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Cloth liners for everyday use
here_never wrote in cloth_pads
Hi everyone! I just finished my first cycle with a menstrual cup, and now I'm thinking of switching to reusables for everyday use. I just ordered three reusable liners from a local online store (I'm based in the Philippines and this is the only store that sells RUMPs, and I'm not sure if I'll like the liners so I purchased only three), and I'm hoping to transition to reusables ASAP. Here are a couple of concerns, after the cut!

1) How many will I actually need if I am going to use them everyday? I have really weird leukorrhea that my OB-GYN thinks might have something to do with hormonal imbalance (I have PCOS), and it's like I'm ovulating everyday. So I really need to use liners everyday--how many will I need?

2) What's the best way to handwash them? I won't be using them for my period, so I won't need to remove stains, but I definitely want to keep them very clean (I am a neatfreak when it comes to anything down there) and discoloration-free. What soap should I use? BTW I live in a tropical country so sun-drying them isn't an issue, if ever that's a necessary step.

3) Would you guys recommend that I try to make my own liners, even if I'm complete shit at sewing? The liners being sold here are incredibly expensive (the cheapest ones go for 470 Philippine pesos a piece, which is roughly 10-11 USD), and the online store doesn't cover free shipping. Or if it really is not a good idea for someone with the fine motor skills of a cactus to make their own liners, would anyone know of cheaper liners that can be shipped worldwide?

Thanks, and I really hope I can get a few leads!

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How expensive is expensive shipping? I mean we're practically neighbors, it shouldn't be *that* bad, right? Hahaha

Thanks for checking them out for me! Also looking around and hoping that there are local pad makers. I'm going to a hippie motherhood store tomorrow--afaik it's the only physical store that sells menstrual cups; maybe they'll also have pads. Keeping my fingers crossed!

hmm...i think it'd be better if you ask them directly.
I suggest you to try these 2:
1. Green Japok (This is the one i contacted)
SMS/ WA 081991143633
EMAIL : gmsjapok@gmail.com
Line/ ig : @greenjapok
FB: https://www.facebook.com/GMSjapok

they mainly sells green, eco friendly product. You can try to send message via whatsapp or Line, they're pretty responsive.

2. Baby-Oz (Apparently they have user outside Indonesia)
Their pad is too thick for me. but i think for liner it should be fine.

There are other online stores that I can find but most of them sell more than 1 brand, and I don't want to confuse you bc everything is in Indonesian lol. so i suggest you to try those 2.

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