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ladycontent
10 August 2012 @ 01:11 am
Hi Everyone!

I'm looking for a disposable wipe that can be used for freshening up my southern regions when the need arises as well as for cleaning my cup when running water isn't available. I don't try to make a habit of using disposable products as it goes against the whole idea of cups for me, but there are times in my life when these items are helpful. I use the "Always Clean Wipes for freshening up but they're filled with less than fabulous sounding ingredients and they indicate that it's not for internal use. I imagine that would extend to using it on the cup as well. I know Lunette makes some fabulous cup wipes but they say that it's not for use on the vaginal area. Are there portable wipes (preferably natural-ish and biodegradable!) that can be used for both purposes? I'm located in Canada if that makes a difference.

Thanks!
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Fae the Tay: gonna dieviolet_dragon on August 10th, 2012 05:21 am (UTC)
Wipes usually have soap on them, which you don't want internally. You don't want anything on your cup that you don't wash off with water! Toilet paper does an awesome job of cleaning a cup. If you're really worried about how you smell down there, buy a little spray bottle, fill it with water, a teeny bit of baking soda and maybe some essential oils. Spray yourself and wipe with toilet paper or a washcloth.
Lady Vodkacarminaburana on August 10th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Natura-care makes organic biodegradable feminine wipes (don't laugh, but i use their baby wipes most times, instead of feminine wipes. I figure if it's good enough for a baby, it's good enough for my lady parts). I've never used them on the cup, but i used them for myself, while going on long trips or camping.

Eta: was reading some recent reviews of the Natura wipes on Amazon and apparently they changed the ingredients and quality for the worse. Very disappointing.

Edited at 2012-08-10 06:25 am (UTC)
femininewearfemininewear on August 10th, 2012 05:50 am (UTC)
The Ladycup wipes are for personal use as well as for your cup, but expensive to ship to Canada. Hopefully you can find something in a local store that contains natural ingredients
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 10th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
In Canada, Lunapads sells the Wysi wipes, wich you need to add afew drops of water to. I don't think they contain anything beside the water. A little travel sized spray bottle (or the peri bottle Lunapads also sells) sounds like a good idea too.

http://lunapads.com/extras/laundry-supplies/wysi-wipes.html

Edited at 2012-08-10 10:15 am (UTC)
teacupcake89 on August 10th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC)
Wysi Wipes might be a good option! theyre 100% 'natural' and biodegradeable multipurpose wipes that turn into wipes when you wet them!
The Diva cup company did a video about them recently so I would assume theyre safe to use on cups! I think you should be able to buy them from here (or other googling!) http://www.canawipe.com/about.html :)
pinkpearls36pinkpearls36 on August 10th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
I was going to use natural baby wipes for mine. Keep in mind, if your trash goes in a landfill, biodegradable wipes won't really decompose. The tight seal from the landfill prevents it from decomposing.

Good luck! :-)
OmniAliaomnialia on August 11th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Why not make your own? Or use some water-only baby wipes?

baby wipes can actually be washed and reused. I keep the plastic tub they came in (the first time, after that I just got the bag). I keep a wet bag for used ones, or if i'm home I rinse and wash them immediately. To launder, I put all the wipes in mesh net and wash in the washing machine. I line dry- they last longer that way. I then tuck them back into the wipes box and add some sterile water- ready for later!

I use wipes because I can't use water around here.
ladycontentladycontent on August 14th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Thanks for your ideas, everyone! Much appreciated! :)
angelsweep on September 6th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
In the baby products section of my supermarket, they have organic wipes, hypo-allergenic and all that, though most of those types are not flushable which is a pain if you can't get to a bin. I still think many of the hypo-allergenic wet wipes I've seen list questionable ingredients such as propylene glycol, pegs, alcohol, hydrogenated castor oil and parabens. The wipes I buy are Sorbent Clean & Fresh flushable wipes, they come in travel packs too, and are found in the toilet roll section in my supermarket. I have looked at all the ingredients of about 20 different brands in the supermarkets, and these are the only ones that don't seem to have any real questionable ingredients. On the packet is says they are PH neutral and fragrance free, dermatologicaly tested and safe to flush, etc. Although it says fragrance free, it does have a strong aloe-vera and citris odor. I have very sensitive skin, and they do not irritate me down there, but I have not used them to clean my cup. The ingredients are listed as: water, cetearyl wheat straw glucosides, vegetable glycerin, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol, aloe barbadenis leaf juice & sodium citrate. They can be purchased in Australia, New Zealand and are made in the UK to SCA HA specifications. If I were to use them to clean my cup I would also then rinse the cup thoroughly to get rid of any wet wipe residue and odor.