Whether we’ve just gone to university, moved to our own place or have started our first full time job… Our first time away from home ‘pretending to adult’ is both scary and exciting.
We have to make choices on how to take care of ourselves, which includes our bodies and our budgets, as well as staying on top of our inner eco-friendly warrior. It can be a lot to juggle.
There is an eco-savvy option that can save you time and money, every month. A menstrual cup is a small change to your sanitary protection that will be a big help on a monthly basis.
To explain the wonders that are menstrual cups, I’ve broken it down into 3 bitesize benefits.
1. Save more than the pennies!
Buying sanitary products can get expensive. Various different estimates put the average spend on sanitary products at just under £500 a year, which mounts up to more than £18,000 over the course of your lifetime. Menstrual cups are reusable, meaning you only need to buy one! Simply remove, wash out and reinsert. How’s that for a cost-effective option!
We’d recommend replacing every 2 years.
2. Take care of your body
The cup collects menstrual fluid, instead of absorbing it, maintaining the natural pH of your body and avoiding vaginal dryness and irritation.
Some sanitary products contain chemicals such as bleach and pesticides.
Wearing a tampon with a higher absorbency than your current flow can cause small pieces of the cotton to shred, cutting your vaginal walls and creating the ideal home for bacteria.
Menstrual Cups offer a great alternative to those wishing to avoid chemicals and additives.
What’s more, menstrual cups sit soft and supple inside your body, helping you to feel comfortable at, what can be an uncomfortable time.
3. Look after the environment
It is estimated that a woman will throw away 13,000 tampons and pads in a lifetime. The cup’s ability to be reused again and again means you can be confident that you are doing your bit for the environment.
The Feminesse Menstrual Cup is a reusable, pH friendly and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary towels. It boasts a unique, foldable design meaning the cup can be stored virtually flat and fits neatly inside the included silicone travel case. With all of these boxes ticked, is this the easiest choice yet?
Fallen in love with the benefits of a menstrual cup? Buy the Feminesse Menstrual Cup here.
What’s your favourite thing about menstrual cups?