Environmental activist Ella Daish shares the top eco-friendly period products from her book, the Eco Period Brand Bible
FYI, eco period products aren't that hard to find anymore.
They're a silent killer. Stats show that period products can contain up to 90% plastic and take over 500 years to break down. 100 billion period products are thrown away every year and, in the UK alone, 1.3 billion plastic tampon applicators are thrown away.
Most products are single use, contain plastic and cannot be recycled. So, really, having a more sustainable period has never been more important - plus, for the many who don't know how to use a tampon, things like period cups and period pants are not only an eco-friendly way to have your TOTM, but a more comfortable one, too.
50+ best eco period products
We spoke to Ella Daish for her complete guide to eco period products. Keep reading for her top tips.
Since starting my online campaign to #EndPeriodPlastic, there are a few questions I get asked regularly, including; ‘Where can I access eco-friendly period products?’ and ‘What options are out there and what brands do you recommend?’.
So, here we go, all hail the eco-period brand bible in all its glory! I have put together this full list of all the eco-friendly period brands and products that are available in the UK both online and in shops. The list includes eco-friendly tampons and pads as well as reusables like menstrual cups, cloth pads, period pants and reusable tampon applicators.
The eco-friendly period brands are listed A-Z , plus I’ve included links to their online websites as well as the information on where you can access them in a UK store near you. And before you ask, this is not an AD or sponsored blog post, it is simply a list of all the different products you can get and where they are available in the UK, to make it easier for you to find them.
I haven’t singled out the brands ones I prefer or use as I am brand neutral when it comes to eco-friendly brands and champion all that avoid plastic! I hope that you find this resource useful and if you decide to wave goodbye to conventional and opt for eco, use the hashtag #GoGreenOnYourFlow on social media and I’ll share.
If you’d like to know more about how you can ditch plastic at that time of the month, check out my blog here for more information.
Eco Tampons and Pads
Morrisons - Range of tampons, pads and pantyliners available in some Morrisons stores nationwide and online.
Organyc – Range of tampons (avoid plant-based plastic apps) and pads available on their website and in some independent health stores.
Superdrug - Range of pads and pantyliners available in Superdrug stores nationwide and online.
Grace & Green – Range of tampons and pads available on their website.
Mondays – Range of tampons and pads available on their website.
&SISTERS – Range of tampons and pads available on their website.
Freda – Delivery subscription of a range of tampons (avoid plant-based plastic apps) and pads available on their website.
OHNE – Tampon only delivery subscription available on their website.
Yoppie - Range of tampons and pads available on their website.
Diva Cup – Available on their website and in some independent shops.
Lunette – Available on their website.
Ruby Cup – Available on their website and in some independent health stores.
&SISTERS - Available on their website.
Saalt – Available on Amazon.
Cheeky Wipes - Available on their website.
Eco Femme - Available on their website and in some independent health stores.
Earthwise Girls - Available on their website.
Hey Girls – Available on their website and in some independent health stores.
Honour Your Flow - Available on their website. (Side note: Some of their range contains wool, so if you're plant-based, vegan or just don't want it, check before you buy.)
Cheeky Wipes – Available on their website. Flux – Available on their website and in Holland & Barrett stores. Hey Girls – Available on their website. Modibodi – Available on their website - (Side note: Their main range contains wool, so if you're plant-based, vegan or just don't want it, shop their vegan range instead.) Thinx – Available on their website and in some Boots stores. WUKA – Available on their website and in Sainbury’s.
Reusable Tampon Applicator:
What is your favourite product to use at that time of the month? If you know of any brands that I have missed which should be added, please send me a message on Instagram or Twitter. This list will be continually updated.
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