WUKA Period Pants Review + Pillow Yoga for Periods

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AD – PR Product | Last year I shared several Eco-Friendly Beauty and Personal Care Products and I mentioned brands that offered plastic-free tampons and sustainable pads. I am happy to add another brand to the list – WUKA which sells sustainable period pants.

WUKA Period Pants

WUKA stands for Wake Up Kick Ass and they make reusable and leak-proof period underwear. I was gifted 2 pairs of their period pants – the WUKA Ultimate Midi Brief Light Flow and the WUKA Ultimate Midi Brief Heavy Flow. The period pants replace either tampons or pads and they can be worn for up to 8 hours on light flow days and 4-6 hours on heavy flow days or all night. A great thing about these period pants is that they are made from sustainable fabrics with antibacterial properties to prevent odors, and they do have any added chemicals.

The WUKA Ultimate Midi Brief period pants

I have never used sustainable pads or period underwear before so I was a bit nervous to try them out. I regularly use pads, and the period pants have an absorbent layer that is like using a pad. The heavy flow pants have a thicker absorbent layer than the light flow pants, but both are good to use depending on your flow that day. Also, the period pants are so comfortable to wear, and I do not have to worry about a pad moving throughout the day or night since the period pants are like wearing regular underwear. Furthermore, the period pants can be worn during physical exercise such as cycling, running, and yoga, and also for postpartum bleeding. After wearing a pair of pants, I rinsed and machine-washed them at 30° (you can wash them up to 40°) with other dark clothes. The period pants can also be hand washed. After washing the pants, I hung them to air dry (do not tumble dry them), and it is also recommended to dry them inside out so they dry quicker. The light flow pants were dry after drying them overnight, but the heavy flow pants were still a bit damp and needed more time. If you are still on the fence about trying out the pants, you can read Alice’s experience with WUKA period pants.

I only have 2 pairs of the pants right now, but I am definitely considering buying more soon so I do not have to use any disposable pads during my period. WUKA recommends having a minimum of 3 pairs – 1 to wear, 1 to wash, and 1 to dry, and many of their customers have around 7 pairs. The period pants are available in sizes 2XS to 4XL, and they have pants for tweens as well. They also have a size guide, which was helpful in figuring out the right size for me. The period pants come in different styles as well including midi brief, bikini, and high waist.

£23.99 for 1 pair of the WUKA Ultimate Midi Brief Light Flow pants (you can save £7.19-£23.99 if you buy a 3 or 5 pack)

£24.99 for 1 pair of the WUKA Ultimate Midi Brief Heavy Flow pants (you can save £7.50-£24.96 if you buy a 3 or 5 pack)

Overall, the WUKA period pants are a fantastic alternative to using disposable tampons and pads, and I would highly recommend them.

Pillow Yoga for Periods

On the first 1-2 days of my period, I have cramps and I regularly have to take paracetamol to function during the day, but oftentimes I am lying in bed waiting for the day to be over. However, Maja created a Pillow Yoga Course that is intended to make you more comfortable during your period, which she kindly gifted to me. I started on Day 3 and 4 of the course, but during my next period, I will start at the beginning of the course and give an update on my thoughts here. The course is divided into three 30 minute videos including a nourishing yoga sequence for Day 1 and 2 to relieve discomfort, a restorative yoga sequence for Day 3 and 4 when you experience a heavier flow, and a gentle sequence for Day 5 and 6 to help restore your energy. As the name of the course suggests, the only things you need during the videos are pillows. The videos are easy to follow along, and Maja has a lovely voice. Even though I am not that flexible, the various poses are not strenuous at all, and in the first 2 videos, the poses are done while sitting or lying down. For some of the poses, you can also use a hot water bottle if needed. After watching the videos, I felt relaxed and comfortable, and I am looking forward to starting the course over during my next period as a great thing about the Pillow Yoga Course is that you can rewatch it every month. The course also includes three bonus videos and audio recordings to relieve pain and find inner peace.

The Pillow Yoga Course is regularly £55, but you can receive 50% off by using the code woman50. This code is not an affiliate code, and Maja is offering the discount for International Women’s Day.

Maja also offers weekly Online Yoga Classes through Zoom including a 30-minute class on Monday mornings to boost your energy and mood, an hour-long Tuesday evening class to unwind and relax, and an hour-long class Thursday evening to create inner peace. Classes are £8 each, but you can buy the Morning Yoga monthly pass of 4 classes for £16, a monthly pass for 4 classes for £30 or 8 classes for £50. Maja let me attend her Monday morning class, and it was fantastic! I used my laptop to follow along better, but you can use your tablet or phone. You do not need your camera or microphone on, and they were turned off during the class. During the class, Maja suggested modifications you could do such as where to place your hand or keeping your knee on the ground if you were more comfortable doing that, which was great as I regularly do not do yoga. Before the class, my body was tense from waking up and my mind was a bit groggy, but after the class, my body definitely felt more relaxed and my mind was clear. I was also in such a good mood, and I was ready for the day and week ahead. With gyms still being closed, it was great being able to follow along in Maja’s class in the comfort of my living room.

