Campus Diva: How to Get Involved on Campus

iStock_72217607_XLARGE v2Back to school means classes, homework, sporting events, extra-curricular events, campus clubs and much more. But getting involved on campus may be difficult, especially if you’re new to the school! Don’t fret. The Diva Team has you covered with tips and tricks on how to get involved on campus.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Find what you’re passionate about[/typography]

First things first, determine what you’re passionate about, or what sparks your interest. This could be something within your field of study or even a hobby that you’ve been pursuing. Once you’ve found an area of interest, finding an extracurricular activity will be much easier and more enjoyable.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Go to orientation week[/typography]

Orientation week is a great way to discover the different activities that take place around campus. Whether it’s a sports team or a club, you’ll be able to receive information and find out what’s needed in order to join. Orientation week is also a great way to meet new people and make friends! Even for returning students, orientation weeks usually have a fair for all the campus clubs and organizations which can help you get to know what kinds of things you can get involved in!

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Your student union is there for you! Comprised of both current and past students, the student union hosts events, information nights, tours, and more. If you didn’t make it to orientation, you can always visit your student union office and ask for more information about on-campus opportunities.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Join intermural sport teams[/typography]

Intermural sports are a great way to stay active, meet new people, and get involved! Visiting your athletic department or the athletic centre is the best way to find out what intermural teams are available. Intermural sports will allow for that work to play balance and give you a break from school work to have fun with friends.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Follow your school’s social media channels[/typography]

Social media is a great way to find out information about school events. Follow channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This is an easy way to find out more information about how to get involved and connect with other students.  Colleges tend to offer a wide variety of school events and there will probably be something that suits your interests!

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… oh and network! Networking is very important if you want to get involved and meet new people. A good way to find out different networking events is through your schools’ social media accounts. Networking will not only help you get involved but it could also lead to other potential opportunities.

The Diva Team wants to know how you get involved on campus! Send us your tips and tricks to make the best of your new school year.








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Nourish Your Brain This Fall!

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Getting back into routine can be a bit of a challenge this time of the year. After a more relaxed summer schedule, it’s time to shake off the cobwebs and demand the most from our noggins.  As we begin to adjust our schedules and our sleep patterns after the summer, we can often find ourselves running on less sleep while simultaneously carrying a heavier workload due to school or career. Whether you are back to school, off to work, or juggling both, here are some tips that may help you focus and keep your cognitive powerhouse energized.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]1. Sleep[/typography]

The first step to ensuring you have the focus and strength to meet the tasks of the day is rest. Like any other muscle, your brains needs rest to recover. You may have grown accustomed to late nights and late mornings in the summer months, but now that it is time to buckle down, that just isn’t an option any more. Getting back to a normal sleep schedule will help you focus.

Here are some tips to help you tuck in early:

  • Avoid screen time for at least an hour before bed. Cellphone, tablets, laptops and computers keep your brain active and emit lighting that is not conducive to relaxation. Put the screens away and give your eyes and your brain a break.
  • Avoid caffeine. Generally it is good policy to avoid caffeine in the afternoons and evenings to help you get a good night’s sleep.
[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]2. What the heck are EFAs?[/typography]

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are pretty important for healthy brain function and guess what?! Your body does not create them so they need to be ingested. EFAs are derived from a number of sources including fish oils (salmon, trout, sardines, mackerel, etc.) and vegetarian sources (like chia, flax seed, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, etc.), the omega oils your body gets include EPA and DHA. Many studies have shown DHA to help support brain development and function.

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Having a donut for breakfast may seem like a good idea when you’re running to class or in a rush to get to the office and boy does that sugar ever feel good sometimes…. But the inevitable sugar crash an hour or so later may leave you fumbling over words or even reading the same sentence over and over again. You will get much more meaningful fuel for your day with a balanced breakfast including protein.

