frequently asked questions

HOW TO CLEAN THE PAD?
It is ideal to leave a basin in to the toilet during a period.
When you remove your pad, let it rest in the basin with cold water (never hot wàter, because it fixes the color at the fabric) and the blood will gradually come off to the pad.
When it’s been a while, clean it by hand with neutral soap without rubbing very hard, remove excess water and lay it (in the sun and wind better) to dry it for the next day.
Once the menstruation is finished, you can put them all in the washing machine for the next bleeding. The waterproof fabric inside does not accept very high temperatures, so never wash them at more than 30ºC, and doesn’t put them in the dryer or irons at high temperatures.
The water with blood from the basin, you can use it for your plants! It has many nutrients, and it is a shame to throw it down the drain!
You can add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to the water of the basin, it is antibacterial and antifungal.
It is not advisable to use softeners, stain removers or extra oily soaps because they contain residues that leave a film of oil in the fabric and get it waterproofed.
HOW DO I TAKE OUT THE STAINS OF THE PAD?
For stains there are several remedies, from the most traditional such as hydrogen peroxide or sun rays (which is also antibacterial) to the most modern such as precarbonate or other stain removers on the market, but the most effective of all is to learn to love the spots, they are yours, of the blood that comes from you, and after all, you will stain them again in a few days…
HOW MANY DO I NEED?
To know the amount of menstrual pads you need, it depends on:
1. The duration of the cycle.
2. Your bleeding.
3. If you use other collection methods (tampons, menstrual cup, …).
4. If when you hang out them, it dry quickly in the sun and air.
My advice is to buy some and expand the collection as you observe.
HOW MANY YEARS ARE ITS USEFUL?
No. Well, yes you could, but its effectiveness will not be the same. The side of the pad that absorbs the blood is the flannel fabric, the smooth one, which has a very soft touch.
DO USED PADS SMELL BAD?
Well, unlike plastic pads, cloth ones don’t smell bad when they have blood. There is only cloth and blood, and by not carrying chemicals, synthetics, perfumes or bleaching, blood does not react and does not generate bad odors.
HOW MANY YEARS ARE ITS USEFUL?
A well-maintained cloth pads can last you 5 years or more. Treat it very delicately, wash it with soaps that do not damage the fabric and do not clean or dry them at temperatures above 30º.