This is so awesome that I had to share it with you. Alicia Silverstone posted an article yesterday on her blog, The Kind Life, about the benefits of using cloth menstrual pads and reusable cups rather than disposable pads and tampons. I love seeing such a popular figure endorsing such a frugal, environmentally friendly choice, especially since a lot of women might be freaked out by the idea at first. Even if you go out and buy a supply of pre-made pads like Glad Rags, it will still be much less expensive in the long run than disposables. Or you can do what I did, and make your own. Either way, you’ll save money and do the earth a favor. Thanks Alicia, for spreading the word!
EDIT: One more thing I forgot to mention… if you want to use cloth pads but don’t want to make your own, you could support someone’s small business via Etsy.com. If you go to Etsy and type menstrual pads into the search bar, you’ll see all sorts of options, mostly around $7 – $9/pad. But you can buy several for a discount, and one seller, MomTo3Qties, even has a set of eight pads for $24.50 right now. If I’m going to buy something anyway, I always try to find a handmade version first, and Etsy is great for that.