Today Dalene will share with you information about switching to re-usable menstrual care products. Learn how to use Glad Rags cotton cloth pads, and the Mooncup menstrual cup. The Mooncup is a great alternative to tampons. These natural alternatives to conventional feminine care products benefit your fertility, health and the environment positively!
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This is a small cup that is inserted vaginally to catch the menstrual blood. They capture twice as much blood as a tampon. There have been no reports of Toxic Shock Syndrome as opposed to tampon risk. They are also very cost effective! One cup on average will last up to 10 years! Moon cups come in 2 different sizes, one pre-pregnancy and post-pregnancy. The cannot be felt when inserted correctly. The companies that make these use the most eco-friendly materials possible with no harmful by-products or residue. Once inserted one cup will catch blood for 12 hours with a regular menstrual flow, this means you may only have to change it twice a day.
The average pack of tampons costs about $9.00 for 36 tampons. On average, if you are using 4 tampons a day, that will cost you $0.25 per tampon; which is $5.00 per month; that equals $60.00 a year; which equals $600.00 in 10 years. The menstrual cup on average costs about $35.00 up front and is reusable for 10 years. This would only cost you $0.29 per month for 10 years. This saves you $565.00 over 10 years.
There are some great modern companies out there making cloth menstrual pads with care and commitment to the environment and women worldwide. These pads are made of cotton cloth, usually organic cotton and come in a variety of styles, absorbency, sizes and cute colored cloth patterns. These pads can be reused for 3 years or more when proper care is taken. If you have ever worn disposable pads you know how uncomfortable they can be, cloth pads are a lot more comfortable to wear! It can take a bit of money to switch over to cloth pads, but over the coarse of a year your average savings by switching to reusable pads will be $150.00 a year.
You can also make your own reusable pads! If you are into sewing or are on a budget this is a great option.
Learn more about natural menstrual health…
Tampons & Infertility – Are Your Feminine Care Products Affecting Your Fertility?
Natural Guide for Menstrual Health
Do You Have Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? What You Can Do About It…
How To Get Your Period Back
The Red Tent – Support during your moon time. You need to be a Natural Fertility Community member, but it is free to join.