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Are there any decent unfragranced panty liners?? TMI alert

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sockgate Fri 10-Feb-17 23:03:20

Mumsnet, please help. I've just been box sniffing in Sainsbury's. It seems like every single panty liner/slim unwinged towel/incontinence towel that promises more than a tiny bit of absorbency also has 'odour control', 'cotton freshness' or just plain old 'fragrance'. I want to yell at manufacturers that it is bad enough having increased discharge in pregnancy, I don't need thrush to go with it thanks.

Please help me with any recommendations. Before pregnancy, Carefree or Sainsbury's unscented worked fine. Now I need something a bit more absorbent blush.

TheLongRains Fri 10-Feb-17 23:13:59

For lack of scent, I like the bodyform range. Not sure how the absorbency compares to other brands though, as I was converted years ago thanks to their unscentedness, so have nothing recent to compare to. They're often on offer too - bonus!

TheLongRains Fri 10-Feb-17 23:15:53

Oh! Wait! I also bought some basic boots or Superdrug ones a while back, that were a bit thicker and also didn't smell. They were in a pink box I think...

RedBugMug Fri 10-Feb-17 23:16:15


Bluebellevergreen Fri 10-Feb-17 23:17:18

I have washable ones. They are cotton and lovely

SloanyAnne Fri 10-Feb-17 23:18:59

Tesco own brand but sniff to check. I bulk bought a while back.

zzzzz Fri 10-Feb-17 23:22:16

Tesco own brand. Ridiculous how difficult it is to buy scentless ones angryangryangry

sockgate Fri 10-Feb-17 23:30:59

This is amazing, so many quick replies! I will work my way through your suggestions. Probably starting with Bodyform because they sell them in my local Sainsbury's and I'm of the age where I can still remember the 'Whooooaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh'...

MrsSlocombesPussy Fri 10-Feb-17 23:58:27

Kotex do a range of towels from slim to nighttime. I find the choice in the main supermarkets limited. I usually get mine from Ocado. I don't know who else sells them.

Lucinda15 Sat 11-Feb-17 07:31:31

I get mine from Aldi! Find them very good absorbency wise, and they do long, unscented ones. Cheap too. God knows why manufacturers think scented ones are ever necessary!! X

JOMH1982 Sat 11-Feb-17 09:27:54

Haha, "woah, body form!!!" Lol!! smile I do too! I'm using them at the moment for the same reason and they're good for me xx

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sat 11-Feb-17 11:53:02

I'm using Sainsbury's basics ones, they're a bit thicker but not massively long.

AuntieStella Sat 11-Feb-17 12:02:50

Bodyform range is mainly unscented

As is Kotex (try Poundland)

And Wilko own brand (though they might be too small/thin)

Bloopbleep Sat 11-Feb-17 12:03:21

I use Asda's own brand. I never had any problems with odour before they brought out scented fannypads. The smell now makes me gag and you can catch a whiff of their odour control through normal clothes which leaves me paranoid.

savagehk Sat 11-Feb-17 12:05:23

Another vote for natracare. They also do maternity pads (for later!).

RedBugMug Sat 11-Feb-17 12:06:07

and nappies (natracare)

Tesco own brand sanitary towels are unfragranced - their panty liners might be too.

tulip22 Sun 12-Feb-17 20:10:41

'Cottons' (which are normal disposable) from either Boots or Amazon. They also do sanitary towels. They are very good.

missm0use Sun 12-Feb-17 23:13:30


SheepyFun Sun 12-Feb-17 23:26:20

Asda extra long. Though my sense of smell isn't great, so do check!

sockgate Wed 15-Feb-17 23:02:30

Thanks so much everyone. Testing all these will get me through the rest of pregnancy grin. I knew you were the right people to ask!

colouringinagain Wed 15-Feb-17 23:04:30

Bodyform for me too!

NameChange30 Sat 18-Feb-17 09:44:13

Natracare panty liners - you can get them in Waitrose, health food shops and online.

There's also the option of reusables if you'd consider those? I got some and haven't looked back. They're so much more comfortable and breathable than disposables. I got mine from Honour Your Flow.

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