Dispelling the Myths:
Cleanliness and Absorbency: Wear ’em Out reusable period pads are designed with high-quality, absorbent materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, and microfiber, providing excellent absorption and comfort. These materials wick away moisture, keeping you dry and preventing bacterial growth. Proper care and washing routines ensure that reusable pads remain clean, hygienic, and free from odour.
Odour Control: Contrary to common misconceptions, reusable period pads are effective in controlling odour. The breathable nature of the materials used in their construction allows airflow, minimizing the risk of odour-causing bacteria. Additionally, washing them thoroughly after each use with mild detergents eliminates any lingering smells. And you wanted to go further still, you can give you pads a monthly deep clean
Infection Risk: The risk of infection associated with reusable period pads is minimal when proper hygiene practices are followed. Just like any menstrual product, regular changing is crucial to maintain cleanliness and prevent bacterial growth. Washing the pads thoroughly after each use with hot water and detergent removes any potential pathogens, ensuring a safe and hygienic experience.
The Hygienic Advantages of Reusable Period Pads:
Minimal Chemicals: Sadly nothing is ‘chemical free’ these days as chemicals are present in so many areas of our life from cleaning products to the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and even the water we drink, but, unlike some disposable menstrual products, our reusable pads have minimal chemicals, and zero fragrances. Fragrances are a worrying issue for menstrual products, City To Sea say ‘Fragrances are perfumes added to period products to make them ‘smell nice’, but often have the opposite effect. Chemical fragrances can interfere with the pH balance in the vagina, as well as the balance between good and bad bacteria which help the vagina to stay clean. This can lead to irritation and infection, which in turn may produce more odour! Often the ‘smell’ we associate with periods is actually due to the mixture of oxidised blood (blood out of the body) mixing with these perfumes.’ Switching to Wear ’em Out pads this reduces the risk of irritation, allergies, and other adverse reactions, promoting overall vaginal health, and our customers testify to this.
Breathability: Disposable pads being made from single-use plastic often trap moisture, creating a damp environment that can lead to discomfort and skin irritation. Wear ;em Out reusable period pads, on the other hand, allow air circulation, preventing excessive sweating and providing a more breathable and comfortable experience.
Environmentally Conscious: One of the primary benefits of reusable period pads is their positive impact on the environment. By opting for reusable pads, you contribute significantly to reducing waste and plastic pollution. Furthermore, Wear ’em Out employ sustainable manufacturing practices here in the UK and use eco-friendly materials, ensuring a smaller carbon footprint.
Maintenance and Care: Maintaining the hygiene of reusable period pads is simple and straightforward. Here are a few essential steps to follow:
- Rinse: After use, rinse the pad with cold water to remove excess blood (if you’re out and can’t rinse it, don’t worry it can wait until you get home)
- A monthly deep clean is a good idea, but not essential: You can find out how to do that here
- Wash: Machine or hand wash the pad with mild detergent up to
40 º. Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach.
- Dry: Hang the pad to air dry. Direct sunlight exposure can help remove any remaining stains naturally.
Conclusion: Wear ’em Out reusable period pads offer a hygienic and eco-friendly alternative to disposable menstrual products. By embracing these innovative solutions, women and people who period can enjoy the comfort, absorbency, and breathability of reusable pads while reducing waste and environmental impact. Remember, practicing proper hygiene routines and regular maintenance ensure a clean and hygienic experience with reusable period pads. Let’s join the hygienic revolution and make a positive impact on both our bodies and the planet.
If you’re ready to take the first step into the reusable game, you can grab 10% off your first order when you sign-up here or if you still have questions, just let me know and I’ll answer them all for you, I’ve got you