Speaking of protein… if you eat eggs, they are a great source of choline! Choline is a molecule essential for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which helps with memory and muscle function.  Don’t eat eggs? Don’t worry you can also get choline from foods like broccoli, collard greens, and asparagus.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]4. Take breaks from your screen![/typography]

Remember your brain is hyper sensitive to the environment around you and it can go into sensory overload. Too much screen time can leave you tired and make it hard to focus. Taking breaks from the light of your screen, phone or tablet, can give your brain a much needed break so that you can focus more when you get back to work. So take breaks and even take a walk or take in some nature to help your brain relax. A recent book called Your Brain on Nature by Dr. Eva Selhub talks about the great benefits our brains have from taking in some nature in our modern tech heavy landscape.
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Don’t let yourself get hangry or go into a blood sugar low. Snacking on things like trail mix, seeds, nuts, or veggies throughout the day can help your body focus on its work rather than its hunger.

Remember everyone is different and before making any substantial changes to your lifestyle and/or diet, it is best to consult with your health care provider.



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How to have the perfect first day of school





iStock_80744315_LARGE v2The first day of school is fast approaching and we want our Divas to make the most of it! Here are some tips on how to have the perfect first day.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Pick the perfect outfit[/typography]

Whether you want to dress for success, follow fashion trends, or set your own style, remember you will want to be comfortable! Classes can often be cold so you may want to add layers for warmth that you can easily remove when you are too warm. Pro Tip: Setting aside your perfect outfit the night before, may save you from a morning wardrobe meltdown.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Pack a great lunch[/typography]

Packing a nutritious lunch will make you feel energized to take on the second half of your day! I always try to pack something easy on the first day like a sandwich on whole wheat bread and a salad. You may also want to pack a few snacks, such as a granola bar or a piece of fruit. When you are feeling low on energy, you can pull out one of your snacks for a quick pick me up. I also try to pack my lunch the night before so I don’t need to worry about it in the morning.

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Goals are a great way to keep yourself accountable throughout the semester and the school year. Most students feel more motivated around the beginning of the term, so writing your goals down early and revisiting them often can help you stay on track throughout the semester. Keep your goals somewhere you can easily see them, so that when you are feeling unmotivated you can be reminded of what you want to achieve. Remember, you can make goals for other things as well, such as personal goals, social goals, or even health goals.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Go to bed earlier than usual[/typography]

The night before the first day of school, I usually have a hard time falling asleep. So instead of crawling into bed at my usual time, I get into bed an hour or so earlier and try to relax. This way, I will hopefully fall asleep before midnight.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Check out the campus[/typography]

If it is your first day at a new school (whether it’s a new high school or post-secondary), it’s always a good idea to get a feel of the campus before the first day.  Ask your new school if they offer tours, orientations or maps for students.

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Print your class schedule[/typography]

Print a copy of you class schedule to carry with you for the first couple weeks. This will help you remember where your classes are, and with the help of your campus map, help you find your classes as well!

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Having your school supplies purchased and packed the night before is great for making sure you don’t forget anything on your first day of school! Some school supplies you may want to buy before school starts are your textbooks, pens, highlighters, backpack and a cute new planner to keep you organized!

How do you prepare for the first day of school? Over Diva Team would love to hear your tips and tricks for the perfect first day!










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Diary of a Diva: Kick-boxing Diva

ac17c737-89e7-46ef-83e8-1095e1bb32a8When November hit, I had an itch to do something new and something out of my element. After I was done work one day, there was a flyer on my car for a free week of boxing. I thought to myself, “this is a perfect opportunity for me!”  I went with a few co-workers for the free week and had a blast! That’s when I knew that I had found what I was looking for.

The classes are exhilarating and the coach is talented in both boxing as well as helping new members feel motivated. Not only does he teach you the proper techniques of boxing, he also provides you with a full body workout, all within a 90 minute class. With classes from Monday to Friday, ages ranging from 5 year olds to 50, and people from different fitness levels, it was easy to feel welcomed and encouraged to come back every day. On a regular night, the classes start with 25 minutes of conditioning while the rest of class is focused on boxing, either on the bags or with a partner.

