Woman-Kind Natural Sea Sponges

SKU: 109347
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R 115.00

What is the Woman-Kind Natural Sea Sponge?

Natural Sea Sponges are plant-like creatures that grow on the ocean floor. They have no nervous system or senses, so harvesting causes them no suffering. Sea Sponges have the ability to regenerate from even small fragments, left behind after harvesting. They are therefore a renewable natural resource and are harvested responsibly. Our sponges have been ethically sourced from the sparkling blue seas of the Philippines. Ideal as a Baby Sponges

There are two main uses:

For Baby:

A natural sea sponge is perfect for washing babies and tots, as it goes incredibly soft when immersed in water. Natural sponge is highly absorbent (up to 30 times its weight).  A sea sponge is very low in PH, which makes it ideal for  little ones sensitive skin. A natural sea sponge is ideal for use at bath time with your baby. Please Note: Whilst your little ones might confuse it with SpongeBob - these Sea Sponges do not have square pants.

For Moms:

Sea Sponges have been used by women around the Mediterranean and Pacific, to collect their menses for thousands of years.  Natural sponge is highly absorbent (up to 30 times its weight).  A sea sponge is very low in PH, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. Fun Fact: Womankind has used many things through the ages to collect their menses. From rags, to moss, to grass and many other absorbent materials. It is said that Cleopatra used sea sponges internally. What a fabulous Pharaoh.

Reusable for 3  - 6 cycles.

Tampons were recently outed for being made with chemicals that have been linked to health risks. These include harsh pesticides and chemicals, like chlorine (more on that in a minute). Add to that the fact that the FDA doesn't regulate tampons closely enough (meaning not everything in them is approved) and that your vagina is naturally very absorbent, and it seems pretty terrifying.

Read more: http://www.gurl.com/2016/05/31/negative-side-effects-of-tampons-health-risks/#ixzz4dTJy0vht

Care Instructions:

Sea Sponges contain a natural enzyme that inhibits, but does not prevent the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. After each use, it is best to let them completely dry. You can use one of the following methods below to occasionally disinfect the sponge:

  • Soak a cleaning or bathing sea sponge for 15 minutes every few weeks in 1 cup of warm water and 1 Tablespoon of baking soda (increase solution accordingly for large sponges). Do this every day or every other day during use for sea sponge tampons. Then rinse and let dry (preferably in a hanging, breathable mesh bag)
  • A solution of 1Tbsp. apple cider or white vinegar in 1 cup of warm water.
  • A solution of a few drops of Tea Tree Oil in a cup of warm water. Tea Tree oil is a very effective germicide and has been proven to inhibit up to 60 strains of bacteria, This will also eliminate any odor on your sponge..

Further Instructions:

  • Do not use strong bleach on a natural sponge as it will weaken its structure and over time will cause it to deteriorate.
  • Do not microwave or dry in a clothes dryer. This will shrink & harden the sponge.