I know this is way too much TMI, but reusable menstrual products changed my life.
Seriously. I’m three years past menopause now, but I’ve become a huge advocate for reusable menstrual products, because for the last 15 years of my period I used them.
I found regular pads would cause chafing, and I was always uncomfortable. And, quite frankly, I don’t like the landfill issues. But reusable pads are soft, they can be pretty, and they just made me happy seeing them all laid out in a drawer!
And menstrual cups? They make caring for periods so much easier, with less mess, no worry of leaking, and even easier care.
On the Tea and Tent Pegs webinar on Monday night, I gave away two lovely Femallay gift basket as door prizes.
I sometimes forget how “weird” I am given what I talk about everyday, so I was describing rapturously Femallay’s vaginal melts, and describing the benefits of menstrual cups, and how Femallay has one with an easy empty valve you can use while it’s still inserted, and the chat box was so hilarious. We were going between Augustine’s view of women and menstrual cups!
I’m very appreciative to Femallay for their support of this blog and for being our sponsor, and as the Christmas season is upon us, I’d like to ask that, if these are things that may interest you, you support our sponsors (because I honestly think Femallay is amazing). They’re a Christian company that’s focused on products that women actually want and need, and that work with how women actually live our lives.
And I think their pads can make fun stocking stuffers for the right kind of young woman, so let me tell you about them!
Femallay’s pads are made with a soft, antibacterial charcoal bamboo inner layer, which safely hugs your delicate skin, cute microfiber fabric on the outside, and waterproof lining inside for maximum absorbency and leakage protection.
I just kept a small bucket with a lid in the bathroom where I’d put them, and every few days I’d just soak them in cold water for a few minutes and then pop them in the washing machine. It really wasn’t a problem, and they always washed well!
Here’s how Femallay describes it:
Did you know that the average woman uses about 17,000 disposable pads and tampons throughout her lifetime? These non-biodegradable products fill our trashcans and sewer systems with waste and chemicals that harm our beautiful world.
Reusable cloth pads are comfortable, convenient, affordable, and better for you! They’re free of synthetic fibers, pesticides, or chemicals in addition to being incredibly effective at providing superior leakage protection. Combine that with the peace of mind from knowing you’re saving our world from the harmful waste of disposables, and it really doesn’t get any better than that.
Your body and our world thank you for choosing to reuse!
Plus–they’re just so darned cute! Femallay has several different designs, but I always found that having something pretty for my period just made me a little bit happier.
The pads come in several different designs, and three different sizes (S,M,L). You can buy sets of three in the different sizes, or even a set of one of each size.
I found I needed about 12 pads in total, but every woman is different. And you can buy wet bags to help carry them, too!
Plus you can use the snaps to fold them so they look unobtrusive. And you can fold them up even when they’re soiled to take them home!
Many teenagers are very environmentally conscious and want to do something different with their periods, and a starter pack might be really fun for Christmas!
Or you can treat yourself to something pretty!
Femallay also sells innovative menstrual cups of their own design.
Rebecca wrote a whole post (again sharing TMI, I think it runs in the family) of how menstrual cups have really helped her. Femallay has wonderful ones, available in different sizes, that can also have valves for easy emptying if you prefer.
They’re also a super weird but fun stocking stuffer for the young women in your life! Or for someone who just wants to make this time of the month easier and wants to stop leaking all the time or worrying all the time.
And imagine the money you’ll save by not having to buy tampons and pads every month!
Okay, then there are the vaginal melts, and I have to be careful not to be TMI.
But these will change your life. They make a huge amount of difference.
This is NOT lubricant. Yes, they serve as an amazing lubricant. But vaginal melts are inserted beforehand and help with lubrication during sex for sure–but that’s not all they do. They’re a luxurious way to actually nourish the vaginal tissue, helping with elasticity and moisture retention, which can be difficult around menopause and after menopause; after childbirth and tearing; during hormonal changes; and more.
Plus they come in fun flavours! And you can order samples to figure out which ones you like.
I love Femallay, and I hope they can help you with some Christmas gifts–even if it’s just treating yourself!
They have balancing teas; vaginal suppositories; cloth pads; sea sponge tampons; menstrual cups and more to help you with managing your natural hormones and cycles. And I’m grateful to them for sponsoring this blog and letting me do what I do.
So thanks for supporting my sponsors and my new merch that I showed you yesterday! I love being able to do what I do and hire the people I hire, and I can when you all support me.
Have you ever tried cloth pads or menstrual cups? What did you think? And if you’ve tried the melts, let me know in the comments what you thought!
Sheila Wray Gregoire
Founder of To Love, Honor and Vacuum
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