Recommendations by Saffia Farr
BEST FOR ZERO WASTE
I cannot recommend a Moon Sponge enough. I have been using these for over eight years since I first discovered them researching for JUNO. I find them easy to use and comfortable, and I love that they are a totally natural product that can return to the earth when you have finished using them. If you have a Moon Sponge in your bag, you are never caught out, and I have found that, with care, they last a long time, which makes them extremely cost effective.
BEST FOR TEENS
Eco Femme Natural Organic Day Pad
I really like Eco Femme pads and this is a wonderful pad for teens; it is soft and gentle on skin, it’s attractive and it folds up neatly for ease of carrying in school bags. The flannel top side is made from unbleached organic cotton, and it has five layers of absorbency plus a hidden PUL (polyurethane laminate) layer for leakproofing. I have found it to be comfortable, and it washes well and dries easily. Eco Femme is a global women’s empowerment project and all sales support the organisation’s work. For every pad sold, a pad is donated to an Indian girl who would otherwise go without.
BEST FOR NIGHTS
Sea Spray Organic Cotton Fleece Night Pad
As well as the Moon Sponge, I do need a pad at night, and I would not be without this extraordinary pad! It is large but comfortable to wear and is designed to catch ‘trickle leaks’. I have been using it for years, and it washes and lasts well. The Sea Spray is a new design made from organic cotton with a waterproof PUL layer inside. There are also options without PUL, one of which has a wool backing instead. I love the reassurance I gain from wearing this pad, knowing that I don’t need to worry about night-time leaks.
BEST FOR LIGHT DAYS
4.5″ Cheeky Monkey Moderate Day Liner
I find these liners extremely useful for days at the start and end of my bleeding time. They are very small, thin and discreet, but work well to provide the light absorbency needed. I find them comfortable to wear and they wash, dry and last well.
This article was originally published in JUNO Early Spring, issue 65. JUNO is available in independent shops, selected branches of WH Smith and online: