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Pink Lemonade Review and Giveaway!

Dear Male Readers, be warned, I’m about to talk about periods, so you might want to look away. Then again, this is something your girlfriend or wife might be curious about, so you never know! I promise to keep this very clean no matter what!

Ladies, let’s be real. That time of month is not fun. And you know what the worst part is besides the actual period itself? That we have to shell out money to buy sanitary products that we essentially just throw or flush away when finished with them. I can’t speak to tampon cost too much, I am not a tampon girl. They aren’t comfortable for me as I have a tipped uterus. So, I’ve always used pads. And man, those things are getting expensive. I’m also finding that my sensitive skin is getting more sensitive to whatever pads seem to be made out of. I’ve tried all the different brands and they’re all kind of the same. Not comfortable. I wanted a better option. I started reading about reusable cloth pads and thought maybe it would be something I’d like to try. As luck would have it, an online shop just happened to be looking for reviewers at about the same time!

Meet Pink Lemonade! Pink Lemonade is an online cloth pad shop that was founded by a mom in 2007. Her goal was to help women “take charge of their time of the month” by giving them options that were more comfortable, made of materials that didn’t contain any harsh chemicals or materials and most importantly, were more eco-friendly. Pink Lemonade offers cloth pads in a variety of sizes and materials. They also sell menstrual cups and nursing pads. Basically it’s a one stop shop for all your female needs!

Pink Lemonade offered me a pack of cloth pads to try out in exchange for a review. I won’t lie, I was never so excited to get my period so I could see how I liked them! I chose the 9 inch moderate day flow pads. They sent me four in different patterns and different cloth materials. First of all, they’re fun and cute. One was lined with Smurfs, one was lined with donuts. The cloth on each was soft, in fact, one was even a fleece lining!

Last week was “my time” so to speak, so I finally had a chance to try them out. You guys. YOU GUYS. They are SO comfortable! Each pad is held in place with just one snap, I was a little worried it would move around, but it stays in place perfectly. It feels as comfortable as underwear. It’s “absorbent” enough if you get my drift (full disclosure, I have an IUD so my flow is never extremely heavy) and best of all, not a single one of the four I tried irritated my skin.

You might be wondering, ok, these are reusable, so how do you clean and care for them so you can use them again? Pink Lemonade has an entire page on care instructions, but basically you can wash and dry them in your regular laundry in cool or warm temperature water and tumbled dry. They can be washed alone or it is suggested that many folks wash them with their bathroom towels. You should avoid bleach or fabric softener, but otherwise they couldn’t be easier to wash. Pink Lemonade also had what they call a “wetbag” available for you to use to keep your used pads in until you can wash them, especially when you are away from home. They fold up really nicely into a small ball, so changing them when you’re out and about isn’t too difficult.

There is a very thorough FAQ page on Pink Lemonade’s website that addresses all sorts of things from how to know what size you should buy to what kind of fabric might be best for you to how often they should be changed and how frequently you should buy fresh ones. I found it so amazing that in the FAQ they mention that 1 Pink Lemonade cloth pad replaces at least 100 disposable pads. ONE to 100?? That’s quite a huge win for Mother Earth right there!

I’m sold on these amazing products and I’m ready to make the switch to cloth. If you’re interested in checking these out for yourself, Pink Lemonade is offering a $25 gift certificate in the Rafflecopter below. Our monthly visitor doesn’t have to be a drag anymore! Save money, save the environment and have a little fun while you do it! It’s making lemons into lemonade – and we all know lemonade is more fun when it’s pink! Thank you Pink Lemonade – you have a new fan in me!

Pink Lemonade offered me the pads in exchange for this review.

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12 thoughts on “Pink Lemonade Review and Giveaway!

  1. So I have to ask now that you’ve mentioned it. Do you have a retroverted uterus? I do, too. LOL
    I haven’t used pads since I was 14, they make me feel gross so I’ve always stayed away from them, but that’s just my own personal preference. Whatever works for each and every one of us, right? 😉

  2. Thanks for sharing. I’ve always wondered about these type of pads and how people actually feel about them. I feel like if you’re someone with a really heavy flow, it could get a little gross. LOL But it sounds like a good option for a slightly “normal” or light flow.

    -Lauren

  3. I wonder if these would be the perfect option for me as I venture into my new world post hysterectomy. I’m still having some issues there and I couldn’t believe how expensive pads were when I bought a pack! Loved reading your review!

  4. Ohhhh, I am going to have to keep these in mind. Since my Mirena I hardly ever get a full period. But I love love love the idea of cutting out all the plastic and packaging and God knows what else are put into pads and tampons! UGH! I am getting such a kick out of the fabric though. Smurfs rock, Id feel bad getting them dirty LOL

  5. I love that we’re getting a bigger and better variety of reusable options! I know a lot of women who use a menstrual cup, but I haven’t quite gotten myself on board with that yet, so these might be a better route. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I had no idea these existed. It was a great review, and I think I actually might like to try them. I love the Paisley elephants! There are so many cute patterns, and they all seem easy to care for.

  7. Thank you for sharing your review with us. This is awesome for the environment and the patterns are so pretty. The fact 1 of these cloth pads replaces 100 disposable pads is amazing.

  8. I’ve heard a lot about these but I’m still not entirely convinced, I find that blood stains can be hard to get out of things so I’m not sure how they’d look after a few uses just chucked in a normal wash? I do like that they are more eco friendly though! 🙂

    Hope that your week is going well!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. I’ve never heard of these, but I’m glad there are so many options out there now. It’s good to find something that works and makes that time of the month less stressful!

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