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  • Reusable face pads, Breast Pads & Sanitary Pads | Rosies Eco Store

    Welcome to Rosie's Eco Store Ireland Every woman has her story At Rosie's Eco Store Ireland, I strongly believe every woman should have access to information about her body and what she does with it. Also I want to inspire todays' women by taking inspiration from those who have paved the way for us in the past. I am a strong advocate for the environment, which is why making the change to reusable is so important to me, and just one of the things we can all do to improve the world around us. Single use plastic is just one problem, but it's a problem we can all easily make better if we just make some small changes. My belief is I can help support those changes with my selection of reusable menstrual pads, incontinence pads, panty liners, breast pads and face pads. All products are hand made and designed by me, Rose, in Kildare from my small business at home. And I enjoy every minute. Home: Welcome SHOP NOW Quick View Panty Liner with wings Price €6.50 NEW 2023 Quick View 3 pack Pads & pouch - medium/normal flow Price €30.00 NEW 2023 Quick View Floral Moon - medium flow pad Price €8.90 NEW 2023 Quick View Moon & Stars overnight/heavy flow pad Price €10.50 Quick View Panty Liner with wings Price €6.50 NEW 2023 Quick View 3 pack Pads & pouch - medium/normal flow Price €30.00 NEW 2023 Quick View Floral Moon - medium flow pad Price €8.90 NEW 2023 Quick View Moon & Stars overnight/heavy flow pad Price €10.50 The female body is a wonder Did you know your vagina is internal and the external is the vulva? Did you know that discharge is perfectly normal and actually kind of amazing as the vagina cleans itself? Did you know women suffer from incontinence more due to the shortened length of their urethra? And did you know as women we are still embarrassed to talk about periods, discharge, vaginas and even to be seen going to the bathroom to change a pad? Periods are normal, vaginas are amazing and we need to start being proud of them and how strong we are as women, and also giving them the best care. Disposable products are 90% plastic, the are also bleached and trap moisture and bacteria leading to smells and irritation. Reusable products are softer, more breathable and better for your wallet and the environment. Women of Ireland have started making the change already, make sure to join them! If you have any questions please just ask in the chat and I will get back to you asap. REVIEW A PRODUCT Customer Feeback We love hearing your feedback as it means we can continuously improve our service and our products. Please submit your review below and thank you for your time! Would you recommend us to your friends? Yes No Submit Thanks for submitting! GET IN TOUCH Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Learn with me | Rosies Eco Store

    Through learning we grow. ​ I wanted to have a section on the website where we can learn about ourselves, the products and some amazing women from history. ​ Below you will find a video of FAQs if you prefer to watch rather than read the questions. ​ If you have any interesting information I should consider adding to the website please submit it to me via email.

