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7 alternative uses for sanitary towels

Period Tips, Help and Advice / posted 2 years ago / Jayne Cherrington-Cook

7 alternative uses for sanitary towels

We all know what a sanitary towel should be used for but if you’ve got some left over from your Pink Parcel this month, why not try out one of these novel uses?

1. Slippers

On a mini break and forgotten your slippers? Just fashion a new pair together with a couple of pads and you’re ready to chill. Definitely only an indoor shoe. Aside from the em embarrassment of wearing feminine hygiene products as footwear, these beauties would be a little absorbent in wet weather…

2. Sweat moppers

Who needs a headband when you can just use a sanitary towel? Well it worked for Formula 1 racing driver Nico Rosberg, who wears a towel under his helmet to mop up sweat so it doesn’t run into his eyes. Stylists also often pop a pad inside garments on photo shoots to absorb sweat and stop a ring forming around the armpit. Yes, that’s right, models sweat!

3. Art/feminist protest

German artist Elonë decided to plaster her home city in South West Germany with maxi sanitary pads. The pads carried feminist messages on them such as “What if men were as disgusted with rape as they are by periods?”, “rapists rape people not outfits”, and “my name is not baby”.

4. Makeshift bandage

If you’re in the wild and there isn’t a chemist near by, you can create a bandage or dressing from a sanitary towel. Just wrap it over the wound and you’re good to go. We bet Bear Grylls never leaves home with a pad in his rucksack.

5. Insoles

Suffer from sweaty feet? Then just pop a sanitary pad into your shoes and voila, fresh, clean smelling feet. The pad absorbs the sweat. Also a genius idea if your shoes slip or are slightly too big.

6. Breast pads

If you’re breastfeeding and have leaky boob syndrome, don’t waste your money on breast pads! Instead, cut a towel in half and stick into your bra with the adhesive on the back.

7. Flowers

Don’t waste money real flowers, just create them out of pads and panty liners instead

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