19 Feb '12, 1pm

Have an eco-friendly period | Queen of Green | David Suzuki

Subscribe to the Queen of Green digest Are there health benefits to using a menstrual cup? Tampons absorb essential vaginal moisture in addition to menstrual flow. This can cause painful dryness. Cups are non-absorbent and chemical-free. Can anyone use a menstrual cup? Menstrual cups can take getting used to. But most women who try them never go back to disposables. A small percentage of women experience difficulty due to their unique shape—if you have concerns, contact your health care provider. How do you wash reusable cups and pads? Follow the instructions that come with your cup—rinse and wash with an eco-friendly liquid soap . Silicone cups can be boiled briefly to sterilize between cycles. Rinse or soak used pads in cold water; follow with a warm water wash with an eco-friendly detergent . Hang to dry (or machine dry). Where can I find safer, eco-friendly period prod...

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