Cloth Pads vs Disposables

by Jackie Bolen

Menstrual cups like the Diva Cup, Mooncup, Lena Cup or Ruby Cup are all the rage these days. Period Panties, due to their huge advertising budgets are similar (have you heard of Thinx?). However, reusable cloth pads are another eco-friendly period product that aren’t getting a lot of attention.

I’ll compare these reusable menstrual pads to disposables in a few different categories: Cost, the Environment, Health Factors, Effectiveness, and Ease of Use to help you decide which option is right for you. READ MORE… »


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ditch scented period products

We’re so grateful to be living in the modern era. Think about it: just one hundred years ago, women were wearing restrictive corsets and layers upon layers of thick petticoats. (Can you imagine how uncomfortable that must have been on a hot summer day?! Not to mention the physical repercussions of those tight waist cinchers. No, thank you!) Yes, it’s true: some of trends are better left in the past.

As history has progressed, the desire for comfort and safety has slowly started to win over aesthetics or outdated standards (thank goodness!) Of course, we’ve still got some work to do. The next item we could all benefit from leaving behind? Scented period products.

We’ve talked about the dangers of conventional period products before.  But the subject of fragrance (especially when it comes to your vagina!) is one that’s worth diving a little deeper into. READ MORE… »


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Whats wrong with conventional period products

 

Tampons, pads, menstrual cups, period undies. Conventional, organic, cotton, reusable. When it comes to period products, it can be difficult to cut through the clutter and figure out the best choice for you. And more to the point, you may not even know why thinking outside the (Playtex) box is so important. Maybe you’re wondering, “What’s the big deal?” or, “Can something I only use a few days a month really impact my health?” (Spoiler alert: yes, it can.)

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Detox Your Period - Final Conclusions

Detox Your Period

We’ve reached the end of our Detox Your Period blog series. We’ve explored the different types of natural alternatives available to you, giving you a run down of how they work, and which product may work best for your body. Here’s the thing: there’s no one perfect product out there. Every body is different, and what works for you may not work for us. That’s totally okay! That’s why we carry all types of products in our store. During this series, we’ve given you an inside look at the features and facets of each of the products, and you can use this information as a guide to making your own detox decision.

With tons of healthy options, comes tons of questions. How do you know if you want a natural cotton tampon, a menstrual cup, or a natural pad? So many products, so little time. And while you may not
have the opportunity to try them all out – we’ve got your back. BPP’s very own Kelci DeFrancesco has done the work for you and has reviewed each of the different options. So keep reading, follow along, and decide for yourself which option is best for you!

{Did you miss Part 1 – Natural Pads,  Part 2 – Organic Tampons, Part 3 – Menstrual Cups, or Part 4 – Cramp Tea?}

The time has come to give the final lowdown on each of our natural picks – and crown the victor of our quest! Read on for Kelci’s take.

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Cramp (PMS) Tea Review - Detox Your Period

Detox Your Period

This blog series dives into the different types of natural alternatives available to you, giving you a run down of how they work, and which product may work best for your body. Here’s the thing: there’s no one perfect product out there. Every body is different, and what works for you may not work for us. That’s totally okay! That’s why we carry all types of products in our store. During this series, we give you an inside look at the features and facets of each of the products, and you can use this information as a guide to making your own detox decision.

With tons of healthy options, comes tons of questions. How do you know if you want a natural cotton tampon, a menstrual cup, or a natural pad? So many products, so little time. And while you may not have the opportunity to try them all out – we’ve got your back. BPP’s very own Kelci DeFrancesco has done the work for you and has reviewed each of the different options. So keep reading, follow along, and decide for yourself which option is best for you!

{Did you miss Part 1 – Natural Pads,  Part 2 – Organic Tampons or Part 3 – Menstrual Cups?}

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Green Your Period

Green Your Period

You can buy organic produce (free from chemicals & pesticides), you can use cloth shopping bags instead of paper or plastic, you can choose to ride a bike or walk instead of taking the car, and the list goes on…But have you thought about making your periods “green?” Why not?

