For the #RecycleYourPeriodPad Campaign, I had trouble deciding what to make. Aunt flo also showed up this week and Kalen just happened to rip one of my pads and tried to destroy it.
I made a bracelet with a bow and a breast cancer awareness pin.
The purpose for the campaign:Many people, including me, uses period pads for light bladder leakage, instead of a product designed for light bladder leakage, such as Poise. My mother is notorious for this too. She had a hysterectomy years ago. She no longer has a cycle but she still buys period pads for light bladder leakage.
According to the media kit, 1: 3 women experience light bladder leakage (LBL), but using a LBL pad offers a dryness, not offered by a period pad. LBL is for LBL pads, not period pads.
Poise has designed a new thin-shape pad, which is 40% thinner than the original brand pads. The new thin shape pads are designed for light bladder leakage. The thin-shape pads are designed to move with your body. The pads also feature SAM (super absorbent material) and a thin flex design, which is 3x drier than a period pad.
The campaign wants women to turn a few of their period pads into a project such as a bracelet or a floor cleaner, or a headband to help them to remember period pads are not for LBL.
You can get a free sample Poise Pads here. You also can view other #RecycleYourPeriodPad ideas, using the link as well.