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Reusable Feminine Hygiene

March 20th, 2017 at 04:27 pm

Hopefully, the title gives you a heads up what this post is about and if you aren't interested you have moved on!

I redeemed Swagbucks earlier this month for an Amazon gift card and I made that free money count by ordering a Vida Cup (a menstrual cup). It's reusable thus saving me from buying tampons each month. Mine was priced at $12.77 plus tax and free Prime shipping. Again, it was free to me since I used an earned gift card.

I think I spend about $5 a month on tampons. I also buy pantyliners in large quantity one or twice a year. I can't remember how much those are. I will estimate I spend between $65-75 a year. Not a lot, but that does add up over the many years women are menstruating.

I have used a menstrual cup in the past for many years, but something changed physically for awhile that made me abandon it a few years ago and I eventually tossed it out.

I decided to try it again knowing the more one can use reusable items rather than disposable items, the more one can save! There are other health reasons why a menstrual cup can be better than tampons. I will let you do your own research on why that is.

My next step is to make some homemade (and reusable) cotton pads. I haven't decided on which way I will make them yet. I'm still doing my research online. If I find a video or instructions that I do end up using I will try to remember to link it up here. The menstrual cup works so well, I don't expect to need very many each month.

I'm not going to go into the details of how these are used particularly because this is a financial site. However, there are many reviews on YouTube as well as forums where people discuss the details, which are very helpful to first time users. Just do a online search to get more information.

So, anyone else here want to share if they use a menstrual cup or not? Anyone think they might try one?

7 Responses to “Reusable Feminine Hygiene ”

  1. lirpalynn Says:

    I've been curious about them. It's not really something that anyone I know has experience with. I have used the disposable kind, to test them out. A great part is probably inexperience, but I don't think they would be very "travel" friendly as it was an interesting experience in the ladies room at work. Wink I do like the idea though. And I'm not sure I would be able to rely solely on one if not at home.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, being away from a nearby sink is different. I dump it into toilet and then wipe with toilet paper. Depending on flow, they don't need to be emptied as often as one would change a tampon. I understand some bring a small spray bottle with them into public restrooms.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I never used the cup, but I made and used reusable pads back in the day. Had to quit when I got older and my flow changed, but it wasn't as gross as you might think, and certainly cheap!

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    I never dried the Diva cup but I wish I had becus the cost of these supplies is outrageous.

  5. SecretarySaving Says:

    I've used it before. Not for me. Feminine product and toilet paper I'm brand loyal to what I like.

  6. kashi Says:

    I use a Lunette cup and I love it! I watched a number of youtube videos before I made the switch. User ItsJustKelli has a whole series on reusable menstrual products.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I have used the Diva cup for at least 8? years. I absolutely love it.

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