Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sckoon 100% Organic Cotton Pads: A Review and Giveaway


Living on an island can shape our perspective about how our lives impact the planet and either positively or negatively affect sustainability.  We're not suggesting that we are green experts.  Rather, we are interested in highlighting how we think, shop and spend can evolve so that can sustain the earth's future for our kids.  Plus we're looking at some really cool stuff! Stay tuned!schkoon logo Between disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products going into landfills, if we replaced them with cloth, non-disposable, earth-friendly  substitutes, we’d be way ahead of the game.  So I was excited to try Sckoon’s 100% organic cotton menstrual pads.  These isn’t your grandma’s feminine hygiene.  Sckoon organic cotton menstrual pads are cute! But best of all they’re functional!

Sckoon pads come individually wrapped with the actual holder and liner packaged together.  All Sckoon Organic Cotton Pads have all of the following benefits:



  • schkoon3 100% certified organic cotton down to the threads






  • Nickel free snaps to prevent allergic reactions






  • Dyed with metal-free, low impact dyes






  • Each holder comes with one liner






  • Size 10"(25.5cm) long, 7.5"(19cm) wing-to-wing






  • Liner size 9.5" x 8.3" (23.5 cm x 20.5 cm)







  • 100% Egyptian organic cotton made in Egypt






  • How do they feel?  The 100% organic Egyptian cotton is very soft and I love how long the holder/liner is.  As the Sckoon site promises, these pads are easy to use and really I found you don’t really have to change out the holder,schkoon1 just the liner to stay clean and fresh.  Sckoon offers a tutorial, buying guide and FAQ for using cloth pads here.

    Initially the cost of cloth pads may seem a bit high but Sckoon shows you how you can actually save money by using cloth menstrual pads: “On average, a woman spends $7.50 per month on disposable pads, which can quickly add up. That's around $90 dollars per year. Multiply that by the six years that Sckoon Organic Cotton Pads can last and you're out $540. Most women who make the switch to Sckoon spend around $119 in a start-up package**, leaving you with a whole lot of cash in your pocket for something more fun.” Sounds good to me!

    Another seeming obstacle to using non-disposable pads is that there are extra steps schkoon2 involved in caring for them.  But really they’re quite easy to take care of.  I designated a lidded bucket for my pads and then during my time the bucket had water with some detergent in it.  I would throw the pads in there as I used them and changed out the water once a day.  When I no longer needed them, I tossed it all in the washing machine and then into the dryer.  I imagine if you want your pads to last longer it would be better to air dry them.  But it was easy-peasy to care for them and I love how Sckoon’s website offers a LOT of information about their products, how to use them and how to care for them.  And while the non-disposables may seem to take more time and money, after the first time you use them, they actually save time and money.

    SHOP: You can purchase Sckoon 100% organic cotton pads HERE as well as 100% organic cotton baby clothes and diapers.

    WIN: Sckoon is offering one lucky Moana Saves reader one value day set of 100% organic cotton menstrual pads to try for herself!  For your mandatory entry in this giveaway, tell us one thing you'd like to work on to make your life more green and sustainable.

    To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

    1. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
    2. Become a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
    3. Like Moana Saves on Facebook.
    4. Like Sckoon on Facebook.
    5. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
    6. Follow Sckoon on Twitter.
    7. Tweet about this giveaway with the following (once a day max): #Win Sckoon 100%organic cotton menstrual pads from @Sckoon and @moanasaves ends 4/11 http://bit.ly/h3aJAL

    Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway.  He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S.  This giveaway ends Monday, 4/11/11 HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winners via email and they must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.

    I was not compensated for this post although I did receive free product samples to facilitate this review.  Any and all opinions are my own.

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    1. My family could do better with recycling :)

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    4. I'd love to use cloth diapers instead of disposables.

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    17. I would like to recycle more things because we don't have curbside recycling in our community.
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    24. I'd like to reduce our food waste. And use less paper.
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    32. We are working on replacing our lightbulbs with CFLs or even LEDs!
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    38. I'd like to work on using my car less and biking/walking more places.

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    40. I really want to use more natural cleaning solutions. I haven't gotten into them yet.

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    41. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/52949183279271936

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    42. I should stop buying disposable water bottles and just refill one bottle.
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    58. I'm working on starting a garden and then I'd like to start composting.

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    59. I've been wanting to work on a lot of the things to make my family more green! Several of the things includes: making natural green cleaners (a book I HIGHLY recommend is The Naturally Clean Home it has a bunch of natural cleaning recipes!), cloth diapering, and recycling more!

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    64. I have tried to look at everything I do and become more green and sustainable. Cloth pads is my next step. I also need to work more hanging out my clothes instead of using the dryer.
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    67. I use cloth diapers for my (almost potty trained) 2 year old but we plan to use cloth with our next baby who is coming in Sept. We've never used cloth from day one!!

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    69. I want to start a compost..

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    73. First entry: I'd like to use the dryer less and eat more local foods.

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    76. One thing I'm working on is trying to use less waste in the kitchen. That means minimizing paper plates, no more buying disposable cutlery, and building up a stash of reusable bags both for sandwiches and for shopping. I want to also start getting unpaper towels!
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    84. I would like to switch to all cloth products instead of disposables

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    94. ** I am working on getting our local refuse company to accept glass with our plastics and paper recylce containers. As is stands now, customers can drive to their facility (20 miles aways for me) to recylcle glass. :( **

      Thanks for hosting such an awesome and worthwhile giveaway!

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    95. Hmm..I'm pretty green already, but I'd like to reduce my driving by consolidating my trips.

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    102. I'm trying to recycle more.
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    106. I'd say we could use being more careful with the electricity that we use, recycling too. : )

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    108. I already compost and recycle, so I probably need to work on not using the a/c as much or setting it higher.

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    113. I should line dry more often. thanks for the chance!

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    125. I would love to try and do more clean ups of our city! I would also like to try and recycle more of our trash.

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    128. I'd like to be better about recycling. We don't have curbside pickup, so it's easy to be lazy about it.

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    131. Hi!
      I'd love to at least try to go completely with fabric pads at some point. I'm going to try a little bit at a time. I'd like to make less waste going into the landfills.
      Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
      ~Mippy :)
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    132. Hi!
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