Monday, February 21, 2011

Jade & Pearl Sea Sponge Tampon Review

When I started cloth diapering my baby, it was partially about being green and partially about keeping chemicals off his skin. I had no idea it was leading me to a greener life overall. So I guess one green product leads to another. I decided it was worth giving natural menstrual products a try. Gloria from Jade and Pearl was kind enough to send me two of their Premium Sea Sponge Tampons. I decided to do a comparison between the regular and premium sponges as well, so I purchased a pair of their regular sponges.

Some facts on Jade & Pearl Sea Sponges

  • Sea Pearls are 100% Natural and Reusable
  • Sea Pearls can be reused for 6 months or more
  • The are easy to use, economical and Earth Friendly
  • Their texture is much like the vaginal wall
  • Sea Pearls are naturally very absorbent
  • Can be left in during sex. You can even use Spermicide with them!
  • Sea Pearls can help lessen the intensity of menstrual cramps
  • Easy to clean (there are many cleaning options such as baking soda, sea salt, tea tree oil, peroxide, apple cider vinegar or Colloidal Silver)
  • On Heavy flow days you can use 2 sponges at a time
  • Sponges can be rinsed out and reused immediately

Regular Sea Pearls
Premium Sea Pearls

Looking at the sponges I could see a difference between the regular and premium. The Premium Sponges are much softer, but don't get me wrong, the regular sponges are soft too. For the small price difference ($2.00) I would recommend upgrading to the premium sponge.
The first time I used my Sea Pearls I had a little trouble inserting it. I finally got it after a little trial and error. Once it was in position I couldn't even feel it. After a little while I noticed that it had moved so I decided to try again. The second time I got it in right. I truly could not feel a thing. It is so comfortable! For the first day it seemed like each time I would insert it, it got easier and easier. It's crazy to thing that I was so scared to try these out! Of course I was also scared to use tampons again after I had my son! Thankfully I only used tampons for one cycle before I got to try these out.
I was also a little worried about removing them. I thought it would be hard. I was really surprised that they came out very easily. Jade & Pearl do say that you can sew a piece of waxed dental floss to the sponge if you would like, but I didn't really see the need.
I am so happy  Gloria gave me a chance to review these! I will be using them from here on out. I have always had severe menstrual cramps, especially on my first day. Since I have only used these for one cycle I can't say for sure but I am pretty sure they made me not have cramps. I absolutely love finding products that I am passionate about. These are one of those products for me. I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you Gloria for helping us reduce our footprint just a little more!

Jade & Pearl offers quite a selection of other natural products and gifts too. Check out there online catalog HERE

Jade and Pearl provided me with a sample of their Sea Sponge tampons free of charge for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own!


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Tinapunk said...

So natural birth control too? Does the man feel it? Could you tell me anything more about that?


Tasti_Butterfly said...

I was looking into trying these out. My problem is I spot randomly or bleed very lightly, especially after orgasm. It can be very embarrassing. I don't want the guy to feel it, so I am considering ordering the teeny premium ones. Do you think this would be sufficient? thank you!

Joanne Livengood said...

Great Review!