Sanitary Napkins have been in use for over 100 years. They have continuously evolved into providing better comfort or being organic or getting more absorbable. Well, with Rosa-O-Pads you get the benefit of all in one!! However, the first pads never looked like these. Surprisingly, the first pads were made by and for men. Benjamin Franklin had first invented disposable menstrual pads to stop the bleeding of wounded soldiers.

However, literature about menstrual pads dates back to the 10th century in Ancient Greece. It says that Hypatia, a woman in the 4th century AD, threw a used menstrual rag at his admirer to discourage him. Until disposable pads came into the market, women used a variety of homemade sanitary pads made of different fabrics or absorbent materials.  Even after the commercialization of sanitary napkins, they were too expensive for the common crowd. Once cheaper options became available, women bought sanitary napkins by placing money in a box and collecting Kotex pads from the counter without having to talk to the clerk. The issue of making it affordable is still revolving in the modern world.

Initially, disposable pads were rectangular, made of cotton wool or similar fabric, and covered with an absorbent liner. However, the design was notorious for slipping forward or back of the intended position. Some of the nurses started using wood pulp bandages to absorb their menstrual flow, which became the first disposable pads to be used. William Southall’s pads were the first ones to become commercially available around 1888. In America, Lister Towels by Johnson and Johnson were the first commercially available disposable sanitary pads. Later in 1926, Johnson and Johnson launched Modess, a sanitary napkin made from wood pulp or cellucotton. Sanitary napkins evolved from an adjustable sanitary belt with inbuilt moisture-proof napkin pockets to adhesive strips placed on the bottom of sanitary pads for attachment to the crotch of the panties.

The first sanitary napkins used were less absorbent, thick, and thus leakage became a major problem. Over the years, these problems have been solved, and better options are now available in the market. Regardless, sanitary napkins used today are derived from the petroleum industry and forestry. With the use of these synthetic sanitary napkins, we expose our bodies to a considerable risk. Apart from health concerns, the environmental threat due to synthetic sanitary napkins is equally serious. To eliminate such risks, it is important to evolve our choices too. Biodegradable/organic sanitary napkins which pose no harm to us or the environment are now available too. Rosa-O-Pads uses an anion chip that will solve almost all your health problems and organic cotton helps the environment as well as gives you comfort and superb absorbent power.

Sanitary napkins have a long history; they are still evolving and becoming a better version day by day. Rosa-O-Pads care about you and the environment. We want to make a better future for women, educating young girls about menstrual health along with saving the earth from not creating hazardous waste. Rosa-O-Pads are affordable and safe for you and mother earth. 

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