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 💕💕💕
Worked this Saturday. My cycle started on Friday so typically my cycle is at it’s heaviest the day after my cycle starts. I inserted my clear Aneer cup at 11am. Laid down a homemade hand sewn cloth pad as well.Clocked in to work at 12 noon. I removed my cup at 4pm. The cup was half way between the 7.5 mL mark. I love my Aneer cup! I brought a wet and a dry paper towel into the bathroom stall. Put some tissue into the toliet then poured the liquid into the tissue. I hear that without tissue the fluids may stick to the bottom of the toliet bowel making it take many flushes to clear the red fluids from the bowel.
Benefits of menstral cups:
2. No risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome
3. No nasty smell to dispose of
4. Can be worn for up to 12 hours
5. Eliminates waste in landfills
6. Reusable up to 15 year lifespan
( pads and tampons have a lifespan of between 1-8 hour lifespan)
8. Holds twice the flow of a tampon.
9. Economic (Cost 60 cent on eBay)
10. Eliminates need to buy feminine products and embarrassment
11. No pink tax
12. Discreet (no bulky pads or tampons that are loud when opened)
13. Decrease vaginal dryness
14. No harmful chemicals such as dioxin!
15. Limited leaks😍
16. May reduce the length of the cycle
17. Can reduce cramps. Because the product is breathable.
I purchased a few menstrual cups in May as a graduation gift to myself. I only purchased cups from China just as a trial run to figure out how they work, the effectiveness and comforability of menstrual cups.
The day after my first pink Aneer cup arrived I did a dry run. It was uncomfortable and removal was painful! For the first four times of use removal was painfully.
After watching numerous YouTube videos I learned that I needed to fold the cup in on it’s self to decrease the surface area💕 of the cup during removal.
I disliked the firmness of the cup so I boiled it in my microwave for 30 minutes. Which dramatically reduced my discomfort while wearing and removing my cup.
After using a menstrual cup for the first day of my cycle I was assured that the cup doesn’t leak. I actually love my cup and will wear it thru every cycle.
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