JUST FOR US GIRLS

This Blog was something I have been thinking about.

Having had four daughters, ladies personal items are something you have to purchase frequently.

It all looks very sanitary if you get my point, but how are they made?

Is there safer alternatives? and is there new ideas on what to use?

Is there new ideas on what to use?

I have four beautiful daughters, and finding feminine hygiene products to use,that are safer, or maybe something new that might be available.

I was having a conversation with my mum recently ,about what girls had to do when she was younger.

Rolling up fabric and washing out everything.

In a way some of these  ideas are going back a little in time , but, there are  other solutions to keep ourselves and girls safer.

I have to admit, when my oldest daughters were living with me, I was pretty clueless, to all these issues with chemicals.

After all this digging into the products and chemicals we are exposing our skin to , it has changed my views totally. 

Then to have these same issues, on something as personal, as a feminine product.

The chemicals are so easily  absorbed into our blood stream, it makes me very angry!

Why on earth can’t they make safe products? Don’t tell me its all for profits as usual!

The fact that they know, what they are making these things out of, but they still do it!

I have put a link to to a couple of reports, on the chemicals that can be found with these products.

One is with ANSES a french site, although the information is in English.

This report was written in 2018 , they are the French Agency for Food,Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety.

I guess that this must be in line with the EU.

THE ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION  Have a really in depth report on the chemicals being used in Feminine hygiene and Baby Diapers/Nappies. Written in 2019 , they show some very scary results.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NEWS Cover the same issues with a little focus also on Babies products.

Explaining how Babies and Women are being exposed to Hormone Disrupting and Toxic Chemicals.

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MENSTRUAL CUPS

MCA ONLINE

( Australian) has a good article on how to use them

ORGANICUP .COM

has another clearly written instruction step by step , how to use and keep them clean.

THE ASIAN PARENT 

Has some information on how there can also be a risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome with using these.

DAISYCUP

Have more information on staying safe and other areas to be aware of.

CLEAR AND WELL.COM

wrote an article in 2017 with a list of non toxic feminine products, which covers the Menstrual cups as well.

MENSTRUAL CUP REVIEW

I have to admit, I hadn’t heard about these until a couple of years ago. This article, has some of the questions answered, on using them and keeping them hygienic.

If you can get on with them ( after choosing a safe product) the benefit to the environment is substantial.

So far I have come up with the same material with these.

That is Medical Grade Silicone.   ORGANICUP MENSTRUAL CUP  Info from their site link.

  • Made with medical grade silicone that is safe for Your Body
  • Ultra hygienic and anti-bacteria
  • Winner of Allergy Award 

DUTCHESS

has a Plant based organic cleaner for Menstrual Cups.

They have also reviewed Organic reusable pads.

MOONCUP this seems to have a huge amount of positive comments on Amazon.

ATHENA Menstrual Cup,

They say they are very soft , come in two sizes and a carry bag.

TREE HUGGER

Has some really good organic options, and suggestions.

 

MENSTRUAL PANTS 

 I sometimes think, I must walk around with my eyes shut in the supermarket, as again I had never heard of these.

I just thought ,you used pairs of underwear, that you didn’t particularly like, as they probably would get ruined, you know ,those ones hidden in your chest of draws for the following month!

NET DOCTOR

Has a very good article on how these work, the different thickness of the ones on offer.

They give advice on how these can help on avoiding Toxic Shock Syndrome.

.( some information from BETTER HEALTH CHANEL )

Which is a big worry when wearing tampons. I  read some heart felt stories on social media. 

It was interesting to read that they can adsorb two tampons worth of blood, and they absorb all of this without it sitting on top, and feeling yuk. 

There is also a version for swimming which is great news.

INNERSY

Have one type of pants but these are suggesting using another product with them.

MODIBODI

Menstrual Pants are offering complete protection without the use of another product. Also offering swimming pants.

They have their own website which offers a lot more information and styles found here.

They use ( from website -products  like Bamboo, Merino Perform Wool and Microfibre)  natural fabrics. Fantastic.

FLUX

also offer the pants but say they can hold up to 4 tampons worth.

Also available on Amazon  Info from site – All our fabrics are OEKO Tex which means they are certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for your skin.

 Great to read something positive.

REUSABLE PANTY LINERS.

 I love the look of these, they are very pretty and washable.

Some come with a charcoal base to absorb odours.