Have you tried period pants before or yoga during your period?

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58 thoughts on “WUKA Period Pants Review + Pillow Yoga for Periods

  1. I gotta say I was so tempted to try these pants a year ago and then I got discouraged and never tried them. Maybe I should. And by the way, I love the name of the brand: Wake up Kick Ass. It makes you feel empowered on your “not-favorite” days.

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  2. I haven’t tried period pants yet but they’re next on my list! I am a huge fan of menstrual cups, but was always interested in trying this! I Will share the yoga classes with my sisters as they always suffer from bad cramps during their period, thanks for sharing x

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    1. I haven’t tried a menstrual cup, but I have been wanting too. These period pants are great & I definitely recommend them§
      I hope the yoga will help your sisters if they do try it out!


  3. I’ve never tried period pants before but maybe that’s something to rectify, especially as WUKA is such a great brand name! And period yoga sounds lovely and relaxing – although I think I’d need my hot water bottle too 🙂

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    1. I agree WUKA is a great brand name & you should definitely give their period pants a try!
      The period yoga is relaxing & you can use their hot water bottle while doing the different poses too!


    1. I only have the 2 pairs so I wore the heavy flow pair on a heavy flow day & I put them on in the morning & I needed to change them in the afternoon so for heavy flow days I would need 3 pairs (morning, afternoon, before bed). Near the end of my period I wore the light flow ones & they were fine all day, but I would probably need 2-3 pairs as well of them so I have a new pair during the night. After you wash them, they also need time to dry & I let them air dry over night. The light flow ones were dry in the morning, but the heavy flow ones were still a bit damp, but they were dry by the afternoon.
      For me, I would buy the 5 pack of the heavy flow ones & the 3 pack of the light flow one & I would try out handwashing them so I don’t have to worry about getting a laundry time & I’ll have some of the heavy flow ones drying & fresh ones to wear.

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    1. I use pads too & they can be uncomfortable, but these period pants are the complete opposite! They’re so comfortable to wear & I don’t have to worry about pads or leaking!


  4. I didn’t really know much about period pants before, but now I’m super interested to look into it more and see if it would be the right thing for me. Funnily enough, this post came to me on the day my period came so it’s like it was meant to be haha!

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  5. I have been using a menstrual cup as a way to help reduce my environmental footprint. Period pants sound good to prevent leaking. Thank you very much. | beactiveiseasy.com

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    1. That’s great you’ve been using a menstrual cup! I haven’t tried using one, but these period pants are amazing & I don’t have to worry about leaking!


  6. I had heard of Period Pants but never read a review about it. I loved how you said it was great for working out. I usually try skipping the gym because of my period and I don’t want others to see me wearing a pad. Having Period pants for the gym would totally help. I also like that they are not too expenses. In addition, I liked you said it was great for sleeping. Personally that too has been a struggle for me. I am glad I found your review on period pants.

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    1. Yes exactly! You don’t have to skip the gym because the period pants will stay in place & you don’t worry about leaking either. The same with sleeping!
      You should definitely try them out & see how you like them!


  7. I haven’t heard of these pants before but they sound like a saviour. Light yoga is good for relieving cramps but never tried it myself. But with periods the physiology is different with every person. i’ll save your video link of yoga and check it. Thanks a lot. A very handy post! ❤
    Isa A. Blogger

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  8. I have never tried these out before. I have heard of them but was always interested in how they work. Thanks so much for sharing your review of them!

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  9. It is so interesting to learn about WUKA Period Pants. It is great that they make leak-proof underwear! Perfect for those potential accidents. So interesting that they can replace a tampon and pad! It is great that they worked as intended. So interesting that they have a whole yoga course to ease with the period pains as well. This is definitely something worth looking into. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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    1. You’re welcome! The WUKA period pants are wonderful because I don’t have to use as many disposable pads. One day I’ll have to buy more so I can completely cut out disposable period products.
      Yes I definitely recommend looking into the pillow yoga for periods!


  10. Karalee, this is a great post! Congratulations on being gifted these. It’s always nice when you can try out a product you otherwise might not have and actually come to love what they offer!

    I love that WUKA is not only trying to make our periods a less stressful time in our lives but also a more sustainable option. Pads can be bulky and uncomfortable. These period pants definitely would help get rid of that problem; plus, like you said, they’re great to wear for workouts or other active days. Neat idea! Thank you for introducing them to us. 🙂 It’s a very helpful review you wrote.

    The pillow yoga course is pretty fascinating too. I’m glad it helped you feel more relaxed. We all need that!

    Sending lots of love and blessings to you & yours! Hope your week is amazing.

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    1. Thank you! I’m so thankful I was able to try out the WUKA period pants because I have been interested in using reusable pads, but I never took the plunge & bought any. The period pants are life-changing because I don’t have to worry about using a pad & I can be active!
      The pillow yoga was amazing & I definitely recommend it!

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