Let's talk plastic free periods - CSP
Written By Laura @imperfectly.eco.family
Why use CSP?
1. Save plastic
A recent study found that a pack of disposable sanitary towels contains the same amount of plastic as 5 plastic bags! So if you’re keen to reduce your plastic consumption, that time of the month could be a great time for you to start!
2. Easy and cute
CSP or Cloth sanitary pads are simple to care for and cost effective. You simply pop in the wash with the rest of your laundry (some prefer to rinse in cold water first). Many find CSP more comfortable than disposable pads as the fabric contours to your body and the colourful designs make choosing your pad fun.
3. Save time and money
A recent study found that an average women in the U.K. spends around £5000 on period products in her lifetime. With CSP you’ll never have to run to the supermarket to buy pads again! Cloth pads can last for at least 5 years saving you a lot of money and time in the long run.
But what if you have a heavy flow or just need a panty liner as back up for a cup or tampon?
There’s a huge range of CSP available in different sizes and absorbency levels to suit. You might need to use a variety of pads throughout your cycle.
Worried about where to put soiled pads? You can use a small ‘wet bag’ and just pop them in there until wash day. It’s no more difficult than putting a pad in the bin. The same goes if you are out and about you can take a wet bag to store soiled pads discreetly in your bag until you get home.
Extra sensitive skin?
If you’re very sensitive to fragrance down there then using soap nuts to wash your CSP are a super gentle way of washing delicate items and caring for sensitive skin.
Soap nuts are also available from @flaww.uk