Reusable Tampons: Great Idea or Gross?

cloth tampons

Photo from Fern and Faerie

My friend sent me a link for these handmade, washable cloth tampons she found.


The woman who makes them says, "I have used these personally for most of the last year, and I can attest that they are comfortable, easy to make, easy to insert and remove, and they absorb as well as a commercial tampon."

I'm all for saving money and being eco-minded and re-using certain things, but I draw the line at tampons even if they are washable. I also worry that the fabric and the laundry detergent would give me some kind of infection. I think I'll stick with my organic cotton, applicator-free Natracare tampons.

But if you're interested in knitting or crocheting your own tampons, you can download the instructions for 50 cents at Fern and Faerie.

What about you? Do you use cloth tampons? Would you try them?

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