Lotus Menstrual Cup + FREE Organic Lubricant
Did you know that one menstrual cup replaces the need for 3250 tampons - saving around $1500? Pretty impressive
So if you are looking for a tampon or pad alternative, how about trying a comfortable and affordable reusable alternative.
I am a huge fan of menstrual cups, I started using one 3 years ago and I haven't looked back. Not only do they hold more than tampons, they can be left in for longer periods, there is no tattle tail string and you can never 'run out' and at this price it is a great way to see if 'cups' are for you.
Here ia an article I wrote about my experiences that might help you choose if cups are right for you...
The Lotus Menstrual Cups are ideal for women who are looking for a chemical free sustainable option for their period.
The Lotus Menstrual Cup is a reusable menstrual device made from medical grade silicone. It is designed to be folded and inserted into your vagina. Once inserted it opens up and is held in place by your vaginal wall muscles.
Liquid Silicone Menstrual Cup - A softer Menstrual Cup
- Medical Grade Silicone
- Environmentally Friendly
- Easy to Wash and Dry
- Can be worn up to 12 hours
- Comes with it's own bag
- Cost Effective
What size should I buy?
Size small is generally suited for women that have not had a vaginal birth, lighter flows or teens/young women, those with very tight pelvic floor muscles or under 30 years. It can also be ideal for first time users of a menstrual cup.
Capacity: approx 30ml | Diameter: 42mm | Length: 50mm from rim to base of cup 70mm |Stem: 20mm
Size large is generally suited for women that have had a vaginal birth, heavy flow, women over 30 years or those with weaker pelvic floor muscles.
Capacity: approx 36ml | Diameter: 46mm | Length: 55mm from rim to base of cup, from rim to tip of stem 75mm | Stem: 20mm
These sizing recommendations are a general guideline other factors you may need to consider are the strength of your pelvic floor muscles. If you fit most of the size 1 cup criteria but have very weak pelvic muscles then consider the size large cup. If you have a low sitting cervix then the size 1 cup will be a better fit. Some women find their cervix sits lower during the first 48 hours of their period then moves back to the higher position.
How to insert your Lotus Cup
Flowmotion Certified Organic Personal Lubricant
Flowmotion organic personal lubricant was developed as a natural alternative to lubricants that contain chemical irritants and other nasties. It is water based and leaves no mess or sticky residue.
Our Certified Organic Ingredients
Ingredients: water (Aqua), Indian Cluster Bean (cyamopsis tetragonoloba), Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller), Amigel® (Sclerotium Gum), dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol & that’s all.
We start by sourcing only the finest organically grown plants. We use the gel extracted from the endosperm of the Indian Cluster Bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, also known as Guar Gum) and mix it with the juice from the Aloe vera leaf (Aloe barbadensis Miller). Indian Cluster Bean is a fantastic natural lubricant, and Aloe vera has been renown for its healing properties for centuries. Amigel® is a natural gum polysaccharide that has natural skin smoothing and skin soothing properties, and is very hydrating for the skin.
These ingredients are delicately balanced to resemble the body’s own natural lubrication, creating a viscous water-based moisturising gel that offers pure pleasure, real feel viscosity, and which enhances your sexual experience. At the same time, you are also protecting delicate mucous membranes – organically.
When less is more! We have chosen to make our recipe as simple as possible. The fewer ingredients, the less chance there is of adverse reactions or allergies. You won’t find any bells or whistles in FlowMotion Organic Lubricant. There are no hormones, no stimulants, no artificial scents or flavours. We will never add glycerin, glycols, silicone, parabens, GMOs, or other nasty ingredients. What you will find is a non-sticky, non-staining, certified organic water-based gel lubricant that is latex-compatible, vegan, and pH balanced, with a sensuous, real feel slip.
98.5% Certified Organic Ingredients
To become BioGro Certified Organic in New Zealand, a product must be made up of at least 95% organic ingredients in order to receive Organic Certification. FlowMotion Organic Lubricant is made with 98.5% certified organic ingredients!
The Other 1.5%
0.5% Amigel® (Sclerotium Gum)
Amigel® is a natural gum polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process of Sclerotium rolfsii on a glucose-rich medium. Amigel® is a 100% natural water-based gelling and thickening agent which makes our recipe even more luxurious, thicker, is even more slippery so it lasts longer. Amigel® is totally non-toxic, non-allergenic. It has natural skin smoothing and skin soothing properties, and is very hydrating for the skin.
1% Geogard® 221
We would love to offer a product that had absolutely no preservatives in it. However the reality is, whenever you mix organic plant matter with water, you create an environment for bugs to grow. Every cosmetic or body care product that has ‘water’ (or ‘aqua’) as part of its ingredients uses some form of preservative.
The Preservative We Use
After much consideration and research, we decided to protect the integrity of FlowMotion Organic Lubricant with ECOCERT approved Geogard® 221 Preservative.