How does reusable cloth tampons work?
Are they safe to use?
How often do I need to change my tampon?
How do I wash them?
Isn’t it gross?
Why should I choose reusable tampons over disposable ones?
Reusable tampons are quite a new product on the market and a product that comes with quite a few questions. We have put together the most commonly asked questions and answers regarding reusable cloth tampons.
WHY ECO TAMPONS?
By changing to reusable tampons you will say no to all plastics, chemicals and perfumes that disposable products often contain.
Many people that experiencing problems like yeast infections feel that their vaginal health is much improved when changing their sanitary protection from disposable ones to reusable pads and tampons.
Our cloth tampons are made of 100% organic cotton, a natural material that absorbs well and is kind and gentle to your body.
During the menstruating years, an average menstruating person will use between 12,000-16,000 disposable sanitary products.
After just one single use, the product and its wrapper will be disposed and unfortunately, many of them end up in nature somehow.
We have all seen the shocking images from our oceans around the world, over flooding with plastic waste.
As stated previously, an average of 12,000-16,000 pads and tampons are used by one single person during a lifetime.
Translate this into money and the amount used for sanitary protection is quite staggering!
By changing to reusable options the money saved in the end is quite a lot!
Money that can most likely be used for other, better and more enjoyable things. Stop throwing your money on disposable products!
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY TAMPON?
This will depend on the size of the tampon and on how heavy or light your menstrual flow is.
If you are using a size too large for you flow, it might feel a little bit dry when taking the tampon out. Change to a smaller size if so.
A tampon is recommended to be changed every 4-6 hours.
The menstrual flow normally varies during your cycle.
Use the larger sizes for the heavy days, and the smaller sizes towards the end of the menstrual cycle when the flow is usually a bit lighter.
HOW LONG IS THE LIFE SPAN OF THE REUSABLE TAMPON?
We have a 10-year warranty on our Eco tampons and pads. How long they will last before losing its function depends on the handling and washing of the products. Make sure to read and follow the washing instructions.
WHAT DO I DO AFTER USE?
A used tampon can be handled in different ways. Here are a few examples of how it can be done. Find a routine that works for you!
- You can rinse the tampon in cold water straight after use and let them dry before washing or put them in the washing machine straight away.
- Or keep them in a wet bag until laundry day.
- Or perhaps let them soak in cold water with a little bit of salt in it a couple of days before washing them.
HOW DO I WASH THEM?
To get rid of any staining you can use our citrus soap, an effective and natural stain remover, before washing them.
Use cold water to get rid of blood stains. Hot water will not work on blood stains.
The tampons can be washed together with your regular laundry.
Soaking the tampons prior to washing is not something that needs to be done, but more of a personal choice.
Just rinsing them and putting them in the machine works just as well. We recommend using a laundry bag for the tampons to avoid any tampons being tangled up and stuck in the machine.
Wash the tampons in the machine with a temperature of 40-95°C using your regular washing detergent.
Don’t use any fabric softener! It will decrease the absorption capacity and is not healthy for your vaginal health.
Try using a little bit of vinegar instead of fabric softener.
After laundry: Let the tampons hang dry to take care of them and make them last longer.
You can also tumble dry them if preferred.
If you want to make sure that the tampon is clean, you can put the tampon in boiling water for a couple of minutes.
I'M A LITTLE HESITANT, ISN'T GROSS WITH REUSABLE TAMPONS?
Does the thought of handling your own period/blood make you feel uneasy?
It is quite normal.
For many years we have been taught to hide away our periods and most of us are not used to even seeing our own menstrual blood, let alone handle it.
Fortunately, after just a couple of times, you will quickly get used to it and before long, won’t even think about it.
Periods are normal and healthy and there is nothing to be ashamed of and most people transitioning to reusable pads and tampons will start seeing their menstrual cycles as a much more natural way than before.
Get to know your period!
WHAT IS THE REUSABLE TAMPON MADE OF?
The tampon is made of 2 layers of organic cotton.
WHERE ARE THE CLOTH TAMPONS MADE?
The reusable tampons are made in Turkey.