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.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post however the opinions here are my own.
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:
Available in 5 sizes/styles
18.5 x 8 cm
7.3″ x 3″
Öko-Mini for thongs
18.5 x 8 cm
7.3″ x 3″
size 21.5 x 8 cm
8.5″ x 3″
size 24 x 9 cm
9.4″ x 3.5″
28 x 9.5 cm
11″ x 3.7″
Topped: natural, undyed fibers.
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
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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:
First, fold one side of the pad over.
Next, fold the other side of the pad over.
Then, use the snaps to clasp the soiled pad closed, blood side-in so it doesn’t get on your wetbag.
Simply unsnap when you get home and place into your regular storage system for soiled pads.
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.
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.