Reusable Sanitary Cloth Pads - Starter Kit
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Want to try reusable menstrual products, but not sure which product or size to choose? ImseVimse’s trial kit will help you find the size and menstrual protection perfect for you!
With ImseVimse’s washable and reusable panty liners, cloth pads and tampons, made from organic cotton flannel, you will save a lot of waste! The pads provide a soft and natural period protection that treats your skin right and is free of chemicals. With two buttons on the wings, they are easily attached around the crotch of your panties.
The pads and panty liners contain a thin layer of certified PUL (polyurethane laminate polyester) making them leak-proof. You’re probably thinking: polyester, isn’t that plastic? That's right, but the amount of plastic that is used is very small compared to single-use sanitary pads and is reused over and over again. PUL ensures that the pads are leak-free. We have not yet found a suitable alternative. You do? Please let us know!
Reusable tampons work just like a disposable tampon. They are free from chemicals, absorb well and are comfortable to use.
How to use the tampon
Roll the tampon, adjust how loose or tight you would like it to be. Finish by securing the cord around the tampon. Insert the tampon just like you would a normal tampon. Change the tampon every 4-5 hours or when the tampon is getting full and needs changing.
After use, rinse the tampon in cold water and store in a wet bag. Wash them in a washing bag along with the rest of your laundry. After washing, boil them in water for a few minutes to get rid of any washing powder residues. Do not use any bleach or fabric softener.
Reusable tampons made of organic cotton can still cause TSS (toxic shock syndrome) just as store-bought disposable tampons can. Please remember to change them regularly!
Milieu Centraal calculated that the average woman disposed of approximately 10,000 tampons or cloth pads in her life. That is 90 kilos of cloth pads or 60 kilos of tampons in residual waste. Washing reusable cloth pads will also have an impact on the environment. At this moment, not enough research has been conducted to conclude whether disposable or reusable menstrual products are better for the environment. However, Milieu Centraal compared disposable and reusable diapers. This study has shown that reusable diapers are better for the environment, even if you take into account washing and production.