Wash them before use!
Before first use, wash your new pad with warm soapy water.
Cotton flannel gets softer and more absorbent after being washed.
Reusable Cotton Cloth Pads Care Instructions
Rinse your used cloth pad to blood drains out. (Do your best!)
Soak in cold water with the soiled side facing down. *Washing soda can help better to remove blood.
Remove blood completely before washing your pad with soap or detergent.
You can either hand-wash or machine-wash your rinsed-out cloth pad with warm soapy water. *Wash your pad within 24 hours. (Don't forget to wash your pad!)
Reshape and line dry or tumble dry. *Iron as you wish.
When you use a disposable menstrual pad, just remember your disposable menstrual pad will be somewhere on earth for more than 500 years.
Sanitary Napkin Waste
Tampons, pads, and panty liners, their packaging, and wrapping generate more than 200,000 metric tons of waste annually. What's more, plastic and non-compostable materials in period products can take 500 to 800 years to decompose - Google
Your small action can change the world!
One cloth pad can reduce sanitary napkin waste more than you expected.
In a lifetime, a single person who menstruates will use somewhere between 5,000 and 15,000 pads and tampons and is expected to throw away roughly 400 pounds of period product packaging. - Google
Let's save the earth together!