREE DAYS – Our thin and light as feather sanitary pads are chemical free and come with wider backs, to make sure that you have a leakage proof and rashes free experience even on the heaviest days of your period.
U DESIGN Lemme be Sanitary Pads are specially crafted with u design which locks heavy flow from leakage to prevent unpleasant odour. The design helps you achieve better coverage and keeps you dry all day long. pads are specially designed to take care of your monthly cycle as it provides optimal coverage of 240 mm (regular) and 280 mm (extra long)
EASY DISPOSABLE Individually wrapped pads are made from oxo biodegradable material which will decompose within a couple of months . It is an eco solution for the disposal of intimate & sanitary products."

Product Ingredient : 100% Cotton

Shelf Life : 24 months

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name : Lemme Be

 

4. Period panty

In menstrual products, the period panty is one of the most recent developments that has surprised everyone. This menstrual health and hygiene product eliminates the need for tampons, pads or cups.

Crafted with built-in state-of-the-art technology, these quality spandex or cotton period panties are god’s gift to womankind. They are washable and reusable for at least 3 years or 100 washes.

If you want a hassle-free period, get your hands on the Premium Period Combo for Teens. They are comfortable, soft and sustainable!

Product Description : "Teen Day PadsThe Lemme Be XL Day Pad’s job is to make sure you stay dry and comfy all day long, and that’s exactly what it does!

Teen Night Pads Our Night Pads are a must have for a good night’s sleep on your period.

Panty Liners Lemme Be liner can take care of that spotting for you. It’s long enough so that you don’t have to worry about leaks and it’s cottony soft, so you’re comfy no matter what. Next time you’re chumming, give it a whirl, girl!

Heavy Flow Tampons Lemme Be’s Heavy Flow tampons are sustainable, completely biodegradable, chemical free & very small in size that makes young menstruators’ heavy days feel light and light days feel even lighter.

Medium Flow Tampons Never tried on a tampon before? There’s always a first time and that time is now! Don’t be afraid girl, you got this!"

How to use : New to tampons? The key to wearing a tampon AND being comfortable while walking around wearing a tampon is one simple mantra RELAX. Yes, we know tampons are invasive and if you have never tried them, it can be intimidating. But, not to worry. Tampons are designed to support your active lifestyle and millions of young persons around the world wear them. Everything about Lemme Be tampons including its shape, design and material is meant to make you comfortable. Here’s how to wear a Lemme Be tampon.

Wash your hands and your intimate area before wearing a LemmeBe tampon.
Remove the hygiene wrap off the LemmeBe tampon, hold on to its string and pull on the string in a gentle circular motion. This will expand the base of the tampon very slightly.
Use your thumb to hold on to the string and your index finger to guide the LemmeBe tampon towards your vagina. Breathe, this is not going to hurt.
It is easier to insert the tampon inside your vagina if you are seated on the toilet seat and your legs are parted.
Insert the tampon guide it in a downward direction toward your anus. (Yes, that is the right way). Use your index or middle finger to push the tampon inside your vagina.
If the tampon is inserted correctly, you will not feel it when you stand up. If you can still feel the tampon inside you when you are moving around or even when you are seated, you have not inserted the tampon correctly. Don’t worry, it might take a few tries to get it right if it’s your very first time. Don’t be discouraged, just tug on the string, pull out the tampon and try one more time.
Once you have worn a tampon, you can get back to your usual activities like dancing, tennis or even swimming. If you are using a tampon while swimming, remember to change before and after.
Change your tampon every four to six hours.

Benefits of using this product : "• Teen Day Pads : Pack of 7 X 1
• Teen Night Pads : Pack of 7 X 1
• Panty Liners : Pack of 10 X 2
• Heavy Flow Tampons : Pack of 15 X 2
• Medium Flow Tampons : Pack of 8 X 2"

Product Ingredient : 100% Cotton

Shelf Life : 24 months

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name : Lemme Be

 

5. Panty liners

Panty liners will be a game-changer for you if you are a person with light menstrual flow. They are thin, absorbent pads that prevent staining.

The Lemme be Panty Liners & Tampons will easily win the debate of panty liners vs pad. It’s 100% plastic free, super convenient to use, rash-resistant and affordable.

