For Your Body
Although disposable pads are convenient, they carry harmful chemical materials
In August 2014, Women’s Voices for the Earth commissioned a test to find a list of the leading toxic chemicals in disposable menstrual pads. Here are the results:
Let’s be more conscious of our lady parts down there. It is one of the most sensitive parts on a woman’s body. So, those chemicals are potentially harmful because the skin is highly permeable, especially the skin in and around the vagina, and these chemicals can easily enter the bloodstream.
There are many misconceptions about the menstrual cycle, one of them being bad odor. The strong odor derives from disposable feminine products that block the airway to your genitals allowing harmful chemicals to mix with the blood, which in turn creates a strong odor. We along with others who promote using reusable menstrual pads can attest to its control of odor, reducing of infection, clearing up rashes, decreasing irritation, and lessening menstrual cramping.
If you are still wondering how this reusable product works, we recommend you to pick a reusable pantyliner or slim-sized pad first. We also recommend using reusables at home and disposables when you are out and about to allow the transition to occur slowly. Once you switch to reusable cloth pads, your feelings toward your menstrual cycles will change tremendously.
Reasons why you should use Hesta organic menstrual pad:
HESTA organic menstrual pads have been designed to help you live safely and healthy. Based on information collected, we have been developing products so users will no longer be concerned about those harmful chemicals that exist in many feminine products.
For The Environment
Disposable pads are expensive especially for the environment.
The average woman will use over 16,000 disposable pads, tampons and panty liners during her lifetime. From an environmental perspective, it’s estimated that approximately 20 billion pads and tampons are discarded each year in North America landfills and 20 billion annually! Needless to say, that is a lot of waste in our landfills! An even worse finding is that plastic in disposable pads and tampons will require 200 years to 800 years to biodegrade. Sadly but true: each piece of plastic from disposable pads and tampons still exist today. Also, the process of manufacturing these disposables also pollutes our environment: air, water and animal habitats.
Say “YES” to making the switch to reusable and being the change. You are in control; you can make a difference for your body and for the world.
For Your Savings
Every woman’s body is different. Some have UI (Urinary Incontinence), some menstruate more heavily, some cycles last longer than others, but most are using pads or tampons as their go-to feminine hygiene product. Have you thought about how much you’re actually throwing away? You probably haven’t, but it does add up and you’ll be surprised to know. About 16,000 disposables a year add up! But, reusable cloth pads are very cost-effective.
Your initial investment for sustainable, reusable pads will cost you more than a box of Tampax, but you will recoup your investment within as little as a couple period cycles. Because cloth pads can last up to more than five years depending on how well you have cared for them. In turn, owning reusable cloth pads can save you more than you’d think.
One reusable cloth pad is estimated to replace around 100 disposables— Many women have reported saving over 500 dollars in just a few years.
Easier on the wallet and a step toward simplifying!