Friday, August 31, 2012

DivaCup for Eco-Friendly Menstruation

DivaCup - a Waste-free Tampon Alternative
I was never terribly fond of tampons to begin with. The cotton always felt so dry and uncomfortable, that I simply could never get a good fit. Not to mention the leakage factor. As I became more eco-aware, the waste factor of disposable tampons and pads bothered me as well. A few years ago I read a thread on a natural online forum I belong to that was discussing menstrual cups. The one that most women seemed to like best was the DivaCup, so I ordered one online to give it a go - and have not bought a single tampon ever since. The DivaCup is a small silicone cup that you bend into a small u-shape for easy insertion. You can leave it in for up to 10 hours - and literally feel nothing all day. I swear, when I use the DivaCup, even on my heaviest days, I often forget I am even on my period. I experience zero leaks and no discomfort whatsoever. Clean up is a cinch as well: after each use, you simply wash it out with water and (only if you wish to) a mild, fragrance-free soap. To sterilize your DivaCup, once a month you can give it a quick vinegar or alcohol rinse - just be follow rinse with water afterwards and always store it dry in a breathable cloth sack (like the one the company provides).

If you're looking for a comfortable, highly-economical, earth-smart way to save money when it comes to your monthly visitor (LOL) order your DivaCup today for less than $25.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Where Does Your Milk Come From?

Ever wonder where your cow milk comes from? Well, now there is a website that can tell you. It's called  Where Does My Milk Come From and all you need is the code on the bottom of your bottle or carton to get the answer. If you buy milk from chain grocery stores, you may be surprised to find out that your milk is not local, or that the company that supplies it treats their cows inhumanely. Shockingly, many large organic companies - such as Horizon - have a horrible reputation for the purity of their product and the treatment of their animals. So - before you take that next sip, jot down the code on your milk carton and go to to determine just how earth-friendly your milk really is.