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Saalt Menstrual Cup – Review

This post contains a gifted product, sent with no obligation to post.

I haven’t dedicated a single post to a review on here before, but I am so pleased with this product I needed to find somewhere to write about why I liked it so much.

When I took the plunge and began using a Menstrual Cup, I’ll be honest and say I brought the first one that appeared on Google. I should have done more research because I bet I can find a better one for my body and flow. Don’t get me wrong, I like my MoonCup, but having only one Menstrual Cup has meant that it’s my only option when I want to wear a cup.

Not only do our bodies change during our cycle but they can also change during the period too. After joining others in online period communities on social media I’ve learnt that a lot of people have more than one menstrual cup for their cycle; different levels of firmness or different sizes, all to cope with different days of their period flow. Since using a different type of menstrual cup I now realise why. Our vaginas can change depending on where we are in our period, our cervix opening can be high or low at the beginning, but can move on day 3 of your period for example. Like switching between heavy and light menstrual towels, switching between types menstrual cups while on your period can help manage the wonderful differences of your flow and body.

Like switching between heavy and light menstrual towels, switching between types menstrual cups while on your period can help manage the wonderful differences of your flow and body.

I was contacted on behalf of Saalt to see if I’d like to try a different style of menstrual cup and (because I had only ever tried one before, and regretted not trying any others) I said I would. Saalt offer not only two sizes, which is fairly standard across most menstrual cup suppliers, but there are two different firmness options which is intrigued me.

I went with the Regular in size and Soft in firmness. You can find which one suits you most with their handy online guide. The packaging is the prettiest I’ve seen for menstrual cups and I love the gorgeous little bag it comes with to store your Saalt cup.

Unlike my MoonCup, I didn’t need to trim the stem on my Saalt Cup. Even though it sometimes is sticking out of my vagina when I insert the cup, I can’t feel it because it’s so soft. The MoonCup stem was never sticking out of my vagina by a lot, but I could feel the end of it on the inner part of my vagina and it was uncomfortable so I cut it down. Having the full stem with the Saalt Cup makes me feel better knowing that if it was to rise up too far, I would be able to reach for the stem more easily. It hasn’t happened yet with any menstrual cup, but it does become a worry!

In case you don’t know the facts about menstrual cups and sustainability:

  • one menstrual cup should last roughly 10 years
  • one cup saves around £1,000
  • they’re safe, reliable, comfortable
  • they’re natural, so your body maintains it’s natural PH level

In terms of Saalt specific facts:

  • 2 sizes and 2 firmness options, providing an even better fit than most suppliers
  • rounded cuff
  • bulb shape (it’s larger than my MoonCup without being uncomfortable so it holds more menstrual blood)
  • smooth rim
  • can wear up to 12 hours (as opposed to MoonCup’s recommended 8)

Before accepting the gift I also wanted to know if they were a good, sustainable company as that’s really important to me. Saalt are a Certified B Corporation which basically means they commit 2% of their revenue to donate period care to regions with the most need, and help fund initiatives in menstrual health, education, and sustainability. When finding new eco-friendly brands, I like to buy from companies who actively give back and support in sustainable and meaningful ways. After getting this confirmed I was happy to give a Saalt Menstrual Cup a trial.

Salt are a Certified B Corporation and commit 2% of their revenue to donate period care to regions with the most need, and help fund initiatives in menstrual health, education, and sustainability.

After two months of trialling I can say I’m very impressed with this cup! I tend to use the Saalt Regular Soft on my heaviest of days. As it’s larger and softer, it collects more blood without me noticing that it is filling up and because it’s soft it’s a more comfortable fit.

Even though I wear my period pants from ModiBodi (read more in my previous blog series) during the night, I tested the Saalt Soft Regular overnight. I slept comfortably without the need for a menstrual pad and, even though I still slept on top of a towel in case I needed to protect my sheets, I didn’t leak. Win!

Away from the fundamental parts of the Saalt Cup, they’re also super pretty. My other cup is a standard transparent colour, which is simple but has meant that gets discoloured easily. I imagine it will take a few years for my Saalt Cup in grey to get discoloured. Plus the box and little bag is cute to store it away when I’m not using it.

I can happily state that the Saalt Regular Soft menstrual cup is one of my favourite discoveries of 2020. Alternating between my new Saalt and my MoonCup on my period means that I have a comfortable period all the time.

This post contains a gifted product, sent with no obligation to post.

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