At Kolya Naturals, part of what we love to do is help people find healthy and effective alternatives to conventional products. If you haven’t already done so, you’ve probably considered switching up your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, makeup, and even your toothpaste for a cleaner product. Since these are items you use on the daily, they are the most obvious ones to switch up. But what about the products you use on a monthly basis, in a very intimate way? Yes, those products. These items are easy to overlook, mostly because they are less frequently used but also, it doesn’t seem like they are any other options. I know when I started my period, for years I thought the only options were pads or tampons, Midol or suffer through the pain. Most girls will begin to menstruate between 10-15 years old, sometimes, as young as 8. Beginning your period can be an overwhelming new world and for the most part, you just follow what your mom, big sister, or friends advise you to do. But are these always the best options?
It wasn’t until I was older and figuring out my body that I decided to look into alternatives for my cycle. And am I ever happy I did! I no longer dread the days leading up to, or surrounding my period. Here are four ways that I changed my relationship with my monthly cycles and cut down on the chemicals I put into my body and the environment.