The options in reusable period products have never been better. I’ve tried several over the years, including some of the early products introduced over 20 years ago. But finally, the products on the market today are both green and user-friendly. Here are some of my top picks.
Period panties are great for light flow days, as backup protection, when playing sports, or when you have an event you don’t want to carry period products with. There are several brands to choose from, including Thinx and Intimate Portal. Yes, they have thongs too! These are an investment product but worth every penny. Since you only wear them one week a month they will last for years.
If I’m being honest, washable pads aren’t my top choice for daytime use—but I love them when I’m home for the day, or when I head to bed. Even though they are thin they can move around a bit, especially when you are physically active.
My absolute favorite on this list is menstrual cups! I’ve tried many over the years but am partial to the new generation made from silicone, with Pixie Cup being my preferred brand. You can wear them up to 12 hours so you only need two a day, that needs to be emptied every few hours depending on your flow.
I suggest ordering a mix of reusable period products so you can see what works best for you!