We’re nixit, and we are on a mission to think differently about period care, by designing quality products that are built to last. We hope you embrace the journey with us.
How it started
This journey began when I was living in the Caribbean. Every morning, I would take a walk along the beach and see the garbage and plastic that washed up on shore. There was no recycling on our island and all our waste went to a big heap in the middle of the island for all to see (and smell).
Quick research told me that there was the equivalent of 4 plastic bags in a pack of pads and all the tampons I used had non-biodegradable plastic in them. Then I found out that disposable menstrual products are the fifth most common source of waste washing up on beaches.
The truth about periods
I hadn’t realized that tampons were so drying, that they contain pesticides, bleach and even glue. I had been putting them in the most absorbent part of my body (and flushing them down the toilet) for years without question. Rushing to meetings with no time to get to the bathroom, constantly worrying that I might be leaking, stuffing tampons up my sleeve, checking for tampon strings at the beach. And all that time, they weren’t even good for me.
I felt cheated - was this really the best we could do? When I started to think about it, I realized that it was completely normal for me to always be slightly worried about my period when I was menstruating - the worry never went away.
nixit menstrual cups make for a clean swap. They’re free of chemicals, and unlike even organic tampons, they don’t dry out or disrupt down there.Why nixit
The time for progress is now.
Ever wonder about the waste your period products leave behind? Between the wrappers, applicators, tampons, pads, and panty liners, it starts to stack up. With nixit, all the typical worries go away as it’s a reusable sustainable product. Better for you, and the planet.