Hello lovelies and welcome or welcome back to my blog! In today's post, I'm sharing easy ways to save on feminine care. The older I get, the more I want to be responsible with money and save more, so I'm constantly looking for ways to do that and share what I learn.
I know that feminine care and essentials can add up quickly especially with other expenses, so I've found a few things that help me cut down costs.
If you want to know exactly what I recommend to keep money in your pocket, keep reading.
1) Buy pads/feminine items in bulk.
When I'm buying things, I like to look for the lowest cost as well as better quality items. From what I've noticed, brands that aren't as "mainstream" tend to sell things at larger quantities and for less money. This isn't always the case, but here's an example:
For a pack of U by Kotex Ultra Thin Teen Pads with Wings- 28 ct, from Target, the price is $6.99 before tax as I write this. That's pretty pricy in my opinion.
A 20 count pack of pads from The Honey Pot (which I recently reviewed) is $7.99 from Target. That's even more expensive with fewer pads!
I know that particular brand is black-owned, but as I've learned recently, feminine care isn't easy to access or afford by lots of women, so that price is pretty steep. I can't speak for all women, but 20 pads won't last me for 2 periods, and $8 a month adds up over time.
Now, let's talk about L. which is my favorite brand for feminine products. A pack of 42 count pads from this brand from Target is $6.99. That's more than double the amount of pads from The Honey Pot for less money, and the same price as U by Kotex with way more pads.
For $9.99, you can get a 60 count pack of pads from L., which is about 3 bucks more for 18 more pads.
Compared to a lot of other brands, this is a really great value in my opinion, and depending on how many pads you need per cycle, this supply could last for more than one cycle making it very cost-effective over a couple of months.
Finding the best value takes a little bit of math, but it's worth it when you're trying to save money. Plus, with L. purchases, they help women who need feminine care, and their pads have no fragrances, pesticides, etc..
2) Stop buying shaving cream!
When I was in middle school, a friend of mine told me that she didn't buy shaving cream and shaved with shampoo. At first I thought it was the most bizarre thing, but ever since then, I've shaved with shampoo/conditioner on/off for years.
I don't wash my hair every day, so I don't have to buy shampoo a lot, and it lasts me a long time. That being said, it's extremely cost effective for me to also use it as a shaving cream. It's easy to use and makes my legs feel super smooth.
I honestly can't tell the difference that much. Plus, with other shaving creams I've purchased, they've irritated my skin and run out very quicly for the price.
Shampoo/conditioner never irritates my skin, and it makes it very easy to save.
3) Find multipurpose washes and moisturizers.
This ties into #2. There are plenty of brands that make multipurpose body wash and moisturizers that you can use on your skin, face, and hair which makes it easy to save as you're not buying multiple items.
You can even make your own which would probably save you even more.
4) Buy disposable razors.
I started buying reusable razors a few years ago as I thought it would save me money, but it's actually done the opposite.
With how much I shave and how much refill blades are, I spend far more money using reusable razors. Refill blades are so overpriced, and I saved far more money using disposable razors.
They're also great for travel, and you won't be too attached to them if you lose them or if they break!
These are just a few tips I have, and I'm developing new tips constantly, so if you want to see more posts like these, let me know!
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