Menstrual cups are definitely shining in the spotlight these days. Menstrual cups have been around for years but now they’re being used more than ever – and for good reason too. Menstrual cups are crafted of safe materials and easy to use. Plus they may be used over and over for several years which makes them much more ecofriendly and cost effective than tampons or disposable pads.
So why the sudden love for menstrual cups? Freedom and that freedom means you can be more Zen in your day to day life during “that” time of the month.
What freedom you might be asking? Think about it. Freedom from having to spend money every month purchasing a product that is really not all that healthy for us to use anyway. Freedom to not have to change your tampon every few hours. Freedom from having to wear a tampon AND a maxi pad on heavy days. Freedom from the odor you often get when you’re on your period. Freedom to swim, run, jump, hike and more without having to worry about leaks!
It’s easy to carry your menstrual cup with you so you’re prepared when your period arrives. It’s light and stores easily in your purse, tote bag and even in the console of your car.
You may actually be surprised at the amount of liquid your menstrual cup holds the first time you use one. This allows you to leave it in place far longer than you could safely do with a tampon. Depending on your flow, you can wear your menstrual cup for 8+ hours (max 12 hours)!
When you first begin using a menstrual cup you may feel the need to empty it during the day. Simply empty into the toilet and rinse then reinsert. You may also clean it with a soap approved for menstrual cup use. When you have finished your period, clean your menstrual cup and boil for five to 10 minutes. Set a timer but be sure to also stay with the boiling water for safety reasons and to ensure the water doesn’t boil out and the cup doesn't touch the sides or bottom of the pan.
Storing your menstrual cup is also easy. When you purchase a SckoonCup, we provide you with an organic cotton bag. After you have cleaned and boiled your menstrual cup, dry and store it in the cotton bag for safe keeping.
Enjoy your newfound monthly Zen while on your cycle!
Have you seen our new Zen purple SckoonCup? You can find it here!
We are not medical care professionals – your doctor is your best resource and should be consulted regarding anything health related, including your menstrual health and use of menstrual cups.
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