My Experience with Reusable Menstrual Pads
I like how reusable menstrual pads are becoming common. Nowadays, I’m more conscious about the environment and I try to find environment-friendly alternatives. Last year, I switched from tampons to the menstrual cup. But, there are still days when I want to skip using my menstrual cup and use pads instead. Whenever I know I will be out for the entire day, I also bring pads just in case I can’t dispose of my flow to the toilet.
Luckily, Luckypads contacted me to collaborate with them.
Luckypads is a brand for reusable menstrual pads—panty liners, day pads, and night pads—designed and manufactured in China.
All of the Luckypads cloth pads have an organic cotton layer that is certified by GOTS. The fabric of Luckypads is unbleached and undyed. This means that no harmful chemicals touch your skin.
Luckypads cloth pads are biodegradable! It only takes 12 months to biodegrade.
Products I’ve tried
- Cloth Pantyliner
- Day Pad Plus (280mm*80mm)
- Night pads (340mm)
More details about Luckypads
- Certified Organic Cotton: cloth panty liners are certified by GOTS.
- Material: 100% organic cotton, bamboo fiber gauze, TPU high breathable tarpaulin.
- Internal Layers: 3 layers (with waterproof layer)
- Manufacturer: made in China
- High-Quality Snaps: high-quality plastic snaps that minimize the allergic reaction.
How to clean or wash Luckypads
How to wear Luckypads
How to fold Luckypads
My experience with Luckypads
When Luckypads contacted me about their products, I couldn’t turn it down. Aside from it is environment-friendly, I can finally stop hesitating every time I want to use pads.
I avoided using pads before because I always get allergies. It was difficult for me to get brands where I wouldn’t get an allergic reaction. I have used Luckypads for a while now, especially the pantyliner, and it made me feel more comfortable.
The Luckypads are soft and easy to use. It’s comfortable and it also stays in place. I like that there’s a clip or button so the pads will always stay in place. The panty liner and regular pads only have one button, but the night pads have two. So, you can adjust it however you want.
You could also feel the thick layer inside the pads for your period. As a menstrual cup user, I am more used to not feeling anything during my period.
It took me a while to get comfortable with the night pads. Besides, I rarely use night pads even before since my flow is from light to medium. When I woke up, I was surprised because night pads usually move within the underwear especially because of its size. But, with the night pads from Luckypads, it actually stayed in place.
During the day, I used the day pad plus. Wearing the day pad plus feels like the regular menstrual pads when it comes to the pads’ thickness. Other than that, it felt comfortable and the pads stayed in place.
I tried using the day pad plus when I had to do move more often like going out, cleaning the apartment just to see how much it would stay in place. The clips did help.
Cleaning the reusable pads
If you are out and you have to change your pads, you don’t have to worry about storing the reusable pads. At first, I was a bit skeptic but it exceeded my expectations. After using it, you can fold the pads and store them in the bag. It wouldn’t smell as well.
When it comes to cleaning the reusable pads, I have to soak it in the cold water for a few minutes so it would be easier to remove the stains.
It takes time to get used to this kind of routine, but it felt good not to see pads in the trash bin! It dries easily too so you are good to use the pads after!
4 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Reusable Menstrual Pads
- It saves the planet.
- No toxics or harsh chemicals in your body.
- Highly absorbent.
- They don’t smell.
I had a good experience with Luckypads that I am now planning to stop using any disposable pads, especially panty liners! Too bad I bought a few packs of panty liners before I got the chance to try out Luckypads, but I am just finishing it.
After that, I am 100% sure that I will use reusable menstrual pads!