Introducing the Period Cup That Is Good For Your Wallet as Well as the Planet
There are a number of ways to reduce your impact on the environment — from using reusable coffee cups to ditching single-use items like plastic bags, these small but mighty changes can have a big impact. Another way is through the sanitary items you choose. While pads and tampons might be the traditional choice for period management, a menstrual cup is much better for the Earth.
In fact, over 45 billion single-use tampons and pads end up in landfill each year so pivoting away from these items in favour of a reusable period cup is the far more sustainable choice. When it comes to choosing a period cup, it’s safe to say that the options are endless. There are so many period cups on the market that it can be overwhelming to choose just one.
Enter: Hello Cup. Frustrated by the lack of quality mensural cups on the market, registered nurse Mary Bond and her friend Robyn McLean decided to launch their own. For Bond and McLean, the design of the Hello Cup was extremely important and as such, the cup is smooth and comfortable and can be worn for up to 12 hours while holding more than three times what a tampon can.
The Hello Cup can also be worn during vigorous movement, while swimming and when you sleep. Made from medical grade materials, Hello Cups are hypoallergenic and last for up to five years — amazing compared to the life cycle of a standard pad or tampon that is disposed of just hours later.
And, while a period cup is obviously a great choice for the environment, it’s also a little easier on your bank balance too. Investing a one-off amount into purchasing a menstrual cup means you’ll be saving money in the long-run as you’ll no longer need to fork out for pads and tampons. Think about how good the cost per use is with a menstrual cup!
The Hello Cups come in a number of colours and different sizes — XS, S/M and L — and there’s even a cup designed for those with a low cervix that comes in sizes S/M and L. If you’re not sure what size is best for you, Hello Cup has a Cervix Measurement Guide that will help you figure out your ideal size. If you’re keen to try Hello Cup for yourself, enter the code BLOODYBRILLIANT at the checkout, you’ll get 15 percent off your first order. Head to the Hello Cup website for more information. Enjoy!