Reusable menstrual options & how to clean them
Though menstrual products are essential, conventional menstrual brands use excessive amount of plastic in their products, as well as in their packaging! There are numerous eco options on the market nowadays to fight #plasticwaste
1) MENSTRUAL CUPS might seem like a modern concept, but the first menstrual cup was actually manufactured in the 1930s in rubber, same decade as disposable tampons were created!
Nowadays, menstrual cups are made from medical grade silicone, flexible enough to be worn inside the vagina; sturdy enough to collect menstrual fluid throughout the day, heavy or light. With (ideally) one menstrual cup, you can replace 12,000 disposable sanitary products you might use in your lifetime.
By collecting menstrual blood inside of your body, it allows you to enjoy an odourless, free, and fresh cycle! It is truly a game changer.
Empty, rinse, repeat!
Between removal and insertion, make sure you have clean hands - there is no need to disinfect your cup between use during your cycle. Simply rinse the cup with water after emptying and before you insert the cup again. If you find yourself in a location without a sink, use bottled water!⠀⠀⠀⠀
At the end of your period, disinfect your cup by boiling it for 6-7mins (no more than 10mins as it might affect the silicone). Try to avoid ingredients like vinegar or alcohol, as they would irritate your vagina, and no one wants that. Also disinfect the cup before you use it for the first time.
For storing, place cup in a cotton bag or any breathable material that would allow any moisture to evaporate, ready for next time!
2) PERIOD UNDERWEAR are another popular option for bleeders! Not as invasive for those who are not comfortable with cups, and act as a pad & underwear 2-in-1.
They can be worn as complete replacement, as modibodi absorbencies range from 2.5ml (0.5 tampon) - 20ml (3-4tampons), or use as back up incase of those cheeky leaks - whichever you feel more comfortable with.
Same as menstrual pads - rinse, wash, repeat.
Above products are available at both our Sai Ying Pun BULK BEAUTY & Sai Kung stores - have a #greenperiod!
After a day of wearing them, run them under cold water until the water runs clear, this will avoid staining. Dissolve 1/2 to 3/4 cup of Oxygen bleach (Sodium Percarbonate) to 4 liters of hot water, soak for at least 30 minutes or overnight, then wash. Delicate cycle or put in a delicates bag! Make sure underwear and pads are dried properly to avoid any mold!
1) 月經杯 雖然似是一個現代概念，但其實第一個月經杯是早在1930年用橡膠製造的，跟市面上的即棄衛生棉棒是同一個年代現世的！
首次使用前和每逢月經結束時，將杯子用滾水煮沸 6-7分鐘來消毒 （如多過10分鐘，矽膠有機會被影響）。消毒時，盡量避免使用含有對陰道做成刺激的成分，例如醋或酒精等等。⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