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Breathable or No-Leak Cloth Menstrual Pads? Which Is Best For Me?

How to choose cloth menstrual pads

Here at Sckoon Organics, we field a lot of questions from women who have already, or are considering, switching over to organic cotton pads and menstrual cups instead of using disposable pads and tampons. Women are making the change for their health, the environment, and to save money.

One of the questions we answer quite frequently is: "What are the differences between the Breathable Organic Pads and the No-Leak Organic Pads?" So, here is a little information about these increasingly popular options. All our pads are made of certified organic cotton. No-Leak Organic Cloth Menstrual Pads, No-Leak Organic Cloth menstrual Pads, however, have an added bonus; they have a polyurethane sheet built into the holder for extra protection. Because the sheet is ultra-thin and because it is sewn in, you wouldn't see, feel or touch. On the other hand, Sckoon Breathable Organic Pads are made of 100% certified organic cotton down to threads. Both types of pads come with identical liners for absorbency. They are made of 100% organic cotton; there is no leak-proof sheet inside liners.

How to choose cloth menstrual pads

Here is a little summary chart of how to choose Sckoon Cloth Menstrual Pads - There are two types of pads (No-Leak and Breathable) and each type is available in three sizes: Mini, Day and Maxi sizes. All come with a liner--maxi comes with two liners! Additional liners in various types are also available--for instance, you may wish to choose the flat, or the shaped, or the cushy liners, whichever is your preference.

All our pads are irritant-free to help protect your health and the environment. Selecting the right one is a personal choice. Our colorful and trendy patterns make it even more fun to choose the right one for your personality and needs.

Sckoon Organic Cotton Cloth Menstrual Pads are made of 100% certified Egyptian organic cotton; the softest cotton in the world. Our Organic Maxi Pads, designed for heavy flows, are also perfect for postpartum use providing cushioning and extra comfort.

How to choose cloth menstrual pads

How do our organic cotton pads help protect your health? Chemicals, including dioxin, can be found in almost every major brand of menstrual pads and tampons. Dioxin is a known carcinogen and even low levels of exposure have been reportedly linked to cervical and breast cancer, endometriosis, and immune system suppression.

And Mother Nature loves organic cotton pads! One non-organic cotton pad set requires approximately one-third of a pound of chemicals, including chlorine, pesticides, dioxins, and heavy metals.

Also our pads save you money! Unlike most cloth menstrual pads that require the user to change the entire pad, Sckoon Organic Cotton Pads allows women to change just the liner and leave the holder in place. This is especially handy when you are traveling. All you have to carry are some clean liners, which will easily fit into your handbag, pocket or Sckoon's Leak-Proof Pouch. And caring for washable organic cotton pads is easy and inexpensive.


While deciding which pad is right for you, consider this: If you have super sensitive skin, we recommend 100% breathable organic cloth menstrual pads day size. We offer a trial pads at $9.99. If you want to try no-leak pads, try our No-Leak trial pad at $10.99.

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