Going Green – Sanitary Products

13 08 2019

You probably already got this from the title, but if you’re male, this post probably won’t interest you. Ladies, please read on! (Though I guess maybe if you’re a man with a teenage daughter etc, this might be relevant after all – don’t worry, I don’t get too gruesome in it!)


I should open by saying that of the two main sanitary product options, I’ve always been a towel girl rather than a tampon girl, so the fact that I rave about the towel alternative below rather than things like the moon-cup is really down to personal preference – I haven’t tried a mooncup and probably won’t, don’t let that put you off, it’s just my choice!

I ordered a Cloth Sanitary Pad Kit from Cheeky Wipes in Spring 2017. The great thing with this company is they change their special offer every month, so I managed to get it with 25% – worth keeping an eye out! (If you can’t find a special offer that works for you, you can still get 10% off your first order by signing up to their newsletter, OR you can get 15% off any order over £40 by using my link!). Yes the initial outlay was expensive, but for 2 years I haven’t spent a single penny on Sanitary products, it’s a great investment!


The kit comes with a selection of pad sizes, a box to soak them in, and a bag to put them in for the washing machine. I also recommend getting a double wet bag if the kit doesn’t come with one, so that you have something to keep spare clean ones, or used ones if you’re out of the house.

These pads are so comfortable: that slight rustling noise when you move is gone, the discomfort of that slightly plasticy texture is forgotton, and the smell is pretty much history too! Turns out a lot of the smell is the blood reacting in the chemicals in the disposable pads!

Some people say that these aren’t much better for the environment because of needing to run them through the washing machine, but it really makes no difference – I just bung them in the bag and put them in with the rest of my clothes on a standard 30min@30degree wash and it’s no problem at all.

All of the above, plus they come in a variety of pretty patterns as well!

I honestly can’t recommend these enough, it’s not only helping the environment, but I don’t feel I’ve compromised at all, I think they’re an improvement on what I was using before!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