Staining On Reusable Menstrual Pads
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
You can minimise staining by rinsing your menstrual pads upon removal and washing within 48 hours of use, however some fabrics do stain more easily than others. Fleece topped pads are better for preventing stains than natural fabrics.
Blood is well know for staining. It is totally normal and does not mean your pads are not clean, you can continue to use your pads like normal and the staining does not affect their performance in any way.
If you really do not like the look of the stains then there are some gentle stain remover bars or gall soap that you can use to help lift the stain out. Some manufacturers suggest using a small amount of stain remover while soaking your pads however all companies advise against the use of bleach. If you would like to soak your pads the Mini Strucket is a very popular and easy to use soaking container. Before using any stain remover on your pads it is important to check what is recommended by the pad manufacturer to ensure you are following their washing guidelines so you don't damage your pads. Bloom & Nora for example do not recommend the use of any stain remover as it will cause fading of their products and damage the bamboo fibres.