The Öko-mini is our lightest panty liner model. It does not contain a waterproof-breathable layer. It provides lightweight protection for light leaks during or in between your period or as a backup with tampons or a menstrual cup.
Made of 2 layers of absorbent hemp, it is so thin and discreet that you’ll barely know it’s there. Like disposable pads, Öko-Minis have wings that hold the pad in place, with a thin snap attaching under the underwear. The fabric that comes into contact with the skin is made of natural fibres that haven't been bleached or dyed. The risks of irritation, allergy and infection are therefore reduced. They have coloured fabrics on the wings for a touch of beauty! The Öko-minis will not loose shape or shrink when laudered.
The Öko-pads are easy to wash and the will not lose shape nor shrink when laundered. The fabric that comes into contact with the skin is of natural fiber, unbleached and undyed. The risks of irritations, allergy and infection are therefore reduced.
- Format: 2-pack
- Colour: natural front and back, coloured wings
- Composition: 45% organic cotton laminated with polyurethane (wings), 36% hemp, 19% organic cotton
- Label: 100% certified organic cotton
- Packaging: FSC certified paper
- Made in Quebec, Canada
- Care instructions
Put your Öko-Pads in a laundry bucket or breathable bag. When you’re ready to wash them, put them in the washing machine for a short cold cycle, with laundry detergent and (optional) sodium percarbonate (chlorine-free stain remover, maximum 2 tbsp). Then do a regular wash cycle with cold water, adding your other laundry. To dry your Öko-Pads, you can put them in the dryer or hang dry (the sun is an excellent stain remover and is also antibacterial). Store in a clean and dry place. That’s it!
How can I avoid stains?
The natural colour of Öko’s eco-friendly textiles ensures a high level of hygiene. However, undyed textiles can stain easily. To reduce stains, soak your pads in cold water and add a non-chlorine stain remover (maximum 1 tbsp per 4 L of water) and/or laundry detergent. Soaking for one hour will greatly reduce stains. You can also leave a bucket of soapy water in your bathroom during your period. Put all your Öko-Pads in it. Change the water at least once a day. After a maximum of three days, wring out your pads and machine wash on a regular cold cycle.
Some other tips:
- Do an extra rinse if you have very sensitive skin.
- Hot water will make blood coagulate and stick to fabric. Always use cold water.
- Your Öko-Pads will get more absorbent after a few washes.
- Never use bleach or fabric softener: these products irritate the skin and will reduce the lifecycle of your pads.