In light of the recent Diva Cup wars waged on Lovelyish, we thought we’d spotlight another eco-friendly period problem solver.
Crafters, pay attention: you can knit or crochet your own tampons. Warning: if you were grossed out by menstrual cups, you are probably not going to be crocheting up a pair of these any time soon.
At Fern and Faerie Online Store, you can buy a pattern for 50 cents. The tampons are knitted with cotton yarn and can be boiled for extra sanitation.
Here’s how to sew your own re-usuable pads.
Sea sponge tampons are all-natural and reusable.
Personally, I’m kind of skeeved out by all this. But the average American woman throws away 15,000 pads and tampons in her lifetime, adding up to 250-300 pounds of waste, and there has to be something we can do to cut back.
Would you try a reusable menstrual product, or are you sticking with disposable tampons and pads? Or, maybe you’re a new Diva Cup convert?