Six months ago I applied and was accepted to be a GladRags ambassador. That meant that for six months I was rewarded for talking about how much I love GladRags reusable menstrual products, which is something I have been doing for the last 10+ years anyway. I shared a few posts, reviewed some of their products and even had a referral code that I was able to share with friends so they could receive discounts on their first orders. For my first time as an ambassador it was definitely a success, however I envisioned doing more, but before I knew it the six months was up! Luckily, I was invited to apply again for the next ambassador program, which brings me to this post.
I would love to have another opportunity to be a GladRags ambassador, because I am passionate about living a zero waste lifestyle and helping others to do the same. Reusable menstrual products are a key component to that lifestyle and one I think many people shy away from talking about. Not me. I will talk about this anytime, anywhere. I think the more people talking about this issue, the better. And not just cis women talking to cis women! If you do not menstruate, I think it's safe to say you know at least one person that does. And menstruate or not, we all live on this planet together and the less waste heading to landfill, the better! Share the knowledge. When you switch to reusables you'll be saving tons of money, there's no running out of pads or tampons and having to make an emergency run to the store, you'll know that you are not putting toxic chemicals in or near your body, and as I already mentioned you'll be personally responsible for saving quite a bit of waste from heading to a landfill. A win-win-win!
Many of you following me probably already choose to reuse, but if you don't, keep reading! GladRags offers two main options, reusable cloth pads and a menstrual cup, called the XO Flo. The cloth pads are available in a variety of color options or plain, organic cotton (my preference) and there are pantyliners, day pads, and night pads. They even offer pantyliners for thongs. Not my thing, but know that they exist. Switching to cloth pads was a game changer. They are the most comfortable part of my period. I will never go back to store bought, plastic pads. FYI, I still have and use the first set of pads I bought over 10 years ago. I will admit here that I have not used a menstrual cup...yet. It's on the list for things to try this year. However, I have read testimonials and comments from dozens and dozens of women that love their cup and also say they will never go back to tampons. Depending on your flow, the XO Flo can stay in for up to 12 hours. Many women say using a cup has helped reduce their cramps. This alone is reason enough for me to try it.
I'll leave it at that for now. I'm sure I'll be talking about GladRags again this year, whether I'm an official ambassador or not (but I'd love to have another go!). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to comment below or DM if you don't want to chat about it publicly. ~xo