Öko-Pads Review + Detailed Photos

Oko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads are reusable menstrual pads Made in Canada that feature absorbent, comfortable, easy to use materials. They are Fair trade, made with GOTS certified organic cotton and eco-friendly hemp fibers in a large variety of sizes and prints. Take a look at my product samples and see these in full detail.

Oko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post however the opinions here are my own.

Öko-Pads Review

I love using reusable menstrual pads. They’re comfortable, breathable, and free of scary chemicals. In addition, since I made the switch, my cycle is virtually cramp free for the first time in my 30-something year old life. Yes! I started with a few reusable menstrual pads and now I have a large assortment including Öko-creations!

There are many reasons to love my Öko-Pads: They are made with natural fibers, certified organic cotton and hemp + a waterproof backing made from the organic cotton too! The prints are excellent and the backing, unlike some other waterproof backings, doesn’t slide around on my underwear.  Check them out below:

Features include:

  • Available in 5 sizes/styles
    • Öko-Mini
      • 18.5 x 8 cm
      • 7.3″ x 3″
    • Öko-Mini for thongs
      • 18.5 x 8 cm
      • 7.3″ x 3″
    • Öko-Liner
      • size 21.5 x 8 cm
      • 8.5″ x 3″
    • Öko-Regular
      • size 24 x 9 cm
      • 9.4″ x 3.5″
    • Öko-Long
      • 28 x 9.5 cm
      • 11″ x 3.7″
  • Topped: natural, undyed fibers.
    • GOTS certified
    • 42% hemp, 32% organic cotton
    • Side touching you
  • Waterproof Backing has vibrant cotton/anti-slip backing.
    • 24% organic cotton laminated with polyurethane
    • Side touching underwear
  • Label: 100% certified organic cotton
  • Wings snap closed securely around underwear
    • Larger pads have 2 snap points
  • Packaging: FSC certified paper
  • Made in Quebec, Canada
  • Ultra absorbent and trim
  • Require a few washes to reach full-absorbency

Öko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

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Caring for used pads 

If I’m home, I simply put a used pad into a reusable wetbag. However, if I’m out in public, I fold the pad as seen below and then place into my purse-sized reusable wet bag. The Öko-Pads wetbag has 2 pockets, one for clean pads and/or your cup + one for soiled pads to keep them separated. When you get home, you can empty the soiled pads and restock the clean section for the next day.

Folding a bloody pad:

  1. First, fold one side of the pad over.
  2. Next, fold the other side of the pad over.
  3. Then, use the snaps to clasp the soiled pad closed, blood side-in so it doesn’t get on your wetbag.
  4. Simply unsnap when you get home and place into your regular storage system for soiled pads.

Öko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

Öko-Pads Review

How do Öko-Pads hold up?

In the photos seen here, I’m showing the pads brand new just like you will receive them in the mail. However, I do want to show what a well-used pad looks like next to the brand-new pad. As you can see on the bottom, the pad on the Right is well loved and had been in my pad-stash for nearly one year. It still looks great, the fibers are fluffed, it’s fairly stain-free despite the fact that I avoid stain treatments, bleach and whiteners almost completely! It’s very comfortable, absorbent, trim and floppy compared to some of my thicker minky-pads and I really enjoy having Öko-Pads in my rotation.

Öko-Pads Review new pad vs used pad

Öko-Pads Review

Overall?

Do I recommend these? Yes. Could you have a whole stash of these? Yes. Could you add them to your current mix and find them extremely useful? Yes! Drawbacks? While I love natural fibers, they are more prone to staining than synthetic printed pads made from Minky and other synthetics. However, I believe there is a significant trade-off for the organic fibers and with a Farmer’s stain stick and a bit of sodium percarbonate (oxi-clean) you can easily care for these.

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