The Period Problem: Where to Get Environmentally-Friendly Feminine Products

It’s that time of the month again. For all the ladies out there, we know that periods can be very stressful and difficult to deal with. Not only are they uncomfortable, but they’re also very expensive.

Luckily, many local brands these days offer alternatives to the ordinary pad and tampon that are meant to make your period easier. These alternatives are both environmentally-friendly and built to save you more money.

Let’s check them out!

Sinaya Cup

A pretty popular and well-known brand, Sinaya Cup was the first to put the idea of using a menstrual cup on the map. Menstrual cups were perceived as scary and unfamiliar new alternatives to pads and tampons until Sinaya trailblazed the way with their buy-one-give-one business model that aimed to help low-income communities. You can find their menstrual cups and other period products on the Slo Store, Loop Store, or their website.

Aunt Flo

Aunt Flo offers a wide variety of period products from cloth pads to cloth liners and cup sets (which means the menstrual cup + the sterilizing cup you use to clean it with).  It recently became available on Dima Health and is also available on the Slo Store.

Nala Woman

This brand is the first to offer hypoallergenic and biodegradable pads in the Philippines. The pads, which are 100% organic cotton, are also chemical-free and toxin-free, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin prone to irritation. For now, they offer sanitary pads for both day and night, as well as pantyliners. Have a look at Nala Woman products on Dima Health, Lazada, and Shopee.

Go With the Flo

Go With the Flo is a brand that does necessarily sell period products, but period relief products. Just a couple items off their roster include a rechargeable hot compress, cramps relief essential oil blends and tea, as well as PMS essential oil blends and tea.  Shop their products now on Simula PH, The Good Trade, and Rinse and Repeat.

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Ka Nami Pasador

With various advocacies such as employing and empowering women and building a sustainable brand, Ka Nami Pasador specializes in selling cloth pads of all sizes. They offer 7” cloth pads up to 12.5” cloth pads for all types of flow, and even sell pasador pouches and pad wrappers for when you’re on the go! The products are available on the Loop Store and the Ka Nami Pasador website.

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