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As period-positive as I try to be, there’s no denying that the Time Of The Month has its downsides. Cramps, irritability, the inconvenience of having to fiddle about with your chosen method of sanitation every few hours - the list goes on.
Personally, I’m a bit unfaithful to sanitary products. I tend to buy whatever’s cheapest, because for me it all comes with an element of guilt. Pads are bad for the environment. Tampons are bad for the body. Cups are better for both, but I find them a huge hassle to extract. Because of this, I’m always on the lookout for greener, safer brands to try. So when the lovely folks atVeeda approached me and asked if I’d like to test out their range, I jumped at the chance.
Founded by Australian natives Adrian and Glenn, Veeda’s mission is to provide affordable, eco-friendly and medically safe pads, tampons and pantyliners. Unlike most drugstore brands, every single one of their products is 100% hypoallergenic natural cotton; free from synthetics, bleaches and dyes. Not only does this make them more comfortable to use, it also significantly lowers the risk of allergic reaction and toxic shock. Even their packaging is biodegradable and will break down in under a year.
So what’s my verdict? Well, Veeda sent me a pack of their ultra-thin towels* and a box of their regular tampons*, and they’re definitely softer and more comfortable than other drugstore brands I’ve tried. The towels, as the name suggests, are super thin, which meant I could barely feel them when I had them on and that they were more adaptable to the curves of my body. In terms of absorbency I was just as impressed - I have a moderate flow and I’m able to wear both the pads and tampons for at least four hours before feeling like I need to change them. I've yet to notice any leakage at all!
Basically, if you’re looking for a greener, more natural brand for your periods that doesn’t sting your bank account, Veeda's for you. You can find them at Boots stores nationwide or order through the website linked above.
Have you tried Veeda products? What do you think of them?