I made my first cloth pads in January. I didn’t want to pay top dollar for a product I may not like. So I went on YouTube watched a few tutorials then decided I could save 20$ by making my own.
My hand sewn cloth pads are the most comfortable pad I have ever worn! For the first time ever it feels like I am wearing nothing! I absolutely ❤️ LOVE them!
It cost a dollar to make each pad. I typically change my cloth pad every two hours. I always hand wash my pads daily during my cycle. I think it’s because I go into OCD cleaning mode days before and during my cycle.
I have never been squimish about the sight of my own blood. After 15 years of menstration I don’t know how I could be.
Tips for cleaning pads:
– Keep containers of ice on hand in your freezer
-Create a bucket with laundry detergent and cold water 💦
-Add ice cups to the water
-Cold water and ice shock the stains and remove them VERY well
-For set in stains wrap ice around the cotton side of the pad
-Allow the ice to sit on the pad for at leat two hours
-Try scrubbing the stain with baking soda using a toothbrush
-Rinse with hydrogen peroxide or in a pinch use lemon juice
It’s amazing that cloth pads do not have an odor! Since disposable pads smell terrible I though cloth pads would smell worse because no chemicals are in cloth pads for odor control.
Oddly the chemicals in disposable pads make them smell toxic! My friends and family don’t seem remotely interested in cloth pads.
Benifits of cloth pads
Independence from disposable pad companies
No odor 💕💕💕