Product Description : "Excited about chumming for the first time but bummed out about settling for wetness, rashes, leaks and odours during your period?
No way ladies! You already have enough on your plate and this constant worrying while chumming is so not okay! So what do you do when you first start your period? You just Lemme Be!
Pads not your thing? Don’t fret! Check out the Basic Period Kit by LemmeBe. It is a combo kit of tampons and pads that perfectly complement each other! Heavy flow? Just pop in a tampon. Spotting? Keep your favourite knickers from staining with our liners."

How to use : New to tampons? The key to wearing a tampon AND being comfortable while walking around wearing a tampon is one simple mantra RELAX. Yes, we know tampons are invasive and if you have never tried them, it can be intimidating. But, not to worry. Tampons are designed to support your active lifestyle and millions of young persons around the world wear them. Everything about Lemme Be tampons including its shape, design and material is meant to make you comfortable. Here’s how to wear a Lemme Be tampon.

Wash your hands and your intimate area before wearing a LemmeBe tampon.
Remove the hygiene wrap off the LemmeBe tampon, hold on to its string and pull on the string in a gentle circular motion. This will expand the base of the tampon very slightly.
Use your thumb to hold on to the string and your index finger to guide the LemmeBe tampon towards your vagina. Breathe, this is not going to hurt.
It is easier to insert the tampon inside your vagina if you are seated on the toilet seat and your legs are parted.
Insert the tampon guide it in a downward direction toward your anus. (Yes, that is the right way). Use your index or middle finger to push the tampon inside your vagina.
If the tampon is inserted correctly, you will not feel it when you stand up. If you can still feel the tampon inside you when you are moving around or even when you are seated, you have not inserted the tampon correctly. Don’t worry, it might take a few tries to get it right if it’s your very first time. Don’t be discouraged, just tug on the string, pull out the tampon and try one more time.
Once you have worn a tampon, you can get back to your usual activities like dancing, tennis or even swimming. If you are using a tampon while swimming, remember to change before and after.
Change your tampon every four to six hours.

Benefits of using this product : "• Individually wrapped tampons and liners
• Free from harmful chemicals
• Made from 100% organically grown cotton
• Biodegradable and Oxo biodegradable
• Designed in Europe"

Product Ingredient : 100% Cotton

Shelf Life : 24 months

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name : Lemme Be

 

Just wash the panty liners after every use, and they will likely last for over a year or so!

6. Menstrual disc

Most are familiar with menstrual cups, but the menstrual disc has lately become the talk of the town!

They are an ideal alternative period product that offers over 12 hours of protection, lowers your cramps to minimal and allows for no-mess period sex!

If you are a sucker for upholding maximum hygiene during menstruation, getting hold of Lemme Be Z disc is perfect.

Product Description : "DESIGNED FOR YOU: Be worry free with Lemme Be Combo of Z Cup(medium) and Z Disc (Menstrual Cup and Disc) Medium Z cup that are designed for your unique body and lifestyle. Z Discs are made from petal thin silicone, preventing leaks. Our discs are made to perform with your daily routine.
HEAVY OR LIGHT PERIODS: Use menstrual soft rings for best care for your periods. Unlike other products, one size fits women of all ages and sizes. Z disc holds upto 55ml of fluid and is the preferred choice for heavy or light periods.
COMFORTABLE: Z disc is the most comfortable period product in the market. It prevents menstrual odor, rashes, and dryness. It cannot feel at all once inserted. Z disc is easy to change, remove and dispose.
LEAK PREVENTION: Lemme be’s Z disc prevents leaks upto 12 hour , during exercise, while swimming, Z disc makes a comfortable seal at the base of the cervix which leaves you worry free during all of life's activities.
JUST SWITCH – Now is the correct time to switch to Z disc. Made from medical grade silicone contains no harmful chemicals or bleaches. It collects flow rather than absorbing it, so there's no dryness or irritation, only worry free day."

How to use : The key to inserting a menstrual cup is to relax your body. Remember, the more tense you are, the more difficult it will be to insert a menstrual cup.
Sit on the toilet seat and spread your legs apart. You can also bring one leg up toward your chest to help manoeuvre the Z Cup.

Fold the cup according to your preferred fold. Since the Z Cup is made from medical grade silicone, it is extremely soft and will roll as thin as a tampon or your ring finger.

Now gently, insert the cup using your fingers to guide it inside your body.

Once inside, the cup will pop open and will be ready to collect your flow.

Remember, if you can feel the cup after insertion, it means you haven’t worn it correctly. Remove and reinsert. You shouldn’t be able to feel it inside you.

