Public restrooms – some are nice and clean, others…not so much. But in the unavoidable situation, when you gotta go, you gotta go! If being on your period didn’t already change your V plans for the week, dumping your menstrual fluid in a public restroom sounds just as terrifying as cleaning it. (Come on, we know you’re thinking it). What do you do when you absolutely have to empty your cup but waiting until you get home is out of the picture? Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to run to the sink that’s on the other side...

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How to clean your Lunette cup in a public restroom – like a boss
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Lauren Singer has been living without trash for over three years. At the same time she also decided to make her own cosmetics. Sounds difficult? Well it's not! Let Lauren explain better. Living without making trash probably means I don’t have access to beauty products, right? Wrong. Since adopting a Zero Waste lifestyle three years ago, I have transitioned away from all store bought products, minimized my beauty routine, and simplified my life. How have I done this? By making all of my own products. I used to have dozens of beauty products. Multiple lotions, creams, deodorant, toothpaste... all of...

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Zero Waste Beauty Routine
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“How do I remove the funk from my menstrual cup?” Don’t be embarrassed.- It’s not the first time that we’ve heard this question… To answer this easily, the team at Lunette have complied 6 easy and effective tips to getting rid of menstrual cup odor. Boil your menstrual cup. Boil your cup for 5-10 minutes. Make sure you use a deep pot to boil your menstrual cup otherwise you will risk burning or warping your menstrual care device! Rubbing Alcohol. Wipe thoroughly or soak your menstrual cup for an hour with rubbing alcohol. (Soaking in hydrogen peroxide 3% will freshen...

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6 Ways To Remove Menstrual Cup Smell
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If the first thing you reach for is the ibuprofen bottle when your period cramps come back to haunt you, then you’re doing it wrong. We get it, sometimes period pains, also known as dysmenorrhea, can be uncontrollable and you’d do anything to make them stop – but there are better (and healthier) ways to ease that pain. Unless you want a damaged liver, avoid the prolonged medication side-effects caused from painkillers and make your tummy happier with these 5 natural remedies. Vitamin D and Nutrition The key to a less painful menstrual cycle is to make sure your body...

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Top 5 Natural Ways to Deal with Period Cramps
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The sun shines, it is +30 degreeds out there – and you have your periods with cramps and super oppresive feeling. Sounds familiar? Periods can be a real pain in the a** (pardon my French) when the weather screams ”Come out, go to the beach, enjoy the sun” but your body says ”I just wanna lay in the bed with 5 kilos of chocolate”. With these Lunette tips you can still enjoy the great weather even though you have your ”that time in the month”! 1. Drink When it’s hot and moist out there your body needs more fluids than...

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Summer and Periods
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Do you feel like you have ninjas kickboxing the inside of your uterus? It’s called menstrual cramps – and everyone with a uterus has or will experience them in their lifetime. Though some people only get mild cramps, also known as primary dysmenorrhea, others get secondary dysmenorrhea – a more painful version of cramps and other period pains related to a disorder in the reproductive organs...
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6 Ways to Ease Period Cramps
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When it comes to talking your parents about menstrual care options it definitely helps to know the facts. Menstrual cups are not a new concept- In fact, they have been around for about 100 years. However, still many people may not be familiar with the concept of them. Here are some tips for talking your parents (or anyone, really) about menstrual cups. First of all, What IS the Lunette menstrual cup? (The quick and friendly version.) The Lunette menstrual cup is reusable menstrual protection. It is a safe, easy to use, and a hygienic alternative to pads and tampons. Now...

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Tips for Talking to Your Parents About Cups
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We asked our Facebook fans to share their best tips how to reduce the hideous feeling during the worst menstrual cramps. And what amount good tips we got! Thank you so much everyone, you rock! Here are the tips worth trying. "I still do the exercises I learned in the book my mom bought me when I was a girl so I could learn about my period. One of them is to lay on your back and make circles with your knees. If the cramps are to strong I'll try to find the most comfortable position and try to control...

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PMS - cramps, headache, squeamishness, what to do?
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How old is old enough to use a Lunette menstrual cup? The answer is - if you are old enough to menstruate, you are old enough to use a Lunette. Girls as young as 14 have successfully used a Lunette for their period. However, sometimes a little extra time is needed to get used to the process. Lunette size 1 - Designed for younger users We designed our smaller Lunette menstrual cup (size 1) specifically for younger users. Not only is it smaller and shorter -- it is squishier in consistency for easier insertion.   If I am a virgin,...

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Teens & Menstrual Cups: Tips for First Time Use
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For us gals who use Lunette cups, keeping it clean is the most important thing. After all, the cup is going into our bodies. Although some believe that reusable does not equal clean (they´re wrong), we should all remember that even disposable products are not completely sterile. With proper care and a quick clean, your Lunette cup will be ready to serve you for another reuse. First use Wash your hands and clean the Lunette cup by washing with water and a mild liquid soap free of coloring agents and parfumes. Then boil it in a large amount of water...

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How to Clean Your Lunette Menstrual Cup
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PMS symptoms, in other words, premenstrual symptoms bother, as the name indicates, just before menstruation, in the menstrual final stage. However, symptoms may occur even after ovulation, and they can be both psychological, and physical. Up to 80% of women have some degree of symptoms, such as depression, irritability, bloating, and different kinds of pain. The cause of PMS symptoms is not exactly known. The symptoms are usually at their worst with 35-45 years old women. PMS symptoms are normal, and only 5-10% suffer from premenstrual syndromes which affect everyday life and consequently demand medication. The symptoms may also effectively...

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How to Ease PMS with Nutrition?
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“I feel great!”, said literally no one who was bleeding out of their vagina, ever in the history of periods. Despite what most traditional period product commercials would have you believe, we don’t bleed blue liquid and play tennis in white skirts when we’re on our periods. But you know that. Periods bring some really unpleasant side effects along with them. Some are worse than others (looking at you, cramps!) but, in general, they aren’t feelings that we’d wish on anyone - even that one ex who ghosted us and then posted on Instagram. Because, real talk, premenstrual symptoms can...

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Foods to Help Ease PMS
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