If you are looking for either organic cloth pantyliners or organic nursing pads, our Pure and Simple line might be right for you.
Pure and Simple pantyliners are organic, soft, absorbent, and breathable.. If you are allergic to wool and have not been able to enjoy our regular style pantyliners, now is your chance.
Pure and Simple pantyliners are two layers of certified organic hemp fleece sandwiched together. The stitching is 100% undyed cotton. That's it - our most organic pantyliner to date.
We offer this pantyliner in two sizes.
The regular size is 9" long with a 3" width when snapped closed. Like our regular style liners, it is great for light days, in between days, or for use as a back-up to a menstrual cup.
The mini size is 8" long with a 2.5" width when snapped closed. it is great for all of the above-mentioned uses but is a preferred size for teens, petite women, and those who wear more minimalist type underwear.
Pure and Simple nursing pads are approximately 5" in diameter made with three layers of organic hemp fleece.
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.
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.
For storage of soiled pads while on the go, our customers found a Zip Lock to be perfect.