We’re going to get a little personal today… and talk about how to recycle your period pad. If your first thought just now was “EWW, GROSS!” I get it! That was my first thought too, but it’s not what you think. We talking unused pads here, ladies.
Did you know that 1 in 3 women suffer from light bladder leakage? That’s a lot of women. Are you one of them…? I am the first to admit that having kids has… shall we say… left it’s mark? I never before in my whole life had a lick of heartburn… until I was pregnant. I rarely get it now, unless I’m pregnant. Have kids is rough on a body! My feet are wider, I have stretch marks that look like a miniature grand canyon, I can’t seem to get rid of the last post-baby muffin top, don’t even get me started on my girls. And sneezing in public has become a serious crisis. I love my kids more than life itself, but it’s pretty safe to say that they have irreversibly changed my body, and not in ways that I particularly love. Regardless, I wouldn’t trade a single one of them. Most days.
So, I have had to learn how to deal with these changes by keeping a bottle of antacids in the medicine cabinet for the heartburn, getting bigger shoes for my fat feet. I’ve taken to longer shirts to hide my personal grand canyon and layering so my muffin top isn’t a focus point. A supportive bra with ridiculously thick straps has joined the journey too. And Poise Light Bladder Leakage ultra thin pads for those dreaded sneeze attacks. My mom warned me about the leaky pee, but you can really only grasp the horror if you’ve experienced it. Standing in line at Target when a sneeze catches you off guard and the warmth spreads, but not a good warmth, will make you wish they had self checkouts so you could pretend you don’t exist, pay for your stuff and get the heck out of there without making eye contact with anyone! Or should you go find new panties and pants and just throw your unfortunate outfit in the restroom trash? Can people smell it?! If you’ve ever had your own horrific moment, listen up. I’ve got something to share with you!
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Light Bladder Leakage can be cause by lots of things. In my case, it’s probably a combination of things, including growing a watermelon on my bladder and then expelling said watermelon through a grape-sized hole… three times. Whatever causes your leaks, you deserve the best. Maxi pads are not the answer. They are period pads… for your PERIOD! Poise has designed their LBL liners specifically for those 1 in 3 women who experience uninvited leaks. There are varying levels of protection available so you don’t have to wear more than you need, nor do you have to worry about overflow. If you experience Light Bladder Leakage, try Poise new Thin-Shape Liners designed specifically for the issue for free by requesting a sample kit!
So, what about all those period pads?! Well, you could save them for your period. Or you could use them in your gardening! I am finally getting my act together and getting our garden planted. I used cardboard egg cartons to start our seeds last year and they didn’t do very well. The cardboard just sucked the water right up and a lot of the seeds didn’t stay wet enough. So this year, I saved a bunch of yogurt containers and our SunnyD single-serving bottles to plant in. These seem to have worked great! I guess I’ll have to let you know in a couple weeks.
After I had a thin layer of potting soil in the containers, I cut up a couple maxi pads into strips and stuck them in the containers to help catch and retain water. Then I dropped the seeds in on top of the pads. I covered that up with dirt. I left one end of the pad poking up the side of the container so I can tell if it’s drying out too much and I need to water more. Between the plastic containers and the water retention method, hopefully, now all my seeds will sprout this year! While this wouldn’t work well with a plant you want to send down roots, I’m just trying to to get the seeds to sprout so I can transplant. If you are using a rooting plant, put your maxi strip at the bottom, before the soil. So, what will you do with your unused period pads?
Recycle your period pad! Don’t forget to request your free sample of Poise LBL liners! Now, go, go, go! Get ’em while you can! Because every woman should live with poise!