However, if you are unsure about absorbency levels or picking the right product for you, then let us help you figure out what product might be right for you. For your period.
The first step in deciding which menstrual hygiene product is the best choice for you, is knowing yourself and your period. Periods can vary from woman to woman and can change from the onset of menstruation to menopause. Menstruation can be lighter, heavier, longer, or shorter and still be considered normal. Sometimes your cycles can also be affected by your environment, stress levels or illness. You may need a variety of products to support you at different points of your cycle.
Picking your period product.
Let's explore the options.
There are now several choices in sanitary protection products - so choosing one can be overwhelming at times. Some woman may find that one product is right for them, while others may decide to use a variety, depending on their flow and lifestyle.
Sanitary protection pads have been around, in one form or another, for as long as women have had periods. Until 1921, when Kotex pads were introduced to the market, women often used cotton rags or knitted, washable menstrual pads.
Grace & Green offer two types of certified organic pads and one liner.
We would recommend thinking about your flow when choosing the right product for you. Traditionally, women use Night Pads (which are thicker and offer more protection) overnight when you won’t be changing pads every few hours or for very heavy flow days where you need guaranteed protection. Day Pads are used for normal flow days when you are able to change your pad every few hours. Liners are recommended for light flow days or when you need a bit of protection in between periods.
All Grace & Green Pads offer a superior level of comfort and reassurance. The design combines 100% certified organic cotton and ‘wings’ that fit over your underwear to hold them in place.
Similar to a pad, but lighter, thinner and more discreet, a liner can be used for light flow days as well as to absorb daily vaginal discharges in between periods. In addition to being great for day-to-day use, many women choose to use liners as a back-up when they’re wearing a tampon - just in case. Liners are also great for those last days of your period, when your flow isn’t heavy enough for a pad or tampon. A liner will have you covered.
Nearly half of UK women prefer tampons as their period product of choice. Tampons are a safe and comfortable alternative to pads - provided they are used correctly. Many women feel that tampons allow them to stay more active despite their period, especially when running or swimming. Some say they feel cleaner when they use a tampon rather than a pad, as it keeps your menstrual blood internally.
Applicator tampons tend to come in two options - one option with cardboard applicators, which are more environmentally sound and cost-effective, the other with plastic applicators, which many women find more comfortable.
If you’re an applicator user, cardboard applicators are a huge and positive step towards cutting out plastics - they are completely compostable and won’t be hanging about on this planet for hundreds of years to come. Grace & Green applicator tampons are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and come with a specially designed cardboard applicator with a rounded tip for soft, easy insertion. We also left behind the chemical process to make it gentle and safe for your body and sustainable for our environment.
As an alternative to traditional tampons and pads, using a Grace and Green period cup is a more natural, cost effective and environmentally friendly way to care for your period and planet. Period cups are a great reusable option and offers up to 12 hours of protection. The Grace & Green period cup comes in 2 different sizes, depending on the heaviness of your period and if you are an experienced cup user. The period cup offers great protection for those partaking in sports thanks to its secure seal and comfortable fit.