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Female Hygiene

Heading out in to the back of beyond with a stack of tampons or pads can be cumbersome at best (Pads are very good however for placing underneath rucksack straps as extra cushioning!) or you may have just run out and not be able to buy any.Natural sea sponge is a natural, reusable alternative. Certain companies market sea sponge for this use specifically - their advantage is that they come sterile and with instructions of use. Otherwise you can buy natural sea sponge - cut to size - (this can be larger than you think) and then simply tie cotton string around the centre so the sponge can easily be retrieved. The sponge should be moistened before inserting. After use, it should then be rinsed out and placed in boiling water for one minute. A new clean piece of cotton string should be attached before insertion. When not in use place the sponge in an airtight container such as a plastic freezer bag to ensure it remains clean.

Posted by bakpakbug 02:31 Tagged health_and_medicine

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