CARING PANDA

Have a number of reusable products from Panty liners, to Menstrual Cups and reusable cleansing pads.

ZCOINS

are offering some reusable pads with some really pretty patterns which also fix under your pants.

ROVTOP

Have some reusable pads that have plain fabric, if the patterns are not your thing.

Or you are wearing something a little see through!

TOPSY DAISY.COM also have a full range of reusable wear.

WIKIHOW

Offer a step by step on how to make your own Panty Liners with a template .  

 

STYLENOVICE

Has a step by step on how to create your own Panty Liners  

 

 SAFER PRODUCTS TO BUY

 

If you still just want a disposable product ( which  can be handy if you are on holiday )

 

COSMOPOLITAN

has a great article on the top 11 best organic tampons 

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Have an article, looking at the difference between Organic and Non Organic Tampons . I wanted to give other opinions so that you can make your own mind up, on what is more important for you.

NATRACARE

Offer a number of products with organic cotton. Including Maternity Pads. Also Organic baby wipes.

They also offer Organic Tampons

  RAEL are also offering Organic Pads.

BUSTLE have an article on the best 3 Organic Pads for sensitive skin.

TAMPONS 

FLO also offer Organic Tampons and Bamboo Pads.

IMSEVIMSE make a reusable Organic Tampon.

  CLOTH PADS / WORD PRESS has an informative article on using reusable Tampons

LOLA

a website made for safer women’s hygiene products.

They are based in the USA, I have just come across their site ,which looks very helpful.

They are offering a multitude of products.

They also do a first period kit. This sounds a great idea . It is something special for your first time.

 

NATURAL SPONGES

 

JADE AND PEARL have natural sponges for use in Menstruation.

Something I had not thought of before, not sure how good this but it is natural!

A friend of mine tried these, but said they took her some time to get used to them. ]]> ]]> ]]>

 

SWIMMING ON YOUR PERIOD 

 

It always seems to be the time, when you have planned to go on a trip,to the beach or the pool and then your period turns up! Or a swimming session in school.

I came across some really good advice, from a site called HELLO CLUE.COM which gives some really great ideas on what to use ( not always a tampon)

They also clear up  some myths, that has been around forever.

HOW TO GET BLOOD OUT OF FABRICS 

Well this has happened to all of us I am sure. It can be very embarrassing, especially if you are staying with someone else, or in school or work.

I have found an article on TEEN VOGUE – 10 ways to remove blood from fabric

Some great ideas.

CONDOMS 

 

Doing the searching for this blog, has been an eye opener for me.

After looking on some of the sites, and then thinking a bit deeper, beyond using feminine products, it made me wonder about how they make condoms.

We as women, obviously come into contact with these too.

PALELO HACKS

have an article with 11 UN-SEXY CHEMICALS LURKING IN CONDOMS , an interesting read.

COSMOPOLITAN also have an article on Organic Condoms / Vegan Condoms.

I am really impressed that they tackle these subjects.

I came across a Vegan alternative one , made using a thistle extract.

Made by GLYDE and available through Amazon on this link.( Info from link.)

Glyde condoms are dairy-free, glycerin-free, paraben-free and void of all risky chemicals including talc, nonoxynol-9, and benzocaine. The 100% plant-based product can even be composed.

Following on from these –

NATURAL LUBRICANT

SLYK

This is a product made from ( info from Link) –

Purified water, Kiwifruit plant extract, Citrus seed extract (preservative), Xanthan plant extract, Vegetable glycerine, Citric Acid, Potassium sorbate, Sodium citrate

YES OB

Another product which is also Organic, made from (info from Link)

Two rich organic butters: Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, two fine emollient oils: sweet Almond oil and Sunflower oil, a little white organic Bees wax and some Vitamin E.

I put a highlight on the Almond oil , just in case of nut allergies. not condom compatible

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also do other natural personal products.

FEMALE PORTABLE URINALS

I know this seems a little odd to add here.

We have travelled quite a bit , especially when we were house hunting in France.

It is terrible, trying to find a clean loo quickly.

When you have a young daughter, it was not easy.

When they want to go, its now, not when you find a loo!

I thought I would add some ideas I had come across. A great idea when camping or festivals. Also when caught short when pregnant.

SHEWEE 

A great name! this is the washable variety with a case too.

PEE BUDDY 

These are the disposable type. Great just for a day out.

 

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