Reusable Cloth Tampons (pack of 8) Organic Cotton - Mini
ImseVimse Organic Cotton Reusable Tampons (Pack of 8) Mini
ImseVimse cloth tampons are made of 100% organic cotton, a natural material that absorbs well and is kind and gentle to your body.
This pack of 8 mini tampons comes in your choice of natural cotton or a colourful print and are perfect for light menstrual flows.
Why choose reusable tampons?
Many people feel that their vaginal health is much improved when changing their sanitary protection from disposable ones to reusable pads and tampons.
By not using disposables you will no longer be a part of the plastic industry and all the damage that it will make during production and after disposal. Zero waste your period!
During the menstruating years, an average menstruating person will use between 12,000-16,000 disposable sanitary products. By changing to reusable options the money saved in the end is quite a lot!
How do I get a cloth tampon ready for use?
This is how you use a reusable tampon:
- Wash your tampons before first use. You can wash them in the washing machine or put them in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Let dry.
- Wash your hands. Always have clean hands when handling your tampons. Start by rolling the tampon, start from the side without the string attached to. Roll it quite tight and secure the rolled up tampon with the string by wrapping it one round around the tampon.
- If you prefer you can secure the string by making a simple knot to keep the roll tight.
- Check that the string is secured by pulling it. Relax and insert the tampon as far as possible up and back into the vagina. The cord should be hanging outside of the vagina. You will need it when removing the tampon.
- When it’s time to change the tampon, pull the string to get the tampon out. If you find it hard to remove, it might be because the tampon is too big for your menstrual flow and hasn’t absorbed enough fluids. Try a smaller size next time.
If you can’t find the string, squat down and thrust in the same manner as you would if you were number two. Insert two fingers and grab the tampon and pull it out. If you are unable to remove the tampon by yourself, please contact a gynaecologist.
- Use cold water to get rid of blood stains (hot water will set the stains)
- The tampons can be washed together with your regular laundry. Soaking the tampons prior to washing is not something that needs to be done, but more of a personal choice. Just rinsing them and putting them in the machine works just as well.
- We recommend using a laundry bag for the tampons to avoid any tampons being tangled up and stuck in the machine.
- Wash the tampons in the machine with a temperature of 40-95°C using your regular washing detergent.
- After washing the tampons, boil them in water for a few minutes to get rid of any washing powder residues (do not use any bleach or softener - it will decrease the absorption capacity and is not good for your vaginal health).
- Let the tampons hang dry to take care of them and make them last longer.
- You can also tumble dry them if preferred.
- If you want to make sure that the tampon is clean, you can put the tampon in boiling water for a couple of minutes.
How often do I need to change my tampon?
This will depend on the size of the tampon and on how heavy or light your menstrual flow is.
- If you are using a size too large for you flow, it might feel a little bit dry when taking the tampon out. Change to a smaller size if so.
- A tampon is recommended to be changed every 4-6 hours.
- The menstrual flow normally varies during your cycle. Use the larger sizes for the heavy days, and the smaller sizes towards the end of the menstrual cycle when the flow is usually a bit lighter.
- Don’t forget to remove the old tampon before inserting a new.
Please note: 100% cotton, washable, reusable tampons can still cause TSS (toxic shock syndrome) just as store bought disposable tampons can. Please remember to change them often!
What do I do after use?
A used tampon can be handled in different ways. Here are a few examples of how it can be done. Find a routine that works for you!
- You can rinse the tampon in cold water straight after use and let them dry before washing or put them in the washing machine straight away.
- Or keep them in a wet bag until laundry day.
- Or perhaps let them soak in cold water with a little bit of salt in it a couple of days before washing them. Just be sure to rinse the tampons before soaking
How do I know if I have inserted the tampon correctly?
A tampon that is inserted correctly should not cause any discomfort. If you can’t feel the tampon and it’s not leaking, it is correctly inserted.
Can I sleep with reusable tampons?
You can sleep with the tampon, although you should not leave it in for longer than 4-6 hours. Therefore, it is not recommended to use it overnight since most people sleep for more than 6 hours a night.
Can I go swimming with a reusable tampon?
Yes, you can! We recommend changing your tampon before and after your swim.
Changing the tampon when not at home
Changing and handling reusable tampons when you’re not at home can seem a little bit awkward and messy to some. The best solution to this problem is our mini wet bags!
A mini wet bag is a small and discreet little bag, lined on the inside with laminated polyester to make them leak proof. Keep your used menstrual products in them until you get home and can take of them properly. Simple as that!
What is the reusable tampon made of?
The tampon is made of 2 layers of organic cotton.
Where are the tampons made?
The tampons are made in Turkey.