Organic Cotton LunaPads to the rescue! PERIOD. #women
Okay ladies, let’s talk periods! Let’s put aside those expensive disposable pads we’ve been using all our lives for a few minutes and follow my journey of cloth menstrual pads – more specifically, Organic Cotton LunaPads!
Whether you’re a mom like me or maybe pregnant, I’m sure the cloth diaper debate has popped up in conversation with your gal pals once or twice. Either they’re all for it, or all against it. Well it seems that cloth diapers aren’t the only cloth alternatives that are being chatted about lately. Now that cloth pads are making their way into more and more homes, women all across North America are beginning to take notice and are broaching the subject.
So, let’s talk a little about Organic LunaPads, shall we? It wasn’t until after I was cloth diapering my first son that I really became aware of cloth pads. And so the research began. What will they feel like? Will they be absorbent? How would I wash them? Are they going to cost me a fortune? All those questions came flashing through my mind, but there’s nothing like diving right in to get a feel for something when you’re in a fork at the road, and that’s why I recommend the LunaPads sampler kit to anyone who’s curious! The kit retails for just$33.45 or you can add just $4.80 for the organic cotton variety – which happens to be my personal choice, and includes 1 Mini Pantyliner, 1 Maxi Pad with 1 Maxi Basic Liner and 1 Maxi Wing Liner:
Let’s face it: LunaPads aren’t just better for the environment than disposable pads, but they’re actually a whole lot healthier for you since they don’t have any nasty chemicals like liquid-absorbing gel!
Plus I find them a whole lot more comfortable and breathable which leads to less skin irritation and perspiration. And the pantyliner, I have to say, is unbeatable when it comes to absorbency! I did however have a slight “bunching” problem with the liner, but then again disposable liners always seem to curl up on me too. Does this happen to anyone else?
If you’re the type of person who is easily put off by stains, I’d suggest you go straight to the darker coloured fabrics, they do a better job at concealing them. However, once you start using your LunaPads you will likely get over your squeamishness fairly quickly! :) Despite what our society has taught us, a women’s menstrual cycle is neither dirty or something to be ashamed about. It’s a sign of life, and that same vitality is what brings those beautiful children we love and cherish so much into this world. :)
While the sampler pack provides me with less than a full day’s coverage, it is a fantastic investment to make if you are undecided that cloth is the way to go. Plus you can sample each style of pad, which is equally as convenient and helpful.
What are your personal feelings about cloth pads? Would you be interested in trying LunaPads out?