There are many reasons why switching to reusable sanitary pads is the way forward, for most women! Imani Life is not the pioneer for reusable pads and there are thousands of reliable informational blogs out there. Below, we have shared a summary of that information – but you will find, once you read the facts once, you’ve read the facts a thousand times.
ONE: These are better for your body.
There’s a growing school of thought that disposable pads and tampons are just about the worst thing you can put near one of the most porous and sensitive parts of your body.
Studies carried out by respected women’s health organisations* in the the USA have found a range of toxins, dioxins and carcinogens present in tampons, and according to US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, there is no research that actually declares tampons unequivocally safe!
Quite shocking don’t you think? If you are not yet familiar with why those OXINS are unsafe, we are at least encouraging you to take a closer look at what goes next to your skin!
Our reusable sanitary pads are free of all those OXINS (which are not good for your skin or your health). Have your next cycle in comfort and style.
TWO: These save you money!
Did you know on average, a woman will experience up to 480 periods in her lifetime?! For most women, who bleed just 1x a month, the math is easy! It means, you need to purchase sanitary products every for every single month for every single year! Even if you buy in bulk, you’re going to have to keep spending in order to have the products you need month to month.
You might be spending at minimum TT$1,200.00 per year on single-use regular flow pads alone! We’re not counting: liners, tampons, or overnight pads! Now if all goes well for you, you will be requiring sanitary pads until those frightful hot flashes appear… and even then… you may experience 1 – 3 years of inconsistent spotting and bleeding relying on sanitary pads once again!
Reusable pads and liners can be used for light instances of weak bladders after pregnancy or incontinence.
THREE: These perform better than reusables!
Now this is the thing that impresses our customers the most – they work better than disposables, really! This isn’t surprising when you look at how much goes into the design and manufacture of them when compared to those flimsy little throwaway pads. Generally, reusable sanitary pads are so well made that they can be used up to 150 times (with good care) before they will need replacing.
Not only do they perform better, they are more comfortable too. They are soft, very lovely and don’t have sticky wings… It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and put an end to the shock caused by an errant adhesive strip. If you have ever had one of those stuck to your nether regions, you’ll know exactly what we mean. You know that uncomfortable itching sometimes during your period?? That can be due to the chemicals in disposable pads. Reusable pads have all the benefits, without the itch.
FOUR: These are not harmful to our enviroment
The time it takes for a tampon or pad to degrade in a landfill is centuries longer than the lifespan of the woman who used it, particularly when wrapped in a plastic wrapper or bag. During her menstruating lifetime one woman can use up to 15,000 products most of which end up in landfill.
Considering that they will still be around 500 years from now, it’s really quite alarming. To make matters worse, the ones that don’t end up in landfill, often end up on the shores of beaches. In 2013 the Marine Conservation Society held a beach clean across 96.7km of UK coast-line. They collected 428 tampons and tampon applicators per 4.4km and 1,291 sanitary pads, panty liners and backing strips per 13.3km! (Source: Those lovely people at Go Real).
In addition, the process of manufacturing these products i.e. turning wood pulp into soft, cotton-like fibres, is both resource and chemical intensive. Now is the time to change up for your time of the month and switch to reusable sanitary pads!
* http://www.womensvoices.org/ Chem fetale report
*Comparisons done with Always Ultra Normal Pads.