Why use Öko-Pads?

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- Reduced number of leaks: Our hemp fleece is ultra-absorbent and each of our products (except the Öko-Minis) has a breathable waterproof liner that prevents leaks.

- Soft for the skin: The fabric that comes into contact with the skin is made of natural fibres that haven’t been bleached or dyed.  The risks of irritation, allergy and infection are therefore reduced.

- Reduced ecological footprint: It is estimated that each woman throws out 10,000 menstrual products in her lifetime. One Öko-Pad can last at least six
years. Think of the savings once you stop buying disposable menstrual products every month!

- Comfort: The Öko-Pads are really comfortable due to their shape, lightness and softness.  Moreover, since hemp has anti-bacterial properties, they reduce odors.

How do they stay in place?

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You just have to snap them around your underware. 

The snap is thin, you don't even feel it!

 

Tada!

How do I care for my Öko-Pads?

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It's so simple and comfortable, you will not want to use other pads!

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You don't know which pad to choose?  Watch this video!

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Don’t forget to wash your Öko-Pads once before first use!

If you’re out of the house, fold up your used Öko-Pads and put them in your Dual Pocket Mini.  When you get home, take them out right away.  There are several ways to wash them:

The Lazy Bones Method:

Put your Öko-Pads in a laundry bucket or breathable bag. When you’re ready to wash them, put them in the washing machine for a short cold cycle, with laundry detergent and (optional) sodium percarbonate (chlorine-free stain remover, maximum 2 tbsp). Then do a regular wash cycle with cold water, adding your other laundry. To dry your Öko-Pads, you can put them in the dryer or hang dry (the sun is an excellent stain remover and is also antibacterial). Store in a clean and dry place. That’s it!

How can I avoid stains?

The natural colour of Öko’s eco-friendly textiles ensures a high level of hygiene. However, undyed textiles can stain easily. Here is how to reduce stains:

Mrs. White’s Method:

Soak your pads in cold water and add a non-chlorine stain remover (maximum 1 tbsp per 4 L of water) and/or laundry detergent. Soaking for one hour will greatly reduce stains. You can also leave a bucket of soapy water in your bathroom during your period. Put all your Öko-Pads in it. Change the water at least once a day. After a maximum of three days, wring out your pads and machine wash on a regular
cold cycle.

Some other tips:

- Do an extra rinse if you have very sensitive skin.
- Hot water will make blood coagulate and stick to fabric. Always use cold water.
- Your Öko-Pads will get more absorbent after a few washes.
- Never use bleach or fabric softener: these products irritate the skin and will reduce the lifecycle of your pads.

 

Which model should I choose?

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