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Konjac Sponges - What they are and how to use one..

Konjac sponges are made from the dried and ground root of the konjac, or elephant yam, that’s native to Asia. The process is simple enough, Konjac powder is mixed with calcium hydroxide, heated, frozen and then dried. The calcium yields an alkaline end product that helps to balance an overly acidic skin pH. Asian cultures have used the konjac root for over 2,000 years, and konjac sponges have been popular for about 100 years. Konjac naturally nourishes with vitamins A, B, C, D and E, proteins, lipids, fatty acids, copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium and even has antioxidants. Unlike other exfoliators that harm the environment, konjac is completely natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable – you can throw them in the compost...

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How to Clean and Look After Your Menstrual Cup

Looking after your menstrual cup is easy! Follow these simple steps to keep your menstrual cup fresh and clean. As with any sanitary product, your menstrual cup should stay clean before and after insertion. Hygiene is so important – always remember to thoroughly wash your hands before touching, inserting and removing your cup to avoid any germs going from your cup to your vagina. Where possible, try to sterilise your cup every time you take it out/ reinsert to remove any bacteria that may be lurking. This is easily and discretely done with our sterilisers.  If sterilising after each use isn’t an option, ensure that you are carefully cleaning your cup in hot water, make sure that the suction holes...

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4 Folding Techniques to Try for Yourself

4 Folding Techniques to Try for Yourself While the most common technique used is the ‘C Fold’ or the ‘U Fold’, there are many other ways to fold your menstrual cup. It’s all about finding what works best for you.   Here are my top 4 picks. The C Fold or U Fold 1)Start with an open cup2)Pinch the cup closed3)Fold in half making a C/U shape   The Punch Down or Shell Fold   1)Start with an open cup2)Push the rim down to the base3)Pinch together so it doesn’t pop open again    The 7 Fold   1)Start with an open cup 2)Pinch the cup closed 3)Bring one top corner down diagonally to the opposite bottom corner    The...

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The Life Changer... The Menstrual Cup

  About 3 months ago, whilst scrolling through the comments section of an article about the cost of sanitary products, I came across menstrual cups.  I had never seen or heard about menstrual cups and my first reaction was Gross! There is NO WAY I would use one of those! Despite this, I decided to find out a bit more information and see what they were all about, and I'm glad I did because I'm fully converted now!  A menstrual cup is exactly what it sounds like- a bell-shaped flexible cup, made of medical grade silicone. It is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to catch menstrual fluid (blood). They can be worn for up to 12 hours (depending on...

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