Experts Tell Us the Best Environmentally Friendly Period Products

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Environmentally Friendly Period Products. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Natracare Non-Applicator 100% Organic Cotton Tampons

This product was recommended by Hannah Dworkin from USScrapYard

The worst thing in using a tampon is the plastic-made applicator that gets thrown away, and parasitically stays in nature for hundreds of years. So my choice of enviromentally friendly tampons are Natracare, which are not only plastic applicator free, but are also made of organic cotton, and are themselves fully biodegradable. And of course they come in different sizes that would suit the heaviness of one’s period.

Rael Organic Cotton Cover Pads

This product was recommended by Rachel Scott from National TASC LLC

Women have been used to wearing pads when they have their periods. This menstrual pad is made with 100% OCS certified, non-GMO Texas grown cotton, making it very environment friendly. The cotton was grown pesticide and toxin free so you can be assured that whatever you are using won’t be detrimental to your health. It provides a super absorbent core and a leak-locker technology so you can still move around and without fear of any bloody stain. It is hypoallergenic and can be used by all types of women.

Natracare Organic Cotton Regular Tampons

This product was recommended by Sharon Dylan from Management Help LLC

This plastic-free tampon is made of organic cotton. It contains no perfume, dyes, or chlorine so it is definitely safe for the body. Even the applicator is plastic-free as it is made of cardboards, hence 100% compostable. Overall, this is a very sustainable produce, from planting the cotton up until its production of environment-friendly tampons.

Wuka Perform Seamless Midi Brief

This product was recommended by Anastasia Allmon from FRP Legal

I have tried a lot of different period pants, and these are the absolute best for definite! Not only are they reasonably priced, but they are super comfortable and stylish as well – the last thing I want during my period is to look as frumpy as I feel, and this underwear is a great way to feel good about myself. They’re super absorbent but they do also come in light and medium flow, and have a fantastic range of sizes.

DAME Reusable Tampon Applicator Set

This product was recommended by Thalita Ferraz from Her Bones

When I was trying to find a more sustainable way to deal with my period, I tried reusable pads and menstrual cups, but really didn’t enjoy the experience – I wasn’t ready to give up on tampons. That’s why I was really happy to come across the reusable tampon applicator, which I could pair with more sustainably made tampons like the ones made by Flo.

Jovi Patch

This product was recommended by Bridget Nocera from Push The Envelope PR

Cope with daily discomfort once and for all! Jovi offers reusable, drug-free relief from head to toe. Simply secure the Jovi patch wherever you’re feeling less than stellar and you’ll be back to feelin’ good in no time. No pills. No probes. No magnets. No mess. Just one reusable patch for every ache that stands in your way.

CBD Menstrual Cramp Roller

This product was recommended by Bridget Nocera from Push The Envelope PR

Made with CBD, this convenient and portable roll-on quickly delivers soothing and therapeutic effects where you need it most. Entire roller has 500mg CBD and contains menthol, arnica oil and a blend of hard-hitting other essential oils. Also includes aloe vera juice, which ensures it penetrates deeply.

Comfy High-Rise Women’s Period Pants

This product was recommended by Holly Sharman from Lumen SEO

When searching for period products it’s incredibly hard to find anything which balances both great protection as well as being completely eco friendly and reusable. In fact, it got to the point where I thought it might be impossible until a friend recommended these incredibly comfortable High-Rise period pants. The best part is, they even look amazing. I would highly recommend to those looking to invest in a reliable long-term option which feels amazing.

Scensibles Personal Disposal Bags

This product was recommended by Rousseau Vestal from Find The Aisle

Scensibles bags are a more sanitary option than wads of toilet paper for wrapping things. The fragrant bag comes in one size to fit a variety of feminine care products and is constructed from 20% recycled plastic. The modern grey on pink pattern hides the contents, and the easy tie handle closing keeps the object hidden. Menstrual waste stinks, so stay away from the garbage can! Scensibles bags have a pleasant scent as well as an odor-inhibiting unique component.

Organyc 100% Certified Organic Cotton Tampons

This product was recommended by Madilyn Hill from TruePersonFinder Inc.

This 100% certified organic cotton-made organic tampon provides unsurpassed absorbency and high leak protection. The soft and gentle synthetic cotton pads are designed for sensitive skin, suitable for normal to heavy flow days. Organic tampons are irritation and discomfort free as it is free from chemicals, fragrances, and toxin. Organic tampons are travel-friendly, sleek, and compact design applicator that fits easily into a pocket. This environmentally friendly applicator and tampons are safe and convenient to use.

