Eco Living


Menstruating in the Grand Canyon

What do you do about your period when you’re going to be rafting on a river for 3 weeks? Kelli explored her menstruation options as she prepared for a trip to The Grand Canyon.

Summer Solstice Giveaway

It’s here! Once again, summer has returned with her glowing mornings, midday siestas, and a spirit of playtime. And we want you to be extra good to yourself this summer. Drink a lot of water. Protect your skin. And let the footprints that you leave be found in the sand, not in the landfill. So…Read more

No Tampon? No Problem! Period Tips for Summer Trips

Summer is for trips to the beach, exploring nature, and visiting far-off lands. Fortunately, summer is also a great time to use reusable menstrual products! Here’s how you can be prepared for some common summer scenarios without having to use tampons or disposable pads. The Beach Getaway If you’re going to be rocking your itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie…Read more

How to Keep Your Cloth Pads Stain Free

Before we get down to business, let’s have an honest moment: we’ve all bled on our clothes at some point! I feel confident saying most people with periods probably own some “period undies” that are perfectly serviceable, just a bit stained. If something is stained by blood, that does NOT mean it’s dirty. Because everybody’s…Read more

Menstrual Cups: The Whole Truth

What exactly are the “side effects” of menstrual cups? Some articles like to give in to the sensationalism of a good ol’ fashioned half-truth. We’re big fans of whole truths, even when they’re more complicated. We took seven statements about menstrual cups and provided the whole truth — complex context included. 1. HALF TRUTH: They might…Read more

The Economics of Cloth Pads

Overcoming the cost barrier of switching to cloth pads Recently we asked the GladRags community what their #1 barrier was for getting started with reusables. We heard a variety of reasons like, “Just getting the courage to try them! I finally had a breakthrough when a cloth user said: Do you throw your undies out when…Read more

Living Zero-Waste: Behind the Scenes with Lauren Singer

We’ll admit it: we have a total crush on Lauren Singer, the badass behind Trash is for Tossers. Lauren gained international recognition by fitting two years’ worth of garbage into a mason jar. The average American creates about 4.3 pounds of waste per day. I’ll let that sink in for a minute… Since then, Lauren has…Read more

10 Non-Stuff Gift Ideas

They say they don’t want anything for the holidays. And you say it back, “No really, I don’t need any more stuff.” And you both mean it. But you also both really like to give. Don’t you? Yeah. We know you do. So how about considering some non-stuff gifts, and go right to the heart…Read more

Zero Waste Holidays: Simple Tips for Eco-Friendly Cheer

It’s that time of the year again! A time for celebrating the holidays, the seasons, and friends and family. All that celebrating can mean a lot of trash! It seems that every year there is a new assortment of holiday decorations, interesting pre-wrapped foods, and new gadgets from which to choose. When this time of…Read more

Camping With Aunt Flo

Years ago, I wouldn’t set any plans in stone without referring to my period tracking calendar to ensure I would be able to leave the pads behind. Since making the switch to reusables, Aunt Flo is allowed to invite herself along on any highly anticipated camping trips. Here are some tips from my days hiking…Read more