Learning the basics was hard work and still is after seven months of attending class. Not only am I learning a well-known and respected sport, I’m also learning how to defend myself. Who would have thought that learning the foundation of boxing can be applicable to other activities! I’ve incorporated the basics to playing softball and my batting has improved drastically. A few of my other classmates were even able to improve their golf game.

With the amount of energy spent in class, I have no time to worry about my period. BoxingThat is why I rely on The DivaCup!

With The DivaCup, I have the confidence and freedom to box without fear of leaking. Even on my heavy days, I feel relief that I can do combination hits and slip from punches while boxing with the boys! I normally forget that I’m on my period while in class since I don’t feel the cup at all during wear.

I’m so incredibly happy with my DivaCup that I feel invincible! I can’t even imagine other women using anything else but The DivaCup while doing any intense sport or activity. I’m such a proud user that I even convinced a classmate (now friend) to get The DivaCup and she is thrilled with the results!

I’m a proud Diva and I will never go back to the dark days of using tampons or pads.



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6 Ways Your Period is Like Back to School


School is around the corner and, like your period, it may try to cramp your style. Here are 6 ways your period is like going back to school.

1. It makes you reluctant to follow a schedule


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2. It wakes you up early in the mornings


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3. It can make you see red!


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4. It is both the best thing ever and the worst thing ever

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5. You’re anxious AF if you’re late

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… You when you’re walking into class late or checking your period tracking app

6. It always comes around again faster than you think


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Diary of a Diva: Cycling the world with The DivaCup

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Hi, my name’s Amaya and I’m on a quest to cycle every country on the planet.  Since 2006, I’ve biked 105,000 miles (170,000 kilometers) through 102 countries on all six continents.

When I first discovered Diva Cup in 2011, it was literally life changing.  We’d spent much of the prior five years riding our bicycles in developing parts of the world where it can be extremely difficult or even impossible to purchase tampons.  Feminine sanitary products just aren’t available in many places. Women have no choice but to use rags instead of pads or tampons.

Sometimes I had to carry several months supply of tampons and bulky pads with me.  With bicycle panniers having very limited carrying capacity, every inch of space is valuable. I’d much rather fill my bags with warm clothes, rain gear and extra food instead of tampons and panty liners.

But that wasn’t the worst part. I often have heavy periods and needed to change products several times during the day.  It was hard to find a suitable place to change tampons—public toilets are nonexistent in many parts of Africa, Asia and South America.  The next challenge was finding a place to dispose of the used tampon which always ended up being tricky and awkward.

Cycling the world with The DivaCup

Now that I use The Diva Cup, I can cycle from dawn untill dusk without even giving a thought to embarrassing leakage.   There’s never any smell and The Diva Cup is so comfortable that I quickly forget I’m even using one. I just clean The Diva Cup mornings and evenings in a private space where I have access to clean, safe-to-drink water.

Best of all, I feel good knowing that more used sanitary products won’t be going into landfills.

What I like most about using The Diva Cup is the company’s commitment to supporting international organizations that offer healthcare, empowerment and education to women and children around the world.  Many girls in Africa and Asia stay home from school while they’re menstruating because they don’t have access of feminine hygiene products.  In other cases, girls and women who are menstruating are seen as unclean and must remain separated from others.  My hope is that attitudes will change and one day women around the world will have access to menstrual cups and be able to go about their daily lives without shame, discomfort or awkwardness while they are having their periods.

When I tell other women bicycle travelers about The Diva Cup, I’m surprised by how many still don’t know about the many benefits. I’ve convinced quite a few fellow cyclists to give The Diva Cup a try and they all report back pretty much the same thing: It’s incredible!  I wish I’d known about this a long time ago.

Amaya Cycling the world with The DivaCupAmaya W.

