As I looked into the amount of nappies that go to landfill it dawned on me that disposable period products will be having a similar affect. When I looked into it the results were worse than I thought…tampons and pads generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year and that they all contain plastic. The new enemy! I felt pretty guilty that I hadn’t thought about looking for an alternative method sooner. As a midwife I have a natural and intense interest in women’s health so I decided to do some more research and find a solution.
I started to find out more about how harmful some of the substances in tampons really are. Most menstrual products have the chemical dioxin in them through being bleached white which is linked to immune system suppression and reproductive issues. I’d never recommend my patients to use products with such harmful chencias in and before advising I thought it was time for a change myself. After searching the market, I found OrganiCup and was really impressed with, not only the product, but also their work. OrganiCup won me over straight away, everything came in sustainable packaging and they are certified vegan with no animal testing involved in any of their products. Anyone that follows me on insta will know just how passionate I am about this.
I thought it might take me a little while to get used to the cup after years of pads and tampons but after watching a short clip on their website that explained everything it was actually more simple. OrganiCup does not use anything in their cups that does not belong inside your body, they are 100% bleach free.
They say “We believe no woman should be held back by her body. We believe period products should not contain harmful chemicals nor absorb natural bodily secretions, resulting in infections. Periods should not be the cause of major pollution. And they should never, ever be a source of shame.”
They come in two sizes, B for those that have had a baby and size A and those that haven’t.
Since trying them I’ve had no dryness or irritation I am now completely guilt free from the waste that fills our land. It saves you money in the long because it lasts three years!