To sustainably develop, produce, market and sell value-added hygiene and health products and services.
Dedicated to improving well-being through quality hygiene and health solutions.
What We Offer
Quality products meet a specification which is fit for purpose and sufficient to meet the customer’s requirements.
Specialties of Shei Sanitary Napkins.
- Shei Sanitary Napkins are made with prime, virgin and elegant raw materials.
- No Plastic – Plastic gives you more soft feeling but prevents air circulation which causes fast growth of bacteria. Our material and design permits more air circulation, prevents development of bacteria and bad odor.
- Absorbs quickly and store more fluid, prevents it from leakage.
- For your safety, each piece of the Napkin is sanitized before packing.
Things to remember while selecting Sanitary Napkins.
During your period, bacteria can travel up the vagina into the uterus and fallopian tubes and cause an infection. This is more common during periods but can occur at any time during your menstrual cycle.
It is estimated that 75 % of women will suffer through a yeast infection in their lifetime. Typically characterized by intense itching, soreness, and/or clumpy white discharge resembling cottage cheese, yeast infections result when the vagina’s good bacteria—specifically, Lactobacillus acidophilus—are thrown out of whack, allowing the vagina’s natural yeast to flourish.
The possibility for infections is very high during the menstrual period. Most of the diseases are due to the wrong selection and usage of the sanitary napkins. Napkins with non-breathable and plastic materials are the main cause of itching, pain, rashes and other infections. However the use of Sanitary Napkins is indispensable during periods for keeping your body healthy and safe.
Structure of Sanitary Napkins.
Sanitary pad comprises of multi-layered structure in which each layer have specific function to perform. It consists of seven main layers; the Top Sheet, Air Laid Paper, Anion Strip, Absorbent Core, absorbent cotton, Barrier Sheet and Gum Tape.
Layer 1 – Perfect and smooth cotton surface absorbs fluid and gives you more comfort.
Layer 2 – Anion strip, natural solution for menstrual discomforts.
Layer 3 – Breathable Air laid paper helps circulation of air, which prevents growth of bacteria and gives more freshness and softness.
Layer 4 – Super Absorbent Polymer The important and luxurious part, absorb and retain the fluid in it. It prevents leakage and keep you a dry feeling all the day.
Layer 5 – Super Absorbent cotton, prevents moisture from spreading.
Layer 6 – Breathable bottom layer avoid moisture and leak.
Layer 7 – Gum Tape helps stay in place by fixing securely around the panty.
MNC’s measurement of a pad is from the end to end, whereas Shei measures the size of a pad based on the ACTUAL size of the absorbent core.
The Last Layer, the Barrier Layer keeps the fluid from leakage. MNC’s use plastic poly films as barrier layer which gives you a soft feel but prevents air circulation and harmful to your body and nature.
We uses Non-Woven cloths which doesn’t give that much softness as plastics but it supports air circulation, prevents forming bacteria and it is not harmful to your body and nature as plastics.
See below illustration.
Additional layers may use for more thickness and feeling, but according to study there is no specific advantage from this.
Selection of the right Sanitary Napkin
Various types of products are designed to fit different body shapes and sizes and to provide protection for all types of period flows (from a light flow to a very heavy flow).
Whether you prefer a sanitary pad with wings or without wings, thick pads, thin pads or ultra-thin pads, day or overnight protection, there are several options of pads to choose from to fit your shape and flow.
It is a common misconception among many women that all feminine pads are the same. The truth is that a lot of women do not know that leak free periods are possible when finding the right pad coverage. Pads come in different lengths and front-back coverage to match your specific protection needs. A longer daytime pad (or using a specially designed night time pad) can increase the coverage front to back and reduce leaks. 60% of women wear the wrong size pad. 100% can change that.
We know that having a menstrual pad that fits properly provides you with the period protection you need. The ‘one size fits all’ thinking doesn’t quite work when choosing your feminine hygiene products.
If you do feel the need to wear Panty liner or Sanitary Napkins , avoid scented ones as they can irritate your vagina, mess with your natural pH.
