How to Be Prepared about our Period {Lunette Menstrual Cup}

Since having my children I've been on a path to making the changes in our home to create a greener environment. We've switched to green cleaners, we recycle, we are conscious of our purchases, we cloth diaper, etc.

But the one thing I hadn't thought of was my "time of the month" when I considered the changes needed to create a green home.

Luckily with the help of a few friends and Be Prepared Period, I've found the tools I need to create a green period (as weird as that may sound). I've chosen a system that works for me and is completely bullet proof. That means I don't have to freak out when I walk out of the house in khaki shorts no matter what time of the month it is.

I first started by choosing a reusable menstrual cup that would replace the tampons I normally purchased. I decided to go with the Lunette cup after some great suggestions from friends. I already tried out a brand of disposable menstrual cups and decided they weren't for me. I love the design and look of the Lunette cup so I decided to try it out.

A few things I loved about the Lunette cup are:
  • Ease of Use
  • Hygienic and Safe
  • Economical
  • Environmentally Friendly 
  • Compact

Easy to Use and Environmentally Friendly
When I first saw the Lunette I do have to admit some hesitation. But once I started to use it I was amazed at how easy it was. It took maybe a day and a half for me to get the hang of it but once I got used to it things got quite easy.

I loved that I could wear it practically all day without worry about running to the restroom every few hours. When I needed to remove the waste I simply dumped the contents into the toilet and washed the cup in the sink in the comfort of my own home.

I wasn't throwing multiple tampons a day away in the trash (because I'd NEVER flush a tampon down the toilet) and I didn't have to deal with washing my reusable mama cloth as frequently. I still used my mama cloth as a liner and that made me feel even more secure while first trying out the Lunette cup.

Economical and Compact
The best part about switching over to the Lunette cup is that I no longer have to go out and purchase feminine products! It's just like when I decided to cloth diaper.

Just think about it. A woman menstruates from her early teens into her late 40s to early 50s and sometimes beyond. One period a month for that long and you do the math. That's a lot of money being thrown out... literally.

The Lunette cup is a one-time cost of $39.99 and I'm set until menopause hits!

Plus it's super easy to store and comes with a cute bag. I can easily keep it in my diaper bag until that time of the month and  I hardly know it's there. That way wherever I am, I'm prepared.

Be Prepared Period is a great resource for any and all questions and resources you might need for that time of the month. Not only do they sell a wide selection of eco-friendly products, they also have some great period starter kits for young women to try out as well.

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How are you prepared?

The Simmworks Family Blog will be participating in the upcoming Green Family Giveaway starting September 15th. Find the perfect green items for your family and much much more!

I am pleased to announce that Be Prepared Period will be including a Lunette menstrual cup for one lucky winner on the Simmworks Family Blog. So remember to head back and enter to win!

Disclaimer: I received a Lunette for review purposes only. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

32 comment(s) with love:

Jess and the boys said... Reply To This Comment

Looks a little scary... :p But I'd love to try it out! I've never heard of this brand before..

Christine said... Reply To This Comment

I love my lunette cup, but I would love to try the size 1 since I think it might be a better fit for me

Tosia Drew said... Reply To This Comment

I've been looking for ways to make my life greener. We already cloth diaper and I thought if I can do that there has to be a way to do this and lo and behold Lunette. I've heard of them before but haven't tried it out yet. I would love the oportunity.

Justice Montgomery said... Reply To This Comment

I've got a cup, and some mama cloth. We are building a stash for my daughter and I. :)

Lacey Crochet said... Reply To This Comment

I don't think there's any way To make me use this. It looks scary and uncomfortable. Kudos to all the women who can!

Ashley Suzanne said... Reply To This Comment

I am still iffy on this. It seems like it would be uncomfortable.

Jessica Schank Snow said... Reply To This Comment

I'm a bit unsure on this still. I might try it.

Lauren said... Reply To This Comment

Since I'm exclusively breastfeeding I haven't had a period yet, but when it returns I'd be interested to try this product.

Denise said... Reply To This Comment

I have a Diva Cup, and I really like it. It has made stuff a lot simpler when I'm out and about.

Bekah Kuczenski said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to make the switch from tampons to the lunette cup to save from buying tampons every month :)

Trista said... Reply To This Comment

This is very..interesting. I have seen something like it before on the market (online) but never had the guts to try it. I would be fearful of it leaking or something, but with your review I really would like to try this now. Think of how much easier on the environment it would be...That excites me.

Sara D said... Reply To This Comment

I would LOVE to win this. I have wanted one for a while but never have the extra funds!!! I need this for after baby is born in December!!

rachel said... Reply To This Comment

I have actually been thinking about switching to a cup. Right now I am still breastfeeding and haven't started back yet, but when I do, I may try something like this.

MissMannah said... Reply To This Comment

I have been wanting to try this but have always been too nervous.

Sarah Caudle said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tried this but might consider it after I deliver my baby.

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to use one! I think a size 1 would fit best being a smaller person even though I have 3 kids.

Mena said... Reply To This Comment

It seems so easy!

Maya said... Reply To This Comment

It sounds curios, but I would like to try.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Ecofriendly and better for your body than tampons! I've been using sea pearls, but because I live in a dorm I'm making a switch to menstrual cups!

LeettleBaby said... Reply To This Comment

I have never used a cup before because they seem so intimidating...but I would love to try one! :-)

Heather W. said... Reply To This Comment

I've been wanting to try a cup for awhile. Still a little hesitant, but your review is giving me a little more courage :)

carolinemoncure said... Reply To This Comment

How do you enter in the giveaway? Id love the chance to win a Lunette cup...

judi said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to get one of these! Mama cloth isn't for me because I hate pads but this would be great.

Linda Lang said... Reply To This Comment

This is a little scary to me.... But would like to try!

Carrie said... Reply To This Comment

I've never heard of this before. Looks like it works well for you - it would be interesting to try.

Tiffany Winner said... Reply To This Comment

i know it save money in the long run but $40 for one little piece of plastic seems steep to me

Beth R said... Reply To This Comment

I have a diva cup and have heard that a lot of diva cup users actually prefer the lunette.

Luz said... Reply To This Comment

I'd like to try if the cup works as well as it does for others.

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

I have a Lunette and have been using it since January this year. I have found it simple to use and will never go back to disposables. For those of you who are apprehensive- don't be, you'll find yourself not having to empty it often and you can still go swimming, etc. Spending $40 (although you can get them for much cheaper- mine cost $26) is nothing compared to the cost of disposables over a year let alone for the 37 years the average woman menstruates, you'll be surprised with the math. Also great for the environment, think of all those yucky used disposables sitting in landfill. Give it a go.

I would like to win one to give to my friend.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I started with a Diva cup, but on certain days it was too long, so I switched to a Lunette turned inside out and it is great. It isn't scary, it is silicone and not hard like a tampon. When it is in right you won't be able to feel it. It takes a bit to get used to it, and I imagine it will take a few tries for me ( no period in 15 months due to back to back miscarriage, pregnancy and breast feeding) but I am looking forward to using my Lunette again!

Alisha L. said... Reply To This Comment

I have never used a cup before and I think this would be a good alternative to traditional menstrual supplies.

Dani Sue said... Reply To This Comment

I hadn't heard of lunette before, I'm glad to know there are multiple options for this type of period solution.