Since founding WELL Summit, I’ve become a bit of a wellness product junkie. Organic mattress: Check. Squatty potty: Check. Matcha latte: Check. You can’t tell me I’m not living that wellness life!
One perk of my job is that our team is always researching and connecting with amazing brands to feature on WELL Insiders and to showcase in WELL Summit’s marketplace. Between the fantastic WELL Summit partners’ products we get to test and the stocked gift bags I receive from my speaking engagements, I get to try out a lot of wellness products. New products. Not yet released products. Products with a cult following. My goal is to do the detective work (lots of trial and error) to find that brands that are easy-to-use, trustworthy, and help me (and you) get closer to the goal of 360-degree wellness in my everyday life.
I’m always getting asked what I use in my personal routine, or what new brand my friends should know about—and that’s how we brainstormed this latest series, where I’ll be sharing my top wellness pick once a week. Not only will I share a personal, tried-and-true favorite, but I’ll also tell you a bit about the brand (so many wellness brands are started out of the founder’s passion) and give you details on why it might be a good fit for you. Think of this column as our chance to have a girl’s night together. So, keep reading (and bookmark this page!) for my Wellness Pick of the Week!
I am going to be very honest here: This is my FAVORITE wellness product I haven’t used. I’m working my way up to it—I think I’m nervous I’ll faint. But here are all the reasons I love Saaltmenstrual cup as a brand and I think their product is a must use:
environmentally friendly (women who use tampons use up to 14,000 in their lifetime—that’s a lot of waste!)
I want to become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly person and a menstrual cup would go a long way towards that. Skipping tampons, pads and their applicators immediately remove waste from our landfills. Plus, one menstrual cup can last up to 10 years, if taken care of properly. The key is that it’s made of 100% medical-grade silicone and includes FDA compliant dyes that are BPA, latex, and chemical-free. The silicone has been tested and certified for cytotoxicity and skin sensitization per rigorous FDA testing standards so it is biocompatible and hypoallergenic. Because silicone is set in a permanent bond, it cannot melt and nothing can ever leach out.
Kind of amazing, right? They’re also vegan and cruelty-free, which should help convince even more people to switch.
We first talked about Saalt in the piece, “I Tried a Menstrual Cup—Here’s What Happened.” Our writer was a little hesitant about talking about her experience at first, but she and every other friend I have had who has made the switch over to a menstrual cup tells me they wish they had converted sooner. It’s not as hard as it looks, they say. And it only takes a little time to get used to. If you’re feeling brave, you can get yours here.