This article was originally posted by Rêve En Vert here.
In this editorial we discuss why we at REV have made the switch to organic, sustainable period products thanks to organic period product line, Grace & Green – not only are these better for our health but for the planet too. We also share some of our tips for coping with periods naturally.
Periods aren’t usually fun for us women, and the same goes for our dear Mother Earth. Conventional period products come in lots of unnecessary plastic and packaging, which don’t biodegrade. Over 20 billion period products sit in landfills every year, says Harvard Business School. Not only are they bad for the planet, but they tend to be bad for us. Tampons are famously filled with chemicals and fragrance, which should be nowhere near the delicate vagina, that is self-cleaning and needs to retain its natural pH to stay healthy. The vaginal wall is like our skin, it absorbs everything that is applied onto it. Therefore, our bodies absorb the bleached tampons that have chemicals, pesticides, and fragrances within them. Our Earth should be treated with the respect that we treat our body with. Our planet doesn’t enjoy those chemicals, pesticides, and bleach either!
So, what is the answer? Periods are a completely natural bodily function, that should therefore be treated naturally. Grace & Green have made having a period, healthier for you and the planet. Their 100% organic cotton and pads are sustainably made, non-toxic, cruelty free, and made locally in the UK. All of their cardboard packaging and applicator are completely biodegradable, so you can have a totally zero-waste period. Now is the time to make the green switch. As we aren’t going out, we can deliver your sustainable period products straight to you.