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Set of 6 Mixed Size Reusable Sanitary Pads

Set of 6 Mixed Size Reusable Sanitary Pads

Sanitary protection that helps you to save money, reduce waste and help others.

  • Information

    Trade To Aid’s reusable period pads are made from high-quality super-soft bamboo charcoal with a waterproof membrane which is made from 100% recycled plastic.


    The set comprises:

    • Two light flow pads
    • Two medium flow pads
    • Two heavy flow pads
    • One waterproof wet bag


    They contain none of the synthetic additives and chemicals found in disposable pads. Reusable pads are kind to you, your body and your purse!


    Trade To Aid is a not-for-profit social enterprise.  For every pack bought, they donate a set to a refugee in need.  They also donate their profits toward funding emergency sanitary kits for refugees and running menstrual health programmes for school girls in West Africa.  


    Period poverty, caused by high cost and low access to sanitary products, is a global issue that we need to tackle today, not tomorrow.


  • How To Use

    How To Use

    • Using Reusable Menstrual Pads is Easy!
    • Reusable pads are easy to use – there’s really no stress or hassle involved.
    • To wear, you simply place a reusable pad into your underwear like you would a disposable pad.
    • Instead of the kind of adhesive you find on disposable pads, reusable pads are fastened around your underwear with poppers, clips or velcro.
    • You can use reusable pads with the underwear you normally wear during your period. A tight fit is usually best, though.
    • Reusable pads can be used roughly the same amount of time as disposable pads, so you’ll probably need 1 pad every 4 hours or so, depending on flow.
    • You’ll probably find that you need to change reusable pads less frequently, as they’re more absorbent than standard disposable pads.


    Washing Reusable Pads

    • Washing reusable pads properly is important, but thankfully easy!
    • Many women and girls are put off by needing to wash reusable pads, but in reality, washing reusable pads is easy, and you won’t need to diverge from your usual laundry habits.
    • Once you’ve finished with a reusable pad, you can either place it in a sealed bag, say if you’re out and about, or immediately place it in cold water to soak.
    • Soaking pads in cold water helps lift out bloodstains. Some women chuck their pads straight into a bucket or washbowl until they can be washed – it’s up to you!
    • If you like, you can add some tea tree oil or white vinegar to the water to act as a disinfectant and soft cleanser – but don’t worry too much as you’re about to wash the pads properly!
    • Wash Pads in the Washing Machine or by Hand
    • Soaked pads can be washed in a standard dark 40-degree wash or by hand.
    • Don’t be tempted to crank up the washing heat – this could damage the pads.
    • You can use light detergent, but be aware that fabric softener will leave a residue on the pads which might cause irritation when you next use them.
    • If you’re concerned about disinfecting the pads, you can add some white vinegar to the wash. This is perfectly safe for your washing machine) and great for other clothes.
    • Bar the soaking, washing reusable pads is the same as washing any other clothes!
    • Once washed, you’ll need to properly dry the pads.
    • Line drying in direct sunlight is ideal. This will dry pads quickly and thoroughly.
    • When that isn’t possible, drying them in front of a radiator is fine.
    • Remember that pads are designed to be absorbent. They’ll absorb a lot of water and take a while to dry.
    • To preserve the life and absorbency of the product, make sure they are completely dry before storage or reuse.
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