I was supposed to be making the backing for Rambo Bright. We picked out this lovely stack of batiks (I know the Bride loves batiks). Somebody (Cathy, most likely) will slap my wrist for not working on what needs to get done. My bad. ;)
What struck me was a little post someone had written about how dangerous disposable products are - how detrimental to fertility. If you think about it, she was right: We buy products that are bleached, chemically processed, not sterile, of questionable origin....and then shove them up our sweet spot for several days a month. Those chemicals and bleach have ample time to be absorbed directly into our reproductive organs and wreck havoc by depositing carcinogens, destroying fertility, irritating sensitive skin and organs, not to mention the amount of gross that piles up in landfills and decomposes about as fast as a diaper (500+ years). Yuck, and no thank you!
While there truly are many options available (I'll leave some links at the bottom), most women don't know that they don't need to spend $7 a month just to be a card-carrying female! So I came up with these:
Here are some links for further eye opening reading:
The Museum of Menstruation
Reusable Menstrual Products
Natural Parents Network
All About My Vagina (Not for the faint of heart)