April is the month of Earth Day, our return to spring, and all things fresh and new. So it only makes sense that we’re turning our focus to new ways to reduce our footprint and green our period routine. Read on for quick tips on how to make the green switch for your period.

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Xo Flo Menstrual Cup Reivew


Detox Your Period:
Our new blog series that divides the different types of natural alternatives available to you, giving you a run down of how they work, and which product may work best for your body. Here’s the thing: there’s no one perfect product out there. Every body is different, and what works for you may not work for us. That’s totally okay! That’s why we carry all types of products in our store. During this series, we’re going to be giving you an inside look at the features and facets of each of the products, and you can use this information as a guide to making your own detox decision.

 

With tons of healthy options, comes tons of questions. How do you know if you want a natural cotton tampon, a menstrual cup, or a natural pad? So many products, so little time. And while you may not have the opportunity to try them all out – we’ve got your back. BPP’s very own Kelci DeFrancesco has done the work for you and has reviewed each of the different options. So keep reading, follow along, and decide for yourself which option is best for you!

READ MORE… »


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Detox your period - natracare organic cotton tampons

 

Detox Your Period: Our new blog series that divides the different types of natural alternatives available to you, giving you a run down of how they work, and which product may work best for your body. Here’s the thing: there’s no one perfect product out there. Every body is different, and what works for you may not work for us. That’s totally okay! That’s why we carry all types of products in our store. During this series, we’re going to be giving you an inside look at the features and facets of each of the products, and you can use this information as a guide to making your own detox decision.

With tons of healthy options, comes tons of questions. How do you know if you want a natural cotton tampon, a menstrual cup, or a natural pad? So many products, so little time. And while you may not have the opportunity to try them all out – we’ve got your back. BPP’s very own Kelci DeFrancesco has done the work for you and has reviewed each of the different options.  So keep reading, follow along, and decide for yourself which option is best for you!

 

{Check Out Part 1 – Natural Pads, Part 3 – Menstrual Cups or Part 4 – Cramp Tea}

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Detox your period - one womans quest to find the best natural period product

Let’s say you go for a nice long run. You come home feeling invigorated, refreshed, and happy to have done a nice thing for your body. You’re thirsty. You grab a glass, head to the fridge, and pour yourself a nice big serving of Galaxolide (your favorite drink, and a known endocrine-disrupting chemical.) Once you’ve had your fill – you jump in the shower to rinse off. As you step out and begin to dry off, you pull out your favorite bottle of chlorine-bleach lotion, and generously slather it all over your skin. Ah…there’s nothing like taking care of your body, right?

 

Hold up – what the what?!

 

If you think this sounds ridiculous, you’re right. No one would knowingly wipe bleach all over their skin, right? Right. So that’s why the following fact is so troubling: according to a recent report by the nonprofit Women’s Voices for the Earth, traditional feminine hygiene products may use ingredients that are known or suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), carcinogens, or allergens. Yikes. READ MORE… »


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The natural switch to healthy products

There’s gotta be a better way. (Spoiler alert: there is.)

One of the most important aspects of taking control of your health is education. Whether you’re 9 or you’re 49 – there is so much going on and vying for our attention. Often times, the most important stuff gets overlooked. Let’s be real – in the midst of to-do lists and schedules and life, it can be hard to justify making time to research healthier choices, much less incorporate that wellness into our routines. We’re here to tell you: this is one of the most important decisions you can make for your wellbeing.

When we start our periods, we often reach for the most convenient product  (and sometimes that means just following along in the footsteps of what our grandmothers, mothers, and sisters have done before us.) But here’s the thing – there’s a better way. Luckily, period products have come a long way since our grandmothers or mothers started their period. And even if that wasn’t the case, what works for them may not work for you. That’s why it’s so important to do a little work to figure out what truly works best for our bodies.

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