Everything you need to know about reusable cloth menstrual pads
Are you considering using organic cloth menstrual pads? Not only are cloth menstrual pads better for your body, they're better for our environment too.
Have you looked at the landfills lately? Every time I see one, it reminds me of an abscess that is getting bigger and bigger ready to explode. Not a pretty thought is it?
Many of us are switching over to cloth menstrual pads and menstrual cups for this exact reason - to reduce additional waste being added to landfills. It's been reported that a a menstruating person will use over THOUSANDS of disposable menstrual pads and tampons in a lifetime. Imagine that for each person menstruating in the USA and you can quickly see how this impacts our environment.
If you are considering switching for your health and the health of our environment, read on and learn everything you need to know about using reusable cloth menstrual pads.
You may think it's cross to use a reusable menstrual product. After all we are used to changing our pad and putting the used one in a plastic wrapper and disposing it in the trash can. Out of sight, out of mind - right?
The bad news is that your disposable menstrual pad or tampon is headed to a landfill, where it will sit for years and years.
When you use an organic cloth menstrual pad, you wear it the same way as a disposable. What's different is that you place the cloth pad into a wet bag that will contain it until you reach home and are able rinse it out and launder.
Is it a big deal to carry it around if you need to change your pad? No. It's secure and safe in a sealed wet bag and you are not adding more plastic to our environment.
Organic cloth menstrual pads are healthier for your body and the environment for many reasons including:
- Many users of organic cotton menstrual pads have reported a more comfortable period that may include a reduction in cramps, rashes, and infections. Disposable pads made with plastic blocks airflow to your vagina whereas a cotton cloth pad allows the air to move freely. In addition, many commercial menstrual pads are made with synthetic materials which not only absorb your menstrual flow but the moisture you need for a healthy vagina.
- Organic cloth menstrual pads are made without chemicals. The typical commercial menstrual pad may include wood pulp, synthetic fibers and cotton that has been sprayed with pesticides. Putting that close to your body is scary.
- In addition to reusable cloth menstrual pads not contributing to our landfills, they also save you a significant amount of money versus the purchase of disposable pads. The average price each month for disposable pads or tampons is about $8 per box, depending on where you live. If you take $8 x 48 months you will spend $384 over 4 years. The cost for a reusable organic cotton menstrual pads is about $15 - purchasing a set of cloth pads may range from $40 - $150. If you choose a menstrual cup that averages $40 per cup, you will save even more money.
If you have any questions, please contact SckoonCup’s Customer Service. If you have questions regarding menstrual cycles or your anatomy, please schedule an appointment with your health care provider.