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Green Your Life ~ One Period at a Time!! Momiji natural Cloth Menstrual Pads

Rie Ito was so kind to send me a few Momiji natural pads to try out for you all!  In fact, I received one of each size!  Thank you, Rie!!!

{Warning: lots of pics in this post!}

Made by:  Momiji Natural Corporation
Country of origin: Sri Lanka
Company: FAQs

Momiji Natural Corporation cannot actually sell directly to the US.  Here are some links where they can be purchased:

Here is their nighttime pad!  I found this to be the most unique pad in that it’s shaped to really cover your fanny at night to prevent leaks all over the place.  And it’s a whopping 12 inches long!

Next is the large sized pad, which I found to be sufficient for using over-night since I was using these in conjunction with either a cup or the sponge.

They’ve got the 9 inch pad as well.  And yes, I’m aware that I have it snapped wrong side.  😉  That was so I could tell it apart from the next pad and not think I just took the same pic twice.

As you can see here, the business side of these pads are sewn in well.  The 3 stitched rows keep the insides from shifting around and bunching up.

There’s also an 8 inch pad.

I really like the fabric that Momiji natural uses.  They are made of 100% cotton.

And finally, they have the thong pad!

I can’t say I’ve ever used a thong pad before, but I did know of their existence.  They are actually quite comfy!

I couldn’t help but wonder how well Momiji natural pads would work because they seem pretty thin compared to other pads I’ve reviewed so far.  But, I found they worked quite well.  And as you can see from the pics here, they clean up very easily too!  Which is always a plus in a reusable menstrual pad.  Not that many people will see your personal items like this, but I don’t want mine to look all stained up for sure!  The fabrics are all too adorable to look dingy.

They suggest folding them up small and snapping them in place for when you will be out-n-about (see below).  This is quite easy to do and actually a great way to deal with soiled pads until you can get home to wash them out.  Just tuck the soiled side inside the “envelope”.

Over-all, I am very impressed with Momiji natural’s cloth pads!  I definitely recommend that you try them out for yourself!

Until next time friends….


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Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review and my opinions are my own. When reviewing a product I will let you know if I purchased the item or was provided a sample from the company for review purposes. My opinion of the products I review is for information purposes only.

Knowledge in the Palm of Your Hand – Learn from Real Life Experts

There are NO EXCUSES not to be educated in this day and age.

We take for granted how we have access to more information than we can possibly ever use.  And because it is at our finger tips, and most often free, most people choose to squander away their time with foolishness.  Is this not sad?

And what is more amazing is that we can learn from people who have first hand experience with any number of issues.

Would you rather learn about how to overcome depression from someone who has done that, or from an expert that can only treat you with medication?  (I am not against medication, but I do believe the whole person needs to be treated.)

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Would you rather learn how to parent a difficult child from someone who has survived and excelled at that, or from a doctor who wants to medicate?

How about overcoming marital issues from someone that has been there and done that?

One thing I really love about the digital age and instant downloads are the eBooks that are available by REAL LIFE EXPERTS, those who have walked several miles in the shoes of difficulty and now are wearing running shoes and they are willing to pick us up and run with them!

I love that I can hold a library of books in the palm of my hand and take it wherever I go.  Is that mind-blowing or what?

Now I will say, be careful of who you read and their worldview.  Just because it is on the internet does not mean it is true… just as any book you check out from the library.  The same goes for doctors you visit, they all have different opinions and methods of treatment.  This applies to books you read, churches you visit and friends you make.

These 86 books about healthy living can fit in your hand… to take with you wherever you go.  Why waste time in any waiting room flipping through old magazines when you could be reading ways to help your family have a more healthy lifestyle.

This bundle of books would be great for a high school credit as you use them for course work as your child learns from REAL LIFE EXPERTS in the field.  Take note, their is a sex book in there so you may want to remove that one and read it yourself, because a healthy sex life is good for married folks!

If you get confused on how to download all these books here are a few tutorials on how to load to your device:  Kindle, Kindle, iPad, Cloud, Dropbox, Mac, PC.

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Green Your Life – One Period at a Time!! Bella Menstrual Cup

I apologize that I’ve gotten a little behind on these reviews, I’ve just had a lot going on.

I was given the opportunity to review the Bella Cup.  I received one of each size for review purposes.

