Looking for a cost-effective and eco-friendly option for your period? Menstrual cups are a healthy and easy way to cut down on waste including microplastics found in conventional pads and tampons.
What is a menstrual cup
Soft, flexible and shaped like a small cup to collect menstrual blood, menstrual cups can be worn for up to 12 hours and overnight. Made from soft medical-grade silicone or a rubber plastic blend called thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), all our menstrual cups are free from BPA (Bis phenol) a hormone disrupting chemical found in many plastics. They come in a variety of sizes - you’ll find detailed size guides on our product pages.
Choosing a menstrual cup can help reduce the impact on landfills and waterways, it’s estimated a lifetime of sanitary items can add up to 11,000.
A menstrual cup is also better for your health - you can avoid chemical residues like dioxanes found in conventional tampons. Menstrual cup use is better for your wallet too, lasting up to 12 years and saving on the monthly expense of pads and tampons - super economical. Check out our other planet-friendly period products including Period Underwear and Reuseable Pads.
How to use a menstrual cup
To insert, simply fold the cup and allow it open once in place, the cup sits lower in the vagina than a tampon. Your technique will improve with practice and coconut oil can help with insertion initially. It’s best to rinse your cup at each emptying and boil it for 10 minutes at the end of each period, ensuring it dries thoroughly before you store it.