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We’re in the middle of a heatwave, but the veggies won’t wait! I’m spending my day in the garden, as well as the garage, getting ready for Friday’s yard sale! Today’s post comes your way courtesy of guest blogger, Sara. She’s got some great ideas on how to make your home a little greener. The greener, the better, right?
How to Green Up Your Home
There is a lot of talk about using organic ingredients and eating healthfully whenever possible. You’ve learned how to clean your air with plants. But what about the rest of your home? What are some good ways to “green up” your home? Continue reading
I have a riddle for you!
What’s shaped like a heart and fabulous enough that I keep it close to my heart all day, every day?
Yup! You got it! These days, I’m never found without my BAMBOOBIES!
Do you know about Bamboobies? They are, without a doubt, the best washable nursing pads on the market. Besides being a single-use product that ends up in the garbage, disposable pads are filled with a nasty gel (like disposable diapers) that bursts out when it gets too full. One night, I found it on my skin and my son nearly ingested it. From that day forward, I have only used washable fabric pads. I have tried so many, and mark my words: I will never use another brand. My heart belongs to Bamboobies! Continue reading
Subscription boxes. There’s no shortage of them these days. From fitness focused to eco-crafts for kids, there’s something for everyone who likes to find fun things in their mailbox each month.
My favorite? Conscious Box, hands down. This is the box that is curated just for me. For my interests. For my commitment to the planet, to pureness, to sustainability. When a Conscious Box shows up in my mail, I know I’m about to find some new treasures.
There’s kind of a revolution going on. You want in? Sure, but I’m going to have to talk about period stuff for a minute…
I grew up thinking there were 2 options for feminine products: pads or tampons. I guess the ol’ OB could be considered a third option depending on how you look at it, and I did prefer those for a while because there was no applicator, and I considered that a little more Earth-friendly.
It wasn’t until college that I heard of something called a menstrual cup. I wasn’t sure what it was, or exactly how it worked, but I knew one girl who used one and she was waaaay crunchier than I was.
That was then. Bwahaha!
So long story short, after I had my son and committed myself to ridding our lives of scary things that make us sick (like chemicals and plastic, both of which live in a traditional maxi pad), I decided I wanted to give menstrual cups a try. I had heard nothing but great things about DivaCup. Sure, I had some reservations about using something that seemed like it could be complicated or uncomfortable, but after just a few uses it was easy as can be. No fuss, no mess. If you have those same concerns, let me assure you: you can do it. I promise.
Here’s a statement straight from DivaCup describing their mission:
|Diva international Inc. makers of The DivaCup® (menstrual cup) and The DivaWash®, offers women an environmentally responsible and economical alternative to tampons and pads, thereby changing the face of feminine hygiene around the world.
Billions of tons of pads and tampons are dumped into landfills each year, and consumers are becoming more aware of this every day. Because of this, women are looking for a cost-effective way to make a positive impact on the environment. The DivaCup® significantly reduces one’s eco-footprint while providing the most convenient, clean, reliable, and comfortable way to address the monthly cycle and the issue of disposable feminine hygiene.
Obviously, using a product that eliminates waste is good for the environment. But the benefits of DivaCup go further. I honestly think that using DivaCup is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a woman. Seriously. Pads and tampons are full of chemicals that have no place in a woman’s body, and I have even been told by friends that their flow and uncomfortable symptoms decreased when using a menstrual cup. I chose cloth diapers mainly because I didn’t want yucky toxic ingredients next to my son’s most delicate parts, so I should be worth the same consideration, right? I think so. I encourage every woman out there to just give DivaCup a try; it might take a cycle or two to get used to it, but it really is easy…and you’re worth it.
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Happy Earth Month, from me and the folks at DivaCup!
And just a note: DivaCup provided me with a product sample for review purposes, but I was not compensated at all for providing a positive review.