1. The Mooncup
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The Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup that collects the fluid instead of absorbing it. The cup is made of soft medical grade silicone.
Why should I change from conventional products?
This sanitary protection is free from plastic, bleaches, toxins, additives, perfumes and pesticides to mention a few things commonly used in tampons and pads. Moreover, since the cup collects rather than absorb the menstrual fluid, it doesn’t cause dryness or irritation. You can have it up to 8 hours before emptying it, which is ideal for traveling and over-night use!
Since the cup is reusable, using it means a vast reduce of your waste production.
The cup collects three times as much liquid as a tampon absorbs and it lasts for years! What we spend on disposable sanitary products in three months could be put into buying one menstrual cup and suddenly we make our life both easier and healthier.
Actually, these are only some of the many reasons for getting a Mooncup instead of tampons and pads. I aim at always giving myself the healthier choice and this cup is one of the best choices I have ever made!
2. Face oil
Most moisturizing creams are based on oil. Let’s say you have bought a nice lavender cream. Now, the lavender comes from a plant and is made into an essential oil. Simply put, to be able to use that oil on the skin it has to be blended with some kind of carrier oil. To create a cream or lotion, other ingredients are of course added as well. Pure oil, however, tend to absorb faster than creams. Today, most skin products (oils and creams) are based on paraffin (mineral) oil in addition to a great deal of incomprehensible chemicals and alcohol. But, let’s stick to the oil. What the mineral oil does is that it shuts down the pores and turns off the skin’s functioning. The skin is our biggest organ and it needs to breathe. Virgin vegetal oil, on the other hand, is a living product that gives the skin the essential fatty acids it needs, lets it breathe and makes the function of the skin stronger. The claim that oils should make your skin oilier and/or cause breakouts is simply untrue: a myth created by cosmetic