In April, I wrote a post about alternative menstrual products and mentioned The Keeper menstrual cup. From that post, the director of marketing left a comment. I emailed her back, and we wound up chatting and she graciously offered me a Keeper to try. I had told her I had used the Diva Cup before and was not 100% satisfied and would love to see how the Keeper works. I’m glad I did.
Before I went on vacation, I received a very small package in my mailbox from Julia at The Keeper. As I opened it up, I was impressed that there was no extra packaging, just the Keeper itself, a cute little pouch, some literature, and a note from Julia. Everything was recycled except for the Keeper. I was impressed. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I order some green product and it arrives in a huge package with tons of bubble wrap and plastic. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Keeper company lives out the true meaning of green.
One of the biggest differences of the Keeper versus the Diva Cup that I spotted right away was the brown coloring. The Keeper is made from natural gum rubber (latex) and the Diva cup is all silicone. I guess I felt like the Keeper is more “green” using natural gum rubber. When it came time to use the Keeper, I inserted it just like I did the Diva Cup, but it was much easier. The Keeper has a nice long stem (which I’ve heard some women will trim) and I really liked that because it gave me something to use to remove it, plus I didn’t have to worry about it getting lost. Of course that’s not a possibility, but it’s still a fear that some women have.
The Keeper never leaked, I couldn’t feel it, and it made my period such a nicer time! I feel great knowing I’m not going to get Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) and that I am keeping many disposable pads and tampons out of our landfills and sewer treatment plants. Also, I’m not sticking dioxins and other toxic substances into one of the most delicate parts of my body.
If you haven’t tried a reusable menstrual cup, I think you should! And to do that, The Keeper has graciously offered to give one away. Check out my review blog for more details!
*This is not a paid, sponsored post. These are my actual opinions and thoughts.