Using Menstrual Cloth Pads – back to the basics for the modern day women.
Being a woman is not easy – this is for sure. Monthly periods are absolutely necessary. Although, sometimes it can feel exhausting: remembering to buy backup of your menstrual products, rashes, allergies and infections, caused by wearing a tampon or a pad. What is the last time you checked what is new on the menstrual product market? We have plenty of good things here! If you have already tried a menstrual cup and for some reason this did not feel like your thing, there is a more traditional alternative to regular disposable menstrual products – reusable menstrual cloth pads. In this article I will lead you through all the aspects regarding the reusable menstrual pad cloths and reveal what is a menstrual pad, how to use it and what are the benefits of using it (and believe me, there are plenty!).
What is a reusable menstrual pad?
Reusable menstrual cloth pads or lady cloth is an environmentally friendly, non-toxic product designed to collect menstrual blood. These pads should be placed on the panties as regular disposable menstrual pads. Same as disposable pads, they need to be changed regularly. Menstrual pads can be easily washed with soap (I recommend using special stain remover soap for pad laundry to remove stubborn stains). It can also be washed in the washing machine, just rinse it gently under the cold water first to remove the blood so that it does not stain the pad.
What is the difference between all the reusable menstrual pads offered in the market?
There is a huge variety of reusable menstrual pads in the market. As always, especially when shopping online, you have to make sure that you found a good supplier. To feel the most benefits of reusable menstrual pads, ensure you buy a good quality pad.
One of the main differences between all the reusable menstrual pads is size. You can find various different sizes to fit your needs. Usually, it might be great to have pads of various different sizes (the whole kit), to perfectly fit the whole period. What is more, reusable menstrual cloth pads come in various different artworks, to make those days more fun! Also, we have created various kits in which you will find everything you need to transfer to reusable menstrual products.
What usually is included in a menstrual kit?
Menstrual kits were created to fulfill all your period needs and usually include: a variety of different size reusable pads (depending on the flow), a wet bag, a mesh laundry bag for using in the washing machine. Also, there is a lot of different accessories, making the process of using reusable menstrual products easier and more fun.
TOP 6 Benefits of reusable menstrual pads:
As the name suggests, the biggest benefit of reusable menstrual pads is that they can be used many times, if taken care properly. An average set of menstrual pads will serve you for approximately 5 years.
Reusable Menstrual Pads can be Washed
Reusable menstrual pads are easy to wash and dry, using a stain remover soap, available here. Having a wetbag around is also helpful for collecting and keeping the used pads, until you wash them. To make the pad sleek again after using and washing, do not forget to straighten in on a pad drying strap. Every little accessory was picked and made having your biggest comfort in mind. We even created special pad laundry sets, including pad laundry soap, wetbag and pad drying straps.
- Environmentally Friendly
We are sad to hear about the effects caused to the nature by mass consumption and waste overload, which results from throwing away used menstrual pads or tampons. By choosing reusable menstrual pads you are protecting the environment as you are not producing waste by using disposable menstrual products. Reusable menstrual cloths are also free of chemicals and toxins, which are found in the disposable pads and tampons and might harm your body.
The average woman uses approximately 15 000 pads or tampons during all her fertile age. A set of reusable cloth pads costs around $120-$200 and will last you at least 5 years. Purchasing the set of reusable menstrual pads and accessories is an investment which pays of pretty quickly. Also, the benefits will weight down the initial costs of purchase.
Comfortable and Trim
Handmade from high quality materials, reusable menstrual pads are really comfortable, soft and trim. What is more, they do not cause any rashes or allergies. Choose the size of the cloth according to your menstrual flow and don’t feel any discomfort anymore!
High Absorption and Leakage Protection
The core of the reusable menstrual pad is designed to absorb the blood very quickly to ensure the comfort during the period. The back of of the pad is leak resistant to ensure that there is no little accidents.
To sum up, if you truly care about your body, health, wellbeing and the environment (and we are pretty sure that you do), moving to reusable menstrual products could be a huge benefit for you. We are really passionate about both reusable menstrual pads and menstrual cups. If you are more into pads, you should try out reusable menstrual cloths, whereas if you prefer using tampons, a menstrual cup might work perfectly for you. There is always a way to make a healthier choice in your life and it depends only on us, what to choose. As we discussed in this article, switching to reusable menstrual pads is also cost efficient. In the long term, you will save a lot of money buy purchasing the whole kit at once. Check out our trial packs and starter kits here.
If you have also been considering a menstrual cup have a read about menstrual cup benefits here.