Crimson Moon CSP's 

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CRIMSON MOON CSP 

Crimson Moon CSP's (Cloth Sanitary Protection) are worn just like disposable menstrual pads with wings that have snap fasteners that close securely around your underwear. The main difference is that CSP can be washed and used time and time again and with the correct care your pads can last for many years to come. Crimson Moon Cloth Pads range from 8" to 18" long (view gallery ) and come in a wide selection of absorbencies, just like disposables CSPs can be purchased in various flow and we use a star rating similar to disposable pads water drops so you know what absorbency each pad is.

Panty Liner/Light *
-Regular/Moderate *** 
Heavy ****
Super Night / Post Partum ***** 


AQUAMOON'S​

Aquamoon's are designed especially for incontinence issues and are made differently to CSP, They have a slim fleece backing fabric with a medical grade hidden PUL (waterproof layer), they also have an odour control layer and are made with the new very absorbent Zorb3d.Aqua Moon's come in two levels of absorbency.

 MODERATE - For sneeze leaks, giggle leaks and lesser urine loss
SUPER - For more severe incontinence issues


CRIMSON CAX

Seriously Crimson CAX are the most comfortable knickers you have ever worn! Cax are made from super soft and stretchy cotton jersey fabric that hugs your curves perfectly without that tight elastic across your tummy at your time of the month (or not). The stretch in the fabric keeps them up and stops them from falling down. Crimson Cax are made using the well known and much loved S.U.A.T pattern

Scrundies tend to run slightly large. If in between sizes you may want to choose to size down for the best possible fit.

SIZING 
XS- Hip: 33″-35″ UK 8-10
S- Hip: 36″-37″ UK 10-12
M- Hip: 38″-40″ UK 12-14
L- Hip: 41″-43″ UK 16-18
XL- Hip: 44″-46″ UK 18-20
XXL- Hip:47″-49″ UK 20-22
XXXL- Hip: 50″-53″ UK 22-24



WHY MAKE THE SWITCH TO REUSABLE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS

BETTER FOR YOU 
Crimson Moon CSP's are better for your health as they do not contain all the yakky chemicals that are found in disposables, these chemicals can cause discomfort in the form of rashes, allergies and can even make your menstrual flow heavier.

BETTER FOR THE PLANET
The average woman throws away 16,000 disposable menstrual products in her lifetime, these end up in landfils, our water system and our sea's. Also the manufacturing process of disposable sanitary items uses a lot of chemicals and the residues are left in the pads and absorbed into your body.



WASHING YOUR CRIMSON MOON CSP's

SMALL STASH WASH
-Rinse in cold water until water runs clear (About 30 secs) like when you dye your hair. 
- pop in the machine with your normal laundy.

LARGER STASH WASH 
-After each change rinse and wring out then put in a pale or wet bag  until ready to wash all together.
- wash in machine as and when you want, daily/few days or the end of each cycle.

LAZY WASH
- Put soiled pads in a tub of water with oxi, change water dayly.
- Machine wash when ready

SQUEEMISH WASH
- Fold pad in on self put in a wet bag.
- open bag and put bag with pads into the washing machine and put in the washer on a rinse cycle.
- once rinsed removed any that are still in the bag then wash as normal.

AIR DRY OR TUMBLE ON LOW

Everyone finds their own way to wash that suits their life style
NEVER USE FABRIC SOFTENER.. It coats the pads and effects the absorbency
NEVER TUMBLE DRY ON HOT.. It could melt the popper fastener and make them come off, Low setting is recommended
ALWAYS PREWASH NEW CSP AND IC PADS on a 30c wash setting

CLOTH MENSTRUAL PAD LINGO
Don't let the lingo put you off 

CSP = Cloth Sanitary Protection 
AMP = Alternative Menstrual Protection
IC = Incontinance 
IC Pad = Incontinance Pad
AF = Aunt Flo, slang for your period
PP = Post Partum, heavy bleeding after giving birth
100% Cotton = Fabric used for tops of pads 
Jersey aka CL (cotton lycra) = Fabric used for tops of pads 
BV = Bamboo Velour, plush shiny fabric used for tops of pads 
CV = Cotton Velour, plush matt fabric used for tops of pads 
FT = French Terry, Fabric used for tops of pads 
Zorb = Absorbent fabric used in pad cores 
Zorb Classic, Zorb2, Zorb3d, Zorb Silver, Zorb Diamond, Zorb Dimple = Different kinds of Zorb
Bamboo Fleece = Absorbent Fabric used in cores 
Hemp Fleece = Absorbent fabric used in cores 
Charcoal Bamboo Fleece = An absorbent core fabric thats been treated at high temperatures with charcaol to avoid odour, used especially in IC pads 
SHOBF = Super Heavy Organic Bamboo Fleece, Highly absorbent bamboo fleece used for cores 
PUL = Polyurethane Laminate is a waterproof thin lining fabric which is soft, breathable and flexible used in IC Pads 
WP = Windpro, Water resistant backing fabric
Front Bleeder = A person who bleeds towards the front of a pad
Back Bleeder = A person who bleeds towards the back of a pad
Central bleeder = A person who bleeds in the centre of a pad
Snaps or Poppers = The snap fasteners that close the pad securely around your underwear
KAM = Brand of snaps/Poppers 


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How many CSP do I need? 
The average woman uses about 6 pads a day whether they use cloth or disposables, so it depends on how often you are able to wash them and how light or heavy your flow is, some ladies wash daily some at the end of their cycle.

