LunaPads – Reusable Menstrual Cloth Pads

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Lunapads have two parts: a pad base with wings that fastens around the underwear and a removable insert made from absorbent fleece. The Pad Base is designed to be leak-resistant. Lunapads recommends that users keep the Pad Base in place all day and then change out the insert as needed. In fact, this is given as one of the main factors that makes Lunapads different from other cloth pad brands. With most other brands, you have to change out both the base and the inserts.

Changing all of that would require you to carry more with you, to do more laundry and to potentially have to purchase more items. With Lunapads, you just wear the one base all day and adjust the absorption levels with the removable inserts.

Lunapads are available in mini, maxi, long, overnight and postpartum sizes. In addition to the Pad Style Lunapads, they also produce pantyliners that can be worn for daily use or as a backup for tampons or menstrual cups. They’re available in styles including Thong, Teeny, Mini and Long. Keep in mind that the panty liners do not have a leak-resistant core like their Pad Style products.

 

Special Features

  • The Pad Base is designed to be leak-resistant.
  • Lunapads have two parts: a pad base with wings and a removable insert made from absorbent fleece (you just wear the one base all day and adjust the absorption levels with the removable inserts)

 

Benefits & Positive Feedbacks:

These are AWESOME. Every woman should know about them and use them. I would NEVER go back to disposables after using these! So much better for your body, and the environment, AND your pocketbook. They work great and wash out nicely too. BRAVO!!!!!!! Will definitely be telling my friends and sisters about them!”

Most customers had good things to say. The most complaints we’ve seen is from customers who didn’t receive the pads in the color of their choice, which Lunapads has stated was an issue with Amazon fulfillment. Other customers reported that they used to always get rashes when they used disposables, especially the ones with fragrances. Now they feel drier and cleaner, and there’s no unpleasant scratching from plastic against the skin.

Saving money in the long run is another frequently cited plus.

 

 

Downsides & Negative Feedbacks:

Not ideal to wear during exercise because they may shift around. One customer, in particular, mentioned having a problem during yoga class.

 

 

 

About the Company

Lunapads operates out of Vancouver, Canada, and is a woman-owned, socially driven business founded by a fashion designer on a mission to address the health concerns she had about disposable pads. Since 1993, this company has provided reusable menstrual pads to thousands of women around the globe. They also bring us the DivaCup menstrual cup and a line of panties called Lunapanties. According to Lunapads, thanks to their reusable products, more than 2 million disposable menstrual products are kept out of landfills, every month. They actively donate washable pads to lower income women, provide mentorship to female entrepreneurs, and are members of the Green America Business Network.

 

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    Sandi November 12, 2017 at 4:31 pm
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    100

    I have health issues, so finding organic cotton was top priority for me. I’m post-menopausal and needed something to absorb leaking urine &/or sweat during the night, which would soak my panties. I love these pads! I use the mini. They stay in place, they are soft, absorbent, there’s no smell! It gave me back confidence to be around people! I love the fabrics. They are easy to wash. I read some of the other reviews. I was surprised! I’ve washed mine over and over and they are as good as new. I’ve had them for over a year. I use Norwex laundry detergent (no fillers, no chemicals, no residue to leave behind on the soft organic material) AND I don’t dry them in the dryer… I just hand them on a wooden clothes rack with most of the rest of my laundry. Clothes last so much longer if you just take care of them. Enjoy!

    + PROS: Very comfortable Good quality AND organic Very absorbent No odor Stays in place Not too bulky
    - CONS: Expensive
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    Jo August 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm
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    100

    I am a big fan of Lunapads. I tried a few different types of pads and especially like the design and comfort of these ones. I like how you can keep the same pad, but change out the liner throughout the day.

    + PROS: Comfortable, stays in place, not too bulky.
    - CONS: None.
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    JD July 20, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    10

    Customer Service is absolutely horrid.

    + PROS: They look nice online.
    - CONS: God awful customer service. They will take your money and run. Buyer beware. I'd love to elaborate but my blood is boiling already thinking back to my experience with them. I think the bad reviews on here already will give you an idea of what you'd be dealing with if you bought something from them.
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    MP July 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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    40

    They worked as advertised, but the fleece material shed little fabric particles that stuck all over skins already damp from period flow (even after multiple washes), so I will be looking for another brand.

    + PROS: No leaks, lots of panty options or solo pads, changeable inserts
    - CONS: Not as breathable due to waterproof liner, sheds fabrics particles
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    Amanda May 3, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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    100

    I started using Luna Pads a little over a year ago. I was using disposable with constant allergic reactions. I tried about every brand disposable trying to avoid using reusable. The thought of reusable was not appealing to me at all. However, I eventually decided I had no choice. I researched many brands of reusable pads. The first month using Luna Pads and I was hooked. I would not go back to disposable even if could. I love Luna Pads. They are so much more absorbent than disposable pads. I always leaked at least once a month with disposable especially at nights. Since using Luna Pads over a year now and I have never leaked. They are so soft and comfortable. I highly recommend Luna Pads.

    + PROS: Very absorbent Comfortable Good quality
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    CeeCee April 18, 2017 at 5:39 pm
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    100

    Lunapads are a very well-made, reliable product. They do what they say they will do, and they last for years. Anytime I’ve needed assistance with my purchase, I have never had anything but the most excellent customer service from their representatives: quick, thorough responses and clear explanations. More than anything, I value the fact that they have been around for so long and have stuck to their feminist principles the entire time – that’s more than you can say for some other reusable companies!

    + PROS: High quality, long-lasting, do what they say they will do. Great customer support. A company who's ethos I feel good supporting.
    - CONS: Expensive.
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      Tj May 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Feminist principles?? Well, that’s one company that won’t be getting my $$
      Then again, what reusable menstrual company ISN’T feminist.

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    Ang February 19, 2017 at 6:25 am
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    20

    No.

    + PROS: None
    - CONS: Horrible customer service, If you want someone to insult you and talk down to you I suggest dealing with this company. If not run....and go to a brand like THINX. Products come with no tags, no wrappers, nothing. You could be getting pair of underwear someone else wore and returned. EWWWWW.... Cheap products, Sizing not correct, product are huge, they make you pay to return their products. This company doesn't stand by their products and makes you feel guilty for not liking their products. i really don't recommend them to anyone, including my worst enemy.
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    Amelia July 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm
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    90

    These are my favorite pads on the market. I love them for so many reasons! No. 1 the insert model makes them super comfortable and easy to use outside of home. I can only change the insert, and then wash or store the used ones, instead of the whole pad. No.2 They are super cute!!! No. 3 They come also in organic cotton, which means a lot to me. No.4 they are not bulky, and I can wear them with my favorite jeans and pants during my period. And I just simply love all the different sizes, designs, products, etc… I honestly don’t think I could switch anymore, I really love the insert option!

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    Allison Macbeth July 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm
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    90

    Lunapanties are my favourite! They are so soft and comfortable and make having your period easy! I definitely think everyone should give these a try 🙂

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    Melissa Medaglia July 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    90

    Lunapads are amazing! They are soft and will last you for ever, totally worth the investment. I have been recommending this company for 15 year and everyone loves them! I also love that they are a Canadian company!

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    Becky November 23, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    My favorite out of all the cloth pads I have tried (I have tried a ton). Extremely absorbant, super soft and they stay in place.

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