Upgrade Your Period
Who They Are
It all started when Saalt co-founder Cherie made a call to her aunt in Venezuela. While catching up, she learned that disposable pads and tampons had not been available on store shelves for years, forcing her family members to find other alternatives. Cherie, who has 5 daughters, was worried about the dependence they had on disposables – and began searching for a practical solution that also empowered people to care for themselves (and the planet!)
Three months later, Cherie was sourcing reusable menstrual pads for hundreds of friends; simply to give them access to these non-disposable options. When she decided to source a menstrual cup, she couldn’t find one that met her criteria and needs; and so she began the initial design of the Saalt menstrual cup!
While Cherie was busy at work designing, Amber had just sold her own business – a chocolate shop! She had heard what Cherie was up to, and felt strongly that this was an option that could not only divert waste, but also give people a safe and healthy option for caring for their periods. Amber joined Cherie with one simple mission: make the menstrual cup mainstream! And so Saalt was born – named after something that is essential for our bodies, and also natural.