Guide To Reusable Period Pads
What are Reusable Period Pads?
Reusable periods pads, also referred to as Cloth Sanitary Pads, are the reusable alternative to standard disposable period pads. They are placed in your underwear but instead of fastening with sticky wings or adhesive, they popper around the gusset. You can shop our range of reusable period pads here.
There are lots of benefits to using reusable period pads. In comparison to disposable period pads they are:
- much more comfortable
- more absorbent, this is due to the natural fibres
- less likely to cause allergic reactions or rashes
- reduced smells
- less itchiness
- a lot cooler
How do I use them?
To use these reusable pads, simply popper them into your underwear as and when you need them. When it’s time to change your pad, you simply place it in a wet bag instead of throwing it into the bin, you can find our range of wet bags here.
Can I wash them in my washing machine?
Yes, reusable period pads can be washed in your washing machine! First you need to give them a rinse, some people choose to do this by hand, but you can also use the rinse cycle on your washing machine. You just need to use a non-bio laundry detergent powder to wash your pads, don't use any fabric softener or bleaches as this will negatively effect the absorbency. If you get any light staining, the sunshine is perfect for getting these out!
After they've been washed, we recommend hanging them up to dry. It is important not to dry these pads with direct heat such as tumble driers, heated airers or radiators as they could damage the waterproof lining or natural fibres.
If you feel nervous about making the switch, start gradually. Start using them over night or while at home. You'll be a convert in no time!