Hello! How are you all doing today? 😉
This is also another post that I haven’t done in a while, so here it goes!
Guess what I got in the mail when I came back from the Puyallup Fair?
It’s a fairly big package…
Lunapads!!!! 😀 Reusable and organic napkins! How wonderful is that?
According to their website:
“…Approximately 20 billion pads, tampons and applicators are being sent to North American landfills annually. On an individual level, each of the approximately 73 million menstruating women in North America will throw away 125 to 150kg of disposable menstrual products in her lifetime .”
Ho Ly COW. That’s A LOT! 😯 If you think about it, it totally makes sense!!
And it costs less on the long-run, too. From their website:
Comparison of cost per use of disposable pads and tampons versus reusable products
|Disposable Products||Price @ Drugstore.com||# per pack||Cost Per Use|
|Always Infinity Maxi Pads||$9.99||36||$0.28|
|Stayfree Maxi Pads||$6.99||28||$0.25|
|7th Generation ultra thin maxi pads||$4.29||18||$0.24|
|Natracare Organic Cotton Maxis||$4.69||12||$0.39|
|Kotex Maxi Pads w/wings||$7.99||28||$0.29|
|Playtex regular tampons||$9.99||36||$0.28|
|Tampax Pearl tampons (applicator)||$8.99||40||$0.22|
|OB non applicator tampons||$7.39||40||$0.18|
|Seventh Generation tampons||$5.19||20||$0.26|
|Reusable Products||Price @ Lunapads.com||Use Frequency (1)||Life (2)|
|Lunapads Pantyliners||$10.99||3 times/week||5 yrs|
|Lunapads Mini Pad & Liner||$14.99 (includes 1 liner)||3 times/month||5 yrs|
|Lunapads Maxi Pad & Liner||$16.99 (includes 1 liner)||3 times/month||5 yrs|
|Lunapads Long Pad & Liner||$18.99 (includes 1 liner)||3 times/month||5 yrs|
|The DivaCup||$35.00||4 x/day, 5 days/mo.||2 years|
Wow! 😯 Environmental merit + cost = awesome to get reusable ones!
And because they’re organic and not made with yucky chemicals, it doesn’t cause any skin irritations! Yeay!
They’re super-easy to use, very comfy, and it’s just fun to know that I’m helping by simpling putting them in the washing machine! (I soak them in water and wash it out first) They’re a bit pricy ($80 for mine. Wooosh!) 8O, but it’s worth it if it last for that long. 🙂
They have sale products, too, so check them out here!
And I also found a more local one called Amy’s Rag Bag!
They’re A LOT cheaper, and they’re handmade!! I talked to the owner (she was selling them at the Farmer’s Market), and she was very friendly!
Amy’s is a lot easier to use (no changing pads), but you have to add more pads below the pad to make it more secure. So it depends on what you like and how much money you’re willing to spend on it. But I like them both in their own ways. 🙂 I use the lunapads when I’m on my period, and I use Amy’s when I”m just about done with it.
Have you tried them before? Or do you know another company like this? If you do, please share! I’d love to find and try new pads!
And lunapads will give you free stickers when you order (and a leaflet too, but I didn’t want one), and a coupon too.
It’s said that “Having a few nice-looking, comfortable pads can help you make peace with your cycle. Many women who switch to reusables develop more pride and respect for their bodies.” I can proudly say that this is true. I feel more comfortable, and I really enjoy when my period comes!! 😀
So if you have any stories like this, please share!
Now I’m off to sleep with my new VegNews magazine! I subscribed to it, and I love it! 😀
Are you subscribed to any magazines? If so, what? I’m now going to be subscribed to Women’s Health! I love their workout plans and eats! (it motivates me more to be healthy and go to the gym more often!)
Have a good day and thaaaaaaaaanks for coming! 🙂