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!}


Website:
www.momijinatural.com
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:

www.meluna.org
www.ayuryasmeen.com
www.shop.menstrualcup.co

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.

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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.)

Finding Joy in Depression

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

Website: www.bellacup.co.kr
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

ANATOMY OF BELLA CUP

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:

MY EXPERIENCE

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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eBook Review: Bliss Balls for Beginners

Today I got to preview Bliss Balls For Beginners!  Luschka was so kind to share her ebook with me.

Bliss Balls for Beginners Cover Image

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Luschka lives in England with her husband and two daughters.  She has been on a real food journey since her first child was born, and loves trying new recipes and flavours.  She recently started a food blog, Keeperofthekitchen.com, where she shares the recipes she uses to fill her kids lunch boxes – normally healthy, always tasty, good-for-you snacks.

ABOUT Bliss Balls For Beginners

21 fabulous recipes that can be made into gifts, lunch box snacks or treats for guests.  They are dairy-free, gluten-free, mostly sugar-free and are easy for adults and children to make using common, healthy, lovely ingredients.

WHAT I MADE

I started with the Basic Bliss Ball recipe but added some extra dried fruits to it.  I’m happy to say  that these are DE-LISH!

I don’t want to spoil it for you and give away the recipe ~ that is a surprise for you to find out how easy these really are once you get the ebook.  But I do want to talk a little about some of the ingredients and their health benefits.

MEDJOOL DATES

Medjool Dates contain vitamins A, B6, Niacin, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, a high amount of Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Sodium.  They are rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants.

They are good for the following:

  • Constipation
  • Allergies
  • Intestinal Disorders
  • Bone Health & Strength
  • Weight Gain
  • Energy BOoster
  • Nervous System Health
  • Healthy Heart
  • Sexual Wellness
  • Night Blindness
  • Inoxication
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Cancer

RAISINS

One cup packed full of raisins will contain vitamins C, B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Protein.

They are good for the following:

  • Constipation
  • Weight Gain
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Anemia
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Acidosis
  • Bone Health
  • Eye Care
  • Dental Care

Other benefits of raisins include: promoting excretion of bile from the body, stimulates the burning of cholesterol, and the fiber content helps to sweep out toxins and harmful materials from the digestive tract.

A few of the lesser known ingredients that Luschka uses in her recipes are:

  • Cacao – this is different from cocoa.  Cacao is more bitter and considered to have a higher nutritional value.
  • Goji Berries – this is a Chinese berry full of antioxidants ad used for a variety of health benefits.
  • Maca Powder – I had no idea what this was before I read Bliss Balls for Beginners.  Apparently it’s a Peruvian root vegetable that contains vitamins B1, B2, C, E and a range of minerals that aid endurance and enhance energy, stamina, athletic performance, memory and fertility.

I seriously cannot wait to try all the other 20 recipes!  The one we made was so tasty, we finished them all off in just two days.

Bliss Balls for Beginners Cover Image

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What’s in the bundle?

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