Reusable vs Disposable Sanitary Pads


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Reusable cloth pads are becoming a revolution as you put them in your underwear like disposable pads and simply carry them out with your day. Many women today consider it a suitable choice, but deciding whether to use reusable or disposable sanitary pads remains a challenge for many. This article will explain why reusable sanitary pads are a better option than disposable ones.

Why Are Disposable Pads Harmful?

Disposable pads are available in the market as an alternative to cloth, which has been used for a long time. The world witnessed the rise of disposable pads beginning in 1888 in America. Though disposable appeared to be simple to use and discard, it was loaded with health problems. Disposable pads were created to make things easier for women during the menstrual cycle. However, it poses a significant risk to their health. The disposables are bleached with chlorine to achieve their bright white color.

Chlorine generates a byproduct known as dioxin. It poses a significant risk to female users because the vagina and the skin surrounding it are highly permeable. Plastic, pesticide, and herbicide residue are also found in disposables. Plastics obstruct vaginal airflow and can cause irritating rashes. All of the disadvantages of disposable pads contributed to the rise of reusable menstrual products, particularly reusable cotton sanitary pads.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Use Reusable Sanitary Pads

Though cloth was traditionally used to prevent blood flow, the reusable pad is a hybrid of simple cloth and disposable pads. They have the comfort of cotton cloth and the grip of disposable pads. There are numerous reasons why one should use reusable menstrual products, particularly reusable cloth sanitary pads.

1) Reusable Cloth Pads Can Help you Make Big Savings

Reusable period pads can be a great money saver in the long run after a one-time cost, believe us! It is estimated that the average person spends Rs.200 per month, and if that same amount is calculated over a lifetime...that's a lot of money. One of the best features of SuperBottoms Flow Lock Cloth Pads is that they can last up to 120 washes or 2 years, saving you money in the long run.

2) Cloth Pads are Environmentally Friendly

Did you know that the average person uses 12,000 sanitary products in their lifetime? And one pack of disposable pads contains the same amount of plastic as four plastic carrier bags? That's a lot of single-use plastic going to landfills every day, especially as the plastic can take up to 500 years to degrade.

It's not just our landfills, unfortunately. Our oceans and marine life are also being impacted. Surprisingly, disposable hygiene products are the most commonly found item on Indian beaches. It brings home how polluting disposable pads are, doesn't it? Switching to reusable cloth period pads is a great way to help the environment because they can be washed up to 120 times.

3) Provides Top Notch Comfort Level than Disposable Ones

Plastic and other synthetic fibers used in disposable sanitary pads and tampons may be harmful to your health. While cloth pads on the other hand are a comfortable alternative since they are made of soft, porous fabric, reusable period pads are less irritating and help you relax during that time of the month.

Flow Lock Cloth Pads are designed for comfort and performance, giving you peace of mind and the confidence to get on with your day. These are even more comfortable and soft when paired up with SuperBottoms MaxAbsorb Period Underwear which is thoughtfully designed to be the most innovative and most absorbent, ensuring 8-10 hours of dry comfort with no leaks.

The fabric is 60% Premium Plant-Based (Bamboo), 35% Cotton, and 5% Lycra. For maximum comfort, it's stretchy, soft, breathable, and rash-free.

4) Reduction in Menstrual Cramps

Cloth menstrual pads, like all menstrual pads, do not cause the toxic shock syndrome that tampons do. Many women reported that using cloth pads significantly reduced menstrual pain. It is a convincingly healthy alternative that has never failed to produce a natural, healthy result.

5) Cotton Pads Empower Women

The first step toward empowerment is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Empowerment also comes from within. Unlike disposable sanitary pads, reusable sanitary pads are a healthier option. They are more connected to the earth and can thus help to motivate girls and women from various backgrounds to use it.


Reusable Cloth pads are an environmentally friendly method of period care. Instead of throwing them away after use, you wash them and reuse them. The best reusable pads combine breathable materials with highly absorbent inner linings, allowing you to go about your day worry-free.


1. Synthetic Fibers: Disposable sanitary pads and tampons are made from plastic and other synthetic fibers that may be harmful to your health.
2. Much Safer: Cloth menstrual pads, like all menstrual pads, do not cause the toxic shock syndrome that tampons do.
3. Empowers Women: Cloth Pads are more earth-friendly and can thus encourage girls and women from diverse backgrounds to use them.


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