Our personal consumption has never been more under the spotlight - whether it’s what we choose to carry our shopping in or how we transport our takeaway coffees. For women, there’s another area of our lives which has been under the environmental magnifying glass recently: our monthly cycle. Which is why we are delighted to introduce the latest name to grace Glasshouse Shop - reusable menstrual cup brand OrganiCup.
OrganiCup are on a mission to get us to rethink our periods - from the menstrual products we use, to the waste some of these everyday items can amount to. According to OrganiCup, an individual goes through approximately 11,000 disposable pads and/or tampons in a lifetime. Tampons, pads and panty liners along with their packaging and individual wrapping generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year - pads in particular are around 90% plastic.
OrganiCup is ‘the easy, healthy and green alternative to pads and tampons’. Their reusable cup is made from 100% medical-grade silicone that is designed to not interrupt your body’s natural environment. The cup itself (if looked after correctly) can last up to ten years. To put that into perspective, OrganiCup estimate that the average woman will use approximately 2640 pads and tampons over ten years. One cup eliminates the need for tonnes of waste and potential pollution entering the environment (not to mention saving you money).
The cup itself is secured by a light vacuum and the soft material means you won’t feel a thing. Collecting instead of absorbing like traditional menstrual products, OrganiCup helps eliminates irritation and dryness whilst keeping the pH level intact. The brand also includes the wash and wipes you need to care for your OrganiCup, whether at home or on-the-go. OrganiCup have combined an innovative, sustainable product with an ethos that aims at breaking down the taboos that still surround periods and we’re fully on board with their progressive approach.
The complete OrganiCup range is now available on Glasshouse Shop.
The original OrganiCup, in a B Cup for those who have given birth and a slightly smaller A Cup for those who haven’t. Emptied morning and evening, the OrganiCup can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time and is reusable for up to 10 years. Soft material, no nasties and when inserted correctly, there’s no risk of leakage.
This 2-in-1 cleanser can be used to wash your cup before and after removal and as a pH-balanced intimate wash for your body as well. Made with 20% organic and 59% natural ingredients, OrganiWash is perfume-free, allergy certified and suitable for all skin types.
These biodegradable wipes are specifically designed for cleaning your OrganiCup on-the-go or when you don’t have access to clean water. Allergy certified, perfume-free and made from organic cotton, one box contains 10 wipes.
Cover image: OrganiCup