#divacup

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The menstrual cup is probably my favourite #zerowaste switch that I have made.❤ . It was back in 2009 that I accidentally learned about menstrual cups. It was just an add from @readersdigest magazine way back then. It wasn't even available in my country, the #Philippines . I had to ask a friend from the UK to buy me one. 😅 . It probably took me 2-3 menstrual cycles before I got used to using it. But man, I'm so glad I did! It's so comfortable-I sometimes forget I'm wearing it!😃 It gave me the freedom to do anything and everything without worry!🥰 It is safe and free of side effects! Not like tampons that can cause TSS (toxic shock syndrome) and may cause the development of bacterias that are harmful to the body.😓 . The comfort is not even the best part! Saving mama Earth is the best!🌍 I didn't know I was doing this when I started using it! Which is a great plus!❤ One cup can be used for 5 years and some say even 10 years! 10 years of NO disposable pads in landfills! 🤯 . Are you using a menstrual cup? How are you finding it?🙌 . . . . . #menstrualcup #divacup #mooncup #zerowaste #mamaearth #sustainable #zerowastecollectiveyyc #zerowastetips #zerowastecollective #bathessentials #menstruation #periods #womenshealth #menstruationmatters #menstrualcycle #periodproblems #periodpower #women #periodpositive #selfcare #periodtalk #wellness #menstrualhygiene #selfcare #periodtalk
I am honestly so happy with my @thehellocup #menstrualcup 🌼 .🌿. My period is notoriously difficult, and this made it so much easier! Took me about a day to get used to inserting it (without pain) and another day to get a tight seal. I might have to play around with emptying times due to the heaviness of my flow, but even when it went wrong this was a million times better than my normal experience - and completely #zerowaste !!! .🌿. On a slightly different note, has everyone seen Libra's new #bloodnormal ad? I am so here 👏 for 👏 it 👏! .🌿.🌿.🌿. #zerowasteliving #plasticfree #zerowastehome #zerowastelifestyle #ecofriendly #zerowastelife #sustainable #sustainability #sustainableliving #period #menstrualcups #divacup #menstruation #ecofriendlyproducts #woman #menstrualcuporiginal #thehellocup #hellocup #menstrualcupreview #productreview #ecoproducts #sustainableliving #sustainability #sustainabledesign
New video up on my YouTube channel Courtney Covino! How I live a low waste, sustainable lifestyle! Link in bio! Subscribe please and thank you❤️ #youtube #courtneycovino #sustainability #lowwaste #divacup #secondhand #thereisnoplanetb
It's Trivia Thursday my loves!! Go ahead and drop your answers below 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
My period had always been abnormal and unpredictable. It comes and goes as it pleases. Some weeks it shows up every other day. Sometimes it disappears for months at a time. I tried using those period tracker apps but they would constantly notify me that something was off. I'm nearing 30 and starting to believe my reproductive organs don't like being told what to do. . [Picture description: mostly black ink drawing on white paper of a female on the right sitting behind a tree, knees bent and leaning back on hands, head is off the paper. There is a red, watercolor river flowing from where she is sitting, moving to the bottom left and going into a menstrual cup that is abnormally large. There are other trees in the background and no horizon line.] . #mixedmediaart #mixedmedia #watercolorart #inkdrawing #inkart #watercolor #menstrualcup #menstruation #periodsarenormal #periodstigma #uterusproblems #uterus #periodproblems #divacup #periodsarenatural #art 🎨 #arttherapy #coping #draweveryday #dealing #latinxartist #latinxart #artwork #artistsoninstagram #spoonie #spoonielife
Oh my. I was going to boil my @thedivacup for five minutes while I ate a bowl of cereal and then let it air out while mowing the lawn. Well I was distraught by some horrifying news (not my news to share here) and forgot it on the stovetop while I mowed the lawn. I even came in for a water break and didn’t notice it. So thankful I saw it when I did and took care of it before it caught on fire (I’ve had enough bad news for the day, thank you very much). Feeling simultaneously relieved and stupid and thankful. Ugh. Don’t clean your reusable menstrual products when your mind is reeling, kids. That’s the lesson for the day. And, when your cup looks like this—time to order a new one and reminisce over all the disposable hygiene products you didn’t use and toss. How’s your day going? The good things over here are that I mowed the lawn and that Steve is home after a very long stretch of working working working. #realtalk #momsofinstagram
