As part of my journey to generate less waste I have invested in a reusable My Own Cup menstrual cup. It’s a powerful switch when you consider that up until now I have most likely thrown away at least 4500 tampons.
My Own Cup
I was looking for a locally made reusable menstrual cup that was in minimal packaging and when I spotted My own Cup (MOC) I knew I had found what I was looking for. MOC’s menstrual cup’s are proudly manufactured in South Africa and the packaging was plastic free. The MOC menstrual cup is made from 100% medical grade silicone that does not contain any latex, plastic, bleaches, dyes, parabens, or chemicals. The MOC menstrual cup is easily sterilized through boiling and other than the original packaging it generates no waste during it’s 5-8 year lifetime.
Why switch to a menstrual cup?
If you haven’t made the switch to a reusable menstrual cup, here are some reasons why I suggest you consider it:
1. Save Money
This MOC menstrual cup cost me R250 and I will be able to use it for more than 5 years. That’s a once off payment instead of spending R60 every 2 months. That a savings of at least R1600 over the next 5 years.
2. No waste
Pads and tampons are single use items that come with lots of waste. The MOC menstrual cup came in a small cardboard box which I recycled. Inside that box was the cup and a reusable bag to store it in. Since using it, I’m no longer generating any waste which would have ended up in a landfill.
3. Save Time
The MOC menstrual cup can hold up to 3 times the amount of fluid that a tampon holds, so I can wear it for 12 hours without emptying. I love not having to worry about it while at work.
4. Use during sports
The MOC menstrual cup can be used during all sorts of physical activities from yoga, to running, to swimming. And you don’t have to worry about a string peeking out of your swimwear.
Where to buy?
If you use a menstrual cup, let me know what you love about it most, in a comment below! If you’d like to see more of the health & beauty products I have found, have a look here. If you’d like to see what else I have found browse my Directory. New products posted regularly.
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