***Thank you to SckoonCup for sponsoring this post. I was selected for this opportunity to review the product as a member of the Green Moms Network, and the content and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.***
Rather than using tampons, which are full of nasty chemicals, I use a menstrual cup. Yes, it's a bit intimidating at first, and there's a definite "ick factor" that comes to mind for new users, but I happen to love them. Menstrual cups are comfortable, non-toxic, and really not any messier than a tampon would be, once you've got the hang of it.
If you'd like to tackle your period in an eco-friendly way but aren't quite ready to take the leap into the world of menstrual cups, the folks at Sckoon have a wonderful alternative in their SckoonPads.
While the SckoonPad isn't thick or bulky, it offers a great deal of protection, thanks to a built-in, leak-proof sheet. You can't physically see this layer, but it's the secret behind the SckoonPad's superior protection. This layer absorbs fluids very well and keeps moisture away from the skin. This makes SckoonPads LESS messy than traditional pads, in my opinion!
Another huge bonus with SckoonPads is that they're washable and somehow don't get stained. (I always rinse mine immediately in cold water, so perhaps that's why.) These can just be thrown into the washer and dryer like normal laundry. Believe it or not, they actually seem to get softer with each wash, making them even more comfortable to wear.
So if you're looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and lessen your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, I would definitely recommend checking out SckoonPads. These pads are very well made and absorbent, come in beautiful designs, and offer amazing protection. Not to mention, they reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our already overflowing landfills. These are also great to use with your SckoonCup as an extra barrier against leaks!
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