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Fiscal responsibility is so hot right now. Ready to save some $$? Find the DivaCup in our bio. . . . #DivaCup #TheDivaCup #menstrualcup #periods #period #menstruationmatters #periodpositive #periodsbelike #periodproblems #zerowaste #ecofriendly
Чаша какой жесткости подходит мне?🤔⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Менструальные чаши подбираются индивидуально, по личным особенностям каждой женщины🌸⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ По жёсткости различают три вида чаш: ⠀⠀ 💫 упругие⠀⠀ 💫 мягкие ⠀⠀ 💫 универсальные ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 1. Упругие чаши - рекомендованы девушкам, которые ведут активный образ жизни и для тех, у кого хороший тонус интимных мышц (советуем нашу чашу #ClearVita ) ⠀⠀ 2. Мягкие чаши - рекомендуется использовать женщинам со слабыми мышцами тазового дна и чувствительным мочевым пузырем (советуем нашу чашу #LunaMax ) ⠀⠀ 3. Универсальные чаши - подходят абсолютно всем женщинам, подстраиваются под контуры тела (советуем нашу чашу #Ayuna ) ⠀⠀ Стоит внимательно отнестись к выбору своей особенной чаши, мы вам обязательно поможем найти ту самую малышку❤️⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ По любым вопросам ты всегда можешь написать нам в Direct⬆️ ⠀⠀ Или позвонить по номеру ↩️⠀⠀ ☎️ 8 (800) 550-12-77⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #cup #menstrualcup #menstrualcycle #divacup #meluna #менструальнаячаша #forwomen #forwoman #period #easyperiod #критическиедни #тампоны #mooncup #месячные #nopainperiod #newwoman #happyperiod #organiccup #tampax #periodtime #menstrualsyndrom #пмс #купитьчашу #менструальнаячашаказань #менструальныекапы #экофрендли #ecofriendly
生理用品のお話し 元々ずっとオーガニックコットンのナプキンでしたが(かなりおすすめ) カップにしてみた! カップは医療用シリコンで安全。 ヨガして食事もちょっと気をつけているから、PMSとかほとんどなくて、1日目たまに怠いかなー?とかあるけど、後はいつもと変わらない! から、カップだと多い日6時間 少ないと12時間気にしなくていいから ヨガもワークアウトもお風呂も(プールとかも)気にせず楽しめる!! まだ慣れないから、慣れが必要なんだけど☹️ でも、とっても便利だしエコ! 10年くらい使えるらしい! #生理 #生理カップ #divacup #pms #なし #ナトラケア #natulacare #オーガニック #organic
Es importante saber la altura del Cervix a la hora de elegir y para colocar la copa, de esta manera evitaremos derrames e incomodidad. #copitamenstrualrd #copamenstrual #lilycup #ennacup #divacup #lenacup #dutchesscup #hazelcambio #chicaecologica
Whether you’re traveling ✈️ or taking a walk 🚶🏼‍♀️ on the wild side, take your Ever Cup with you. With 1️⃣2️⃣ hours of comfortable, leak-free protection, the #evercup is the #perfect #travel companion. #menstrualcup #thursdayquotes #period #periodproblems #labordayweekend #world #silicone #womenempowerment #women #divacup
Hurrah! The little invention that could. Apparently dated back to the '30s, the menstrual cup has finally taken women by storm. Comfortably worn for up to 12 hours before rinsing, this product serves as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic pads and cotton tampons. @the_cup_effect states that these can even be used in challenging environments with less water and sanitation infrastructure. @npr quotes two studies that suggest less leakage actually reduces the amount of water used during the course of one's period over all, since no stains means less laundry. #naturcup #mooncup #divacup #rubycup #menstrualcup
My periods have been unbearable lately… Tmi?⠀ ⠀ I’m used to mild, but long periods. However, recently it’s like my body is trying to fit an entire week’s period in the first two days. On the bright side I’ve learned how some tricks to share with you to make that time a little less miserable ⠀ ⠀ 1. Magic bags. I was lucky enough to grow up in a house where we always had a magic. This is the best natural remedy as far as instant relief goes.⠀ ⠀ 2. Dark Chocolate. If you crave chocolate on your period (Let’s be honest, you probably do) It’s because chocolate is high in iron. Because you’re losing so much blood your body is low on iron, so listen to the craving. Just try to avoid having too much sugar and dairy (No hidden vegan agenda, dairy is high in estrogen and can worsen pms)⠀ ⠀ 3. Feminini-tea and oil. Like I said before, during your period your body desperatley needs iron and magnisum. The first ingrediant in the tea is “Rasperry leaf tea” which is a great source of both of those things. The oil’s main ingrediant is clary sage that helps balance your estrogen and lessens cramps.⠀ ⠀ 4. Diva cup. I went from an avid pad user to a diva cup with no transition period (ha) and no regrets. I could talk for hours about this but I’ll spare you the details, It’s amazing.⠀ ⠀ 5. Knowing your cycle. Your cycle is more than just your period learning more about your body and knowing what season you’re in can help you take advantage of the times your most productive in the month and go easy on yourself when you the least productive.⠀ ⠀ I’ve always found this kind of thing super interesting. I’d love to have a conversation about it in the comments so let me know what you think.
