Friday, December 30, 2011

Just say NO to tampons & find out how to win a sample pack of Instead Softcups

I think everyone tries to be green in some way. And I think we all can do better. I know I can. I know before I made the switch to Instead Softcups I used Playtex Tampons. And never really thought about that pink applicator I threw in the garbage after a few seconds of use. I mean seriously think about it. You use it for 1-3 seconds, and in the garbage it goes. YOU never see it again. But it really never goes away.

Tampons come with ridiculous amounts of packaging, which most of it is non-recyclable. So being the researcher I am I decided to research how long it takes a tampon to decompose.

 Well since tampons have only been around for 70 years there's no way of knowing exactly the time frame. But researchers are saying 300-500 years!


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I know some of you are thinking that the cups are just disgusting (see pic above) and you could never use them. That's what I hear often from women.


Some women are actually flushing these in the toilet. Now if they are flushed and end up in the ocean chances are your plastic applicator will be ingested by some animal.


 Think about this


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They should never end up here.


Or they may be washed up on a beach.

Now that is disgusting!

Who wants to be on vacation with your family and see plastic applicators everywhere?


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Lets look at the money part...

                                           so lets say I use 2 a day for 5 days that's 10 a month.
10 x 12 months = 120 a year vs 300-400 tampons you would use in a year.

It may be different for you, it would depend on length of your period and flow


Instead Softcup 24 count box

Box of 24 cost $10 on their website. That would last me 2 menstrual cycles.

Also right now CVS is having a sale on the Instead Softcups, 20% off. Box of 14 for $6.39

*It is cheaper to order straight from the company, right here. Shipping is cheaper. :)

And who doesn't like to save money?




*I am going to give you the chance to win a sample pack all you have to do is go to Instead Softcups website , look around and learn something about them. Then come back & leave me a comment on what you learned about the company or their products.

I will use Random.org to choose winner, on Sunday January 8, 2012 around 12PM est.

Now Go!


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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I am missing this...



and I bet he is too


I know these 2 are


  and surely this little boy is.




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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Period...Holiday...Parties, Oh my!

I have been using Instead Softcups for about 6 months now. Oh how I wish I had found out about these oh 10 years ago when they first came out.

Anyways, it never fails If I'm on vacation, or there's a holiday coming up, or some other important thing I have to do, I am on my period. Like I need something else to deal with!

I usually start at the end of the month around 23rd-26th. So what does that mean this month?....UGH!!! yes you guessed it, Christmas.

 But I know this year is going to be so different. Why? Well now that I only use Instead Softcups I don't cramp as much, I don't have to visit the bathroom every few hours because Softcups can be worn up to 12 hours. On my heavy day I can wear them 8-10 hours before changing. Yes 8-10 hours. Isn't that a good enough reason to try them?

I won't even have to pack a purse full of plastic applicators just to get me through the day. I will be able to sit relax watch my children open gifts and enjoy all the drama and gossip my family will have this year. :)

Who would ever want to miss that?
( all families do have drama, right?)

How great would that be for you? No more running to the bathroom every 2,3,4 hours. Not just during holidays but anytime. I'm busy enough with 4 children. Who has time for all those bathroom breaks?

 I surely don't. Let's leave those for the kids.

Let me know if you have tried them. I have talked to a few on twitter, and they were going to try them. Would love to know what you think.

**Don't forget you can go right here to get a sample pack to try before you buy. And if you wanna know where to buy these check out the store locator. I have seen them at CVS, Walgreens, Wal Mart, Rite Aid, and Kroger.


Look for the pink or


   purple box.

 



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