I have used them for 3 months now. So can sum up better now. Pros: 1. Biodegradable. If you are a nature lover, it matters to u 2. Soft.. they cause no rash aince they are purely cotton based with no net like in whisper or stayfree or some local pads 3. Good absorption for medium to low flow. Does not spread 4. Very cheap
Cons: 1. Not very long. They measure approx 22 cms long. 2. Not very broad and no wings.. 3. The adhesive is not so strong as in other pads. 4. Small pack of only 8 pads. 5. Delivery charge is higher than the price of the product
All in all, I liked them for use on low flow days like day 4 and 5, when you have trickling or low flow. Dont expect them to completely replace your current pads. The usage is purely subjective. Plus they cause no rash. Are comfortable to wear.. and best to use at home; With a satisfaction of contributing to the community since it is manufactured by some local women's self employment group, and are biodegradable.
I bought this because it is a biodegradable product and has no added perfumes sprinkled on it. But usage wise it's not a great product. The width of the pad is less and is definitely not meant for women, for girls it should work. The biggest drawback is that the cotton in the pad breaks up into bits which lead to pad leakage. Needs innovation.
not great... problem is that pad doesn't stick properly.. with.. small movement.. you can feel disturbance... cotton inside it gets dispersed within hour.. though there was no leakage problem as pad was thick full of cotton.. but cotton inside gets displaced.. so there is risk for people having ivng heavy flow..cotton and outer layer of covering separates.. i have to adjust pad position again n again .. i change this pad frequently..as pad gets crumbled within hour.. this pad can be use only in home.. that too with too much care. not outside not at all..
I would have loved this product but it has serious faults which are really easy to improve but I don't know why they haven't done it.
First fault is the glue on the back is not spread out completely. It is only in the middle because of which pad does not stick properly.
Second fault is its cotton is not completely filled in the pad which makes the cotton move inside the pad. It doesn't stay put. They should either create the pad smaller and use same amount of cotton or fill more cotton in it.
I had ordered one completely natural pad similar to this one from ebay, it was really amazing. It didn't have above problems. But sadly it is no more available there.
I really appreciate your efforts but please fix these problems to make our lives easier.
First of all only reason I am using this is because its biodegradable, for environment Its like old fashioned rectangular pad without wings The pads in market (non-biodegradable ones) can't be completely replaced by these pads. But I try to use these whenever possible. These are not suitable for heavy flow. Tip : You can try these once and if you are sure you will regularly use them as much as possible, you can order 96 pads pack which much cost-effective in terms of shipping charges. For 8 pads pack shipping charges are more than the actual cost of pads
Ordered with great expectations but it did not manage to impress. Won't call it bad either. There are issues which need to be addressed to make it worth buying. One, the absorption is not up to the mark. This is my main grouse. Second, the adhesive does not keep the pad in place. I personally did not care much for the lack of wings but that could be a problem for some. Owing to it biodegradable nature, I might be inclined to buy it & use it when home but it's a strict no no for use outside.
These pads are made by self help group in Goa. It's a source of income for rural women...which is a good intiative. Sakhi pads are organic and hence don't function like mass produced sanitary napkins in the market (which has perfume that can be harmful to women in long run..and other chemicals are added to minimise company's production cost). These big brands are only concerned with their profits not health of people! Even my doctor advised me to use organic pads or cups...and hence tried these pads. These pads are old fashioned but safe.
Read an article about this innovative bio degradable sanitary pad. Find it worth buying, as I was in a mood to go for something which is echo friendly. You guys are doing fabulous job. Few things I would like to mention
1. Use a proper gum as the adhesive is a total failure in its job.
2. Make the base tight or thick enough that it doesn't gets unshapy with change in our positions (e.g. Sleeping) and time.
3. Pads seems uneven but this how they looks like. May be more presentable one will give more coincidence to us.
4. If the upper layer coyld be made more absorbent and cotteny soft it will give us more comfort.
Overall, if you want to give a try, you must and you should. Hope with time it will get better and stand tall over so called branded sanitary pads.
The pad is like the old-fashioned disposable pads - a rectangular pad with cotton filling. No wings. You know what that means, then!! It is lined with a plastic-type sheet so I don't know about full biodegradability. I do wish they would explain that part of it.