What is the reason people buy reusable items? The first obvious reason is that they can save money from not repurchasing. The second obvious reason is that it is toxin-free. But what are the other reasons why reusable items are popular now?
One of the most Popular Eco-friendly & Ethical Products in Australia is reusable period pads. The average Australian woman will use an average of 5,000 to 15,000 disposable pads, tampons, and panty-liners in her lifetime. Large amounts of waste are the result of manufacturing, packaging, and transportation of these products from manufacturer to stores. Sad truth: a lot of these waste products end up in the ocean.
The use of reusable period pads not only can reduce waste but also reduce infections and skin rashes. Disposable period pads are made up of chlorine, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, plastics, synthetic fibers, wool pulp, pesticides, and herbicide that can cause allergic reactions, reproductive disorders, hormonal issues, and even cancer.
How to clean and reuse your reusable period pads?
◦ Soak the used pads in cold water first. It is essential for removing blood from all materials, not just cloth pads. Leave for at least 30 minutes.
◦ Rinse until the (cold) water runs clear after the soaking process. This way, most of the blood will be cleaned out from the fabric.
◦ Wash with soap. This will further help remove residues. You can wash your pad by hand, or in the washing machine along with other clothes.
◦ Dry in direct sunlight (if possible). The heat from the sun can help prevent staining and is a natural sanitizer.
If you are from Australia, we are happy to offer you our reusable eco period pads! We have 3, 6, 9 and 12 pack eco pads. You can customize the designs and sizes you want in your choses pack. Try reusable pads now and see the difference you can make to the planet and to yourself.