SANDIS Panty Liners

This product was recommended by Alexa Justine V. Callada from Trekroofing

The SANDIS Feminine Pad for Women is made of 100% organic cotton that is ultra thin and has wings for periods. It comes with a free organza bag.This feminine pad is designed to be very comfortable and not feel bulky. It comes with wings that are designed to help keep the pad in place while you are on your period. And it also has an organza bag that you can use to store the pads when you aren’t using them, so they don’t get dirty or wet in your purse or backpack!

Always Thin Daily Wrapped Liners

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree

Always Thin Daily Regular Liners” gives you a fresh start every day. Always Thin Pantiliners are ultra-thin and comfy, meant to feel like new underwear and worn every day. A breathable layer keeps you dry all day, while Edge-2-Edge Adhesive keeps it in place. Try “Always Thin Daily Liners” for ladies for a pleasant, fresh sensation every day of the month.

Softdisc Menstrual Discs

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree

Softdisc is the easiest-to-use and most pleasant period solution on the market, giving you 12 hours of freedom during your period. Softcup naturally collects fluid at the base of the cervix, avoiding odor, discomfort, and dryness during menstruation.

DUTCHESS Menstrual Cups

This product was recommended by Bonnie Fisher from Better World Apparel

I have started to use the cup when I received a very enthusiastic review from a friend. She said the cup has changed her life! And they are a really great cost-effective and eco-friendly option. The cups are flexible and easy to insert. It comes in three different models, depending on your age, as well as a cleanser to protect the material of the cup and the pH balance of your body.

Thinx Hiphugger Menstrual Underwear

This product was recommended by Bonnie Fisher from Better World Apparel

Isn’t it great if you just could put your undies and go, during our periods? So, this is the case from this menstrual underwear: Thinx looks and feels like everyday underwear, replacing all the other menstrual hygiene products, like pads and tampons, depending on your flow.

Absorbent Reusable Sanitary Pads

This product was recommended by Nikki Webster from Brit on the Move

First of all, I love that these are made from bamboo and come in a variety of sizes and patterns. Most important is the design, they have wings that have snaps which keeps them in place. They also come in a discrete carry case which is handy for on the go. Most important, they do what they say – they will protect you for up to six hours based on flow. Then, simply wash and re-use.

Rael Organic Cotton Cover Reusable Cloth Pads

This product was recommended by KARIM from Dehumidifier Depot

There are a lot of reasons to love period products made with organic cotton. For one, they’re gentle on your skin and won’t cause irritation or allergic reactions. Plus, they’re eco-friendly, meaning they have a smaller carbon footprint than other period products. – They’re made with 100% certified organic cotton, which is grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. – They’re hypoallergenic and free from fragrances, dyes, and other potential irritants. – They’re super absorbent, able to hold up to 20 times their weight in fluid. – They’re comfortable to wear, thanks to their soft and breathable material..

Aisle Reusable Pad and Liner Set

This product was recommended by KARIM from Dehumidifier Depot

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly period product, look no further than the Aisle Reusable Pad and Liner Set. This set includes three washable and reusable pads, as well as three liners. They’re made from 100% cotton, so they’re gentle on your skin and won’t cause any irritation. Plus, they’re absorbent enough to keep you feeling comfortable and dry all day long. Best of all, they’re easy to care for – just throw them in the washing machine after each use. So if you’re looking for a period product that’s good for you and good for the environment, give the Aisle Reusable Pad and Liner Set a try.

DAME. Reusable Tampon Applicator

This product was recommended by KARIM from Dehumidifier Depot

Most people don’t think about how their period products impact the environment, but the truth is that disposable tampons and pads create a lot of waste. In addition to the cotton inserts, the dense plastic applicators can take 500 years to decompose in landfills. The DAME’s tampon applicator is a more eco-friendly option that is also easy to use. Made of medical grade silicone, it is BPA and phthalate free. The applicator contains antibacterial Sani Polymers, which work around the clock to eliminate at least 99 percent of germs and microbes. So not only is the DAME. a reusable tampon applicator good for the environment, it’s also good for your health.

DivaCup – BPA-Free Reusable Menstrual Cup

This product was recommended by KARIM from Dehumidifier Depot

A menstrual cup is a great eco-friendly alternative to tampons. It can be used for years, which means less waste. And, it’s made with medical grade silicone, so it’s safe for your body.

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