Let’s talk about periods. If you’d asked me years ago if I would ever consider using reusable sanitary pads, my answer would have been no.
I remember having a conversation on Twitter where somebody was raving about them and I was quite definitely against it. The slightly less mature me probably didn’t even give a justifiable reason. Just no.
Nowadays however, I am more aware of the issues surrounding sustainability and being eco-friendly. And as my body has changed, so have my preferences about what kind of personal, hygiene, and beauty products I use.
Trade To Aid reusable sanitary pads have changed how I feel about my periods for the better.
Trade To Aid reusable sanitary pads
For each pack of period pads you buy, Trade To Aid will donate a pack to a refugee needing period products.
You will receive six resuable sanitary pads, two each of three sizes. These are heavy flow, medium flow, and light flow. Each period pad is made from high-quality, super-soft bamboo charcoal and recycled plastic. You will also receive a waterproof wet bag in the matching pattern.
Easy to read & understand instructions are also included. However after the first use, it’s like second nature!
What did I think?
I certainly had a great first impression upon opening the reusable pads. The colours and design are vibrant and encouraging to want to use them. The pads need washing before their first use to help absorbency.
I’ve been using the pads for a few cycles but I was converted to reusable even after my first use. Aside from hygiene and comfort, it makes me feel good to know I’m not contributing to landfills with disposables.
The comfort of them was the primary aspect for me. I’d recently started becoming sensitive to disposable sanitary pads and found myself sore. With Trade To Aid reusable pads, I can hardly tell I’m wearing one, particularly with the light and medium flow. I am a little more aware of the heavy flow; however, I don’t need those as often.
My periods don’t last very long (or come as often!) nowadays and I only have one or two heavy flow days. I’ve never had any leaks, even when using the medium flow pads.
The light flow pads are also helpful for those horrible “discharge days” to keep you feeling fresh. I’ve managed my periods with only one pack of pads, but I would suggest two packs if you have longer, heavier periods.
The quality and absorbency of the pads is as good as new after multiple washes. The wet bag and light & medium flow pads don’t take long to dry after washing. However the heavy flow pads take a few hours due to the thickness.
Where to buy
Trade To Aid reusable sanitary pads are available to purchase here. They cost £29.97 with free UK delivery.
I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.