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I love cloth pads!!, I think I have enough for about 5 women, some I have bought, some I have made, some I have swaped, all I love. I advocate using cloth pads for a few reasons.... one it is better for me. Shorter and less painful periods, less exposure to cancer causing chemicals contained in the bleaches and dyes in disposable products. They are better for the environment and I am reducing my and my families footprint so out go disposable sanitary products and nappies. And the best reason...... they are CUTE!! I just love the different fabrics and patterns! Something to smile at everytime I go to the loo! LOL. A woman can never have too many pads & liners!

Things I like:
dragonflies
Bali- favourite…

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  • Female
  • Joined June 21, 2007

Favorite materials

cotton, coffee, sleep, fun, flannel

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About

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ABOUT ME
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I love cloth pads!!, I think I have enough for about 5 women, some I have bought, some I have made, some I have swaped, all I love. I advocate using cloth pads for a few reasons.... one it is better for me. Shorter and less painful periods, less exposure to cancer causing chemicals contained in the bleaches and dyes in disposable products. They are better for the environment and I am reducing my and my families footprint so out go disposable sanitary products and nappies. And the best reason...... they are CUTE!! I just love the different fabrics and patterns! Something to smile at everytime I go to the loo! LOL. A woman can never have too many pads & liners!

Things I like:
dragonflies
Bali- favourite holliday destination
blue & purple
orchids
my family (oops should have been first!)
cloth pads
jewelery
friends
my home

I make only a limited number out of any one fabric. Usually 10-15 depending on what I cut from the cloth. So if you see a design you like you can bet there are others who like the same thing so get in first!

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SHIPPING
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I try to ship as soon as I can, once I receive payment, except if it is a special or custom order. If the order comes in between Friday and Sunday, it will go out on Monday. All other orders ship within 48 hours of receipt of payment.

I am more than happy to combine shipping in order to get you the best deal.

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Shipping Rates/Charges
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I use the cheapest available shipping rate 'cuz yikes, we all know that Post is expensive. This does tend to be the slow-coach of shipping. If you ever want to pay the extra charges for faster shipping, insurance, tracking numbers, etc. please convo me.

I do not charge any customs when sending our packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and Ambrosias Designs is NOT responsible for those charges. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. Returns/refunds will not be accepted due to customs fees/duties being unpaid.

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Returns and Customer Service
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Please note: in compliance with Federal, State and local health laws NO RETURNS/NO REFUNDS ARE ACCEPTED *** Please read descriptions carefully and ask any questions you might have before purchasing.

Basically, I want you to be very happy with your purchase and with the experience of shopping at Etsy. Please do let me know if there are any problems, and I will do what I can to improve things for you. Letting me know sooner, rather than later, is always a good idea. Unfortunately die to the nature of the product, I am unalbe to accept returns or exchanges. But if within 6 weeks of purchase there is a stitching problem that is previously unidentified (as in not a clearance or markdown/seconds), then please convo me and send me the CLEAN item and I will repair it and send it back(return shipping to be covered by customer). Satisfaction guaranteed but I will not pay return shipping.

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CUSTOM ORDERS AND WHOLESALE
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Custom orders are welcome. On items over $50, I require a half payment before starting and the other half upon completion.

***Sorry, no refunds on custom orders

I welcome wholesale enquiries. Please email me @
ambrosiadesign.foxfamily [!at] westnet.com.au to discuss details
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TRADE?
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So you wanna trade? Feel free to drop me a convo about it.....



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CARE OF YOUR CLOTH PADS
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Cloth pads are easy to clean. Simply soak your used pads in cold water, changing the water each day. You can store them in a glass, plastic or ceramic jar where they will be out of site in your bathroom. At the end of your period, simply toss the whole lot into the washing machine. Soak in cold water for 30 minutes or so, and then run through a normal wash cycle on cold. Don’t use bleach, as this will shorten the life of your pads. Don't use fabric softener as this will reduce the absorbancy of your pads. If you find there are some residual minor staining, hang the pads on the line in the sun, the sun is a natural bleaching agent!

If you use these pads for incontinence you can allow them to air dry until you are ready to wash them. There is no need for a wet pail with incontinence pads.

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QUESTIONS?
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Please do feel free to convo me with any questions you might have.
I will answer your questions until you are happy to make your purchase. No question is a silly question.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF CLOTH PADS
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Disposable feminine hygiene products are actually not sterile despite their brilliant white appearance. In fact the synthetics and plastics that they contain create a humid microclimate in this warm, damp area, in which germs and fungal infections such as thrush can easily breed.

When women developS irritation problems such as thrush, vaginitis or soreness, they are usually advised by doctors and health specialists to wear cotton underwear. But, without thinking, they often continue to use their usual brand of feminine hygiene product or panty liner made from synthetic and plastic ingredients. Many women suffering from skin allergies, irritation, soreness and itching, find their symptoms are worse during their period because of the synthetic nature of their choice of feminine hygiene product.

Cloth pads are softer on the skin and they allow natural airflow, which can help prevent thrush, vaginal rashes and related problems.

Many women say that their cycle has shortened since they switched cloth menstrual pads. And others claim that their periods are shorter. I myself have found that I have a much less 'clotty' period (sorry for the graphic details of my inner workings, but if you have read this far you must be interested!) and i have less cramping, I don't know about you, but those cramps in the first few days are not somthing I will miss!

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but sometimes fatal disease. Tampon-related TSS was identified in 1980 when a number of deaths were directly linked to a particular brand of super-absorbent tampon, subsequently withdrawn from sale. In 2001, a 13-year-old British girl died of tampon-related TSS after using tampons for the very first time throughout her period. TSS has been linked to the use of super-absorbent and newer, less absorbent tampons made of viscose rayon, both with and without cotton. It is also more common in younger people whose immune system is less mature.

Most sources agree that the best preventative solution is to use sanitary pads at night to give the body a rest.

The risks of TSS are not the only reason for considering minimising tampon use. Vaginal dryness and chronic vaginitis have also been clearly linked to tampon use. The Boston Women's Health Book Collective recommends a simple experiment to visually grasp the immediate effects that tampons have on a woman's body. Simply take a tampon and dunk it it into a glass of water and observe the many fibers that remain in the water when the tampon is taken out. The same effect takes place in the vagina, only the remaining fibers are then secured in place by the next tampon…and so on .

Another concern with tampons is their effect on the body's natural flow of energy. According to many schools of natural healing the body's energy flows downward during menstruation. Tampons create anti peristaltic movements, disturbing this downward flow and the rhythm of the fallopian tubes. Women often experience this blocking of the natural downward flow of energy causes abdominal discomfort and cramping, which they do not experience when they use menstrual pads.

And finally Prevention magazine warns, "Tampons cause friction and irritation to the vaginal walls and interfere with the natural cleansing flow of mucus." One of the recognised causes of cancer is repeated irritation or tissue trauma. There is much speculation but we are not aware of any conclusive research linking tampon use and cancer. There are certainly a range of possible causes for the increase in feminine cancer in the past decades. But we do know that one in 138 women will be diagnosed with cancer of the cervix during their lifetime. And we do know that tampons (especially those that expand lengthways) cannot help but rub against that soft and tender area.

I prefer not to take the risk, do you?.

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