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Through all of my environmentalist and hippie days I can’t believe I had never once heard of using cloth menstrual pads! It wasn’t until after using cloth nappies with my older daughter that I discovered cloth pads. The few original pads I bought were sort of average and I wasn’t too sold on the idea of using cloth pads until… I came across Scarlet Eve’s super cool, designer, amazing, luxurious, affordable handmade cloth pads! (Did I use enough over-enthusiastic adjectives there?).
I need to order more because I’m in love… yes folks… in love with cloth pads… I know it sounds crazy, but you have to try them to see!!! I never thought that I would care what my pads looked like! I mean certainly nobody sees them but me (ok, I’m lying I’ve got two little kids in the house, my kids see it all). But, since I’ve seen Scarlet Eve’s pads, I’m a little *excited* to get my period, only because I get to use them.
Benefits of Using Scarlet Eve’s Cloth Pads vs. Disposable Pads
- Saves you enormous amounts of money in just a short amount of time after you start using them.
- Saves the landfills and less taxing on the environment.
- More comfy! Disposables are made from weird plastic stuff and cloth pads are made from… well… soft comfy cloth.
- Come in a variety of designs and sizes to suite your mood and your flow.
- Won’t stick to you! Ok, hands up if you’ve ever had a disposable pad stick to a hair under there (sorry if this is TMI, but seriously, it happens! I mean, these days, I don’t have the time or pain thresh hold for a Brazilian wax these ?!)
- Handmade and made in Australia!
How To Care for a Cloth Pad
Cloth pads are relatively easy to care for. On Scarlet Eve’s website, she has great care instructions. She suggests that you put them in a small bucket of water (a nappy pail will do) and let them soak. Blood is heavier than water, so the blood will sink and when you’re ready to wash, just wash your soaked cloth pads with your regular laundry. Since I’m still building my cloth pad stash, and don’t have nearly enough, I rinse mine in the shower with me and chuck them in the washing machine straight away.
How Many Pads Do You Need in Your Stash?
Every woman has a different flow, so you can check out Scarlet Eve’s suggestions on her FAQ’s page. If you’re not sure that cloth pads are for you, you can order a trial pack and give them a whirl first!
Are you a babywearer? She makes some of her pads from real BABY WRAPS! At first, I thought it was a bit sacrilege to be using a babywrap on a pad… but now that I use them, I feel like it’s my own little secret. I know I sound freakish, but if you have a baby wrap stash like I do, you might understand.