It comes with a color brochure in English…

Bella Cup Facts

Made by:  TS International
Country of origin: Korea
Lifespan: website just states “Lasts for years”
Composition:  Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes:  small and large
Dimensions:  Small: 41mm x 23.8mm, Large: 45.5mm x 53.1mm
Stem:  20.3mm
Capacity: Small: 20 mL, Large: 30 mL
Measuring Lines:  None
Cost (USD): $29.70 usd
Guarantee: None that I can find.
Other: Comes with a sturdy velvet pouch
Company: FAQs


I really like the smooth texture of the Bella Cup, and I think it’s rather pretty too as far as a menstrual product goes.

The design of the stem really makes it easy to grab hold of for removal, as does the slightly textured stripes around the base of the cup.

The logo is on the inside just under the rim.  There are a total of four vent holes to help release the suction.

To show you the difference in the two sizes.

Sorry for the blurry shot, but this one is to show you how soft the Bella Cup is compared to the Ruby Cup – Bella squished down slightly more.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of all the cups I’ve reviewed so far:


Well, the small one was definitely too small for me!  It literally wouldn’t stay in when I stood up.  I did have slight problems with the large one, but managed to get some small successes before it would slip.

I really like the design and the smooth texture helped with ease of inserting it.

The velvet bags are very well made and the draw strings hold well.

I tried two different folds with this one (above and below) and found the one below to be the easiest to work with.  (Hint: it’s the fold I’ve been most successful with when using every cup so far, your results may vary.)


Over-all my experience with the Bella Cup was hit or miss.  Sometimes it would stay in place, then sometimes it seemed super slippery and would just slide out.  I think the mixture of it being super smooth and pretty soft was causing my slippage problems.  I think strengthening my pelvic floor will help with this.


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Create Your Own 72-Hour Emergency Kit Sale (plus a giveaway)

Are you prepared for an emergency?

I’m excited to present to you Katie Baldridge’s newest eBook:

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Here’s Katie’s story:

Create Your Own Gluten Free 72 Hour Emergency Kit…..a money saving survival guide to gluten-free preparedness is here! Who needs an emergency kit you ask?  Anyone who eats, that’s about all of us. But those of us with food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerance’s should really have one.  More so than the average Joe. Here’s why…

Years ago I read this post and it terrified me because this woman who lost her son to the Joplin, MO tornado was also living off of gummy bears for a week.  Not only was she grieving the loss of a child, but because of celiac disease and lack of availability of gluten-free food after the storm, the only thing safe for her to eat were gummy bears.


See I have two celiac children who were then 3 and 4.  I could not fathom telling them that there was no food for them if a disaster were to occur.  And it was very possible as we lived in Florida at the time. I didn’t let fear take over, I quickly sprung into action and made a gluten-free 72 hour kit.


Create Your Own Gluten Free 72 Hour Emergency Kit has been a work in progress for years.  First as something our own family could use, tweaking as needed, to taste and preference.  I’ve finally compiled my work into an easy to read guide.  I get straight to the point in this 8 page book so there isn’t a lot of fluff to read through.


You can be putting your own kit together in hours, ready to take on anything nature throws at you.

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Create Your Own Gluten Free 72 Hour Emergency Kit is great for the novice as it comes with a complete shopping list for a single person or family of 5, menu with protein and caloric break down of each day.  Tips on how to store your kit, and other accessories that may come in handy.  And a resource page, so you don’t have to spend hours searching the net. 
It’s all here for you, and for this week only we’ve lowered the price over 30% to $1.99. 
But hurry, because November 4th the price goes back up to $2.99.


And to celebrate the launch of Create Your Own Gluten Free 72 Hour Emergency Kit, we’ve partnered with these companies to giveaway some great products!


United Envirmental Solutions is providing (2) Sport Berkeys. $74.00 Value
“The Sport Berkey Portable Water Filter is the ideal personal protection traveling companion – featuring the IONIC ADSORPTION MICRO FILTRATION SYSTEM. The theory behind this innovation is simple. The bottle’s Filter is designed to remove and/or dramatically reduce a vast array of health threatening contaminants from questionable sources of water, including remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries where regulations may be sub-standard at best.”


First Aid Clay is perfect for any 72 hour it. It’s great for bites, stings, scratches, and burns. Earthpaste is an all natural toothpaste, and these packets are the perfect size for travel or preparedness kits. Never leave home again without your Real Salt with these handy pocket shakers about the size of a tube of chapstick.


