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, and 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 are completely Oekotex certified which means there are no harmful chemicals used at any stage in the production cycle.
Now this is the thing that impresses our customers the most – they work better than disposables! 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.
Our products are so well made that they can be used up to 150 times before they will need putting out to pasture. You can be sure you are 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 have 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. They are extremely comfortable too and guaranteed to have even the most sceptical nodding in approval.
Did you know that you can save up to £2000 compared to the cost of using throwaway sanitary products? The cost per reusable pad change is approximately 3p per change compared to 12p per change for disposable pads and tampons*.
Considering you will be requiring 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 now.
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 years 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 our beautiful shores.
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 1291 sanitary pads, panty liners and backing strips per 13.3km! (Source: 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 your time of the month and switch to reusables!