Reusable Menstrual Cups on the cheap!

menstrual cups

I have been using menstrual cups for almost two years now, it will be two years next month actually. I started with a Lunette brand cup that was sent to me to review and used that for a good 8 months when it went missing. I scrambled looking for a good option, because I REALLY did not want to go back to using tampons or disposable pads. The thought of extra laundry for cloth pads overwhelmed me, having six kids, I already have enough laundry to do and didn’t want to add more. I started searching and found a cup for about $10 shipped, which is the purple one above. That’s the one I have been using ever since.

My oldest daughter is 9 now, so that means that she could start her period at any time really, and I wanted her to be prepared. I was going to buy her some cloth pads, a couple different size cups, tampons and disposable pads so she has a choice of what to use, so I set out looking for cheap cups for her when I happened upon the pink one above for less than $3 shipped! YES! I bought one for myself, so i could try it out and see if I liked it before getting one to add to her “Welcome to Womanhood” kit. What I found amazed me.

It is literally the exact same thing that I have been using, except that it had a cute moon shape at the end of the stem. It also comes in a heart shape, but I don’t think you get a choice of the stem, just the color and size, it comes in small and large; both sizes are available in pink, purple and white. Since it is acceptable to trim the stems on your cups, I ended up just chopping off the moon on mine, because it looked a bit too pointy for my liking. Once I removed that and stuck it in a vat of boiling water for a little bit to sterilize it before first use, it was perfect! I highly recommend this cup. For less than a box of tampons, you will have a device that will last you anywhere from 1-10 years depending on how you take care of it. Even if you get the minimum amount of time there, that’s $3 per YEAR! See how much you can save?!

I have decided to stock up on these before prices rise. I grabbed 3 of each size and color, for a total of 18 cups, or around $54. This will be for all 3 of my girls, as well as myself for MANY years to come! All for less than the cost of tampons for myself alone for one year.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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