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Refreshing Relief - Berry Pomegranate Smoothie

Ovulation happens in the third phase of your cycle. The eggs are released from the ovaries and travel down the fallopian tubes to the uterus during ovulation. If you don't get pregnant, the eggs will disintegrate in the next 6 to 24 hours. Antioxidants are important to keep the cells in your body, including your eggs, healthy during this phase of your cycle. Antioxidants and other key vitamins abound in berries like raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, as well as fruits like pomegranate. Flax seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for controlling ovulation and alleviating cramps and breast soreness that can occur during this, and the luteal phase. Blend up this sweet and delicious Berry Pomegranate...

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Covered In The Kitchen - Beeswax Wraps

Wondering how to best utilize your beeswax wraps? Femino’s Beeswax Food Wraps are a great way to cut down on waste in the kitchen. But, replacing your plastic wrap with this eco-friendly option is just the start! Beeswax wraps are slowly becoming a major part of western households, so here are some DIYs to inspire you. It More Than Just Wraps – It Hugs & Seals Fruits come in strange shapes, and chopping them can make their form even stranger. A plastic food wrap is not only awful for the environment, but it also fails to seal and stick around sliced fruits and vegetables. Wax wraps, on the other hand, are sticky and flexible by nature, embracing the curve of...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes - The Bathroom

The lavatory, unlike the kitchen (hyperlink to kitchen blog), is not a haven for edible goods in single-use packaging. Nonetheless, personal care items are likely usually made from a variety of plastics as well, and many of them can only be recycled once before ending up in a landfill. By removing these items from your medical cabinet, you will be able to reduce the demand for these items. Here is how you can make amends and save some money while at it. Shampooing & Shaving Purchasing shampoo and conditioner in bulk and storing them in your own pop-top glass bottles is a great way to save money. If these aren't accessible in your area, look at solid shampoo and conditioning...

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Cups Causing Cramps? Here’s How To Correct The Situation

Do you have issues with your menstrual cup? Not sure if you got the proper size? Are you sick of the cramps that your period cup causes? Don't give up too soon! We’ve got your back with these key issues you may face with your period cup. Let’s address them, one by one, and see what you can do about them: Issue#1 The Wrong sizeIf you're wearing a cup that's too big for your body, it could be sitting too high, pressing too hard on the vaginal walls or on the cervix, causing pain and discomfort, including cramps.Experiment with different folds (the “push down” fold is one of our favourites for making your cup as small as possible). Don’t be...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes -The Kitchen

This is the room where many of us create the most clutter and waste. It is here that we bring food packaging into our houses and discard it once we have unwrapped whatever is inside. But what if you avoided bringing those items home in the first place, or if you replaced trash-producing disposables and single-use plastics with items that could be reused or composted? Let’s find out shall we. Single-Use Or Non-Compostable Products -The Enemy Replacing typical kitchen items with those that can be recycled endlessly or decompose when they reach the end of their lifespan will help you decrease waste both instantly and over time. The items that can likely be swapped for their ‘Zero Waste’ counterparts include:...

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