1 Organic Pantyliner
Suitable for sensitive skin.
Made of multiple layers:
- Organically grown, unbleached, undyed cotton flannel to make it very soft for the skin (GOTS certified)
- Organic terry towel (GOTS certified), for absorption
- PUL (Oeko-Tex) to make them waterproof
- Patterned organic cotton (GOTS certified) on the back
We realise this pantyliner is an investment. It is made with high quality materials to be as comfortable as possible on your skin.
We really love these pantyliners because they are so thin and breathable. No sweatiness, no irritation. High quality and organic materials.
You will notice that they are quite wide, so when you first put them on it might feel like there’s some excess fabric where the buttons are clicked together, however, once wearing them in our experience you hardly feel it is there. It should be fine and not really visible unless you were to wear the most tight and thin leggings, in which case we would instead recommend a period cup.
These pantyliners feel lightweight, airy and comfortable to wear. If there is only a little spotting, you will be fine even without a wet bag, by simply folding the pantyliner into a square: first fold in the front and back, then fold in the wings and close the button.
- Size: 16 x 7 cm
- Organic, certified materials sourced from France
- Made in the UK
- Washing machine friendly
- Do not tumble dry
- To prevent staining you can soap the pantyliner in cold water. This is not needed if you don’t mind stains. It is up to you. The reason why you should use cold water to prevent staining is: a blood stain is an organic stain, which means it’s full of proteins. Proteins bind together when heated, making them set fast into fabric.
Washing options to prevent staining
It depends on you whether you want to prevent staining, or, you don’t care and want to avoid additional work.
To prevent staining, you can consider the following options:
A. Add baking soda to your wash: it acts as a natural stain remover.
B. Soak in cold water with a stain remover
C. Hand wash
- Rinse with cold water as soon as possible
- Wash out the blood, use some fragrance-free soap if needed
- Remember: hot water ‘fixes’ blood, cold water does not; this same principle also applies to rinsing the period cup
- Add hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for a minute
- Rinse with cold water
- Wash with your usual load
Reusable vs. disposable pads
Reusable period pads will be a bit more bulky than single-use period pads because they consists of several absorbent layers of fabric. In our experience, although it may feel bulky at first, you quickly get used to it. The cotton fabric is comfortable against your skin and breathable. If your skin gets irritated from traditional disposable period pads then we recommend cotton period pads.
What is the least noticeable to wear?
The products which you feel the least will be a period cup, period underwear and our extra thin reusable pantyliner. Once you have gotten used to a period cup and found the right size for you, most people barely feel it. Period underwear is, of course, just underwear with extra layers, so it does not feel too different from wearing regular underwear. Finally, our reusable pantyliner is extra thin, a lot thinner than other reusable pantyliners we have tried in fact, so, once you get used to it, you barely notice it. Especially if you are a person who loves wearing 100% cotton underwear, we recommend this pantyliner, possibly in combination with the cup.
On light colours, blood will leave stains when washed in hot water. If you don’t care about staining then feel free to wash period pads with your regular load. If you are looking for a darker colour, we have the dark grey fleece pads. The period cup is also very easy to maintain: rinse it with cold water any time you take it out and after your period, boil it for 10 minutes. The cold water rinse will prevent staining.
For very heavy flow days we recommend:
- The Lunette cup model 2 (but if you are a starter, we recommend first trying the smaller model 1)
And in terms of period pads:
The largest, most absorbent reusable period pads are the Night Fleece pads. Fleece is a little more absorbent than cotton. However, be aware that the fleece pads tends to be warmer to wear than cotton pads due to the fleece material and due to the thick waterproof layer on the outside, rather than a more breathable waterproof layer inside the cotton pads.