Reusable period care is the answer to single-use plastic menstrual products. And the Saalt Cup is one of the most popular, well-loved products on the market. If you’re new to reusable menstruation products, we’ll take a deeper look at the Saalt cup and uncover why it’s one of the best tools for planet-friendly periods.
Period Product Waste
If you’re a menstruator, you’re likely aware of how “that time of the month” can be a huge waste from a financial aspect. But have you ever considered how much plastic waste might be generated? Between plastic-based panty liners, pads, tampons, and their packaging, conventional period products produce more than 200,000 metric tons of waste every year.
Not only that, but period products contain a slew of chemical concerns. The vast majority of tampons and pads are made with synthetic materials and toxic substances. These include endocrine-disrupting plastics and plasticizers (phthalates, BPA, etc.), dioxins, furans, undisclosed fragrance chemicals, and pesticide residues.
As the vagina is able to absorb 10-80 times more substances into the bloodstream than the mouth, this exposure to parabens, phthalates, bisphenols, and other toxins is definitely something to sound the alarm bells.
Our planet and those who menstruate deserve better. And Saalt’s reusable period cups are here to deliver.
Saalt: Sustainable Period Care
A menstrual cup is an alternative to pads and tampons that can be worn for 12 hours. It sits in the vaginal canal and collects around 3-4x more than a tampon. Even better, silicone menstrual cups are non-toxic, plastic-free, and can be washed and reused time and time again.
In the case of a Saalt menstrual cup, a single one can last 10 years! It’s made with ultra-soft and 100% medical-grade silicone, meaning that it’s free of chemicals, BPA, and latex. This also makes it a gentle and comfortable option for those who experience cramping, sensitivity, or discomfort with firmer cups.
Is the Saalt Cup Good for Beginners?
Not only is the Saalt period cup a great choice for those who have difficulties with firmer cups, but they’re also perfect for beginners! In fact, the Saalt teen period cup is one of the few on the market that caters to teens.
Its perfect fit is designed for those with a low cervix, who are under 18 years old or have a petite physique. It has a capacity equivalent to 1-2 tampons, helping teens get through the school day without any worries. Like all other varieties, the Saalt teen cup is naturally odor-free and has a double seal to prevent any embarrassing situations.
How to Use Saalt Menstrual Cup?
Even if you’re not a teenager, Saalt is here to help out those who have never used a period cup before. The Saalt menstrual cup - duo pack includes two different sizes. This helps out with different flow rates, and accommodates those who have a cervix height that varies throughout their period.
So, just how do you use a menstrual cup?
First, fold the cup. There are a few ways you can do this, the most common being the Punch Down Fold, C Fold, and 7 Fold. Ultimately, you just want to have a fold that’s held tightly before it can expand inside the vaginal canal. Try each one to see what works best for you.
Once the period cup is folded, it can be inserted horizontally, in a direction that goes towards the tail bone.
Once filled (or after 12 hours), the menstrual cup can be removed, emptied, and cleaned. Use cold water first to prevent stains, then wash with warm water and soap. Ensure that all soap is removed before reinserting.
The Saalt period cup can also be sanitized by boiling it in water for 4-5 minutes (never above 7 minutes).
Planet-Friendly Feminine Care
At Green Eco Dream, we’re here to help you rid your monthly cycle of disposable pads and tampons that aren’t good for you, or the environment. Our eco-friendly menstrual care products include not just Saalt menstrual cups, but also washable and reusable pads and other accessories to support you—and our shared home—during “that time of the month.”
To help you transition to a more sustainable period, we are giving you 10% off on your first order with code: BLOG10.
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