Why Choose Reusable Pads?

Introduction to Reusable Pads

As a queer-owned and operated company nestled in the heart of the PNW, we at Moody V are passionate about providing sustainable, comfortable alternatives to traditional disposable menstrual products. With a focus on inclusivity, accessibility, and breaking the stigmas surrounding menstruation, we’re here to talk about one of our favorite topics: reusable pads. Reusable pads offer an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and healthier choice for menstruators worldwide. Let’s dive into why making the switch to reusable pads is a game-changer for both the planet and your period.

Why Choose Reusable Pads?

Environmental Benefits

Did you know that an estimated 20 billion pads and tampons are discarded each year in North America alone? These products take centuries to decompose, lingering in landfills and polluting our beautiful planet. By choosing reusable pads, you’re taking a significant step towards reducing this waste. Our Moody V pads are designed to be washed and reused for years, drastically cutting down the environmental footprint of your menstrual cycle.

Health and Comfort

Unlike many disposable products that contain chemicals and synthetic materials, Moody V reusable pads are crafted from 100% cotton flannel and cotton terry cloth. These natural materials ensure breathability, reducing the risk of rashes and irritation. The absence of harsh substances makes for a safer, more comfortable period experience. Additionally, our heavy absorbency pads include a waterproof lining for extra protection, ensuring both comfort and reliability.

Cost Savings

While the initial investment in reusable pads might be higher than a pack of disposables, the long-term savings are significant. Our pads last for years with proper care, meaning you can save hundreds of dollars over time. Not only does this benefit your wallet, but it also offers peace of mind knowing you’re always prepared for your period.

Our Range of Reusable Pads

  • Regular Absorbency Pads: Ideal for light to moderate flow, made with 100% cotton flannel for comfort and breathability.

  • Heavy Absorbency Pads: Features a polyurethane laminate (PUL) lining for those with a moderate to heavy flow, ensuring a leak-free experience.

  • Overnight Pads: Specially designed with extended coverage and waterproof lining to provide peace of mind while you sleep.

  • Liners: Perfect for light days or as backup protection, available in straight or thong shapes to suit your needs.

Embarking on the Sustainability Journey

Transitioning to reusable pads from disposables is a significant step towards a more sustainable lifestyle. It’s not just about reducing waste or saving money, but also about taking control of your health by choosing products free from harmful chemicals. At Moody V, we understand that change can be daunting, which is why we offer a range of products designed to meet your specific needs and make the transition as smooth as possible.

Our commitment to environmental stewardship and menstrual equity drives us to continually improve our products and practices. By choosing Moody V, you’re joining a community dedicated to making a positive impact on the planet while enjoying a more comfortable, reliable period experience.

Real-Life Experiences

One of the most rewarding aspects of running Moody V is hearing from our customers. Time and again, we receive stories about how the switch to reusable pads has not only eased their periods but also how it has empowered them to make more eco-conscious decisions in other areas of their lives. It’s not uncommon for us to hear about initial skepticism turning into enthusiasm once they experience the difference in comfort and convenience firsthand.

Making the Switch to Reusable Pads

Getting Started

Begin with a variety pack to find the sizes and absorbencies that work best for you. It’s okay to phase out disposables gradually. Many start by using reusable pads at home before gaining the confidence to use them exclusively. Remember, every reusable pad used is one less disposable ending up in a landfill.

Care and Maintenance

Caring for your reusable pads is simpler than you might think. Rinse them in cold water after use, then toss them in the laundry with your regular wash. Avoid fabric softeners to maintain absorbency, and hang them to dry when possible. With proper care, your pads can last for years, making them an incredibly sustainable option for menstrual care.

Embracing a More Sustainable Period

At Moody V, our mission goes beyond just selling products. We’re here to support you on your journey towards a more sustainable, comfortable period. Reusable pads are just the beginning. By choosing to make this switch, you’re taking a powerful step towards reducing waste, saving money, and prioritizing your health. Together, we can make a significant impact–one period at a time.

Thank you for considering joining us in this journey. We’re excited to support you every step of the way, offering high-quality, reliable, and comfortable menstrual care products that you can feel good about. Welcome to the Moody V family, where your comfort and our planet’s health are our top priorities.

