Monday, April 23, 2012

The DivaCup #Review and #Giveaway #EarthWeek

One thing I LOVE about "going green" and being good to the environment is that it typically means saving money too!  That's important, whether you have to out of necessity or whether you just want to because you'd rather spend your hard earned money elsewhere.  Did you know that the average woman spends between $150 and $200 a year on disposable tampons and pads?  What could you buy with that kind of money?  I can think of plenty of things!

You may have seen the infamous "moldy tampon" blog post and situation involving a major brand.  (If you haven't, just do an internet search, it's REALLY gross!!)  The truth is, do you REALLY know what you're putting into your body?  I knew there had to be a more natural, or at least more body and environmentally friendly option that could be safe and reliable.

The DivaCup is a FABULOUS alternative to your average tampon.  The DivaCup is a menstrual cup that pretty much does the same thing the tampons do, only it's collected in a little cup instead of in a wad of cotton (and who knows what else..yuck!).  The DivaCup can be worn for up to 12 hours and, once you get the hang of it, is virtually leak proof!  You can go about your business not worrying about knowing where the bathroom is "just in case," and yes, you can wear what you want without fear of ruining it!

It typically takes a couple months to really get the hang of it, but once you do, it becomes like second nature to get it properly in place.  As you can see, it's literally a silicone cup that you fold and slide into place.  When you feel you need to remove it, simply pull it out and dump it out, wash it with warm water and your preferred wash, and reinsert.  Simple!  Depending on your flow and where you are in your cycle, you can, for the most part do this part at home where you're most comfortable.

What's it made of?

Since the DivaCup is made of silicone, it's safe for your body.  It also doesn't disrupt your natural pH levels because your body doesn't consider it to be "foreign."  There are no additives, no latex, no plastic and no BPA.  This is about as good as it gets!

What's the cost and how long does it last?

Back to the money saving that I mentioned above, the DivaCup retails for about $39.99 (depending on where you decide to shop).  It's "life" varies by user, but the general guidelines is to replace after one year.  Going by that number, you're spending ABOUT $3 a month on your favorite week.  Talk about a difference!  How much are you spending now on products that leak and are potentially unhealthy for both your and the environment?

Sizing:

There are two available sizes of the DivaCup, the Model 1 for those who haven't had kids (or are under 30) and the Model 2 for women who have had children (c-section included) or are over 30.
  
Buy It!

The DivaCup can be purchased various places online and in stores.  Here's a quick Amazon link -- the price is AMAZING right now!




Win It! 

Here's your chance to win a DivaCup for yourself!  Please click "read more" to get to the Rafflecopter entry system!
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Disclaimer: I was sent product from the above company in return for my honest opinion and review. No other compensation was received.

58 comments:

The Litrenta Family said...

I just had a baby, but when my cycle returns I am definitely trying this!!
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The Litrenta Family said...

I learned they have their own Diva Wash too
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Jenna Wood said...

I learned they also make a cleanser

Jessica said...

You can use the Diva Cup at night!

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Rebecca Smith said...

I learned that the silicone used in The DivaCup – which is 100% plastic-free, BPA-free, latex-free and odorless – is the same material and grade approved for healthcare applications.

Anonymous said...

I love the DivaCup! I started using it about a year before I got pregnant and was able to use the same on after having a baby. No issues here with it. -Crissy T

Haute Mommy said...

I learned that the menstrual cup has been around since the 1930's!

Haute Mommy said...

I learned that the menstrual cup has been around since the 1930's!

Michelle H. said...

I LOVE my Divacup. I just got a new one after using my original for 7.5 years. I bought mine on Amazon.com for $26, so it's a lot cheaper to purchase online!

meechelleftw(at)gmail(dot)come

Ashley said...

I learned that it comes in 2 different sizes.

LindsayPBJ said...

I learned that there really is a diagram showing you how to insert it! Heheeee.

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Rebecca Roland said...

I learned that menstrual cups have been around since the 30's =)

Roseanne A said...

they also make a cleanser.
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lace said...

I learned that cups were created in the 1930s.

dearestdaughter said...

