It is still difficult to know the exact composition of some menstrual products. However, tampons are sometimes associated with toxic shock syndrome. For this reason, it is preferable to choose simple and safer products.

Healthy alternatives

Silicone menstrual cup (Diva Cup, Lunette…)

Menstrual panties (Mme L’Ovary)

Organic cotton pads

Reusable pads (cotton)

Organic cotton tampons


With the help of a sewing machine and a little patience, you can create a set of washable sanitary napkins.

You can easily find different tutorials on the Internet.

On Little House Living, you will find the different steps to make your own pads.

Ingredients to avoid in products you choose

  • Deodorants, absorbent activators: irritants
  • Perfumes: allergens