Sustainable Feminine Care Products to Consider During Your Next Time of the Month

These days, living a sustainable life does not just apply to the food we eat or the reusable items we use. In fact, going eco-friendly can apply to your feminine care products too! As most pads and tampons are single-use products that end up in a landfill, it is good to find environmentally sustainable alternatives that not only keep you comfortable during your menstrual cycle but also help to reduce your carbon footprint.

Here’s a look at some of the sustainable feminine care products available in Singapore — whether they are good old pads and tampons, or menstrual cups and period panties.


1. blood

As the first of its kind, blood corn pads are made with 100% corn topsheet, which are not only super-thin but also ultra-gentle on your skin. The smooth and breathable corn layer helps to keep rash, irritation, and discomfort away unlike the common plastic pads that could cause chafing or scrunching. The pads feature a GushDry Anti-Leak Japanese core as well, making them super absorbent as they’re able to lock blood in quickly while keeping leaks away.

blood Corn Pads are available for purchase here from $6.45 for a 14-pad (25cm) pack.

2. Rael Organic

Crafted with a plush organic cotton cover and a super absorbent core, Rael Organic Cotton Cover Pads are designed with Leaf Locker Technology to trap fluids and prevent overflowing. The natural ingredients and high-performance technology work together to keep you dry and comfortable during your period.

Rael Organic Cotton Cover Pads are available for purchase here from $9.90 a 14-pad (regular) pack.


1. Freedom Cups

Freedom Cups are reusable menstrual cups made out of 100% medical-grade silicone and manufactured in the USA. The Singapore-based brand offers cups in two sizes, a Mini and Grande, where the Mini can hold up to 25ml when full, and the Grande, about 35ml; these are able to last 10 to 12 hours a day leak-free, depending on your flow. Instead of single-use pads, you now have a reusable, sanitary option that you can wash and reuse each time. Freedom Cup also matches every direct purchase by giving a cup to a woman in an underprivileged community. 

Freedom Cups are available for purchase here at $33 each.

2. Saalt 

Designed to be the most comfortable menstrual cup that is also easy to use, the Saalt cups are made with soft-touch 100% medical-grade silicone. The design features a soft flex stem, and a bulb shape double seal so it’ll stay in place and feel secure. Naturally odourless, biocompatible, and chemical-free, they have a capacity of 2 to 4 times that of a regular tampon, which allows comfortable wear for up to 12 hours. Good to know — one Saalt Cup lasts for 10 years, and saves 3,000 pads and tampons from landfills.

Saalt menstrual cups are available for purchase here from $59.90 each. 


1. Daye

Daye’s Naked tampons is an absorbent organic tampon made entirely with organic cotton fibres that are unbleached and free from pesticides as well as dyes. Each piece is sanitised for safety to remove bacteria that cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) and has a protective sleeve to prevent fibre from separating and building in the vagina.

The Daye naked tampons are available for purchase here at $50 for a 36-piece pack.

2. Natracare

Using only certified organic cotton, Natracare’s organic cotton tampons are made using ingredients grown free from toxic pesticides and are completely biodegradable and compostable. This means that in addition to doing your part for the environment, you will also be feeling at ease knowing that you’ll be kept comfortable throughout the day.

Natracare organic regular tampons are available for purchase here from $14.90 for a 20-piece pack.



1. Thinx

Thinx gives us washable, reusable period underwear that looks and feels like regular underwear, but with built-in protection when you’re on your period. Every pair of Thinx is made with cotton, nylon, elastane, and their signature technology of a moisture-wicking top layer, odour-controlling treatment, super-absorbent core layer that can absorb up to 5 regular tampons’ worth, and leak resistance. These help you feel fresh all day, without worry or hassle.

The Thinx period underwear is available for purchase here from $42.45.

2. Uniqlo

Uniqlo’s AIRism Absorbent Sanitary Shorts features a three-layer construction that comprises a quick-drying and odour control layer, an absorbent layer that is able to hold up to 30-40ml of liquid, and a water-resistant layer made of laminated water-repellent fabric — all to provide you with a peace of mind while you go about your day.

The Uniqlo AIRism Absorbent Sanitary Shorts is available for purchase here at $29.90.



All images courtesy of Rael Organic, Freedom Cups, Saalt, Daye, Natracare, Thinx, and Uniqlo.