Organic cloth pantyliners with a wool core.
Heavenly Cloth Pantyliners work wonderfully for everyday use, very mild incontinence, and also for spotting.
They.consist of a top layer of hemp fleece, an inner layer of wool and a decorative backing fabric.. Wool is both absorbent and acts as a barrier of protection as it wicks moisture into itself. It boosts the absorbency of our pantyliners enough that they are perfect for light flow days and also for teens first starting to menstruate. Our wool has been felted and is no hassle in your regular wash. Wash them like your regular pads. These are very slim and would be a great back up to a menstrual cup. They will stay put with form-fitting underwear and you will hardly notice you are wearing them.
Our wrap pantyliners are approximately 9 inches long with two snap settings giving approximate width as 2.75" and 3.25".
NOTE: We have discontinued our mini wrap pantyliners. If you are looking for a smaller liner, see our Pure and Simple liners.
Care and Washing
You will have to change the entire pad when soiled.
All materials are pre-washed before sewing to ensure that most shrinking is done.
You may wash and dry your pads in your washer and dryer on any setting.
Before use, your pads will need to be conditioned through multiple wash and dry cycles. Due to its strength, hemp fabrics need more conditioning than plain cottons, flannels, and most other fabrics used for cloth pads today. Don't be tempted to "baby" your new pads. Hemp requires a vigorous break-in. We recommend you wash and dry at least five times on hot settings with vigorous agitation before you begin trying them out. Throwing them in with the white load will help break the fabric in much faster than washing them alone. Hand washing will NOT condition your pads so we do not recommend this when your pads are "new." Hand washing after your pad has reached maximum absorbency is fine. Line drying, however, will render a very stiff pad so drying in a dryer is still recommended. You can test your pads for absorbency by pouring a small amount of liquid on the top of the pad. If the liquid soaks in immediately, the pad is ready for use. If the liquid sits on top of the pad for a few seconds, the pad needs more conditioning. Hemp tends to reach it's peak around the 10th washing so keep this in mind when making a final determination if the pad is working for your needs.
Cloth pads work best with well-fitting underwear. Simply wrap around your underwear, snap, and you are set. (You will hardly notice the snaps when you are wearing the pad).
Our customers generally put their soiled pads into a container separate from their usual laundry. When they were ready to wash, they ran the pads through a rinse cycle first, then washed like their white loads. Do not use fabric softener nor dryer sheets as they will coat your pads and interfere with absorbency. As far as laundry soaps go, we've tried eco-friendly soaps, handmade borax type soaps, and many name brand soaps and found none adversely affected the pads. So our soap recommendation is going to be whatever your personal choice is. The only thing we do not recommend is bleach. If staining is an issue, sunning the pads works wonders. Over the years, we've had zero complaints about "stinky hemp" and we believe this is doe to the more open construction of these pads allowing them to be fully agitated and cleaned well.
How Many Do You Need?
This depends on your personal cycle and how often you want to wash. Figure out an average number of pads you use per day and the how many days you want to go before washing. So if you use six pads a day and want to wash every three days, you would need 18 pads. Also the more pads you have in rotation, the longer they will last.