Amaya grew up in Montana and has been cycling the world with her husband, Eric, since 2006.  She loves waking up early to catch the sunrise, capturing images of the beautiful places she travels through and interacting with people from the remotest corners of our planet.  You can follow her adventures at or catch up with her on Instagram:

Things you think as summer ends

[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]1. You haven’t worn half of the new clothes you bought for summer…[/typography]

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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”] …And some actually still have the tags on them![/typography]


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]2. You haven’t gotten a tan[/typography]

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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”]…Which also probably means you haven’t seen much of the beach this summer.[/typography]


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]3. Soon you will have to swap bathing suits and sunscreen for textbooks and LOTS of coffee…[/typography]


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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”] …There’s nothing like a good ol’ coffee hype during exam time![/typography]


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]4. There is already Christmas stuff in stores?! You’re kidding me, right?…[/typography]

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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”] …Can we all just agree to not think about Christmas until November?[/typography]


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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”]…And now my last paycheck of the month will help me stock up on bathing suits for next summer![/typography]


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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”] …But really, who are we kidding? You know you’ll bust out the sweatpants on day two anyways.[/typography]


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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”] …I just want to buy cute stationary and highlighters, but I don’t want to actually use them.[/typography]


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]9. Why can’t I fall asleep early enough? I am going to be so tired for my morning class!…[/typography]

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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”] …I’ll just check my phone one more time before I go to sleep.[/typography]


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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”] …Or at least, I’ll TRY to be.[/typography]


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]11. Only 300ish days until next summer! Let the countdown begin!…[/typography]


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[typography size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ed1c8f”] …Sad this summer is over, but it was a great one! Bring on Fall![/typography]



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Diary of Diva: From Homelessness to Menstrual Advocacy

NadyaHi there! I’m Nadya, an 18-year-old living in Oregon with my mom and my two younger sisters (and a beta fish). I also consider myself a loud and proud advocate and leader of the menstrual movement. In this post, I am going to talk a little bit about my story of how I became introduced to and passionate about periods.

Three years ago, in the spring of my freshman year of high school, my mother lost her job and within a few weeks we could no longer afford to live in our two-bedroom apartment. We had no choice but to move out and begin what I call our time of transition — several months of couch-surfing with our closest friends, who have since become family. My commute to school went from ten minutes to over two hours with two bus changes. I was constantly worried about my family’s financial situation. I questioned if we could afford food, and wondered how much longer I would have to fill in the bubble marked “no permanent address” on forms.

At that time, I became fascinated with other people’s hardships — probably to raise my own spirits, to distract myself, and to better understand what was going on in my own life — and I felt that I could relate in a way because at that same time, I found myself in an abusive relationship and without a place I could call home. During countless hours navigating my way to school or in staying at a shelter, I conversed with homeless women I met. I asked them what they found most challenging about their situation, and if there was anything I could do to help.

Their responses surprised me because until then I had never thought about menstrual hygiene as an issue. I kept a journal, and wrote down stories of using stolen pillowcases, toilet paper, and recycled brown grocery bags to maintain their periods. I became fascinated and angered by this unaddressed natural need, noticing how women’s shoulders rose in nervousness when I asked them questions about it, whispering when they said the word “period,” looking around nervously as if they had something to hide.

I began talking to different nonprofit organizations, and found that none of the organizations I spoke to openly supported menstruation, whether due to a lack of funds or a lack of displayed need. Thus, there was this never-ending cycle of organizations not prioritizing menstrual hygiene and women not feeling confident to advocate for their natural needs, leaving periods completely unaddressed. I also found it confusing that so many people were scared to talk about periods. After all, if basically every woman experiences menstruation for an average of 40 years of her life on a monthly basis, why was it such a hushed topic?! However, even though I felt myself being an advocate for periods, I still remembered the immense amount of terror that I felt when I was twelve-years-old and found blood lining my underwear — I remember screaming, crying, and convincing myself that I was dying.

These stories, coming from women who were in much worse living situations than I, tore down whatever close-minded and pessimistic perspective I had until that point. I thought about how lucky I was to have been given The DivaCup by my mother when I was twelve-years-old and angry about how much waste was being produced with all the packaging of the feminine hygiene products I was using on my period. I thought about how lucky I was to have access to clean bathrooms so that I could use the product, and how much the product helped my family save as we scrimped to save up money.

