Difference between Bamboo & Bamboo Charcoal reusable period pads

Tuesday, 18 November 2014  |  Admin

What's the difference between bamboo or bamboo charcoal topped Reusable Sanitary Pads?

This is a great question.  The main difference between our bamboo menstrual pads is that come with either a cream bamboo terry topping or bamboo charcoal topping, a grey microfleece.  They both do the same job of protecting you really well from your period!

At Team Cheeky, we like them both for different reasons.

Do reusable sanitary pads stain?

Obviously the charcoal grey lined pads won't show the blood as much, so if you tend to be a bit squeamish go for them!  They're also less likely to show stains, although if you follow our washing instructions for reusable pads and pants and cold soak and wash at 20c or 30c, then that won't be an issue anyway.

What's the difference between bamboo & bamboo charcoal cloth sanitary pads?

Are reusable pads warm to wear?

Not everyone liks the feeling of microfleece against their skin,  some people prefer wearing a natural fabric instead.  If that sounds like you, go for the bamboo top.

Do reusable sanitary pads smell?

Bamboo charcoal is supposed to be more odour absorbent, although I have used both,  and can't discern any noticeable difference, with no smell from either.


I think it comes down to personal preference, we've got customers who LOVE both.  I like both but if pushed to make a choice, would probably go for the bamboo top as they feel cooler to me and I am not squeamish at all, but it all comes down to the individual.  

However, if you can't make up your mind, try ordering one of each to see what you think, before making a commitment?

Find our full range of range here. 

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