Ladies, did you know that it takes 500 to 800 years for a traditional sanitary pad to biodegrade? (Don’t worry, I was yesterday years old when I learned this.) Just think about how many pads one woman has to use in a lifetime — it’s a little overwhelming, to be honest.
Knowing this, a lot of women have actively switched to more eco-friendly options like menstrual cups and reusable pads; but unfortunately, a lot of us (myself included) aren’t quite ready or comfortable enough just yet. If you can relate, then you might be just as excited as we are to learn that environment-friendly pads and pantyliners exist! Nala, a proudly homegrown brand, has made it easier for more Filipinas to make the switch.
Nala offers the comfy, eco-friendly pads & liners we all deserve
In the Philippines, choosing sustainable is rarely ever cheap — which makes it hard for the average Pinay to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Thankfully, Nala’s pads and liners are priced fairly, making the eco-friendly alternative more attractive and attainable to Filipinas.
Their prices are as follows:
- 10 day pads, ₱185/box
- 10 overnight pads (with wings), ₱195/box
- 24 liners, ₱240/box
What exactly makes them so special?
Wallet-friendly prices aside, Nala’s pads and liners are made with natural, hypoallergenic ingredients. The top sheets are 100% organic cotton, while the raw material for the bottom sheets and wrappers are made out of polylactic acid (the sugars found in cornstarch).
And yes — they’re safe for sensitive skin, as they’re made without fragrances, harmful chemicals, synthetic fibres, or added plastics. (Yay for no rashes during that time of the month, finally.) Because of this, Nala’s pads will only take three to five years to biodegrade, as compared to a traditional pad’s 500 to 800 years. How impressive is that?
What’s more, the brand itself is something special, too. Check out Nala’s official Instagram page, and you’ll see that not only are they eco-friendly; they’re all about women empowerment and spreading knowledge on menstrual health as well. They definitely get bonus points for speaking out about topics that are either taboo or women feel too shy to discuss!
But wait — how do they compare to natural pads?
It might be shocking to you, but they may even be comfier than those of commercial pads. According to reviews, Nala’s pads are light, soft and breathable. Others even share that they’re absorbent and comfortable for all-day and overnight wear — so there’s no need to worry about leaking on days when Aunt Flo is a little harsher than usual!
Proving that they’re true to their mission to make the eco switch accessible to more Filipinas, Nala delivers their eco-friendly pads and liners nationwide. They even offer a subscription service for those interested in using their products regularly. Choosing sustainability has never looked so good!
All images credited to Nala | Official Instagram Page.