5 tips to make your period environment-friendly with Lemme be

by Anuja Mistry on Dec 31, 2022

5 tips to make your period environment-friendly with Lemme be

The last thing we think about when we’re lying down in bed writhing in pain, clenching our tummy is how much our period affects the environment. We know what on your mind right now. “Really? I am about to pass out from these awful cramps and you want to talk about the planet?”

 But on a serious note, did you know the impact of a woman’s menstruation cycle on the environment? 2,00,000 tonnes of menstrual waste is dumped into the oceans, landfills etc every year. A lot of young, ‘woke’ people are becoming overtly conscious and selective about menstrual products they use to ensure they have an environment-friendly period. 

Here are some tips to make an informed choice and bleed green!

Switch to reusable or organic pads

We’ve all grown up watching ads of women wearing white pants, jumping exaggeratedly across puddles while 'apparently' on their period as shown by all big brand sanitary pads. . Sadly those plastic pads have been first choices for most of us as they are conveniently available. 

However, those sanitary pads are made of plastic and take a rather long time to decompose. Keeping this environmental burden in mind, people can make the switch to reusable or organic sanitary pads.

-    Reusable pads are made up of hemp or layers of cotton cloth, that absorbs menstrual blood just like a regular pad They can be washed, dried, and used again. (No it isn’t icky!)

-     Organic pads are made of decomposable materials like bamboo, banana and jute pulp. If you want to have a comfortable, itch-free period, Lemme Be’s breathable pads made of organic cotton are your best bet.   

Choose organic tampons

We know the idea of putting something up your vagina is scary as hell. But Lemme Be’s teenage friendly tampons are made of 100% organic cotton which are hypoallergenic, soft, and absorbent. Simply put, you won’t even realise something is up there! Oh and bonus point- organic tampons are safe for the body and earth as they are free of chemicals and pesticides.

Go for menstrual cups

A cup? Inside the vagina? Sounds crazy? Well, not really.  Menstrual cup is a soft flexible silicone cup that is inserted into the vagina and collects three times more blood than a tampon. A single cup costs around 500 to 1000 rupees and lasts for 10 years. Opting for this sustainable product cuts down the burden of menstrual waste on the planet drastically. Win-win for you and the earth! 

Make an informed choice

Pads with wings, pads without gel, cotton cover, tampons, cups, and whatnot. It is easy to get confused in this sea of menstrual hygiene products that are now saturating the market. In India, often young girls reaching menarche blindly follow what their mothers tell them.. However, there is no dearth of information and self-education with the internet in place. Read, educate yourselves, open up to options, choose what feels comfortable for you, and conquer the world ladies!. 

DO NOT flush! 

Don’t get us wrong! We mean please do not flush pads and tampons down the toilet. It is the first and most basic step to having an environment-friendly period. 

The severe ecological impact of half the population of the world bleeding every month is not spoken much about. It's time we broke the silence and let the conversations begin.

When you switch to Lemme Be, you’re on the journey to self-care and an imminent part of self-care is caring for your surroundings. So make the right choice. Period. 

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