*Let me begin this post by saying that this is NOT a sponsored post. I am receiving no money whatsoever for writing about this product, this is simply something that is near and dear to my heart, which I wanted to pass on to those of you who still might not be aware.
Also: Men, you may want to avert your eyes for this one, as it’s a little bit of a TMI post. Or better yet, just send the link to the women in your life without reading any further. They’ll thank you for it.
We ladies kind of get a raw deal in life in some ways. Not only do we have to deal with getting our periods every month, but we have to pay for the supplies to deal with it on top of everything else. And you know what? Pads and tampons aren’t cheap.
It was almost 10 years ago when someone introduced me to the world of alternative feminine hygiene products. At the time I was mostly in search of something that was more environmentally friendly, because let’s face it, on top of being expensive, pads and tampons are terrible for the environment, from the bleaching process they go through to the amount of garbage they create. The fact that these alternative products save tons of money in the long run was just an added side benefit for me.
Whether its reusable menstrual cups or cloth pads, there are alternatives for women out there besides dishing out tons of money every month to take care of this particular need. I personally use The Diva Cup, which I purchased 9-ish years ago for around $40 or so. At the time it seemed like a big purchase, and it is, when you compare it to what I normally spent on pads and tampons every month. But the thing is…that was it. In the time since then I pay out a little money for pantyliners for those heavier flow days, but in terms of the amount of money spent and the garbage created, it’s next to nothing. It’s one of those things that saves tons of money long term — if I only previously spent $10 every month on feminine hygiene products, then over 9 years that results in a savings of about $1,000 or so dollars.
Ah, if only I’d actually started putting that $10 in savings in the bank every month 9 years ago. Live and learn.
The Diva Cup is made from medical grade silicone and works exactly like you might think…it is a cup that does the collecting that only requires emptying a couple of times a day. On top of being great for the environment and saving money, honestly, it makes me forget that I’m even having my period at all. And for me, that’s one of the biggest benefits of all.
And you know…saving money sure doesn’t hurt, either.
Does anyone else out there use alternative menstrual products? I don’t know a lot about any of the other products out there, but I’d love to learn more.
If you want to learn more about The Diva Cup check out their website…or better yet, shoot me an email, I’d be happy to tell you all about this awesome money saving product.