Suddenly I found myself waking up each morning with excitement, optimistic about the smallest things in my life at the time. I looked at my life with immense gratitude — grateful for the supportive network of family and friends we had to take us in when we couldn’t afford our home, for the camions of careeducational opportunities that I had, and most of all to have my mom in my life as she always inspires me with her intelligence, resourcefulness and strength.

I knew at that time in my life, I had the power and drive to make positive change. I began dreaming of different ways of addressing the need for menstrual hygiene, and when my family saved enough for us to move back into our home, in the summer of my sophomore year, I did something about it.

In the spring of my freshman year of high school, when my family saved up enough for us to move back into our two-bedroom apartment in Portland, I founded Camions of Care. What started as a personal project to use savings to buy and hand out feminine hygiene products on my way to school, with the help of an amazing and driven youth team of peers, is now an exponentially growing organization.

To read more about Camions of Care and how The DivaCup has partnered with this incredible youth-driven organization, click here!



Nadya with members of The Diva Team at HerConference in NYC

Nadya with members of The Diva Team at HerConference in NYC

Nadya Okamoto is an 18-year-old from Oregon. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Camions of Care–a global nonprofit organization that strives to address the natural needs of women through advocacy, education, and service. Nadya founded Camions of Care after her family experienced a degree of homelessness, during which she discovered the unaddressed need of menstrual hygiene. Nadya wants people to understand that everyone deserves to have their natural needs met so they feel ready to achieve their full potential. She is also the Youth Director of Social Venture Partners Youth, is on the board of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon PLAN International USA, and is involved in many other school activities around law practice, politics, and gender equality.







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Diary of a Diva: The DivaCup vs. a Marathon

The DivaCup vs. a Marathon

My name is Lindsay. I am a teacher, graduate student, and outdoor enthusiast! I enjoy hunting, kayaking, bicycling, riding horses, running, and I even volunteer at my local animal shelter.

I have always considered my periods to be normal to heavy, and I usually have to be prepared with back up supplies at all times. It’s not uncommon for me to leak or bleed out onto my clothing or bed sheets. There have been many times when I have changed my plans or rearranged my schedule due to my period because it was too much of a struggle to plan for bathroom breaks, find places to change, or imagine creative ways to stash feminine supplies. Purchasing The DivaCup changed my life!

Recently I ran the Gettysburg North vs. South Marathon. While packing for my trip I was feeling the normal anxiousness that the race weekend brings, but was more worried when my insides began cramping with pre-menstrual symptoms. I knew that my period was on its way, and I was not happy! I didn’t want mother nature to ruin my hard work and training.  I think these are usual fears for women, especially active women. Our periods still control and dictate what we can or cannot do. So instead of packing extra underwear, worrying about where I could stash tampons for my run, or trying to prevent myself from bleeding out onto my running tights, I packed my DivaCup and DivaWash.

The DivaCup vs. a Marathon

The next morning I performed my typical race routine of brushing my teeth, putting on extra deodorant, and lubing myself with baby ointment (my fellow runners will understand), but quickly decided to add The DivaCup into my ritual. I wore the cup for the entire marathon! I had no leaks, cramping, or discomfort! It is so very true that when inserted correctly, The DivaCup cannot be felt. I had to use a public locker room afterwards, so I kept my cup in for my shower without any problems. If that was not enough, I wore my menstrual cup for the two and a half hour car ride home! I felt free and confident without my typical period concerns. I did not have any discomfort or leaks and was able to use public restrooms, including port-a-potties, without the typical fears I would have had with changing a tampon in such dismal conditions.

I would like to thank The DivaCup family for all of your dedication to women’s health. I love your product and would highly recommend it to all women! Women all over the world would be blessed to enjoy life’s adventures without worrying about scheduled bathroom breaks, stashing feminine hygiene products, or devising a plan for battling embarrassing leaking accidents. I do not, and will not, fear my period any longer! I feel empowered with my body, and am confident to seek out more opportunities without limits!