It’s absolutely healthy to wear panty liner’s everyday as they are light and prevents your panties from being wet.
Help with girls who are having discharges and about to start their cycle. It gives adequate protection from unannounced period.
Can use during Light menstrual flow (during last days of your period), tampon and menstrual cup backup.
Can use for Spotting, urinary incontinence during normal stage or cough in middle aged or old aged man and women.
They are also used to cover vaginal perspiration, post-intercourse discharge.
Our Products & Specifications.
Find your fit. In order to help you make the best selection from our range of products. Simply select your panty size and menstrual flow level to find the coordinating size pad for you.
Use Panty Liners during last days of your periods for more comfort and to save money.
The Better it Fits, the Better it Protects.
How to Wear
Sanitary napkins, also called sanitary towels, sanitary pads or menstrual pads, come in different sizes and shapes. They are available in different thicknesses and lengths. Thicker and longer sanitary napkins are for heavier menstrual flows.
They also come in different shapes to fit either full-bottom underwear or thong underwear. Some have wings. Sanitary napkins with wings have two flaps that fold over the sides of your underwear to help prevent menstrual fluid from getting on your panties.
Things to remember while wearing Sanitary Napkins.
Wash your hands very well before you take the napkins from the packet. It prevents entry of bacteria from your hands to your body.
Do not use scented napkins; it is not good for your body.
Do not use expired products, the napkins have three years validity from production date.
Change your napkins in specific intervals.
And remember to shower or take a bath regularly during your period.
Why do you want to change the Napkins in specific intervals?
- Girls wearing napkin for a long time experiences rashes. The solution is to keep the area dry. So, we need to change it a proper interval of time.
- Menstrual blood is contaminated and wearing a damp pad for long is unhygienic and can lead to diseases such as skin rashes, urinary tract infection and vaginal infection.
So we need to follow Sanitary Napkin Etiquette too. These are:
- You should change your napkin every six hours. But if you are having heavy flow, change it in every four hours.
- Before changing, wash yourself properly and make sure that you have removed all the extra blood and be odour free.
- Do not apply soaps at your vaginal area as it may harm it.
- Dispose your napkin properly as it may spread infection and foul smell.
- Wash your hands properly.
Do you know?
The possibility for infection to your reproductive system is very high during your menstrual period. Most of the Napkins are made of bleached or recycled plastic and cotton.
How to get rid of Period Pain with Home remedies.
Sanitary Pads manufactured with compostable and biodegradable raw materials that is good for your body, environment and community.
Have you wondered what really gets us so ticked off at this time? Undoubtedly, it’s the hormones. And all the pain that comes with it.
What Is A Menstrual Cycle? It is a natural cycle of changes that occur in the ovaries and uterus part of the female reproductive system specifically, that makes pregnancy possible. These changes are kick-started after the on-set of puberty. The lining of the uterus that has prepared itself to receive the embryo is shed if the embryo is not received. This shedding of the thick lining is what the menstrual cycle is. The lining of the uterus produces chemicals called Prostaglandins. These chemicals are associated with the discomfort during the menstrual cycle. They stimulate the contraction of the uterine muscles.
Menstrual cramps are a result of the painful or excessive contraction of the uterine muscles. These muscles press against the blood vessels. When this pressure is continuous, the oxygen supply is cut off to the uterus. The lack of oxygen causes pain and cramps. Cramps could range from a slight discomfort to severe pain. They are usually concentrated to the back and abdomen. The scientific name given to these cramps is “Dysmenorrhea.” It can get really tiring and annoying to deal with the mood swings, food cravings, the need to stay hygienic, diarrhoea or upset stomach, pain throughout the body, and to top it all, cramps. And taking a painkiller for five days a month, every month, is not advisable at all.
There are things you can do to relieve menstrual pains, which are as follows:
1. Get A Hot Bag: Applying heat to your lower belly or abdomen works wonders! It helps the body stay loose and keeps the cramps at bay. A hot water bag filled with water or a stone pillow can be used to apply heat. Stone pillows have small stones that massage the belly and keep it away from cramping.
