So, a post with a bit of overshare, but one to help make those who have periods lives a little easier.
Periods for me have always been an inconvenience. Like a scarily high number of the rest of early teen girls, I was put on the pill from a young age (I think for my skin as I used to do a lot of swimming so all the chlorine wasn’t good for it). When I got a bit older, I switched to the coil as the thought of 5 years with no periods was a dream.
As I got a bit older, I started to reflect on the cycles of periods, the hormones and the effects of having them (and not) on our body.
What happens when we aren’t healthy? Our periods are affect; an amazing natural sign that we are not in balance. So I decided to brave the change and get back in touch with my natural cycles.
I am also currently reading Period Power by Maisie Hill and it is so interesting to look at just how much information we can get from the changes in our hormones during our cycles.
As I became more conscious of the planet I was very aware that modern convenience of tampons has meant we have a big plastic influence with period products e.g. plastic in tampons and sanitary towels. Its a big problem and so about 18 months ago I started looking elsewhere. I came across the Mooncup & it has literally been a game changer for me.
It is a medical grade silicone cup, you simply pop it in and thats it. You don’t feel a THING. Then, usually about 6- 8 hours later I will empty it out, rinse it and reuse.
It means I can go for a run, teach yoga, climb and whatever else want to do without any worry or needing to change anything.
There is zero waste, it is hygienic and once you have bought the cup, you don’t need to spend any more money, so it quickly pays for itself.
I am so glad that I found these and so wanted to bring them to the Flow Shop and tell as many people as possible about them as I am so impressed.
If you would like to buy one, or to read more, just click here.
One last tip, make sure you trim the end before using it!
Let me know how you get on.