  • Vagina & Pads | Rosies Eco Store

    VAGINA DIALOGUES Your vulva is not your vagina The vagina is a 3- to 6-inch-long muscular canal that runs from the cervix , the lower part of the uterus , to the outside of the body. The vulva is all the outer stuff — including the labia, urethra, clitoris, and vaginal opening. You should know the difference because it’s empowering to understand your body’s anatomy and because it might be helpful or even necessary to distinguish between the two. ​ Vaginas do tear during childbirth, but this is normal Upwards of 79% of vaginal deliveries include tearing or require an incision. These “injuries” can be minor tears or a longer cut (called an episiotomy ) made intentionally by a healthcare provider when, for example, the baby is positioned feet-first or the delivery needs to happen faster. However, your vagina is resilient and, due to ample blood supply, actually heals quicker than other parts of the body. ​ Hymens are not necessarily an indicator of virginity. Most people with vaginas are born with a hymen, a thin piece of skin that stretches across part of the vaginal opening. Despite what you may have heard, at no point in your life will this piece of skin ‘pop.’ Hymens often tear before a person ever has penetrative sex, during some unsexy activity like riding a bike or putting in a tampon. But it’s also common for the hymen to tear during sex, in which case a bit of blood is to be expected. ​ Vaginas are supposed to have a smell This should be common knowledge by now but it’s not. The vagina contains a highly specialized army of bacteria that work to keep your vaginal pH healthy and balanced. And like other bacteria, these do have a smell. This is totally normal and nothing that needs to be covered up by scented body washes or perfumes. Of course, if you’re noticing a new scent that’s odd or pungent, see a doctor. ​ The vagina is self-cleaning. Specialized bacteria exist for the sole purpose of keeping your vaginal pH at an optimal level to ward off other hostile bacteria. It’s totally normally to see discharge — which may be thin or thick, clear or whiteish — in your undies at the end of the day. This is the result of your vagina’s cleaning efforts. Cleaning techniques like douching are a bad idea because they can throw off this natural balance, leading to problems like bacterial vaginosis, thrush and infection. ​ Childbirth doesn’t permanently stretch out the vagina In the days directly after giving birth vaginally, your vagina and vulva will likely feel bruised and swollen. It’s also common for your vagina to feel more open than normal on account of the human that recently passed through. But don’t worry, the swollenness and openness subsides within a few days. Although your vagina will likely remain a little wider than it was pre-birth, you can keep your vaginal muscles toned and healthy by practicing regular pelvic floor exercises. ​ You can still get pregnant if you’re on your period Many people assume that you cannot get pregnant if you have sex while on your period. However, this is not true. Although it’s more unlikely that you will become pregnant while you are menstruating, it is not impossible at all. This is because sperm can survive in the body for up to five or six days — so if you have a relatively short cycle, have sex towards the end of your period, and ovulate just after your period finishes, you could potentially fall pregnant. Another fun related fact: back in the middle ages, people used to think that redheads were babies who were conceived while their mother was on her period. ​ The average starting age for periods has changed over the years Back in the 1800s, girls wouldn’t get their periods until they were well into their teens — the average age was around 17. Nowadays, the average age to start menstruating is 12. Scientists think there are a few key reasons for this: namely, improved nutrition. We’re eating better — and more — than our ancestors did a few hundred years ago, and fat cells make estrogen. The more fat cells you have, the more estrogen you have in your body, which can trigger the start of your menstrual cycle as a girl. Increased stress levels are also a factor as high-stress levels can actually trigger the beginning of your period. ​ You’re born with all your eggs You acquire all the eggs you’ll ever need during your time in the womb – even before you’re born! In fact, you’ll start life with more than a couple of million eggs. As you reach puberty and the menstrual cycle kick-starts, one of these eggs matures each month and is released. All of the extra eggs gradually die off as your biological clock ticks and so this is why you can’t have any more babies once you reach the menopause. ​ ​ Pads FAQ Do they smell? No. The fabric is breathable which allows moisture to evaporate. Less moisture means fewer bacteria to produce smells. As long as you change often enough, this should not be an issue. However bear in mind every woman also has her own natural scent which may be more noticeable to you at certain times of the month. ​ Are they bulkier? This depends on the pad. Our normal pads are no bulkier or thicker than a disposable pad, and are no more noticeable when you wear them. How many will I need? This depends on your own flow and cycle. In general its recommended between 6 to 12 day pads and 3 – 6 night pads if required. ​ Will they leak? Like disposable pads you will need to change your pad before it gets saturated. After a couple of cycles of using them you will become used to how often you need to change your own pad. However if you need a recommendation for normal flow you should look at changing every 3 to 4 hours. ​ Are they comfy? Yes! They are soft and breathable, they don’t contain any heat/moisture trapping plastics and no nasty chemicals or bleaches to leave you feeling irritated. ​ Which way do I wear them? Soft side up, printed side down! ​ How to change my pad when I am away from home? They can be folded over and snapped closed. You can then either pop them in a bag or we also supply PUL fold-over pouches which you can keep them in until you get home. ​ Can I wear them swimming? Unfortunately, no, they are too absorbent! ​ Should I wash them before first use? Yes. Wash once to help with absorbency. ​ How do I wash them? Wash at maximum 40 degrees. we recommend washing out with cold water before machine washing to minimise the chance of staining. Do not bleach. Do not use fabric softener as it can affect absorbency. Do not wash on a hot cycle as this can will set stains. May be tumble dried. ​ Can I use menstrual pads for incontinence? No, I recommend using our mild incontinence pads for cases where you leak when sneezing, coughing or jumping etc. as these contain an extra waterproof layer to help hold in fluid. Not recommended however for heavy incontinence. ​ Are reusable pads better for the environment? Single use pads can contribute to 150kg of landfill waste per person in their lifetime. Disposable tampons, pads and applicators are also polluting waterways and harming marine wildlife, according to Nick Mallos, director of the Trash Free Seas program at Ocean Conservancy. Mallos said the non-profit collected 27,938 used tampons and applicators on beaches around the world in a single day in 2015. ​ ​

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