Hannahpad is a brand of cloth pad that is made in Korea. It was originally created as a non-toxic and organic alternative to most conventional disposable menstrual products. I was sent a PR package from the Australian and New Zealand distribution of Hannahpad, owned by a person called Marcus.
Marcus’ wife, Jenny, would suffer from significant pain during their period. Upon searching for ways to manage their pain, Hannahpad was discovered. Marcus and Jenny liked Hannahpad so much that they decided to start selling the organic cotton cloth pad brand and bring awareness to the health issues associated with many disposable tampons towels.
This post contains PR samples - all opinions are my own.
The OrganiCup is a Danish brand menstrual cup made in Denmark. I was kindly sent a cup from Teresa over at Feminine Wear for review, and later purchased the other size myself from a local retailer, Raspberry Rascals.
The OrganiCup comes packaged in a brown box, made from 100% recycled materials. Upon opening the box, I noticed that there’s no instructions. Instead the company has chosen to print the instructions on the inside of the box. Also included is a cotton pouch with the menstrual cup inside.
I love that the box is made from recycled materials. I feel that it shows that OrganiCup as a company have thought about the impact of producing the product. Especially with how they’ve made the box the instructions, too. Saves unnecessary paper being used. View Post
This post contains PR samples - all thoughts & opinions are my own
Earth Conscious Deodorant Giveaway
As you’ll know, really rate the deodorant by Earth Conscious. It’s made from simple natural ingredients and is free from plastic. I consider it zero waste because the tin is reusable, and there’s also vegan options available.
The lovely ladies from Earth Conscious have kindly sent me one of their vegan citrus deodorants to giveaway. Huge thanks to them for donating! View Post
In today’s society we’re all about convenience, which means many of us are reliant on disposable items. Over the years disposable items have almost replaced their once reusable counterparts. Unfortunately it’s come with a hefty price – destroying our planet. I’m talking about the astronomical waste problem that we have. And it’s only getting worse.
But, you can do something to help. By making even small changes in your life to be a little greener, you can reduce your waste. One of the things that I talk about a lot on this blog is about periods. Mainly reusable menstrual products, which are as the name suggest, reusable. Before you click away thinking ‘ugh gross’, please hear me out.
How To Have An Eco Friendly Period
There are a few options to having an eco-friendly period, depending on how you like to manage it:
- Menstrual Cup
- Cloth Pads
- Eco Disposable Pads/Tampons That Are Biodegradeable Or Compostable (Natracare & TOTM, etc)
A while ago I featured a guest post on PCOS by the lovely Ashley, which was to help raise awareness. Because I talk about chronic illness and menstrual related issues, I felt it important to expand upon these topics that affect many people in the hope of raising awareness. This post is all about Endometriosis, and is by guest poster Claire Fisher.
Let’s Talk About Endometriosis – By Claire Fisher
This little known condition affects 1 in 10 menstruating people within the UK. Yet many have never heard of it until someone they know is diagnosed or they experience problems themselves. On average it takes around 7 and half years to be diagnosed from the first visit to the GP. For me it was even longer! I started my periods very young when I was still in primary school. From my very first period, they were extremely painful and heavier than usual. There started the years of back and forth from my GP. When I reached my late teens I was off my feet for over a week. I would bleed through 4 night pads layered between two sets of underwear whilst crying in agony, dealing with sickness and fainting spells. And not to mention the bowel problems. View Post
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