How often do I have to change my CSP?
You change as you do disposables as and when you feel the need to.

CSP won't work for me as I have a heavy flow? 
Even more reason to use CSP as CSP are far more absorbent than any disposable. Many CSP users suffer from Endo, PCOS and other illnesses that cause a heavy flow.

What size do I need? 
A disposable is approximately 10" so this is a good guide to go by, if you bleed off the front or back of the disposable pad you need longer, if you feel a disposable is too long for you go shorter.

What flow do I need? 
CSP come in different flows, regs, heavies, supers/postpartum so buy as you would disposables, as our flow changes over our period many choose to purchase a variety of different flows and lengths.

What way up do I wear my CSP?
​Crimson Moon CSP are worn pretty side towards your body, although this differs from make to make. 

How do CSP stay in place? 
They have wings like disposables that fasten around your underwear, also the windpro fabric that is used as a backer is very grippy

Do I need special underwear? 
You just need a good snug fitting pair of Bridget Jones... Thongs, french knickers, loose boy shorts will not hold either a CSP or disposable in place.

Do cloth pads smell? 
CSP don’t smell as long as you change regulary, you may get a slight iron smell if you lift the pad to your nose but there is no awful odour that can be smelt through clothing like you can sometimes with disposables.
The reason disposables smell is because your bodily fluids are mixed with chemicals and your body fluids react with the chemicals making them unpleasant at times, this is why many disposable manufacturers use heavy scented perfumes in the production of their pads.

How long will a CSP last?
With the correct care your Crimson Moon pads will last for many many years to come, some ladies have had their pads for 5 years plus. There are some methods of care that you may see online that will reduce the life span 
Tumble Drying on hot - This is a harsh process of drying and hot can melt the poppers, so use a cool tumble or even better air dry
Soak in salty water - Some may recommend soaking in salt as salt is a stain remover, however salt also rots fabrics, especially cottons and threads, so your pads may deteriorate faster using salt. Use a stain stick/stain remover especially designed for fabrics such as Oxi.

Do I soak and wash my CSP with hot water? 
No never! hot can set stains, CSP love cold water, 30c is great as its warm enough to kill bacteria with detergent.

Are CSP unhygenic?

Its a misconseption that disposables are strerile, they are not and the almost florecent white pads are bleached to make you believe they are cleaner and are the better option. Wash your CSP correctly with detergent and your pads are perfectly safe and hygenic.

Will I save money using CSP? 
Yes for sure, even buying the cheaper brands of disposable the average woman uses 6 pads a day and is on her period for 5 days a month, this equates to 30 pads being needed for each monthly cycle. based on a regular flow period of 12 periods a year. 
Pack of 10 regular disposable pads x 3 (30 pads) at £1 a pack for a economical brand = £3 
Over 3 years this adds up to £468
The same average lady using CSP would need approximately 18 CSP to get through her cycle comfortably. 6 CSP a day and washing every other day. This would total 
18 x 10" Regular flow CSP £7 each would total £378
£468 - £378 = a whole £90 saving.
With the correct care a CSP can last up to 5 years plus, You may of spotted I did this on a three year life span and the disposable still lost!
Just think the savings will cover the much needed chocolate fix! and even more important the benefits to the planet and your health makes CSP the winner in this race everytime.

How many postpartum CSP do I need? 
Don't go crazy, there is no need to exclusively buy PP pads for after the birth of your baby, although most ladies bleed for up to 6 weeks after the birth its usually only the first week that is extremely heavy. So bulk out the stash you already have with some extra PPs/Supers. 
If you are new to CSP get a good mix of PP's Heavies and Regs.

Will a panty liner be ok for my period?
No, a panty liner is used for everyday wear for normal discharge and to keep you fresh during the day, some ladies also use them for menstrual cup or menstrual sponge back up or when your period is due or just ended when you may get very light spotting. Crimson Moon liners do have an absorbency layer of one layer of SHOBF (Super heavy organic bamboo fleece) for added absorbency to cater for spotting and/or discharge.

Are CSP organic or vegan? 
No, as an organic pad would not be waterproof so due to the windpro backing they are not organic, although I buy organic fabrics where I can (core fabrics mainly) so I can not say they are vegan as information in regards to windpro being vegan is not available. Also the top cotton and bamboo fabrics are dyed and although some are organic again this does not cover vegan, because in order to produce the cotton and bamboo fabric it has been sprayed, organic or not the plants still have to be sprayed for bugs. It's just a different classification of chemical.

However CSP are a more ethical choice as disposables use many chemicals in the manufacturing process and 4 billion disposable menstrual products in the UK alone end up in our sea's and landfill every year.