Can you send me a menstrual cup sample?
We are not able to send free samples. Menstrual cups and cloth pads are reusable products that last for many years and the manufacturing cost of these products is considerably more than that of disposable tampons and pads. The lifespan and production cost of making reusable sanitary products makes it prohibitive to send out free samples.
Is JuJu Cup vegan?
Yes, JuJu is vegan. JuJu Cup is made of 100% medical grade silicone and has no additives or colours.
The silicone used in the manufacture of JuJu Cup does not contain any parts of animals or insects or by-products.
What should I do with my unused tampons and pads?
If you have transitioned to using a cup and no longer require your disposable sanitary items please send them in to us at;
PO Box 6200
We donate cups to numerous charitable causes and also collect tampons and pads to donate to organisations and community groups who help disadvantaged and homeless people.
For hygiene reasons, we can only donate products which are individually wrapped (i.e. they can be unboxed or out of the outer packaging but the individual tampon or pad packaging must be unopened).
What are the environmental benefits of using silicone?
If you compare the low-impact mining of mineral sands which are used in the manufacture of silicone, to the production of cotton, which requires copious amounts of water, soil and pesticides, it is clear that using silicone based products substantially reduces our carbon footprint.
A study commissioned by the Global Silicones Council examined the sustainability of silicone-based products and the findings indicated using silicone products, generated less greenhouse-gas emissions by enabling energy-saving technologies and a more efficient use of energy and materials. Silicone-based products are more efficient, perform better and last longer than non-silicone based products, resulting in a reduction the carbon footprint of silicone products.
This study was commissioned by the Global Silicones Council and independently reviewed by a Professor at the University of Manchester in the UK who is considered to be an expert in sustainable chemical engineering.
When should I replace my menstrual cup?
Menstrual cups will deteriorate over time. The lifespan of a menstrual cup varies from person to person.
It is time to replace your menstrual cup if it;
- has an odour
- is dramatically discoloured
- has a sticky film or residual build up on the surface of the cup
- has any rips or tears, or
- is causing your any vaginal irritation
How should I dispose of my old menstrual cup?
If it is time to replace your cup or you no longer have the need for your cup, please wash your cup with soap, cut you into a few smaller pieces and dispose of it in the rubbish bin. Silicone is not recyclable.