Sckoon Organic Cotton Cloth Menstrual Pads are made of 100% certified Egyptian organic cotton; the softest, most absorbent, and breathable cotton in the world, making them comfortable and irritant free. Our Organic Maxi Pads, designed for heavy flows, are also perfect for postpartum use, providing cushioning and extra comfort to ease postpartum pain. While the convenience of disposables may seem obvious, other things are not so apparent.
Various chemicals, including dioxin, have been found in almost every major brand of menstrual pads and tampons available. Dioxin is a known carcinogen and even low levels of exposure have been linked to cervical and breast cancer, endometriosis, and immune system suppression.
If dioxin isn't' enough to give you pause, pesticides used in cotton cultivation are showing up in disposable pads and tampons too and have been linked to birth defects, infertility, breast cancer, sterility, and respiratory problems.
Also, the plastic and glue backing on disposable pads reduces air circulation and creates a stagnant environment in which some bacteria thrive, causing vaginal irritation and yeast infections.
Why is organic cotton so important?
To make one non-organic cotton pad set, it takes about one third of a pound of chemicals, such as chlorine, pesticides, dioxins, and heavy metals including chromium to fix colors. Chromium is considered dangerous to people, wildlife, and also is damaging to the earth.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 53 million pounds of pesticides and 1.6 billion pounds of synthetics were used in cotton production in 1996. Cotton, which constitutes 3% of the world cropland, uses about 23% of the world's insecticides to grow it.
At Sckoon we want you to feel good about your period, happy with your washable menstrual pads, and above all, comfortable and safe. When designing our cloth menstrual pads, we've taken all your needs into account. Sckoon products are better than other washable menstrual pads that you will find on the market because we offer:
A variety of colors and prints, all made with low impact dyes.
Three sizes to choose from; Mini, Day, and Maxi
100% organic certified Egyptian cotton**
A unique design that allows you to replace the liner when you need to, rather than the whole pad
100% organic cotton thread
Nickel free snaps to avoid allergic reactions and skin irritation. **Sckoon OrganicPlus Cloth Menstrual Pads are 100% organic certified Egyptian cotton plus built-in leak-resistant sheet
If you are a first time user of cloth menstrual pads, you can start out by just using them at night, when you are at home, or on lighter flow days.
(1) Sckoon Cloth Menstrual Pads come with 100% Organic Super-soft main pad & a liner (Maxi/Postpartum Pads come with two liners). (2) Place the Super-soft liner into the pockets - practical design allows you to change only liner part any time you like, not the entire pad. (3) The print side of Sckoon Menstrual Pads touches your underwear. Fold the wings over the crotch and close the snaps. (4) That is it. Sckoon provides you with a comfortable feeling all day long. You will feel the difference.
Just like any other menstrual product, you will need to monitor and change your Sckoon pads as needed to avoid leaking, but Sckoon pads will probably surprise you with their natural ability to absorb moisture and keep you feeling clean. An added bonus is that on lighter days, you can refold your Sckoon liner each time you go to the bathroom and enjoy a fresh liner without actually having to change it. If you prefer a bit more security, try our OrganicPlus Menstrual Pads, which include a built-in leak resistant sheet to reduce accidents drastically.
All Sckoon Cloth Menstrual Pads are made of certified organic cotton and certified as Organic Products. No-Leak Organic Cloth Menstrual Pads, however, have an added bonus; we have added a little extra protection for you by building in a leak protected polyurethane sheet into the holder. In addition, we have OrganicPlus Cloth menstrual Pads which includes a built-in leak resistant sheet. To keep breathablity, OrganicPlus pads are not 100% leak-proof, but they reduce the chance of penetration drastically.
Sckoon pads are machine washable and safe to put in the dryer, although you may choose to air dry them. For maximum absorbency, wash your new Sckoon pads and liners once or twice before using them to remove the cotton natural oils. After use, rinse and soak them with laundry soap or other cleaning agent in cold water, and then wash and dry like you would anything else.
One user has come up with her own easy way of caring for her Sckoon Cloth Menstrual Pads: Before I started using cloth pads, my first thought was that it could be lots of work to take care of them (washing and so on), but thank God, it's not! What I do is just keep a bucket with a lid in the bathroom and I just throw the used pads and liners in there. The bucket has cold water and sometimes a few drops of Tea Tree Oil for extra sanitizing. Then I just change the water every day and when I'm done with my period, I throw the used pads and liners into the washing machine. That's it.
Of course it s going vary from woman to woman, but a good number to start with is 2 Mini pads, 4 Day pads, and 2 Maxi pads. If your flow is lighter, you may only need one Maxi pad. Additional Day and Maxi pads, or extra liners, are a good idea for heavier flows.
Sckoon OrganicPlus Mini Pads are a perfect choice for incontinence. They are small, 8" long (22 cm) and easy to carry in your handbag. Like all Sckoon products, they are organic cotton and convenient. You can use them with or without the liner and the super soft cotton will help prevent irritation and allow your skin to breathe, which is especially important for people who use them every day.
A zip-lock bag is a handy solution, but we also offer a Sckoon Leak-proof pouch for storing fresh or used pads and liners too. As soon as you come home, soak the used pads in cold water with laundry soap and wash them as usual.