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Saukhyam Reusable Pads
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Processing banana fiber

I have been living in Amritapuri for almost eight months now, and I am part of the Saukhyam reusable pads team. As a regular user of this eco-friendly product, I have been learning the day-to-day craft to help make the pads available for women all over the world. It is fascinating to see how much detail and care is put into each and every step of the process. First, let me say, Saukhyam pads are handmade with the use of eco-friendly components, such as colorful cloth pieces and absorbent banana fibers from the trees here in India. Women who are masters in the stitching arts and have a keen eye for quality take these thoughtfully sourced materials and handcraft each pad.

I have been using Saukhyam pads for over two years, and doing so has really made a positive impact in the way I feel about my monthly cycle. Did you know that of the many plastic products that endanger our ecosystems, single-use women’s pads rank among those that take the longest time to decompose? Research studies have estimated that it can take up to 1,000 years. This is a frightening statistic that can only be reversed with the support of each and every user of such products. It is an urgent call to make a change, and Saukhyam reusable pads are a great way to support positive change. It is an excellent gift not only for you, but for Mother Nature as well.

Saukhyam offers a variety of options for every type of body and for every type of monthly flow. There are pads for daytime as well as night-time; for heavy flow as well as light flow; and liners as well. I use regular pads and daily liners, and it has been very rewarding to contribute in a small and effortless way to the environment. The pads are simple to use and also help save money in the long run, because they can be easily washed for reuse. The colorful options make it more fun, at least for me, to appreciate and enjoy. The pads are very absorbent, lasting hours for each use.

Being involved in the production of the pads has helped me understand and appreciate even more how much one contributes to the environment by purchasing these products. It is not only healthy for you and Mother Earth, but all the proceeds go directly to Amma’s charitable activities around the world. While Saukhyam pads are currently only available for purchase in India, we are working to find ways to have them available through the Amma Shop. It is a very fulfilling service to be a part of, which is why I strongly recommend switching to reusable pads if you have not done so yet. It’s a great way to become a part of this project, give back to our generous Mother Nature, and help make the planet a cleaner and more pure place for generations to come.

To learn more about Saukhyam Reusable Pads, please visit https://www.saukhyampads.org/

To watch a video in English about Saukhyam Pads, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYUlDQMGHDg

A saukhyam pad


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