2. Massages: Ever wondered when was the right time to pamper yourself with a massage? Think no further. It is this time that your body requires some serious relaxation and so does your mind. A massage lasting 15 minutes that focuses on the abdomen, back and the sides is shown to reduce cramps by 90%. Add an extra touch by using essential oils for the massage. Use a base oil like olive oil or coconut oil with a few drops of the essential oil to massage the same areas. This aromatherapy has an added benefit of relaxing your mind too.
3. Foods to Avoid: It is best to avoid foods that cause water retention or bloating of the stomach. Foods like carbonated drinks, caffeine, fatty foods, foods with excess salt and alcohol are best avoided. These foods mess with your blood sugar levels and also worsen those cramps.
4. Exercise: Of course. This had to make to the list. Any physical exercise that keeps your body fit, keeps your muscles healthy too. Healthy muscles mean less painful contractions of the uterine muscles. This exercise needs to be done before the on-set of the periods. A walk or some relaxing Yoga during the periods is a very good idea. Exercise releases the Endorphins that keep the mind happy and menstrual symptoms at bay.
5. An Orgasm: As ridiculous as it may sound, an orgasm during your periods is a fantastic idea! Some guys aren’t up to the necessary action because of the mess. Well, why not take matters into your own hands? Vaginal orgasms engage the entire nervous system, starting from the spinal cord to every last nerve down your body. This triggers a release of the neurotransmitters like Oxytocin and Endorphins. And these neurotransmitters are the happy hormones; they reduce the perception of pain throughout the body. Thus, bye, bye cramps!
6. Herbs: Herbs contain anti-inflammatory compounds, which as the name literally suggests, reduce inflammation in the body. They also contain antispasmodic compounds that avoid spasms in muscles, thus promoting a normal cycle of contractions of the uterine muscles. Dill leaves or dill seeds, ginger, chamomile tea and fennel seeds are very common items that can be found and help a great deal during this time.
7. Diet: All you want to do at this time is eat all the junk you can lay your hands on. Try consuming a diet rich in fibre, vitamins, iron and omega-3 fatty acids. Foods like papaya, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, broccoli, brown rice, olive oil, leafy greens, flax seeds, fish and chicken contain these. A light vegetarian diet is also considered a good option.
Shei Hygiene Products (P) Ltd. is established in the year 2019 with its registered office at Kothamangalam, Ernakulam, Kerala with its production unit at Arakkappady, Perumbavoor. The company is initiated by a group of diverse professionals who attained their innovative ideas, knowledge and know-how during their long career in numerous arenas in India and abroad.
We are determined to make eco-friendly hygiene products by using alternative and high quality materials and zero-waste production. Our mission is to create hygiene products that are virtuous for our body, environment, and community.
We were motivated by the idea of improving women’s healthiness and unrestricted access to sanitary pads in India. We were fervent about making a product that is sustainable using eco-friendly materials, for improving the lives, which impacts a women, who was affected by having to face the restrictions around menstrual hygiene in India.
We were enthused by the prospective to make a positive difference for women in India while using an innovative approach focused on ecology and sustainability. Together we combined our experiences to conceive and develop a product model which also can compete with multinational brands. Our team has professional, methodological, and indigenous expertise to develop new products. We aim to apply this to other absorbent products such as baby diapers and adult diapers.
Many consumers have issues with irritation or rashes from the materials in standard pads. When disposed of, Shei pads degrade within six months – 1000 times faster than plastic pads! Since Shei pads don’t contain chemicals, they provide a rash and irritation free experience.
Most plastic sanitary pads use chlorine-bleached wood pulp as an absorbent, while most other eco-friendly pads use cotton. SAP (Super Absorbent Polymer) absorbs ten times liquid than cotton. Most importantly, SAP is also used for agricultural use for maintaining crop quality, appropriate soil conditions, efficient management of manures and fertilizers etc.