Over the last few years, the Zero Waste movement has gained a lot of momentum. Reusable Sanitary Pads have increased in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Most people want to save money and as a result are switching to reusable items.
What Are Reusable Sanitary Pads?
Reusable Sanitary Pads are most commonly known as Cloth Pads or CSP. They are a reusable menstrual product, and as such are a great alternative to disposable sanitary pads. Usually, you would dispose of a used sanitary pad in a bin. With CSP you wash them instead of throwing them away which means they are much more ‘Eco Friendly’. Click here to read more about washing CSP.
With national newspapers like the Telegraph actually writing articles on Cloth Pads, you might be wondering what all of the fuss is about? Here are 5 reasons that you should give them a try:
1 – No More Unwanted Toxins Against Your Skin
Cloth Pads do not contain any toxins/dioxins and as a result are safe to use. Womens Voices For The Earth and Naturally Savvy conducted a test on an Always pad. As a result of the study, they discovered the pad contained carcinogens, reproductive toxicants and neurotoxins. And to think that was against one of the most absorptive areas of your body? No thank you!
2 – Saves Money
Disposable sanitary towels are expensive and because CSP are reusable, you can save money. Depending on how much you would spend per month on disposables, you can save anywhere from £100-500 and upwards when you switch to reusables. Most base this figure on using CSP for 5 years, but I know many people who have got Cloth Pads that are 10+ years old. Incredible, right?
3 – Comfort
Say goodbye to the unwanted pubic hair waxing and walking around in a hot, sweaty and itchy pad. Cloth Pads secure to your undies with snaps, and so there’s no adhesive strip to give you a surprise wax. And because Cloth Pads are breatheable, you can kiss goodbye to being sweaty, itchy and hot. Hello soft clouds in your underwear!
4 – Never Run Out Again
Running out of pads and having to dash to the shops at the last minute are now a thing of the past. Never again will you start your period and think ‘oh crap’ when you realise you’ve got no pads, and having to nip out with toilet roll stuffed down your knickers (How many of you are nodding at this?). Even if you don’t have enough pads for a full cycle without washing when you first start out with cloth, you can easily just wash your pads part the way through your cycle, ready for use again.
5 – Kinder To The Planet
No more waste means not contributing disposable pads to the landfill. Or out in the ocean, eventually washing up on the beach (stop putting pads and tampons down the loo!). Did you know that disposable pads and nappies can take over 500 years to decompose?!
Have you switched to Reusable Sanitary Pads?
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What’s your favourite thing about using Cloth Pads? Let me know in the comments!