Product of the Week - Menstrual cup Alternative to single use tampons ______________________________________________ Have you already made the switch? ______________________________________________ 🌱Environmental reasons - feminine hygiene products are polluting bodies of water and the world with the average woman using 11,000 tampons in her lifetime.. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼______________________________________________ 💰Economic reasons - use 1 menstrual cup ($40) OR an average of 2640 tampons/pads ($633) for 10 years. I did the math. ______________________________________________ 😷Health reasons - tampons/pads contain chemicals, toxins, additives, and synthetic materials. The material is chlorine-bleached and pesticide-grown cotton blends (can cause cancer!!!!!) PLUS decrease your chances of TSS (toxic shock syndrome)! ______________________________________________ “The menstrual cup is great! Real uncomfortable putting it in at first, but you can have it in for up to 12 hours at a time, but sometimes I can get away with a full day without changing it... You can live your life and you don’t have to worry! It’s more pricey in the beginning but more economical in the end. And you don’t have to worry about toxic shock syndrome or polluting the earth.” - Sel ______________________________________________ Info from “good-chemistry.org” . . . #ecoyourego #ecofriendly #eco #ecolifestyle #sustainable #zerowaste #minimalist #environment #earth #planet #climatechange #savetheplanet #menstrualcup #menstrualcups #divacup #periodproblems #period #woman #girl #flowers #flower #purple
And the winner is! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Never going back to tampons.. #divacup #cleancup #organicup #mooncup #menstrualcup #menstrualmagic #periodart #periodcup #equalrights #makesmyperiodeasy
What's this in my hand?👀 . Could it be possible that I have never written about my all time favourite zerowaste change? Maybe it's because I only ever think of it when it's in use 🙈 . This is @thedivacup aka a menstrual cup! It is made of an inert silicone and for anyone who menstruates, it is a total period game changer!! . No more chemical leaching pads or tampons in this house. Not only does it reduce waste and save a ton of money, since switching to the cup my periods are shorter and less painful, I barely even notice them now! . Inserting takes some practice, but after a couple cycles, it's easy peasy. When properly inserted you do not feel it and it doesn't leak. It can safely in stay for up to 12hrs (though I tend to empty it every 8hrs). After my cycle is done I wash it with soap and water, then soak in a jar of water with a bit of hydrogen peroxide. I've been using it for 3 years and it still looks new. If you aren't bothered by stains, you could also boil it a few minutes. . Not sure which cup is best for you? Luckily this option has become a lot better known and now there are lots of different brands and shapes out there. A quick search on YouTube and you will find lots of explanation out there on how to chose a cup. I'm using the size 2 diva cup, it's the only cup I've tried and it gets the job done, no complaints. . Can't use a cup? There are also cloth pads and period panties! I haven't had a need for them personally, so if you have some recommends, please let us know below 👇 . #zerowasteperiod #menstration #menstrualcup #divacup #wastefreeperiod #zerowastehome #painfreeperiod
Yay for our new produce bags. 🤗 Absolutely love theseeee! It really does make a difference. I am making a difference. 💪🏼 No you can’t just trade it all in at once. Yes at times it can get overwhelming. But -one thing at a time when yu have a couple extra bucks... make the purchase. Time to upgrade. ☀️ Finally got us some reusable produce bags. Next is #unpapertowels . 🌈🌿🌟 #divacup #menstrualcup #watercanteen #reusablestraw #reusablebags #bulkbins #masonjars #handmedowns #sustainability #consciousliving #ecofriendly #growyourownfood #lotusproducebags #planetearth #thereisonlyone #takecareofyourmother #gaia #reduce #reuse #stopbuyingplastic
After my #myomectomy , I became hyper-vigilant about what I let near my vagina. Commercial feminine care products contain the same toxic chemicals as any personal care product on the market 🙄. When looking to switch to 100% organic cotton, #chlorinefree and #fragrancefree products, #WholeFoods provided variety. My favorite brand is @natracare. I also love the all-natural, #toxfree feminine care products from @thehoneypotco , @corawomen and @lola. (Quick point on the #divacup - sure it’s “healthier” than commercial products; however, plastic is weird. Even if an item purports to be free of #bpa , Im still wary. BPA is a serious chemical directly linked to reproductive issues. I even choose to not use tampons with plastic applicators for that reason. So I try to avoid it in general. #plasticfreeperiods ) Healthy feminine care also extends into sexual health products, particularly condoms and lubricants. Even though #latex is naturally occurring, your commercial brands contain a host of #petrochemicals and known toxins like #benzocaine , #parabens and even #carcinogens like #nitrosamines , making them among the unhealthiest personal care products in your arsenal. Also, ladies, #glycerine is a sugar alcohol found in condoms and excessive use is known to throw off vaginal pH and cause issues like BV and #yeastinfections (if these are recurring issues for you and you’re sexually active, maybe check what you’re using down there in addition to other factors) Condoms are essential for a variety of public health reasons. If you like the convenience of using any brand, do it - please keep practicing #safesex ! @lola and @lovabilityinc make fantastic, clean alternatives if you care. I hope you check them out! Cheers to a healthy, toxfree pussy! ✊🏿🍍🌸
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