Over the last year I have been watching YouTube videos of people that are waste free. I always thought, “I could never do that!” By that I was referring to the zero waste period. Well as the last month or so went by I started to get more interested.
On December first I took the big leap. I ordered a menstrual cup and some reusable pads. I ordered the cup and cleanser from Amazon and the pads from Etsy. I will report on the pads when I get them.
For the menstrual cup I went with the LENA cup. It only took 2 days to get to my house, Thank you Amazon Prime!
While on Amazon I also picked up the cleanser from Lunette and the on the go cleanser.
Let’s start with the on the go cleanser. They come with 10 individual packs in a box for $10. I will probably not repurchase them because this journey is about zero waste. But I wanted them while I was still in the learning process, you know just in case I’m in public and need to clean it.
I did use the cleanser today. I am on my period at the moment so I decided to go ahead and clean my cup and give it a whirl. The cleanser smells like tea tree oil, it is clear and is not sticky.
The packaging on the cleanser bottle is very nice and to the point.
I am still learning about all of this so if you have any advice please let me know. Do you need the cleanser? Can I just boil the cup to sanitize?
Ok ok now we are at the cup!!!
It’s so pretty I love the packaging that it comes in and honestly I went with this brand because I thought it was the prettiest cup out there. I also really liked the fact that it was purple and less flexible than other brands.
The LENA cup comes in 2 different sizes based on how heavy your flow is. You should also take into consideration high your cervix is. I went with the large cup because I have a really heavy flow. I was really hoping I didn’t have a low cervix because I didn’t want to purchase another cup.
Every LENA cup comes with a cotton breathable bag to keep your cup in when you are not using it. I think this bag is so stinking cute, I just love it.
Since I am on my period and I really wanted to give the LENA cup a try I washed and sanitized my cup, let it cool off and then the “fun” started. It took me 3 tries to get the cup inserted. I left it in for about an hour because it was sort of painful, every time I coughed It felt like it was going to fall out of my body, and I felt like I had to pee the entire time. After talking with my sister who has the Diva cup I decided to take the cup out and reposition it. This time I was able to get the cup inserted on the first try and I was able to get it further in. This seemed to do the trick. No more pain, no more feeling like it would fall out and no more constant pee feeling. I have not had any leaking yet, but it’s only been 3 hours. You can wear your cup for up to 12 hours so I am going to wear it to bed. I really want to wear the cup to work tomorrow but I am a little nervous because I don’t want to leak at work. If tonight goes well I will probably wear it to work.
Oh and keep your nails short!!! I cut mine after attempt 2.
The LENA cup company has very good customer service. Shortly after I ordered my cup I received a few emails. One email welcomed me to the LENA family, one was a coupon for money off of my next purchase and one was for FAQ and videos on how to insert the LENA cup. One of the emails asked if it was my first menstrual cup or not. When I replied that it was my first cup the company responded fairly quickly to give me some tips and let me know that I can reach out to them if I have questions or needed help.
The LENA cup company is still very small and is a company based in the USA. They are also latex free for people that have a latex allergy. The company was so warm and inviting they made me a fan of their product and I do recommend them if you are looking for a good menstrual cup.
I will update you more tomorrow after I have given it more of a chance. But so far I really like it. Now that the cup is in the right position it is very comfortable!
Have a great night! ❤️