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We recently started carrying OrganiCup: a reusable menstrual cup that replaces pads and tampons. It provides 12-hours of leak-free, super freedom.
As luck would have it, me and the moon are tight. So when the moon is full, so is my uterine lining. Which means, today was the perfect time to test for myself how wonderful, or disappointing, the OrganiCup truly is...
For a moment, I thought about sharing a quick Insta/ Facebook post but a quickly sales-y share wouldn't really be doing justice to this exploratory effort.
I don't know how many of you thought at age 10/12/14 that you would NEVER use tampons. Because gross, and ewwww. But, nothing about menstruating is really glamorous, is it?!
How many pairs of underwear and bed sheets have your destroyed? Hundreds! And, how many thousands of tampons have you thrown away. Where are they now? In the landfill or the ocean? And what about the ingredients that are used to make them? How safe are they?
So just like when at the age of 13 when I was at Liebig's Strawberry Patch and got my period for the first time... today, I opened an OrganiCup to bravely test out for all of you. We stared at each other for a while. I turned it around in my hands inspecting it for a few minutes and tried to determine how this process was going to go. It was awkward at first, like most new things, but we found success.
How does it work? You simply fold the 100% medical-grade silicone vessel and insert. When you want to take it out (and, by the way, you can wear for TWELVE hours at a time... not two hours), the bottom has a nice "pull" so you can safely remove it. Empty, rinse, and repeat.
Another nice feature about the OrganiCup is that the designers really thought it through. It's not a one-size-fits-all approach. There are, in fact, three sizes -- teen, Size A, and Size B. The smallest size is for the youngest bodies. Size A is for women who have never given birth vaginally. Size B is for women who have given birth vaginally. So size B is for me. It looked intimidating. But once I got over the intimidation, I found that it fits comfortably in place.
Ladies, you have your period for roughly 7 years in total over your lifetime... so isn't it time that you found something that worked. And, something that reduces waste and keeps more money in your pocket?
Some of the perks of the OrganiCup product:
- saves you big money. It's a one-time $28 expense. (Versus $36.48 for 50 tampons sold on Amazon!)
- lasts for YEARS
- reduces waste and keeps our planet healthier
- holds 1 fl. oz. of liquid so you don't have to run to the potty every 30 minutes
- convenient. you don't have to stuff your purses with dozens of tampons, only to find when you go to use them that the sanitary item was broken open because the paper wrapper tore in your bag... simply keep your vessel in its own storage bag until you need it.
If you are looking for other products to help you with your cycle, we have seed cycling products, latte blends for each phase of your cycle, and herbal supplements to help with your period pain. Email us or stop in for more information.