• the top layer: 95% cotton, 5% elastane
• the intermediate layer: 77% viscose (bamboo), 23% polyester
• the lower layer: 70% cotton, 30% polyester, polyurethane coating (material is manufactured in Germany and is certified EKOTEX 100 Class 1, the water-tightness according to DIN 208011: 3000 mm, permeability water vapor DIN 53122 / air conditioning B: approx. 500 g/m2d, PVC-free and formaldehyde)
– to prevent staining of the pads soak them in cold water first before washing them in hot water. Then rinse the pads completely to remove most of the blood out of them before actually washing them with soap or detergent.
– you can either wash them by hand or in a washing mashing (washing temperature up to 95 ° C)
– they can be dried in the tumble dryer
– the pads are also suitable for post-natal bleeding and milder incontinence.
– origin: EU
What are the advantages of washable sanitary pads in comparison to disposable ones?
Reusable menstrual products will change your view on menstruation, as they are a friendly alternative to your body, your wallet and our planet.
Wash the sanitary pads before first use.
After use, choose between one of the following methods of washing:
The simplest method: wash the sanitary pads in the washing machine, without prior soaking and rubbing of stains.
“Dry” method: rinse the sanitary pads with cold water and place them in a dry place (in a waterproof or cotton bag, dry bucket, etc.) or dry them on the clothesline before washing.
“Wet” method (soaking): after use, place the sanitary pad into a bucket of cold water. Change water daily so it does not start to stink. Wash all the pads together in a washing machine at 95 ° C.
Can fabric softener or bleach be used?
The use of fabric softener is not recommended, as it drastically reduces the absorption and effectiveness of Lali sanitary pads, while being harmful to the environment. As an alternative you can use:
– approximately 1 dl of alcoholic vinegar
– the simplest and most natural way to “whiten” the sanitary pads is to dry them in the sun
– salt works as well. It contains sodium percarbonate, which dissolves into sodium and hydrogen peroxide, removing the active oxygen that whitens and destroys the microbes
– chlorine-based bleaching agents (e.g. Varikina), however, it is much more aggressive, health and environment harmful and can damage the fabric.
Do the sanitary pads need ironing?
The sanitary pads do not need ironing. In case of fungus and inflammation problems, it is recommended to iron the sanitary pads at a high temperature.
How many Lalipads do I need?
Since our bodies are different, some women need 6 pads per cycle, some 20 and more, while most are somewhere in between. The easiest way to decide on the number of Lalipads needed is to determine how many disposable pads you used per cycle. Washing pads are changed approximately as often as the disposable ones (2 to 6 hours or how many necessary).
Are Lalipads impermeable?
All Lalipads with wings contain a waterproof polyurethane coating that breathes but is impermeable. However, for a truly “dry experience” during the menstrual period, estimate what size of the pad is best suited to your menstrual flow, when to change the pad and when to use an additional pad.
Can washable pads be used for mild urine incontinence?
Yes. They can be used for a mild urine leak that occurs when walking down the stairs, sneezing, coughing, running, laughing, etc. Lalipads are made of skin-friendly materials. They contain an impermeable layer that breathes, which is especially important for those who use them every day. It is recommended that you select pads made from bamboo or hemp, which are very absorbent materials with antifungal and antibacterial properties (to prevent the development of unpleasant odours).
Can I still use washable pads, even if I have very strong menstruations?
Yes. Lalipads are very absorbent. We suggest you use larger pads (pad L or XL) for additional absorbtion.
When is the use of small (S) pads reasonable?
– during weak menstruation or during the last days of menstruation;
– for the sense of safety in combination with a menstrual cup;
– as an alternative to “daily” pads – during ovulation when a more severe discharge of the cervical mucus occurs;
– to protect underwear after sexual intercourse;
– to protect the laundry when you take medications that must be inserted into the vagina (e.g. antidepressant pills).
When placing the pad on the underwear, wrinkling occurs. Is there a solution?
First, check that you have selected the appropriate underpants to go with the pad; the most suitable are those that have a narrow part where the pad is placed; less suitable are therefore those with a wider piece of fabric in this area.
Do washable pads smell?
With frequent changes, they will not emit any smell. The fabric of the pads is breathable and allows evaporation of moisture, making the development of bacteria and the formation of unpleasant odours less possible.
If you notice the presence of a (strong) unpleasant odour, the reason may lie in vaginal fungal infections, which are very common, especially in women using disposable pads and tampons (not sterile). They are made from artificial materials that, during the menstrual period, cause damp and sweaty environment, ideal for the occurrence of bacteria and unpleasant odours.
Can I use them when I am not at home?
The use of washable pads at school, at work, on a trip, etc. is not at all as complicated as one might think and (other than washing) is quite similar to your routine with disposable pads. All you need is a waterproof bag or a toilet pouch, where you can store a sufficient amount of pads for the period when you are away from home. Afterwards, wash them at home as usual.
Suggestion: if you are away from home for a longer period of time (for example, on holidays), you can take with you a small amount of pads and then wash, dry and reuse them as you go along. This additionally reduces the amount of luggage.