I teamed up with Lotus Liners, a fabulous Canadian company that manufactures reusable menstrual pads, to offer a free sample of their Lotus Liners! They’re beautifully made, incredibly functional, and easy to use! I recently wrote a product review for Lotus Liners which you can check out here! I interviewed Lotus Liners to provide you all with more information on why it is so important to use natural feminine hygiene products instead of toxic, chemically made tampons and pads.
Kathy: How can a woman’s health be affected by using conventional menstrual products?
Lotus Liners: There are currently no regulations as to the chemicals used in manufacturing disposable napkins. Toxins and chemicals can enter the body through the outer surface of the skin and eventually find their way into the blood stream and lymphatic system. This means, that unknown toxins may be entering your body through the very absorbent skin of the vaginal area.
Kathy: Why are Lotus Liners better than organic pads and tampons?
Lotus Liners: Lotus liners are made using an advanced synthetic material designed for maximum absorption and cleanliness by keeping moisture away from the skin while not retaining any organic residue, therefore eliminating odour and stains. They have been designed with synthetic fibres for many reasons. Most importantly, synthetic fibres do not hold or retain organic matter.
Unlike natural fibres that are short, barbarous and porous, synthetic fibres are 100% smooth, not allowing remnants of menstrual blood to get caught in the tiny crevasses found in natural fibres. Without an overly diligent cleaning regime, natural fibres can retain microbial elements leading to odour and unsanitary contamination. Synthetics are designed so that nothing stays within it, making it safer, more sanity and extremely easy to clean.
Kathy: Why is it important for women to use reusable menstrual products?
Lotus Liners: There are currently no regulations as to the chemicals used in manufacturing disposable napkins. Toxins and chemicals can enter the body through the outer surface of the skin and eventually find their way into the blood stream and lymphatic system. By using a washable liner, like Lotus Liners you do not expose your body to nasty chemicals and bleaches often used in the manufacture of disposable liners.
At Lotus Liners we are hoping to generate a global shift from disposable liners to reusable, washable liners with the goal to reduce the impact disposables have on our planet. In the US alone, approximately 12 billion pads and 7 million tampons are sent to landfill sites EACH YEAR. A woman can throw away up to 10,000 pads and tampons in her lifetime. In Canada, the population of women of menstrual age (12-45) is just under 8 million; based on those numbers, there is over 2.4 billion pads being thrown into landfill sites in Canada EVERY YEAR.
A global shift from disposable liners to a washable liner, like Lotus Liners will have a SIGNIFICANT positive impact on landfill and the health of our environment.
Kathy: What makes Lotus Liners better than comparable brands?
- Each Lotus Liner is made with care and consideration of comfort; designed with the body in mind. Fitting to your shape for a perfect fit.
- Lotus Liners have a unique multi-layer design that offers maximum protection, and are made from high quality fabrics to ensure reliability when you most need it.
- They are made using an advance synthetic material designed for maximum absorption and cleanliness. Lotus Liners keep moisture away from the skin while not retaining any organic residue; eliminating odour and stains.
Kathy: Where in the world do you ship your products to?
Lotus Liners: Lotus Liners are available around stores across Canada including Planet Organic, Nutters, Mother Nature’s Market, Urban Fare and Pharmasave.
North American customers can now order a FREE SAMPLE of Lotus Liners! Just pay a small shipping fee in order to test out their products to see how you like them! If you live internationally you can email them for shipping rates. https://www.lotusliners.com/free-sample/
Thank you Lotus Liners!
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