The Öko-Long is a washable menstrual pad. It offers an ideal protection for high flow during menstruation, or for small light urine losses. Its length offers a good protection for the night.
The fabric in contact with the skin is made of organic cotton specially knitted to absorb the liquid quickly. It is available in natural (ideal if you are sensitive) or dyed (perfect to hide stains). The center is made of absorbent and naturally antibacterial hemp.
Like conventional pads, a pair of wings with very thin snaps secure the pad to the panty and the design prevents it from slipping back.
The inspiration behind the designs
The Chasse-Galerie is a legend that has stood the test of time! Since we love to tell traditional tales by reversing the sexes, we drew women in the flying canoe. These isolated lumberjack women in the forest have sealed a pact with the devil in order to spend New Year's Eve with their loved ones. A trip in a flying canoe to their village!
Inspired by the never-ending chase between the sun and the moon. Dotted with shooting stars and traveling birds in vibrant Japanese anime style and colors.
Inspired by the tumultuous waters of life and the hope of having good fortune as fellow travelers. Lucky pattern: Luck, Success, Prosperity, Longevity, Courage, Ambition and Perseverance.
Inspired by the apple trees in bloom at the Montreal Botanical Garden. Symbolizing the arrival of spring with its promise of renewal and intoxicating fragrances.
You don't need a ritual in the middle of a full moon to take care of our reusable towels and pantiliners. It's much easier than you think. There are several techniques, and you don't even have to scrub!
Here is our care guide describing the steps and techniques for caring for your eco-friendly washable towels. These methods and techniques have been tested and approved by the great team at Öko Creations. Our goal: to make this task easier for you!
You should know that a wide range of towel models with different colors, shapes and materials exists on the market! This guide is 100% compatible with Öko-Pads. You have a towel of another brand? No problem! Just check the information of the manufacturer of your pad first, as they are still the experts on their product.
The 3 Steps to Care for Washable Pads
There are so many ways to care for pads that you can get lost! Don't panic, it basically boils down to 3 simple steps:
We have better things to do than wash our soiled towels, one by one, after each use, don't we? Here are our techniques for storing them until the big wash day.
(A) The Soaking Technique
This is a popular technique to avoid stains and is recommended for the maintenance of Öko-Pads.
(B) The Lazy Technique
No time to fool around? Stains are not a problem?
Put the soiled pads in a dry place. Example: a breathable container or bag.
(C) The Rinse Technique
No room for a bucket in the bathroom (or 5 because there are many menstruating women at home)? this technique is for you.
Use a carrying pouch: put your soiled intimate protection in it.
When you get home, proceed with your chosen technique; soak them, rinse them or set them aside until you wash them.
Why do a treatment?
Recommended products for this treatment:
In addition to their stain-removing properties, these products also offer a bleaching, degreasing and disinfecting action.
Specially designed for the treatment of intimate protection products! Practical pre-dosed capsules.
Available with or without fragrance for your olfactory pleasure!
(B) Sodium Percarbonate - Granular
Ecological alternative to bleach. Comes in granular form. Measure and use!
Choice of two approved methods:
(A) Pre-Wash Treatment
IMPORTANT - Do not reseal the container.
(B) Washing Machine Treatment*.
* This treatment is done at the same time as step 3 on laundry day.
Because of the many different types of washable towels available on the market, it is always suggested to follow the manufacturer's recommendations, i.e. type of cycle (delicate, normal, etc.), water temperature (cold, warm, hot) or any other guidelines.
As for Öko-pads; they can be incorporated into a regular load of clothes, towel, etc. at cold or warm temperature. Preferably the laundry loads that will offer friction between the items and thus help for the cleaning. In other words, a small load containing only menstrual pads will not be more effective.
Well-rinsed or pre-soaked and wrung out towels (with as much blood as possible removed) should not stain your white clothes.
Tumble dry or tumble dry!
Again, follow the manufacturer's recommendations as to whether they can be tumble dried or hung up. There are also drying tapes available to dry towels in a beautiful garland to save space.
For Öko-pads, they can be machine dried (medium or low temperature) or hung up. We also offer a drying tape (also available with our duo pouch) that is compatible with our Öko-Pads.
The sun at our service
Did you know that the sun is a good stain and bleach remover? Take advantage of sunny days to show off your washable towels on the clothesline!
*Some cities and municipalities offer a subsidy for the purchase of reusable menstrual products!
Back to disposable sanitary napkins? Never again!
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