Say no to yeast infections by using cloth sanitary pads

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Choosing between reusable period pads and their disposables is like choosing between cotton and polyester lingerie. If you were given the option would you choose to put on chemical-laden pants? We thought not, so why put chemical-filled pads in your knickers every month?

At the height of your cycle, your hormones are up and down, they are dropping the mic on their usual jobs giving you some lovely side effects like spots and if you’re really lucky, a touch of thrush to add to your discomfort. Hormones can have visual and invisible side effects and are not to be messed with. They are your protection from thrush and without their fine balance can leave you susceptible to the yeast beast. Did you know high levels of estrogen cause Candida fungi to overgrow? That’s why it's common to get a yeast infection around the time of your period.

When it comes to prevention, opting for reusable sanitary pads will give you the best chance against thrush as disposable throwaway pads create the perfect sweaty environment perfect for the yeast to thrive. Did you know 30% of us suffer irritations directly links to the chemicals in disposable pads? Natural materials such as cotton and bamboo allow air to flow freely and can help to keep your bits cool, whereas the plastic in your disposable pads is non-breathable so can get warm, great for bacteria to grow which will also cause odours. If you think about it, you don’t get thrush from your cotton pants so why would cloth sanitary pads be any different.

If you find you suffer from thrush every month you could be a pad away from relief. There are lots of other things you can try too that will help. Healthline has some great tips for home remedies here

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In addition to helping beat thrush, keeping things au naturel with our NORA Reusable Period Pads is a sure-fire way to reduce the chemicals near your bits, waste going into landfill and the amount of money you need to spend on period products. Literally a win-win-win.