We recommend conducting our three step test to know if your Z Cup is inserted correctly.

How to remove the Z Cup?
Removing the Z Cup is easy. Just like insertion, the key is to relax. Sit on the toilet seat and spread your legs. You can also lift one leg up the point is to stretch the vagina a little. Use your fingers and reach the stem. Now slowly pinch the cup, twist and gently pull out the Z Cup. Use lukewarm water and a Ph balanced soap to wash your cup before reinserting.

What is the best way to insert a menstrual disc?
If you have never used a menstrual disc or a menstrual cup, you might face some resistance from your body. If you have already used a tampon or a menstrual cup, you are probably familiar with how to insert a menstrual disc.

Here’s what you need to do. Open your Z Disc box, read the instructions, and most importantly, relax.

You can either squat or sit down while inserting the menstrual disc. Here are a few easy ways to insert your Z disc.

Sit down and bring your knees closer to your chest.
Sit on the pot and bring one leg up.
Sit on the pot and spread both legs wide.
Simply squat on the floor.

Each of these ways makes it easier to angle the menstrual disc and allows easier, smoother insertion. Once you insert the disc, use your fingers to slide it further until it rests behind your pubic bone (your fingers will be able to feel a hard ridge).

What is the best way to remove a menstrual disc?
Don’t worry, you can remove the disc easily even without a stem or a string. Just like you relax while inserting a menstrual disc, you need to remember to stay calm and relax while removing it.

Simply squat and apply pressure like you would when you have a bowel movement.
Insert your index finger into your vagina and tug at the edges of the disc. It should slide out with ease.
Once the disc moves from your vaginal cavity to your vaginal canal, remember to hold it in a way that avoids any spillage.
Just rinse and clean and re use!

Benefits of using this product : "Z Cup
• Medical Grade Silicone
• Happy Period: Z menstrual cup is a reusable menstrual cup that collects your monthly blood flow
• 25 ML Capacity
• Odorless & Rash Free
• Reusable & Eco Friendly

Z Disc
• Medical Grade Silicone
• Leak Proof Double Rim
• 55 ML Capacity
• Flat Fit
• Petal Thin Silicone"

Product Ingredient : Medical Grade Silicone

Shelf Life : 24 months

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name : Lemme Be

 

It assures of no leakage, even on heavy flow days. It’s comfortable to insert, and since it collects period blood instead of absorbing it, there will be no irritation or dryness, too!

7. Moisture-free panty liners

If you are worried about leakages from your tampons or menstrual cup, you can add an extra layer of protection. How? By using organic panty liners.

The TWC Organic Cotton Panty Liners ensure moisture-free periods without any slight worry of UTIs or bacteria infection. The panty liners use 100% cotton and no chemicals, so it’s gentle for everyday use.

Product Description:  Organic Cotton Panty Liners Avoid that moisture in your panty which invites in bacteria and UTIs and use a pantyliner! Ideal for that spotting with an oncoming period, or in your last days. Also works as an extra layer of extra protection over a menstrual cup or tampon. no chemicals or dioxin used, made of certified 100% organic cotton suitable for everyday use. 

 How to Use: Panty Liners are similar to sanitary napkins albeit thinner they can be used on a daily basis to avoid extra discharges. Remove the paper from the back Place it on your panty Enjoy a carefree day

Benefits / Features of using the product:  

  •  Skin-friendly
  • Rash free
  • Ultra-soft

Country of Origin: India

Brand Name: The Woman's Company

 

 

Final words

Taking baby steps in the direction of an eco-friendly future is a must. We cannot sit still anymore and hope for a miracle for the betterment of our Earth.

Periods shouldn’t be a cause for you to contribute to environmental hazards and growing landfill waste. Make a transition to the environmentally-conscious period products Femica, as mentioned above.

You will see a radical change in your feminine hygiene, as well!

FAQs

1. What are some eco-friendly feminine hygiene products for menstruation?

To ensure sustainable, environment-friendly periods, you can switch to menstrual cups, organic pads and tampons, menstrual discs or period panties.

2. Are menstrual cups better than pads?

In terms of blood collection and low leakage, menstrual cups are much better than tampons and sanitary napkins.

3. Are panty liners only used for periods?

No. You can use panty liners for any moisture-related irritation, vaginal discharge, panty staining, etc.

Also Read: Are Menstrual Cups Better than Tampons? How to Pick the Best Option?

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