I've been wanting to try the Diva cup for the past couple of months! kates_junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

The menstrual cup was developed in the 1930’s jen twark gersch jtwark@mail.com

Justice Montgomery said...

The potential of having 12 hours of leak free protection intrigues me. I'm shocked that menstrual cups have been around since the 30's though, and can't believe that there hasn't been a bigger market on them.

sassymommax3 at yahoo dot com

Michelle Underwood said...

More economical than buying pads and tampons

Marysa said...

It is free of BPA, pthalates, plastic, etc!
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Kiley P. said...

I learned that it comes in two differnet sizes.

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Melanie said...

It doesn't leak! Good to know because I'd tried Instead in the past and hated it because it tipped and spilled whenever I sat on the toilet and relaxed my muscles to pee. Freaked me out. The forums on their website tried to play this off like "look, you can use it for longer! People think this is great!" but I didn't believe it for a second.

Guatejen said...

You should replace it once a year!

Bebemiqui said...

I didn't know menstrual cups were such an ancient product...around since the 1930s.
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GoldenPeaches said...

I learned I'd be a size 2 because I've had a baby :)

Katy P. said...

I learned that you can leave it in for up to 12hrs. Talk about convienent!

bitt said...

I learned it's made in Canada.

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Rissa said...

Women, on average, experience a lifetime menstruation span of 41 years

sophieandmomma said...

The DivaCup can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. It can be used for light or moderate flows and is emptied more often to accommodate heavy flows. Perfect for overnight use.

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Kim said...

I learned that there is two ways to insert it and that you can leave it on for 12 hours! Would love this! Awesome!
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Natasha said...

Love that its eco friendly, healthy and comfortable. That it can be worn for 12 hours is incredible! nbrayman(at)hotmail(dot)com

MammaJax2010 said...

I had NO idea that you could leave them in for so long! I love how they last for a year too!

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Kristie said...

I learned that in 2003, drawing on their experience and expert knowledge about the menstrual cup category, they developed a modern redesign, made from soft, top-quality silicone, to meet the needs of today’s woman. Their revolutionary concept, The DivaCup, is patent-pending and ISO certified. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

fancygrlnancy said...

The menstrual cup was developed in the 1930’s. bwneyes100 at hotmail dot com

Samantha C. said...

learned they ahve their own wash and you can leave them in a long long while!! 12 hours!! WOW!!

Amy M said...

It is made in Canada!

Talia said...

Menstrual cups have been around since the 1930s! Wow. Kinda blew my mind.

Krystal said...

I learned that Silicone products are easy to sterilize.

Christine Jessamine said...

i learned the menstrual cup was designed in the 1930s

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Copper said...

I learned that you can leave it in all day!

Jenelle D. said...

WOW the menstrual cup has been around since the 1930s!

Kittyboymama said...

BPA free
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Attila & Tamara said...

I learned that you can have up to 12 hour leak-free protection!

Cool!

Attila & Tamara said...

I learned that you can have up to 12 hour leak-free protection with this!

Cool!

con said...

I learned that this is not a new concept it has been around since the 30's!

con said...

I learned that this is not a new concept, it has been around since the 30's!!

Hannah Barnhorn said...

2 sizes - pre birth and after birth

Carly H. said...

I learned that Diva Cups are a good way to save money.

Vanessa said...

I can't believe the cup has been around so long - 1930s who knew?

shaina campbell said...

I've wanted to try one for years, but with 5 kids back to back I'be only had 4 or 5 periods in 7 years.

Leslie said...

wow - you can leave it in for 12 hrs!
lesalia17 at zoominternet dot net

Danielle said...

I learned they have their own wash to use with the cup Diva Wash

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Dealsfan32 said...

I learned that the diva cup comes in two sizes


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Anonymous said...

laura4him@bellsouth.net
I learned that they make diva wash

Anonymous said...

The DivaCup, an innovative menstrual cup, is reusable making it an environmentally responsible choice as important as switching from plastic to canvas bags johnmains10@yahoo.com

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

I learned that The menstrual cup was developed in the 1930’s.

Leah Baird said...

I learned The menstrual cup was developed in the 1930’s

Anonymous said...

I learned that it's FDA approved


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