my roommate has some of this: http://sliquid.com/splash.htm in the shower. it says it's formulated such as to not disturb your vaginal pH and all that, but i didnt want to use it for cup stuff until i checked with you smart people. the website, if you cant access it, says this:

-100% Vegan friendly
-Intimate cleansing formula
-Removes odor causing bacteria
-Glycerin free and paraben free
-Hypoallergenic and non-toxic
-Formulated as an alternative to harsh soaps and water
-Perfectly balanced to complement and woman's pH

Purified H2O, Sodium Coco Sulfate*, Coco Betaine*, Coco Amide*, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, EGMS, DMDM Hydantoin
*derived from coconut oil

What think you? Can i use it to wash my (very sensitive and prone to yeast) self? and my cup?
3v1L sh33p3v1lsh33pz on September 11th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
I have used just that soap on my cup once a day while I'm in the shower. It works fine for me. I make sure I rinse it really, really well. I tried to use it on my self, and it made me a little itchy for a day or so, but I don't know if that's because my skin found it a bit drying or what. I use the unscented variety, although it's in a different-looking container from those, so I guess it's older. Because I only use it on my cup, it's lasted a long time.
fireaphidfireaphid on September 11th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
I really love the Sliquid company for some of their other products. But, I just don't think any good can come from adding soap, especially ones with fragrances, to the vulva's delicate chemistry. I don't use any sort of soap on my mucous membranes, nor do I use any soaps on my cup. If you're extremely prone to yeast, I'd recommend you do the same, although I'd bet it's better than most other products if you really feel the need to use soap on everything. Just my two cents. . .
weichwieschneeweichwieschnee on September 11th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
First off, your vagina doesn't need to be washed. It washes itself, and putting any soap down there isn't going to do you any good. Water only. (It would be alright for washing the rest of your body though, if that's what you're asking.)

For your cup, it seems mild enough, however if you're really sensitive, I would just reccomend water alone. The citric acid and sea salt *may* cause problems if you're that sensitive, and personally, I just wouldn't risk it.
Melissa: graceprincessy on September 11th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
I've been considering the Sliquid lube for cup use (I'm vegan, and it seems like a pretty good brand), but I'd probably stay away from washes. Like someone else said, you could probably use it for your cup as long as you rinse off any residue, but I would generally avoid soaps there.
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on September 11th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Just to warn you, some of their lubes contain silicone. I think it's Silk that does. Silicone lubricant can damage your cup, so make sure you get one that's only water-based!
shainamaydelshainamaydel on September 11th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
yeah this isnt a lube it's a wash...
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on September 11th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Yep, I know. The comment I was replying to was talking about the lube, though. :)
shainamaydelshainamaydel on September 11th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
ah okay :-) wasnt planning on getting any lube, i generally don't need it with the cup.
Melissa: midnight orchidprincessy on September 12th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
I mentioned the lube only because that's how I originally heard about the brand. I addressed your question about the wash a bit after that. :)
Melissa: Little Mermaid - silhouetteprincessy on September 12th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that, but thanks for the warning. :) It actually kind of bothers me to think of having silicone like that in a lube. Then again, I'm wholly inexperienced with it. I'll stick to the water-based in any event!
snpinsnpin on September 12th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
I always say, the less you put in the vagina, the better it is !!! (except for cups)

since I stopped using intimate soaps, my infection number decreased greatly and I didn't get one scratchy day ! don't use intimate soap, you DO NOT need it ! it's all commercial and business ! wash your cup in cold water only and it'll last and keep the color :-)
ergomocah on September 16th, 2009 07:33 am (UTC)
Grapefruit Seed Extract?
Great info here! I'm going travelling to India where I'll be staying in an ashram with no access to hot water and was looking for a way to clean my diva cup without having to boil. Rubbing alcohol seems like a fairly safe option, but in the interests of not having one more thing to take with me I thought I'd see if anyone has tried using Grapefruit Seed Extract for sterilizing at the end of the cycle? Anyone know if that could damage the silicone & / or have any harmful effects internally?