Thursday, 15 September 2016

A More Eco-Friendly Period

I was super jazzed when the folk at Veeda* contacted me and asked if I'd like to try some of their pads and tampons - they're a great, more eco-friendly alternative to the usual pads and tampons on the shelves so I jumped at the chance to try them. Veeda sent me a set of sanitary products and a lovely information pack about their products and periods to use.


Guess which fool used the pads before taking photos then lost the information packs whilst moving house? This one!

I've always worried about the amount of waste produced by sanitary products, and all of the chemicals used, but been too much of a wimp to try a menstrual cup, so Veeda sounded like the perfect product for me!

Veeda is made of 100% cotton, and their sanitary towels and panty liners use a biodegradable wrap which disintegrates within a year, making them way more environmentally-friendly than the average pad or towel brand. In addition to this, Veeda confirmed that they are a cruelty-free and vegan friendly product and company, which is wonderful.  

Veeda sent me both pads and tampons to try. I'm not a tampon user at all, having used them thrice in my life, on holidays and for a dance show. I'm just not a fan of shoving things up there when I'm on my period but I tried them anyway! 

I found the pads to be comfortable and less irritating on my sensitive skin than some of the popular brands which was great. I have a heavy flow but found these pads just as absorbent as what I was using previously. More eco-friendly, more comfortable, and just as absorbent, so a 10/10 from me! I'll definitely be using them again and I'm hoping they become more widely available soon. 

I did try the tampons but not really having much to compare them to, I can't really comment much on it. They didn't leak and weren't awful but I'm not a tampon-convert yet! The Veeda website suggests that  the lack of chemicals in their tampons reduces the risk of having Toxic Shock Syndrome. However I'm not a health professional and don't really know anything about tampons or TSS so I'd personally only take advice from a health professional when it comes to potentially life-threatening infection. You can read more about TSS on the NHS website here. 

 

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This blog post contains samples, experiences, and/or products gifted by brands. This has no effect on my opinion. For more information, including what happens to non-vegan/cruelty-free products gifted, see my disclaimer. 

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