Real-Life Experiences

Why Should I Switch to Reusable Pads?

Switching to reusable pads is not just a lifestyle choice; it’s a conscious decision towards promoting environmental sustainability and personal health. Consider this: a single disposable pad can take 500 to 800 years to decompose. By choosing reusable pads from Moody V, you’re significantly reducing your ecological footprint. Not to mention, our 100% cotton flannel and terry cloth pads are free from the chemicals and synthetic materials found in many disposables, offering you a safer and more comfortable period. Plus, the cost savings over time are significant, with our pads designed to last for years. Remember, it’s not just about cost or comfort; it’s about making a choice that benefits both you and our planet.

Have you considered the environmental impact of your menstrual products before? Let us know your thoughts or questions!

How Do I Care for My Reusable Pads?

Caring for your reusable pads may seem daunting at first, but it’s quite simple and straightforward. After use, rinse the pads in cold water to remove any blood. You can then store them in a wet bag until you’re ready to do laundry. Wash them with your regular laundry load in cold or warm water but avoid using fabric softeners as they can reduce absorbency. After washing, line drying is recommended to extend their life span. With proper care, your Moody V pads can last for several years, making them an eco-friendly and cost-effective option for menstrual care. Trust us, once you get into the routine, it becomes second nature!

Are you curious about how to integrate reusable pads into your daily life seamlessly?

What Makes Moody V Pads Different?

At Moody V, we pride ourselves on creating products that are not only sustainable but also inclusive and comfortable. Our products are designed with everyone in mind, regardless of flow, size, or shape. The comfort of our 100% cotton flannel and cotton terry cloth pads, combined with the reliability of our waterproof PUL lining for heavy flow days, sets us apart. Our commitment to breaking stigmas around menstruation and providing a queer-friendly, environmentally responsible option is what makes us unique. Plus, our focus on inclusivity ensures that we are always listening to our community and striving to meet their needs. Choosing Moody V means you’re not just purchasing a product; you’re joining a community dedicated to making a difference.

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Can Reusable Pads Really Handle a Heavy Flow?

Absolutely, yes! Our heavy absorbency pads are specifically designed to handle moderate to heavy flows comfortably and effectively. The secret lies in our polyurethane laminate (PUL) lining, which provides a waterproof barrier to prevent leaks. Many of our users report feeling more secure using our heavy absorbency pads than they have with any disposable option. Plus, the extended coverage of our overnight pads offers extra protection, ensuring a leak-free and worry-free night. It’s all about finding the right absorbency level and fit for your body, and we’re here to help you do just that.

Have you had challenges finding the right products for heavy flow days? We’re here to change that.

Are Reusable Pads Cost-Effective?

Initially, the upfront cost of reusable pads can be higher than buying a single pack of disposables. However, when you consider that our Moody V pads can last for several years with proper care, the long-term savings are substantial. Think about it: the average person spends around $120 to $180 per year on disposable menstrual products. With our reusable pads, you make one purchase that can last for 5 to 10 years or even longer. Plus, by reducing your reliance on disposable products, you’re also contributing to less waste, making this a financially savvy and eco-friendly choice. The real question is, can you afford not to make the switch?

Ready to start saving and reduce your environmental impact?


  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – The EPA’s website provides valuable information on environmental issues, including waste management and sustainability practices.
  • Mayo Clinic – The Mayo Clinic offers reliable health information, including details on menstrual health and the benefits of using natural materials.
  • Consumer Reports – Consumer Reports provides insights into cost savings and product durability, helping consumers make informed purchasing decisions.
  • Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood offers guidance on menstrual hygiene products, emphasizing the importance of comfort and reliability.

Moody Reviews

These pads feel *heavenly* to wear. Soft, barely noticeable but not too lightweight, and they stay in place all day!!! I love them, I can’t wait to get my next paycheck so I can order more. :) these were my first experience with the switch to reusables and I’m very impressed. If anyone else is on the edge of starting this route, GO FOR IT. Especially if you’ve ever suffered from itchiness from those plastic pad materials..this is so much better.


It's my first time buying reusable pads and I'm really happy with this pair. The print and design sold me, but the comfort and reliability have exceeded my expectations. They work for daytime and overnight use with no problems compared to disposable pads. Wish I bought these sooner. They're a total game changer for periods.


