What can you do immediately to take care of your body and to impact the environment positively? Think about feminine hygiene products such as disposable sanitary pads or tampons you use. They are not even conventional cotton, rather made of plastic and loaded with chemicals such as dioxin and chlorine. As you know, a substance you place on your skin can pass right through it, straight into your bloodstream.
In addition to the health impact, think about the environmental effect. The average American women uses up to 16,800 tampons in her lifetime. And that's just tampons; many women use countless sanitary pads in place of, or in addition to tampons. These disposed feminine hygiene products require hundreds of years to biodegrade, particularly if wrapped in the plastic bags provided for this purpose as part of their packaging.
What you can do is to switch to organic cloth menstrual pads. These are reusable and washable. Yes, washable, just like your undies. Remember, made of "organic cotton" is the key as conventional cotton cloth menstrual pads contain chemicals such as remaining pesticides and bleaches. Make sure to choose certified organic cloth menstrual pads.
Organic No Leak or Organic Breathable Pads?
First you can select from 2 types of Sckoon Organic Cotton Cloth Pads. If you have regular - heavy flow, or if you are a beginner of cloth menstrual pads, our No Leak pads are great. Because they have a built in (so it doesn't touch your skin) polyurethane sheet, they help prevent accidents. If you have sensitive skin and relatively non-heavy flow, Sckoon Breathable Cloth Menstrual Pads are great for you. They are layers of 100% organic cotton. Nothing else. Both types of pads come with a liner (2 liners with Maxi Pads) to insert in the holder's pockets.
Choose size - Mini, Day or Maxi
Now you select a size based on your flows. For regular flows you want day size pads and for heavy days you need maxi size pads. For lighter days you will need mini size pads. If you chose "Organic No Leak pads" above, your next selection will be; NoLeak Mini NoLeak Day NoLeak Maxi And for those who chose "Breathable pads" above, your selection will be; Breathable Mini Breathable Day Breathable Maxi
Choose Print Select from a wide range of certified 100% organic fabrics
Choose Extra Extra Liners Although every mini, day & maxi Sckoon cloth menstrual pad comes with a organic cotton liner for absorbency, you can purchase extra liners for more frequent changes & less frequent laundry. Bargain Set
Still undecided which pads to choose? Buy our bargain set and save extra money. Menstrual Cup Cloth Menstrual Pads and Menstrual Cup are perfect tools for a healthy and eco-friendly menstrual solution. Menstrual Cup can be used when you work out, swim, travel or any other occasions with and without cloth menstrual pads. Carry Pouch To complement the beautiful print fabric of your pads, choose our matching carrying pouch - with covered in a leak-proof sheet inside, along with divider to separate a used pad from a new pads, you can easily carry 2-3 mini or day cloth menstrual pads.
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