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All about cloth sanitary napkins

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Cloth sanitary napkins can be used not only during menstruation,but also for vaginal discharge, protection from cold temperatures, and so on.

Cloth sanitary napkins are made from fabric,
and are not single-use—you wash them and reuse them.


Many women are bothered by some aspect of their menstrual periods.
And there is often a kind of negative image associated with menstruation…but hold on just a minute!
If you are able to see the blood that flows from your body not as something unclean,
but as a monthly dialogue with yourself as a woman,
it can even become a mystical experience, and an opportunity to enjoy and value yourself!

So, why not give cloth sanitary napkins a try?

hey are made from soft fabric, such as cotton flannel and Imabari towel;
their gentle embrace will warm your body and soul.

What will happen when I use them?
How do you take care of them?
Read on for answers to your questions and concerns!

I’ll give them a try! But…what will happen if I do?

1. A warmth that embraces your womb

子宮を包み込むあたたかさ

Cloth sanitary napkins are comfortable and gentle on your skin,
with the soft fabric providing a sense of security.
In addition, they raise body temperature,
and boost your immune system. Rashes, itching,
and pain also decrease.


2.Less odor

においが少なくなる

Unpleasant,”bloody”odors are caused by a chemical reaction between blood and the absorbent gel used in disposable sanitary napkins.
Cloth sanitary napkins are surprisingly free of those typical annoying odors!


3.Menstrual periods become regular

生理の周期が安定する

A number of women report that their menstrual periods became more regular after they began using cloth sanitary napkins.
Once your periods stabilize,
you will notice that menstrual periods match the cycle of the moon.
It’s amazing!


4.A garbage-free, environment-friendly lifestyle

ゴミ0のエコ生活

Paper sanitary napkins are thrown away after use,
and dioxins are said to be released when they are incinerated.
Do you have any idea how many disposable napkins a woman typically uses in her life?
The number is something like 13,000!

Cloth sanitary napkins are washed and reused;
they do not end up in the trash, making them very earth-friendly.


5.Taking the time to listen to your body

ゆっくり身体の声を聞いてみよう こんな変化があるよ。

Many women say that they cherish the time spent washing cloth sanitary napkins,
as it is a chance to see themselves as the women they are.
Over time, as you use cloth sanitary napkins,
you become more aware of your own body.
Getting to know your body leads you to love and cherish yourself.
It would be wonderful for you to become able to see menstruation not as something unclean,
but as a dialogue with yourself as a woman!


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What should I do after using cloth sanitary napkins?

Cloth sanitary napkins use natural plant and tree dyes, and are very easy to wash; protein-based substances like blood and vaginal discharge, etc., come right off.

Taking care of napkins: –At home–

洗い方

1 After use, soak in a washbasin or bucket of cold water.
2 Hand-wash when you take a bath,etc.,
and rinse with clean water.
(You can also use your washing machine’s rinse and spin cycle!)



Taking care of napkins: –When out and about–

洗い方

1 After use, place in a sealed plastic bag, etc., and take home.
2 Upon returning home, soak in a washbasin or bucket of cold water.
3 Hand-wash when you take a bath, etc.,
and rinse with clean water.
(You can also use your washing machine’s rinse and spin cycle!)

Taking care of napkins: –Useful items–

洗太郎

♪ Small bucket (with lid)
♪ Resealable plastic bags
♪ Custom detergent: 『Reborn-chan’s Place Detergent Wash-Taro』


–Caution! Beware of the following.–

■ 乾Please avoid using a clothes dryer to dry napkins.
Hang them outside in the sun.
■ Do not share napkins with other people.
■ 『Reborn-chan’s Place Detergent Wash-Taro』 is an alkaline detergent made from coconuts,and will cause running in fabric dyed with saffron and sappanwood. You should avoid using this detergent with these types of napkins.

※Note: You can use the water used to soak napkins to water house plants, etc.—the plants will love it.



Before first use

When first using cloth sanitary napkins,
it is not necessary to be dogmatic about it and think that you have to use them 100% of the time.

Try enjoying the experience of menstruation while using cloth sanitary napkins,
as you focus on your own body, engage in dialogue with yourself,
and explore what is right for you.

Choose cute cloth sanitary napkins as you might choose cute clothes!

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