Hannahpad: washable sanitary towels Jenny and Marcus, from Australia, tell us about the importance of rediscovering natural and sustainable products, in order to protect our health and our planet's

Have you ever thought of how many chemical products are used every day to take care of our body? We women do use many of them, if we consider bath soap, shampoo, creams, beauty products, makeup remover, nail varnish, sanitary towels, etc.

I never thought about it for good, until I had the pleasure of talking with Marcus and Jenny, who since some years have changed their jobs and life rhythms to try and live in a more sustainable and natural way. Marcus explained to me that today there is a deep correlation between the quantity of the chemical substances getting in touch with our body and certain problems related to women’s health. This is clearly stated by the Chemical Free Movement and it is confirmed by Korea, which is being spreading culture in that matter for years, teaching young women how to take care of themselves.

Actually, it appears that the numerous cases of menstrual pain, endometriosis and infertility found out in that country are strictly related to the excessive presence of chemical substances in women’s bodies.

Having to deal with such a serious problem, Korea has begun a real revolution by starting to produce hannahpad, organic cotton made sanitary towels, easily washable, and by teaching the girls how to use them.

Fascinated by this idea and it’s potential, Jenny and Marcus, today’s Hannapad Australia & New Zeeland’s Director, have decided to improve the product and to make it accessible not only there but all over the world.

Hannahpad is just a sanitary towel that can easily be washed even in the washing machine; it is internally made of organic cotton, which is 100% free from chemical substances. The external part, water repellent, is made out of TPU, a sort of plastic normally used in the medical industry, with a low environmental impact. The product’s packages are 100% biodegradable.

I can imagine your reaction, the thoughts running through your mind, because I was somehow puzzled too, at first, yet just try and look at hannahpad as a simple solution to protect our health and our environment’s health as well.

Be courageous! (I’m telling myself, too!)

#madametherese

Chickpeas Hummus

Chickpeas hummus is a very ancient and traditional Middle East recipe. A delicious cream, of a delicate and aromatic flavour, with a bit of lemon acidity balancing its taste. It is mainly served as a hors d'oeuvre dish and a seasoning sauce, in the dugout pita bread, as well as on unleavened bread; excellent on the Indian chapati bread, too. To make the dish even more tasty, I suggest to add a sprinkling of paprika just before serving.

Ingredients:

250 gr of dried chickpeas
1 lemon
2 spoons of Thaina
2 cloves of garlic
Olive Oil
Parsley
Salt
Paprika

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