OK, so I confess, I use organic but disposable menstrual pads. Yup, I am adding to the garbage pile of the world. Now, in my defense, most of the time I use the Keeper Cup, day & night, no pads at all.
So today, I sucked it up and ordered the Glad Rag Cloth Pad Sampler Kit in organic, un-dyed cotton. I was going to order the deluxe kit but decided to slide into this change with a less expensive option. What IF I do not like these things? AND, because I mostly use my beloved Keeper, I did not figure I would need so many cloth pads.
Now, I am looking forward to:
- their arrival
- my next period
And, wondering why I did not just cave and purchase some years ago. I have had my keeper for 15 1/2 years. It's not like the sustainable mentality was not part of my life? Lazy perhaps? I was in the heat of pregnancy #1, knowing I would be washing cloth diapers for years. Perhaps I did not want one more thing to have to wash!
I will keep you posted:
- when they arrive... Yippee!
- what I think of them
- if I recommend them whole-heartedly
By the way, I went with Glad Rags over the Luna Pads because the Luna Pads have a PUL lining. I thought this was yucky and preferred the breathable option of 100% pure, organic cotton that was not dyed. I know, dyed would be colorful and more fun. But, hey, who is going to be looking in my underwear at my cloth pads?
I also looked up this PUL stuff*. It can be eco-friendly and if so, is breathable. I contacted Luna Pads to ask them about this. I will let you know this info as well. Perhaps I will end up with Luna's starter kit as well (organic, un-dyed cotton please).
Update: PUL info sent to me by Luna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyurethane_laminate
Happy Moon Mysteries! Paula
*The PUL information is from a diaper website. I do not know that Luna uses this same "eco-friendly" version of PUL. But, with the sustainable philosophy of re-usable menstrual pads... I would assume that eco-friendly PUL would be part of their plan!