PLANET FRIENDLY PERIOD CARE | TOTM REVIEW

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TOTM stands for Time Of The Month.  They are a period positive brand producing ethical and sustainable period care, it is their mission to provide planet friendly period care.  Their tampons, pads and liners are made with certified, organic cotton and they use biodegradable cardboard for the applicators. TOTM aims to use compostable or recyclable packaging wherever possible.  They don’t use any unnecessary plastics, chemicals, dyes or fragrances in their products.  Excitingly they also have a menstrual cup and reusable tampon applicator in their range, to enable you to have a zero-waste period. 

As well as looking after the Planet, TOTM aims to support communities too.  TOTM wants to end the silence around periods believing that everyone should have access to period care, periods should be normalised and that there should be menstrual wellbeing education for all.  1% of all online sales is donated to Endometriosis UK.  When you subscribe you are given a £3 voucher every time you recommend a friend.  You can then choose to use this £3 to buy a box of pads that can be donated to Binti.  Binti is a charity that provides menstrual dignity to girls around the world, by ensuring access to pads and education around menstrual health.

When That Mama Club asked me to review some of the products from TOTM, I jumped at the chance.  I was sent a box containing various sizes of pads and tampons (applicator and non) and some liners.  The first thing that I noticed was how beautiful the packaging was!  I have had the opportunity to sample the pads, liners and tampons and I was not disappointed.  

The liners are super thin and discreet.  The pads are winged, which I personally prefer and stuck really well to my knickers-no moving around leading to possible leakage!  I found them to be really soft, comfortable and absorbent.  Equally importantly, I didn’t notice any horrible chemically smell that I so often notice with other brands of pads.  The tampons are, again, really comfortable and easy to insert and wear.  I used them when I went swimming and couldn’t feel them at all.  The best part of using TOTM products was knowing that I was helping the planet by having a sustainable period and not contributing to plastic waste.

If you are considering changing your period care to be more sustainable, I would recommend giving TOTM products a try.  Through their website there is the option to buy packs as a one off purchase or you can subscribe to have your products delivered to you every month and never worry about being caught out again!

REVIEW WRITTEN BY SOPHIE // @SOPHIEAWHITWORTH

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5 Comments

  1. September 18, 2021 / 9:50 am

    I’m loving the packing! It’s crazy to think that biodegradable period products can be made to look like this without using dies harmful to the environment. They do sound really awesome. Money is tight at the mo, as the hubby is studying full-time, but once we’re working again, it’s something I am very keen to try 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  2. September 18, 2021 / 12:32 pm

    I love the name of the brand “TOMT”, even the packaging looks lovely. Without feeling it, I can imaging how soft it is. I love sustainable products. Thanks for sharing

  3. September 18, 2021 / 2:07 pm

    This product sounds great! Plus, I like the packaging. Thank you for sharing.

  4. September 18, 2021 / 2:58 pm

    These actually sound pretty good with regards to their eco-friendly practices. The fact packaging is as minimal and recyclable as possible shows they get what they need to do. Too many brands just use offsetting and label themselves as sustainable and green — which it isn’t (I wrote about greenwashing on my blog recently). I like the good they are doing too — it sounds like being ethical really is a focus for them!

  5. September 18, 2021 / 5:35 pm

    That’s awesome you didn’t notice a horrible chemical smell. Seem great brand for the period!

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