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

Natracare Natural Period and Personal Care Tampons, Pads, Liners, Wipe, Maternity, Incontinence
Menstrual Cups Mooncup, AngelCupCora CupNixit and Pixie Cup
Period underwear KnixModiBodi, and Dear Kates
Biodegradable Pads Natracare and Ohne 
Washable Pads Aisle
Biodegradable Tampons NatracareOhne and Albany Mae


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.

Avoid the following chemicals in regular products

Deodorants, absorbent activators: irritants

Perfumes: allergens