Getting Started with Cloth Sanitary Pads
REUSABLE PERIOD PADS ARE MORE COMFORTABLE THAN PLASTIC DISPOSABLES AND THEY'RE SUPER EASY TO WASH.
Making the switch to cloth sanitary pads can be daunting at first. We’re here to explain everything so you can get excited about converting to cloth.
FABRIC PERIOD PADS WITH NO STICKY WINGS
Trust us, reusable cloth pads are way more comfortable than plasticky pads. Our NORA reusable sanitary pads are made from an innovative stay-dry, stain-repellent fabric and are popular with people new to reusables. And the best part? Our soft, fabric wings secure in place with a popper so you’ll never have to tolerate flimsy sticky wings attaching somewhere painful again. They even come in a "lighter" incarnation with our reusable panty liners, to cover every possible eventuality.
WASHING YOUR REUSABLE PERIOD PADS
If you’re worried about washing used pads, just remember that you’d wash your knickers if you started your period unexpectedly. Reusable period pads are just the same.
Our washable sanitary towels just go in your normal 30-degree wash (with non-bio powder and no fabric softener). Throw them in the machine then hang up to dry and these little guys are ready to absorb again.
NORA cloth menstrual pads are designed to stay the colour we made them. Just give them a quick rinse under the cold tap before you pop them in your period pad bag ready for wash day.
- Don’t rinse with hot water, this can set stains
- Wash within 48 hours of rinsing
- Wash with non-bio powder
- No fabric softener, this reduces absorbency
- Do not use bleach or other harsh stain removers as this can damage the waterproof layer
USING REUSABLE MENSTRUAL PADS ON THE GO
Our pads last 4-6 hours between changes. The thought of carrying cloth sanitary pads around with you can put people off but we have a solution in the bag — literally! Our pad bag is discreet and can store your fresh pad as well as your used one. Keep fresh pads in one compartment and used washable period pads in the other. The zip lock keeps everything locked away, so you can throw it in your bag worry-free.
YOU’LL NEED 10-12 CLOTH SANITARY TOWELS
If you plan to wash every second day, 10-12 reusable period pads will be plenty. Our Trial Kit comes with four pads and a Pad Bag. Once you’re ready to go full-time, you can fluff up your stash with a Full Cycle Kit.
LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF PERIOD PADS
- Better for the planet — 10-12 reusables replace the 12,000 plastic disposables you’d throw away over your lifetime.
- Better for your skin — Our cloth sanitary pads are OEKO-TEX® certified, meaning no harmful chemicals near your delicate skin.
- Better for your wallet — Reusables can save you up to £2,000 compared to the cost of using throwaway sanitary products.
Once you get going remember to let us know what you think on social media or help others by reviewing your NORA products when we send you a review email — we love hearing from you!