I have been using the Ruby Cup menstrual cup for over a year now so I thought I would finally be able to give you a fairly good review.
As always I will give you a little more information on Ruby Cup as a company first, this is what they say on their website,
“Ruby Cup is a healthier, more sustainable, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. Made from 100% soft, medical grade silicone, our menstrual cup is safe, comfortable and hygienic.”
Another thing is for every Ruby Cup purchased another cup is donated to a girl in developing countries where there is a lack of menstrual care products, you can read more about Ruby Cups social mission here, and even read some letters from the girls Ruby Cup has helped.
In the month of May for every Ruby Cup sold 2 will be donated.
Ruby cup comes in 2 sizes small and medium, they are 100% toxin free, and one cup can last up to 10 years. This saves 12.000 tampons from entering landfills and can save you up to 1.000 USD.
“Ruby Cup comes in a pink biodegradable Ruby envelope. Inside, you will find: Ruby Cup made from 100% medical grade silicone, a small, 100% organic cotton Ruby Bag, and an easy-to-read pamphlet explaining how to use, store and clean your Ruby Cup. Medical Grade SLR based color is used for coloring of the cups in blue and pink.”
Now, I always thought of menstrual cups as being gross, like why would anyone want to reuse a menstrual products, but after some research about how bad reusable products are for the environment, and seeing how much money I could save I thought i would give it a try, I have the Ruby Cup in small, which was £25.77. I was drawn to the Ruby Cup by their one for one donations, If I decided I didn’t like it I was always helping a girl who would appreciate it.
I was actually pretty excited to use it for the first time, it wasn’t difficult to fit in place, I did struggle taking it out but after a few times I got the hang of it. When I use it now after a year I can barely feel it when it is in place, it is comfortable to use and I feel protected.
On the first an second days of my period my flow can e really heavy so now I prefer to use a reusable menstrual pads, you can find them pretty cheap on Etsy, it just gives me that extra level of protection on those days when I am at work or out and about just incase the Ruby cup leaks.
Now regarding leakage, no sanitary products is perfect so please don’t let the thought of it leaking put you off, it early happens for me, maybe overnight on the first and second days, or very occasionally during the day, but that is why I got the reusable menstrual pad so you can always do that too if you feel your period may be too heavy for the cup, you can always purchase the medium sized cup too which is for a medium to heavy flow.
Personally the money I save and the good it does the environment the pros way out do any cons, I love this products and I would never go back to using disposable products again, I recommend reusable products to everyone and there is no harm in giving them a go and seeing what ones work best for you.
If you have any questions regarding the Ruby Cup or any menstrual cup, check out the FAQ section on their website, it is always full of really useful info.
Love & peace, SBB. Xo