*This post contains gifted items & is in collaboration with Wuka*

Periods... Who'd have them? Actually quite a lot of us... And quite a lot of us are being less than sustainable when it comes to Aunt Flo arriving, myself included; That was until I was introduced to Wuka period pants.

Claire wearing black Wuka period pants.

I'm not a tampon wearer. I used to be, but since having my daughter I've swiftly made the transition from tampons to sanitary towels. I don't really know the reason behind it, maybe it was because I didn't have a period for such a long time & I've got a bit of stage fright, but I'm not sure? All I know is that I feel more comfortable using sanitary towels than I do tampons. I think favouring sanitary towels over tampons is seen as a juvenile choice and something that's looked down upon. I don't know if other people feel the same, but I definitely get the impression tampon wearers are seen as the more prestige period partakers, do let me know if you agree. Me however...

I'm a proud tampon dodger.

In terms of sustainability, I've been aware of menstrual cups for quite some time now, however because of my dislike of tampons I didn't feel like they were the right choice for me. If I'm honest, the idea of inserting a menstrual cup gives me the heebie-jeebies; I'm of course a total noob, but I can't help but be put off by the potential mess.

Something I can get on board with to make my periods sustainable is period pants.

Say hello to Wuka...

Black Wuka period pants.

How do Wuka period pants work?
Wuka period pants are made up of four different layers; The inner and outer layers are soft, breathable fabric which sandwich two inner layers of absorbent fibres, uniquely designed to lock in menstrual blood.

How much blood can Wuka period pants hold?
Wuka heavy flow period pants can hold up to four tampons worth of blood, medium flow pants hold three tampons worth & light Flo hold between one and two tampons worth. The pants can easily be worn for eight hours and even worn overnight depending on your flow.

Are Wuka period pants hygienic?
The inner layers of Wuka period pants have antibacterial properties which prevent odour and bacterial growth. The pants can also be machine washed at 40 degrees which means not only are they hygienic to clean, they're pretty easy too.

How do you wash Wuka period pants?
Speaking of cleaning, Wuka period pants need to be rinsed (not left to soak) before washing to prevent any staining. The pants can then be hand washed or chucked into your washing machine and washed at 40 degrees with a black clothes wash. It's worth noting that Wuka period pants will probably take a little longer to dry compared to the rest of your lingerie due to having extra layers, and that they need to be hung out rather than tumble dried.

How long will Wuka period pants last?
Depending on how well you wash & take care of the Wuka period pants, the heavy flow sets can last for at least two years. Even after the two years they can be used for lighter days, meaning they could last for many more years to come.

Since becoming a mum my periods have gotten (and I hate to say it & make you all jealous) SO much easier to deal with! Pre-baby the first day of my period was hell, I'd have bloating, headaches & would be pretty much glued to the toilet with unsightly bowel movements. Aunt Flo was definitely not my friend back then & even though I wouldn't say we're best pals now, we're definitely more amicable with each other.

Wearing Wuka period pants hasn't really had that much of an impact to my time of the month, but I mean that in the best way possible - They're effortless - I put my Wuka period pants on and ride the wave that is my time of the month.

Image of Claire wearing black Wuka period pants & black cropped jumper.

A few years ago the feminine hygiene isle in supermarkets were purely made up of disposable pads and tampons, and even though now sustainable choices are available they're far from the majority. From today (15th March 2020) Wuka period pants will be available exclusively to buy from more than 200 Sainsbury's stores.

This means that you can really easily make your periods sustainable as you're doing your weekly shop. I know I'll definitely be picking up some more when I next go in for my groceries.

If you'd like to give Wuka period pants a go & receive 10% discount feel free to use my referral code WUKA-CLAIREMAC10 at the checkout.

Have you made your periods sustainable? Would you give period pants a go? 


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