Are you part of the population that have periods?
Have you considered saving money on how you deal with them?
Do you want to do better for the environment?
There are so many different options you can try out, from underwear, to natural sponges.
I decided to give a menstrual cup a try, and here is what I thought 🙂
There are quite a few cup options to try, which can seem daunting at first. I decided to give the Organicup a try as it had great reviews (as pointed out by my friend, thanks Roxie :p).
I love the information on their website, it breaks down so much information in regards to periods and anatomy.
The cups are hypoallergenic, cruelty free and registered with the vegan society, made with 100% FDA approved silicone.
Why a menstrual cup?
We all know that tampons and towels are not reusable, creating lots of waste – including plastic. Over the course of your lifetime the cost of sanitary products are high, meaning low cost, more sustainable options are always a plus!
Cups are free from bleach, perfume, glue, and any other nasties that you may not consider when using towels or tampons. It has been proven that perfume and bleach is an irritant to your vaginal and can make cramps worse, so switching to a cup is a great option for your vaginal health.
An Organicup can last for years with proper care, and can be used for 12 hours at a time, meaning its a low effort product. It is easy to clean, and can be used for swimming and all other sports.
Using a cup
Prior to the first use you should sterilise the cup, to use simply fold into a C and insert. Nice and easy, there are some great guides including videos on the Organicup website. Once comfortable with the cup, you will find that you will barely notice it is there. There are two different sizes available so you wont need to try loads to find something that suits you.
Your cup arrives in a cardboard box, which folds out to list all the info you need for how to use and care for your cup. The cup itself comes in this handy canvas bag, perfect for storing and travelling with your cup.
I’ve been using this cup for a few months now and I love it. It is so easy to use and requires little effort on my part. I strongly recommend a menstrual cup, there are so many brands out there you wont be lacking in options.
My next step is to invest in some reusable sanitary towels for when a cup is not needed. If you have disposables you are not going to use, consider donating them to a food bank for those that may need them.
Have you tried a menstrual cup, or any other alternatives?
Will you be swapping out your disposables?