The DivaCup is changing how my generation views women’s bodies, menstruation, and female reproductive health! Thank you again!

The DivaCup vs. a MarathonLindsay C.

I started running in the Spring of 2013 with the hopes of finishing a local 5K race. I quickly embraced the running phenomenon and competed in more races, including muddy obstacle courses, for the remainder of the year. I continued to challenge myself to compete in a variety of distance races such as a 10K, half-marathon, and marathon. Although I will never be the fastest runner, I do enjoy working toward accomplishing personal goals. Within six months of my first ever marathon, I ran the Gettysburg North-South Marathon. Despite of an injury, I was able to finish the race. I started running to lose weight, prevent diabetes, and strengthen my heart. Through the years I have met amazing people from all walks of life; I have been inspired and motivated to create a dog running program at my local Humane Society; and most recently I started coaching Cross Country at a local high school. Runners are not just people who wear tight neon clothes, blow “snot rockets”, or provide the slowest parade to unknown audiences. Runners are people struggling to balance careers, families, and various economical issues. I am thankful that The DivaCup allows me to continue discovering capabilities, opportunities, and inner strength without extra worry and stress. I am a runner, and I proudly use The DivaCup.

DIY Spa Products

Everyone loves a relaxing spa night! Invite over your close friends, get into some comfy clothes, make some snacks and try out one (or all) of these DIY spa products below:

iStock_45007460_XXXLARGE v2[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Bath Bomb[/typography] – For relaxing your sore muscles

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 tsp. water
2 tsp. essential oil (such as lavender for relaxation, or eucalyptus for colds)
3 tsp. oil (olive oil)
Food coloring (any color you want)

Instructions: Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring as you go. Pack mixture into molds, leave to dry for 1-2 hours then remove. Use 1-2 bombs per bath. Relax and enjoy!


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Coffee Scrub [/typography] – To scrub away any blemishes and dry skin

1 cup Coffee grounds
1/4 cup Coconut oil
3 tbsp. Grapeseed oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil

Instructions: Grind coffee and mix with oils. Massage briskly on skin, leave for 5 minutes, then rinse. Follow with a mask and moisturizer.


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Chocolate Face Mask[/typography] – iStock_87482821_XXXLARGE v2Because who doesn’t love chocolate?

2-3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. buttermilk
¼-1/2 of a banana, mashed
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. lemon juice

Instructions: Mix well (blend if needed). Apply a layer onto your face, avoiding the area around your eyes (you don’t have to really avoid your mouth, since this mask is edible!) Leave on skin for 15-20 mins then wash off your face. After mask is completely set, rinse off and follow with a rose water toner and a moisturizer.


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Rose Water Toner [/typography] – This toner has a comforting smell and is also great for all skin types

¼ cup rose buds
300mL distilled water

Instructions: Put rose buds in a bowl (you can also use a teapot for easy straining and transferring). Boil water and pour over rose buds. Allow to sit for 1-2 hours so the rose buds can infuse the water. Strain the water and pour into a bottle (you can use either a spray bottle to spritz directly on skin or a regular bottle and apply with a cotton pad.) Discard the rose buds.


iStock_91078925_XXXLARGE v2[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Relaxing Body Lotion[/typography] – So that you can make your skin soft

¼ cup cocoa butter
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup almond oil
Drops of lavender essential oil to desired strength

Instructions: Mix ingredients and apply to skin liberally. Other scents can be used for desired scent.


[typography font=”Merienda One” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#632068″]Hair Mask[/typography] – For soft and luxurious hair

1 ripe medium sized avocado
2 tbsp honey

Instructions: Mash avocado until smooth and add honey. Mix well and apply to hair for 15-20 mins (your hair can be dry or damp.) Rinse and follow with shampoo and conditioner.


While most of these products are ok for all skin types, it’s important to know what skin type you are! Check out our skin care blog here. What are your favorite spa products to use?






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