Truly’s Natural Deodorant is providing (1) sample pack of there all-natural, really works deodorant. $12.50 Value
This sample pack contains (5) 1/2 ounce containers, perfect for on the go or sharing. You will get weeks of use from one small container and this stuff really works!


Nick’s Sticks is providing (1) 12 pack of his Grass Fed Beef snack sticks. $35.88 Value
Nick’s-sticks are a great alternative to over processed beef jerky. Gluten-Free & made with grass fed beef, it doesn’t get much better than that. A great snack to keep in the diaper bag, purse, or pocket for that afternoon slump. Great for camping, and a perfect real food option for a 72 hour kit.


Tanka Bar is providing (1) 12 pack of their original Tanka Bars. $28.80 Value
“The 70-calorie Tanka Bar delivers a slow, powerful protein punch by mixing two primary ingredients: low-fat, high-energy American buffalo meat and tasty cranberries. This combination is no accident because Tanka products are based on wasna, the original Native trail food that combines meat with fruit.”


GNOWFGLINS is providing a 6 month basic membership to their ecourses. $102 Value
You can learn so much through these real food courses, how to dehydrate your own food, including food storage. From making your own yogurt and cheese, to sourdough. And their newest class Allergy-Free cooking. You’ll even get a thank you video on how to gather a years supply of food, a $10 value.


Natural Herbal Living Magazine is providing 3 issues of their e-zine. $12 Value
You’ll love learning about herbs, natural remedies, and a holistic approach to health with these three issues: Approaching a Personal Herbal Practice, Rosemary, and Ginger.


WonderMill is providing a Wonder Junior Deluxe. $219.95 Value
This hand crank mill can take you through any power outage. With both stone and stainless steel milling headings, this mill has been built to last a lifetime. No electricity required!

  Prepared Today for Life Tomorrow is providing (1) GO Foods 72 Hour Emergency Kit . $70 Value
When it comes to long-term emergency food storage, GO Foods provides a solution that is not only healthy and nutritious, but economical as well. This kit contains enough GO Foods for a 72 hour emergency, is completely gluten free, and contains 44 servings.

Just Almonds is providing (1) pound of almond flour and (1) pound of Non-Pareil Almonds. $15.48 Value
I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the quality of Just Almonds products. They are grown in California, are PPO-free, and GMO-free. Because almonds are shelf stable and are high in protein and good fats they are a perfect survival food, we always make sure we have some in our 72 hour kit.

Whole New Mom is providing (1) 4oz. bag of soap nuts, plus wash bag. $8 Value Soap Nuts is an all-natural alternative to laundry detergent. Soap Nuts aren’t really a ‘nut’ at all but rather a fruit from a tree. Soap Nuts are the dried shells from the soap berry. A fruit that grows on a unique tree species. You will be amazed at how well Soap Nuts work!

Natural Medicine Mom is providing (1) copy of “Trust Your Intuition”. $5.99 Value
“Trust Your Intuition” is a collaborative book, authored by influential women bloggers, who write about their experiences with conventional and natural medicine. They discuss why they ultimately chose natural medicine and they share some of their most successful remedies and advice. It hit #1 on Amazon in two different categories, and was just featured as Book of the Week, on the NBC News Today, Book Club ( ).

Redneck Prepping is providing (1) copy of ‘How To Survive Any Natural Calamity’ 
Robert goes into great detail on what you need to know and how to be prepared for natural disasters like: tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and even volcanic eruptions. He goes further though and covers typhoons, tsunamis, industrial spills, and even civil wars.

Intoxicated on Life is providing (1) copy of ‘Weeding Out Wheat’. $14.99 Value 
Why go wheat-free? This is the question Weeding Out Wheat seeks to answer. This book makes some unbelievable claims. Referencing dozens of scientific studies, you’ll read about how wheat is a common culprit contributing to a plethora of problems. This book explains how Christians can grapple with theological questions raised by the growing dietary concerns with wheat.

~Preparing Naturally Giveaway~


Click the link below to enter the giveaway, it will take you to my Facebook page:

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Disclaimer: Many of my blog posts contain affiliate links. I only team up with a company to be an affil-iate who offers products that I believe in whole-heartedly! Purchasing through an affiliate link allows me to keep blogging and sharing what I learn with you. It won’t make me rich for sure, but is a bit like buying me a cup of coffee or leaving a tip for service and is very much appreciated. Thanks for your wonderful support!