Homemade Sanitary Napkins

Homemade Sanitary Napkin

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  1. Definition, History and Types Of Sanitary Napkins (Pads)
  2. How to Choose Suitable Sanitary Napkins (Pads)?
  3. Homemade Sanitary Napkins (Pads)
  4. Sanitary Pads – A silent health threat

Make your own sanitary pad – Homemade Sanitary Napkins (Pads)

We may think that this is primitive, but cotton cloth pads are making a comeback in the USA, British and Canada. Commercially made reusable cotton pads are now sold in some countries such Singapore.

We can make nice reusable and safe menstrual pads by using soft all cotton flannel of worn-out nightgowns.

Following with the simple steps and materials for homemade sanitary napkins (pads);

one 8×5 inch flannel rectangle;
one 5×5 inch flannel square
one 5×5 inch all cotton terry cloth square. An old towel or washcloth works fine for this piece – but not too thick. This is the layer that will wick fluid away from your skin.
Create a cloth sand wich in this order, the 8×5 inchl flannel, topped in the centre with the 5×5 inch terry cloth square, and then the 5×5 inch flannel square.
Use a zig-zag stich to secure the layers of sand wick together and then zig-zag all around the edges of the pad to prevent fraying.
Just fold into comfortable pad to fit your panties.
For light day, you can create pads with just 2-3 flannel layers and no terry cloth. Also, home-made cloth pads have to be immediately changed once wet to prevent staining your clothes.

If you are not free to make your own sanitary pads, please select the high quality and sanitary pads without recycle materials (we need a lot of chemical to process the recycle materials), this can reduce the risk of vaginal infection caused by the huge amount of chemical in your sanitary napkins. Anion Sanitary Napkins – Sanitary Napkins without recycle materials.


Consumers Association Of Penang. July 2002. Utusan Konsumer. Page 5. Georgetown: Consumers Association Of Penang.
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Hillbilly Housewife. Homemade Sanitary Napkins.
Powerhouse Museum. Homemade Sanitary Napkins.