The female body is incredibly powerful. Ever cycling, changing and shifting, and for many young women, moving through a monthly menstrual cycle. On average, a woman will have over 400 menstrual cycles throughout her reproductive years and will likely make her way through MANY pads and tampons in this time. But have you ever stopped to think where discarded pads and tampons end up? Disposable pads and tampons have a huge environmental impact - contributing to landfill and also (depending on the brand) production of more single use plastic. But what if we had an alternative that meant zero waste, zero health risks, reduced cramping, saving money and the ability to only have to bother with it twice a day?
WHAT IS A MENSTRUAL CUP?
A menstrual cup is a medical-grade silicone cup which is inserted into the the vagina, where it opens to create a seal and securely collect menstrual fluid. When full, it is removed, emptied, rinsed and re-inserted. It is cleaned and stored then reused during your next period.
Reduces waste by eliminating the use of disposable pads and tampons which end up in landfill and pollute our waterways
Save money - these cups last years if they are taken care of, meaning no need to keep buying pads and tampons monthly which can cost women hundreds of dollars per year
No leakage - they create a seal when inserted to are safe to use even during vigorous exercise
Limited changes - forget having to worry about changing your tampon every few hours, these cups can stay in for up to 8 hrs and are safe to use overnight too!
NO TOXIC SHOCK - made from the highest quality medical-grade silicone and completely free from any additives and unlike tampons, no risk of TSS!
They are comfortable and can be used even before the start of a period
Very easy to clean and disinfect!
Great for traveling! Especially if you’re unsure of availability of feminine hygiene products while you’re away
Juju Menstrual Cup
We swear by the Juju Menstrual Cup. This cup is so easy to use, Australian made, FDA registered, made from the highest quality, medical grade silicone and comes in 4 models to suit women of all ages and life stages. For all info about insertion and how exactly to use.. click below.
OTHER ECO-CONSCIOUS FEMININE HYGIENE SOLUTIONS…
Hannahpad is another eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads and tampons if the Juju Cup isn’t for you. These pads are made from certified organic cotton with a special TPU waterproof coating on the inside of the outer layer to provide secure protection against leaks. They have high absorbancy and are super comfortable and again mean saving money on constantly buying pads and tampons too! Simply wash and resuse!
And if you are still a pads and tampons gal, your BEST bet. They use only 100% certified organic, biodegradable cotton (which means no nasty pesticides or synthetics in your most intimate areas!) and are also vegan, cruelty-free and really do the job.