Let’s talk about moontime and what I do during it, the natural way. This may be so far out your comfort zone, you may be used to paracetamol and tampax but hear me out. Since switching to a natural way of embracing my moontime (period/menstruation) it is so much more healthier for my body and the planet. My mood swings are minimal and I feel better connected to my body. I do still feel pain, a lot of pain sometimes and my blood flow is very heavy for the first two days. But this moontime balm from @nurturing_soul is amazing at easing my back ache and cramps, peppermint oil for headaches, Magnesium Glycinate for tension and headaches, Motherwort Liquid Extract Tincture for pms, handmade fabric pads which are washable and don’t make me sweat, they also have no plastic in. Raspberry Leaf Tea for cramps and I’ve just gifted myself this book which I’m excited to read. As much rest as possible on the first two days helps too
I am going to try a new thing next ovulation, I’m going to do a yoni steam, I’ve blended lavender, rose petals, oregano, calendula together and it smells divine, I’m honouring my moon time more and this is the next step in my journey. Apparently they help with heavy periods, less clotting and a lighter flow, it is also meant to ease the pain, so I am going to give it a go and see what happens.
This moon time consists of me sitting in the living room, hot water bottle on my back, moon balm on my tummy, book reading, figure skating and film watching, tea drinking, smelling this amazing wild spirit candle from @nurturing_soul and doodling in my art book, moontime is a time for resting, pampering and honouring your body, if I rest up for the first couple of days and am gentle on my body throughout my moontime, then I am not achy and I don’t feel as tired.