Beautiful pattern, expertly stitched, and lovely seller. Beyond happy. Very fast shipping too! Thank you so much!!! ❤️


High-quality, low maintenance reusable pads! Really nice, and they do stain but that can’t really be helped aside from doing a quick handwash before tossing it in the machine. Will definitely be purchasing more in the future!


These are the best!! They are not bulky and the fabric is so comfortable. I have tried shapes and patterns from several of the best selling shops and these are my favorite.


I like that they have metal snaps! The ones I have with plastic snaps do not last as long. I think these will hold up for a few years. Thank you!

Confusion Checkpoint

I know right!? Ok, so cloth menstrual pads are a washable, reusable alternative to disposable pads. Pretty sweet, right?

  • The regular absorbency pads are good for light to moderate flows. They are 100% cotton, with a layer of terry cloth (towel material) inside for absorbency. Cotton is a moisture wicking and breathable fabric, which allows menstrual fluid to dry rapidly, keeping you comfy and dry. This also means that these cloth pads can absorb a surprising amount of fluid!
  • The heavy absorbency pads are perfect for moderate to heavy flows. Heavy pads are longer than regular pads. These pads are primarily cotton, with cotton flannel and terry cloth for absorbency and breathability. Additionally, they have a layer of polyurethane laminate (PUL) inside. This is a waterproof, laminated fabric that protects you from leakage. In the heavy pads, the PUL lining is in the pad core (the part that’s shaped like a peanut)!
  • The overnight cloth pads are great for heavy flows, and for overnight use. Overnight pads are longer than heavy pads, and flare out at each end. These pads are made of cotton flannel, cotton terry cloth, and PUL lining. In the overnights, the PUL lining extends throughout the entire base of the pad, so even the wings are leakproof!

Cloth liners are lovely for really light days, and as a backup for a tampon or menstrual cup. They are made of five layers of cotton. They are soft, barely noticeable, and peace of mind for that bit of protection.

Moody V regular absorbency pads and cloth liners are made with 100% cotton, which makes your down-there oh-so happy. Cotton is a breathable, moisture wicking fabric that creates a difficult environment for yucky bacteria like yeast to grow. 

Disposable pads are mostly synthetic, which is fully not nice to your body. They’re made out of bleached wood pulp (what the?) and non-biodegradable materials.

Moody V’s heavy cloth pads and overnight cloth pads are also primarily cotton. They have a polyurethane lining inside, which keeps moisture from leaking through. This lining is non-biodegradable (I know, it sucks). But remember, you’re not just gonna throw it away, you’ll probably use it like, 100 times.

The regular absorbency pads are made with cotton flannel and cotton terry cloth (like a towel material). Liners are just cotton flannel. Ugh! So simple! Love that!

The heavy cloth menstrual pads and overnight cloth pads are made with cotton flannel, cotton terry cloth, and polyurethane laminate. Ugh! Slightly less simple but still wow amazing and great! Love that!

Look at the “Wh-. . . What? Who? Where? What?” question at the top of this FAQ page to learn out each variety of pads work!

Method 1: Rinse with cold water ASAP to reduce staining. Machine wash cold, then air dry thoroughly to maintain a nice shape.

Method 2: Machine wash cold, tumble dry.*

*Method 2 gets your pad clean and ready to use again real quick, but may result in light staining and scrunching-up in the dryer. (Stains fade over time and you can stretch the pad gently with your hands to un-scrunch it.)

Some folks like to keep a container of cool water in their bathroom so they can soak their pads until they’re ready to wash them. This helps remove stains without using chemicals or potentially fabric-damaging products.

It’s recommended to avoid using fabric softener, as it makes fabric less absorbent.

Another good rule of thumb is not to use anything on your pads you wouldn’t wash your underwear with. Your pads are gonna be up close and personal with a sensitive area, so avoid harsh or irritating chemicals when washing them.

Cloth pads contain several layers of fabric, which means it might need extra time drying. Make sure they’re super dry out of the dryer or dry them in the sun to prevent mildew. Do be aware that sun-drying can result in fabric discoloration.

See more Frequently Asked Questions!