7 Homegrown Menstrual Cups You Should Check Out Right Now

7 Homegrown Menstrual Cups You Should Check Out Right Now
(L) Gaaia ; Cupvert (R)

It is time that you consider using the menstrual cup!

Do you know why?

Firstly, if you’re not familiar with it, it’s a small, bell-shaped cup that a person can insert into their vagina and one that can collect menstrual blood during their period. They are made of medical-grade silicone, rubber, or plastic and are usually reusable. People simply empty the cup, wash it with soap and water, and insert it again. Therefore, it is sustainable and user-friendly and also doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket, since it can be used multiple times!

While menstrual cups have been around for many years, they have only recently become popular with many homegrown brands taking the lead to reimagine their own versions of it.

Here are some of them that you might want to take a look at, before you try one for yourself:

I. Boondh

Boondh was founded by Bharti Kannan in 2016 as a means to close the gaping hole in menstruation-related interventions, activism and advocacy. The foundation has reached out to communities across the length and breadth of India—from Ladakh to Kerala and Maharashtra to Manipur— to provide their services. Boondh also makes sustainable products like cloth pads and menstrual cups. They have made the menstrual cup available in India at affordable prices. The cups are not only of great quality, but are also comfortable, economical, and environment-friendly, besides being a healthier alternative to synthetic pads available commercially.

The Boondh menstrual cup can be used for up to 12 hours, especially while sleeping! Menstrual cups are made of medical-grade silicone— a material which doesn’t absorb toxins, thereby making it more hygienic than other menstruation alternatives. One menstrual cup lasts up to 10 years, also making it more cost-effective.

You can buy the Boondh menstrual cup here.

II. Sanfe

Launched by two IIT Delhi graduates, Archit Agarwal and Harry Sehrawat, Sanfe is a homegrown feminine hygiene and period care brand that strives to make the world a better place for women. The brand creates a safe haven for females, whilst creating comfortable, rash-free, organic and environment-friendly products for its customers.

Sanfe’s menstrual cups provide women with an eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. Easy to use and comfortable to wear, these are designed to hold more blood than any other conventional alternatives. Sanfe cups come in different sizes and the material is highly flexible and comfortable. Wedging it inside your body is super easy and fuss-free. Sanfe’s menstrual cups for women give you the freedom to say goodbye to leakage, apart from steering clear of the hassle of changing pads frequently. With Sanfe menstrual cup, you are good to go for 12 hours.

Buy the Sanfe cup here.

III. CUPVERT

The CUPVERT reusable menstrual cup is available in small, medium, and large sizes that you can choose depending on your age and your menstrual flow. It is economical and environment-friendly and can be reused for up to 10 years with proper care and cleaning. After inserting it, you are free to travel, dance, do yoga, run, swim, sleep, and more without any hesitation. Besides being leak and spill-proof, the cup is made of high-quality medical-grade silicone that is safe for internal use.

Buy the Cupvert menstrual cup here.

IV. Amozo Menstrual Cup

The Amozo menstrual cup is a cup made up of silicone, which can easily be inserted into the vagina. It can hold a larger quantity of blood and unlike tampons, it helps to maintain your vagina’s pH level as well. You can wear it for 10-12 hours, as it doesn’t dry out your vagina and also ensures maximum comfort. The cup is also latex-free, BPA-free, dioxin-free, and phalate free, thereby minimising the chances of infection and rashes.

Buy the Amozo cup here.

V. Heyday

Heyday was founded in 2017 by Deepanjali Kanoria with the idea that natural, eco-friendly personal care keeps the body safe and makes the world a better place to live in. Over the years, Heyday has worked hard towards educating women and parents about sustainability and personal care. Heyday’s menstrual cup was perfected for over a period of 6 months before being launched in the market. Apart from being very soft, flexible and safe for the body, the product boasts of several other features—perforations to break suction during removal, external ridges ensuring a slip-free grip, a reinforced base to improve durability and a trimmable stem to ensure the perfect fit.

VI. Sirona

Deep Bajaj, the founder of Sirona, set foot in the market with a bootstrapped business named Pee Buddy (in 2015) which is known for bringing in India’s first female urination device that allows women to stand and pee. In an effort to expand further in the industry and improve female hygiene, the parent brand, Sirona was founded in 2017. The company offers a wide range of menstrual and intimate hygiene products that are dermatologically tested and free of parabens and sulphates.

From private companies and NGOs to the government, many organisations are working towards providing sanitary pads to females who do not have access to these products. However, not many are talking about sustainable menstrual hygiene. Sirona is one of the first Indian companies to have adopted and introduced a more modern and sustainable approach towards menstrual hygiene in India. The brand advocates the usage of reusable menstrual cups, which can last up to 10 years.

Buy the Sirona cup here.

VII. Gaaia

The Gaaia menstrual cup is a revolutionary period care product that was created for the first-time cup user. The founder was first introduced to the idea of a menstrual cup during mid-2018. The awareness about the product and the fact that it was available on supermarket aisles was very interesting to her.

The specialty of Gaaia’s menstrual cup lies in the fact that it is made using a specific type of silicone with a lower resistance ratio, thus making it softer and more flexible.

Buy the cup here.

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