Five chemicals you won’t find in our Reusable Sanitary Pads

Choose Bloom & Nora for a worry-free period

Reusable sanitary pads, really? We are often met with that response but more and more people are making the switch and not just for environmental reasons either. Imagine this, your period is on its way and you stock up on the essentials, the hot water bottle is at the ready and the emergency chocolate is in the fridge. You are poised and ready to be kind to yourself, but do you know what kind of chemicals are in your disposable sanitary products…and more importantly, are they being kind to you? The short answer is no.

Studies carried out by respected women's health organisations* have found a range of toxins, dioxins, and carcinogens present in tampons, and according to US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, there is no research that actually declares tampons unequivocally safe!

Bloom & Nora reusable sanitary pads say no to toxins, no to dioxins, no to carcinogens and a very affirmative yes to you taking control of what goes next to your skin! In research carried out for ‘Women’s Voices for the Earth’ it was  found that:


  • Styrene: carcinogen
  • Chloromethane: reproductive toxicant
  • Chloroethane: carcinogen
  • Chloroform: carcinogen, reproductive toxicant, a neurotoxin
  • Acetone: irritant.

Are all present in a market-leading brand of sanitary products, right now on the supermarket shelves. It’s scary to think of these are sitting so close to a very sensitive and porous part of our bodies. 

With Bloom & Nora reusable sanitary pads you can have period that’s good for you and the environment. Our pads contain no harmful chemicals or irritants. What’s more, they’re designed for comfort and feel super soft against the skin - and come in a range of sizes and beautiful prints too!

You can learn more about the benefits of making the switch to reusable sanitary pads here.