Looking to apply the eco-friendly principles of your natural beauty routine to your period? You’ve come to the right place for eco friendly period products. Not only do we have organic sanitary care but reusable menstrual products have joined our VAT free options.
It is estimated that a menstruating woman uses 11,000 pads or tampons during her lifetime. But the amount of waste produced by this sector isn’t the only concern. What goes into conventional tampons and pads wouldn’t make it into the skincare we sell at CONTENT. That’s why we don’t think your sanitary products should include them either. The good news is we have options – explore our eco friendly period and organic intimate products below.
The wellbeing of your body can greatly affect how you experience menstruation. Get support throughout the entire month with the Wild Nutrition Premenstrual Complex. It’s specifically targeted to support the female cycle and the days leading up to your period. Inside is a food grown blend including Vitamin B6 for hormone, energy and mood support and Chromium which helps manage PMS cravings.
Head off your pain at the pass. If cramps comes thick and fast in the first days of your period, take Lifestream Magnesium before you are due to start. Vegan and marine sourced off the Irish coast, this natural magnesium powder is tasteless. Try mixing it into juice or even a glass of water as a natural remedy for PMS cramping. Living Nutrition Keflamex, also vegan, is a great option that reduces inflammation and contains CONTENT favourite organic reishi mushroom.
Wanting to steer away from reaching for Ibuprofen every month? If you find you suffer from ongoing and painful periods, acupuncture and herbal medicine can helpful. Two of our holistic therapists explain how:
From our herbalist, Jennifer Derham — Although common, premenstrual symptoms including pain, bloating, breast tenderness and mood swings are not the norm. They are in fact an indication of hormonal imbalances which may be due to a number of underlying issues. This can be nutrient deficiencies, bacterial or yeast infections, stress, adrenal and thyroid issues, as well as genetic factors to name but a few. Changes in diet, tailored supplementation and herbal medicines can address these issues. All are fantastic at helping to rebalance hormones overall in the body.
From our acupuncture therapist, Roz Kidd — Traditional Chinese Acupuncture has the ability to alter and improve the body’s blood flow, with its effectiveness reflected in scientific trial data. This makes acupuncture ideal for those suffering with painful PMS, abdominal bloating, stomach cramping and the usual associated symptoms. Think headaches, stress & anxiety, emotional imbalance, insomnia, aching limbs, etc. Acupuncture initially tunes into one of the three major meridians responsible for producing a period. In Traditional Chinese Medicine terms, this will be the Spleen and its partner, the Stomach channel. In the long term, acupuncture can also improve the quality of a period, including making your period more regular, eliminating pain, evening out flow and affecting hormonal balance.
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DURING YOUR PERIOD
Reusable Sanitary Products
Ready for a zero waste period? The ultimate eco friendly period products have to be the reusable menstrual cup. Meet OrganiCup. In completely recyclable packaging, these reusable sanitary products are also hypoallergenic and free from perfume, glue and bleach. AKA all things you don’t want near one of the most absorbent parts of your body! These will last you years, rather than hours, with proper care. And like all period care products at CONTENT, it’s VAT free – we pay the tax for you.
Switching to organic sanitary products is also a great choice for your health and the planet. Did you know that tampons, pads and pantyliners made with conventional cotton can contain plastics, synthetic fragrance, bleach and traces of pesticides? Yikes! You’ll find none of this in Yoni‘s certified organic cotton period range. (They are VAT free at CONTENT too!) With cotton farming one of the largest sources of pollution, changing to biodegradable and less environmentally intensive eco friendly period products can make a big impact.
ORGANIC INTIMATE PRODUCTS
Whether you are on, off or over your period, we think there should be eco friendly period products as well as organic options for all intimate products. An organic intimate wash? Yes Cleanse Unscented is the the fragrance free version of the best-selling Rose Intimate Wash. pH neutral balanced and SLS free, its plant actives washes away odour-causing bacteria without irritation.
And if you reach for a moisturiser, go for a certified organic version which has been specifically formulated to avoid common skin irritants. Long-lasting Yes Vaginal Moisturiser is hypoallergenic and pH neutral balanced for the vagina. Certified organic and suitable for vegans, it alleviates irritation, itching and burning and is safe for use with condoms.
As for outside, Fur Oil is our go-to to soften public hair and clear pores. Razor burn and ingrown hairs the bane of your existence? Opt for the Fur Ingrown Concentrate. It comes with a mini finger mitt to gently exfoliate. It’s also safe to use on your face so don’t be surprised if any bearded partners steal the bottle!
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