Experience Sustainable Periods with Cherriful

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We all know periods are rubbish, and there’s nothing I would rather do than get under the covers with a hot water bottle and hide from the world when I’m on my period! But did you know that periods are also pretty rubbish for the planet?

For example, in the U.S. one person who menstruates will use between 5 and 15 thousand pads and tampons in their lifetime. The vast majority of these products end up in landfills, as plastic waste.

In this post, I’ve come up with a few easy ways you can have a more sustainable period experience!

Check out my tips below and if you’re not too sure where to get started with sustainable periods- head to the end of this post for a great giveaway from Cherriful- completely free!

Top Tips for Sustainable Periods

Dispose of Pads/Tampons Properly

Anyone who menstruates knows how disgusting toilets can become when people don’t properly dispose of their products- and if you don’t dispose of products properly, it can actually have a negative impact on the environment too.

It is never a good idea to flush period products down the toilet, and you need to make sure to put your products in the bin where they can be disposed of properly.

Image of a period cup next to some tampons.
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

Learn a Bit About Sustainable Periods

There are so many places you can find out about improving your sustainability when it comes to periods- and there are plenty of ways to look after your own health and the environment at the same time. You can find out more about the environmental impact of periods in recent articles by The National Geographic for example.

If this is something you’re interested in, educating yourself a bit more about the problem is a great way to understand how you can improve your habits each month.

Invest in Sustainable Period Products

While there are brilliant ways you can protect the environment using lifestyle hacks and little tricks- investing in sustainable period care is also an important way you can look our for your own health- and the health of our planet. This might involve swapping pads for cups, or investing in plastic-free packaging.

Introducing… Cherriful

Cherriful is a fantastic place to find sustainable period products, including gorgeous reusable liners and period cups. The Cherriful Reusable Liners are the perfect replacement for single-use pads- providing just as much protection for light bleeding, and also offering a sustainable period option.

Cherriful cloth pant liners in various colours
Cherriful Reusable Liners

Cherriful also offers period cups that last up to 5 years, making them eco-friendly and economical! The Cherriful Period Cup holds as much liquid as three tampons, and I love that Cherriful provide a cute bag and detailed instructions about how to use the period cups.

Cherriful offers lots of gorgeous sustainable period kits, which include a different range of sustainable products depending on your needs. I love the cute colours of the products, and it’s clear that the people behind Cherriful understand the needs of those who menstruate- and how to look after your health at the same time as the environment.

Cherriful period cup next to a cloth storing bag and information leaflet
Cherriful Period Cup

This site allows you to make more sustainable choices when it comes to your period- and if you’re interested in swapping out your single-use products for sustainable, eco-friendly period products check out Cherriful, and follow them on Instagram for regular updates.

Do you use any sustainable period products? Have you heard of Cherriful? What is your favourite way to look after yourself during your period?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Happy reading x

46 thoughts

  1. I recently started using period pants & they’re a gamechanger for having sustainable periods, but I do want to try a period cup because I’ve never tried one before. The Cherriful kits sound nice!

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  2. Honestly swapping for a menstrual cup was such a game-changer and even helped with having a hassle-free period! I had already heard of Cherriful and quite interested in trying their reusable pads, thanks for sharing x

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  3. I love how many options there are now for periods! I started using organic cotton tampons a few years ago because the regular ones can be irritating (especially the scented ones – yeesh! some places are not meant to have perfumes added…) But I’d be really curious to try something more sustainable, that doesn’t have to be thrown away after every use 🙂

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  4. I’d heard of sustainable period products but not thought too much about them. But those stats you quote are quite eye watering – I’ll have to investigate Cherriful, I’ve heard good things about them from other bloggers too x

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    1. Hmm yes I think if you can and want to try sustainable products it’s a great way to help, but of course it’s not always possible 🙂 thank you! I hope you check out their generous giveaway xx


  5. I’ve not heard of Cherriful before, but reusable pads/period pants are definitely something I’m interested in looking into. I don’t think cups are for me, but I do want to try to use something more sustainable!

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  6. I haven’t heard of this specific brand before but I have been wondering about a period cup. I have endometriosis though so I don’t really have periods all that often. But this would be quite useful for someone who has them often and regularly. Thanks for sharing this cool product!

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  7. I’ve heard such amazing things about these period cups, wasn’t sure at first but defiantly sounds like something I’ll have to try. I’m trying to be sustainable and these sound like a good way of doing that! Thank you for sharing Xo

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  8. I love Cherriful. They’re such a great brand and I was lucky enough to work with them last month. Their panty liners are SO COMFY. I wear them regularly throughout the month just for freshness. So much better than disposable panty liners. Great tips too 🙂 x

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  9. I have not heard of Cherriful before, but I think this is a great route to take! It’s so good to hear these sorts of products being promoted.

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  10. Thank you, I completely agree- it is seen as something “disgusting” and “gross” but really it’s the most natural bodily process- and we should stop encouraging the taboo that surrounds it 🙂 I think that it can be so hard to be sustainable while on your period- and I need to invest more than I do- but I’m glad you’re finding ways to improve things for the environment! I love period pants x

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  11. Ok first of all, the first line of this post is a MOOD. I’ve been thinking of switching to more sustainable period products as of late — it’s definitely a bit overwhelming when you don’t know where to start, so thank you for sharing this ❤️

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  12. This is such a great topic. I’ve been wanting to switch to more sustainable period products for a little while but I’m just trying to get through all the products I already have first. Thankfully I’ve been able to give some unopened packets to a local charity.

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