Bye Bye Rashes: 5 Brands To Swear By For Organic Sanitary Pads & Tampons

Shaili posted on 11 October

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Menstrual hygiene is a topic that has been taboo for the longest time, but now, thanks to mainstream cinema talking about it, and online groups spreading encouraging messages, we've all started taking it seriously. 

Today, menstrual hygiene in its own right has become an industry of its own, with a number of products available for women. Some manufacturers have even taken the organic route, and we profile five such market players.

Saathi Pads

An online portal that sells sanitary napkins, Saathi Pads says that the products are made out of banana fibre and are 100% biodegradable. Inspired by improving women’s access to sanitary pads in the country, Saathi buys banana stems from local farmers {which after harvesting are normally discarded} which has environmental and social benefits.

Cost: INR 180 {for packet of 8 pads}

Vivanion

This ‘three-in-one’ organic pad claims to be anion-powered. According to the company website, “the negative ions from the strip move up the womb through the vagina, improving blood circulation. This facilitates smooth discharge of blood clots in the vagina and repairing of the womb.” This, they say, improves bacteria resistance and prevents any inflammation.

Cost: INR 199 {for a pack of 10}

Purganics

Purganics introduces a line of all-natural feminine hygiene products, which includes sanitary napkins, tampons and panty liners, claims that their pads can withstand heavy flow during the period. What really caught our fancy was that they are hypoallergenic, biodegradable, pH compatible with delicate vaginal skin and also have a waterproof plant-based backing.

Cost: INR 400 {for a pack of 10}

Ecofemme

Ecofemme provides washable cloth pads, how cool is that? Unlike disposable sanitary napkins, they can be washed and re-used for years {yes, that’s true} and they are made of natural material – cotton – that is biodegradable and healthy for women’s bodies. Interestingly, they also have menstrual cups {which we’ve been dying to try}.

Cost: INR 1,525 {for the full cycle kit}

Organyc

Claiming to use only organic and natural materials that meet the highest environmental and biodegradable standards, Organyc’s pads are 100% certified organic cotton inside and out. However, they are slightly more expensive than the others, but we’re willing to pay the price for quality products. Interestingly, they also sell tampons, panty liners, baby wipes and an intimate wash.

Cost: INR 405 {for a pack of 10}