Step By Step On How To Wash Cloth Pads(2023)

Steps On How To Wash Cloth Pads In 2023

Now that we know that in order to use cloth pads effectively, their cleanliness is very important. Pankti Pandey, a scientist and social media influencer, has shared some tips on how to wash cloth pads to promote a more sustainable and environment friendly menstruation:

Step 1

Immediately after taking off the pad, soak it in cold water for 30 minutes. Do this immediately after use as this will help prevent stains from setting. Also avoid using hot water as it can leave stains on the pad.

Step 2

Rinse the pad until the water runs clear after soaking. Pre-soaking the cloth pad can reduce the amount of water needed for rinsing and help save water.

Step 3

Use a natural and eco-friendly liquid soap made at home by using soap nuts(reetha) to wash the pads. Add 30 ml of this solution to a tumbler and soak the pad for 10 minutes before washing it thoroughly with water. This liquid cleanser effectively cleans the pads without leaving any residue or clogging the fabric, thus maintaining its absorption capacity. It also softens the fabric.

Soap made with reetha is best for washing reusable cloth pads!

Step 4

If using a washing machine to clean the pads then try using a natural detergent or soap, and avoid using fabric softeners, as they can reduce the absorbency of the pad.

Step 5

Always dry the pads well in the sun, as this is the most important step. This will help to disinfect them and remove any remaining stains.

You must clean cloth pads properly to prevent bacterial growth. 

With proper care and cleaning, cloth pads can last for several years, reducing waste and promoting environmental sustainability. Switching to reusable cloth pads is a small but impactful step towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle!

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