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* have found a range of toxins, dioxins and carcinogens present in tampons. According to US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, there is no research that actually declares tampons unequivocally safe!
Here at Bloom & Nora, we say no to toxins, no to dioxins, no to carcinogens and a very affirmative yes to you taking control of what goes next to your skin! Our pads use Oeko-Tex-certified fabrics because we don't want any harmful chemicals near your bits.
Now, this is the thing that impresses our customers the most — our pads work better than disposables! This isn’t surprising when you look at how much goes into their design and manufacture when compared to those flimsy little throwaway pads.
Our products are so well made that they can be used up to 150 times before they’ll need replaced. You can be sure you’re in safe and caring hands when using Bloom & Nora.
It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and put an end to the shock caused by an errant adhesive strip. If you’ve ever had one of those stuck to your nether regions, you’ll know exactly what we mean!
Avoid this at all costs and be assured that with Bloom & Nora you’ll only have soft, gentle fabrics in your bloomers. Our pads are extremely comfortable and even have once-septics nodding in approval.
Did you know reusables can save you up to £2,000 when compared to the cost of using throwaway sanitary products? The cost is approximately 3p per reusable change compared to 12p per change for disposable pads and tampons*.
Since you'll require the services of sanitary pads until those frightful hot flushes appear, there really is no time like the present to change to reusables and start saving those shillings.
The time it takes for a tampon or pad to degrade in a landfill is centuries longer than the lifespan of the person who used it, particularly when it’s wrapped in a plastic wrapper or bag. During your menstruating years, you can use up to 15,000 products. It’s alarming to think that most of these products will still be around 500 years from now. And to make matters worse, those that don’t end up in landfill often end up on our beautiful shores.
During The Great British Beach Clean 2018, volunteers found an average of 580 tampon applicators and 863 panty liners across 494 beaches. In addition to waste, the manufacturing processes (e.g. turning wood pulp into cotton-like fibres) are both resource- and chemical-intensive. Now's the time to change your time of the month and switch to reusables!