Omaiki Lotus Review – Reusable Menstrual Pads by Omaiki

omaiki lotus review

Omaïki Lötus Review – Reusable Menstrual Pads by Omaiki

Omaiki Lotus pads are made in Canada by Omaiki and are ultra thin, come in great prints and offer a waterproof backing. Made with natural fibers, pads are easy to care for and don’t contain the same chemicals that disposable products do. Plus, they’re comfortable, absorbent and won’t end up in the landfill!

These pads are thin have natural fibers + a waterproof backing and really great prints! See my samples below and find out more about these pads.

omaiki lotus review

Disclosure: I received product samples to facilitate my review, however, the opinions here are my own. 

I love products made responsibly and with thoughtfulness and care for the environment. Omaiki makes great products that are designed and made in Canada with Canadian fabrics! This means that fabrics aren’t traveling from far away, using extra gas and resources and they support local businesses. To me, that makes their Lötus pads even more Eco-Friendly and a valuable brand to support!

Omaïki Lötus Features Include:

  • Made in Canada with Canadian fabrics
  • Organic cotton and bamboo
  • Washable
  • Thin but absorbent
  • Waterproof PUL backing
  • Nature-inspired prints
    • Peonies seen here
  • Serged edges for minimal panty lines
  • Available in 5 sizes for Menstrual Care
    • Panty liner 8.5″
    • Mini-Maxi 8.5″
    • Maxi Pads 11″
    • Maxi Plus 11″
    • Thong liner
  • Available in Incontinence
    • Light, Medium and Premium
  • Wings that snap around your underwear
  • Matching web bags with zipper and pouch
    • Great for pads and cups!
  • Liners available with a breathable athletic wicking jersey backing (seen on right in photo below)

omaiki lotus review

omaiki lotus review

omaiki lotus review

omaiki lotus review

Wetbag pictured below with a Lunette cup size 2 in Pink and a low-cervix cup from MeLuna in Purple.

omaiki lotus review

omaiki lotus review

Overall Impression

I love these pads! They are high on my list of pads I recommend for thinness and waterproof backing. I wear these often on my lighter days or as a cup back up. I do have 2-3 very heavy days and I tend to use a heavy flow menstrual cup or a pad designed for these days that I think is a quarter inch thick!

Could you have an entire stash of these? Yes. They have more prints and designs and these could easily be an entire stash or an addition to your current pad-collection.

Downsides

If I have to come up with a downside, I would have to say that the natural fibers can show stains more easily than something dark or synthetic. However, for the tradeoff, you have natural, breathable, toxin-free fibers against your most precious areas.

See my tips for removing stains from reusable pads to keep them in great shape!

The waterproof PUL backing can slide around a bit. I find that a fleece or cotton woven backing stays put better, however, again there’s a tradeoff. Fleece tends to be much thicker and is not completely waterproof, it’s possible to leak through. The PUL also offers really great looking prints and their thin nature makes them fast in the dry cycle!

Where to purchase

I’m waiting for more retailers to list here but right now, the best place to buy these is on the Omaiki Website!

About Omaiki

Omaiki was established in 2007 and offers a large range of reusable products including reusable menstrual and incontinence pads, cloth diapers, reusable wet bags, nighttime training pants, nursing pads and accessories.

The company, owned and operated by two best friends, strives to make their Eco-Friendly products even more environmentally friendly by sourcing materials locally and constructing products right in Canada too. They are a wonderful, responsible company you’ll want to have in your home!

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14 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I love that these are made with organic cotton and bamboo! I’ll bet they really are so soft!! I also love that the have a PUL backing and are made in Canada.

  2. I really like organic fiber topped pads. I have been wanting to try these for a while now. I’m not a fan of pul backed pads but it does make for a cuter print instead of a plain colored fleece. Thanks for the great review.

  3. We have been wanting to try them but weren’t sure about the washing of them. Found all the information on Pinterest and also sunning removes stains. Wonderful.

  4. Not looking forward to having a period again (after kids) but am looking forward to switching to cloth!

  5. I’ve only tried one brand so far, but these look very awesome! I’m looking forward to trying them out!

    1. The liners with the AWJ backing are very breathable! I find that fabric pads, in general, are more breathable than plastic and in warm weather, I prefer cotton blends to synthetic fabrics like minky. The PUL backing may not be as air encouraging as something like a fleece backed pad. Here’s a shop list with some great sellers! http://thegreenvagina.com/category/shop-list/

  6. I have heard a lot of good things about Omaiki in the cloth diapering world. I love that the Omaiki Menstrual Pads have Bamboo-Cotton absorbent layer which is my favorite fabric. And the prints are to die for. Would love to try Omaiki Menstrual Pads.

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