“Period Poverty” in the UK

Rachael CrowMenstrual Health, Musings, products

Last week Womans Hour featured a charity worker talking about women and girls in the UK struggling to afford menstrual products, and how girls in particular are missing school because of it. At Moon Times we are responding by sending Natracare pads to our local food banks….if you want to join in, you can donate here. http://www.moontimes.co.uk/ From BBC (14/03/17) “Girls … Read More

Can You Support our Love Zimbabwe Pad Project?

Rachael CrowMenstrual Health, Musings

Moon Times have a partnership with the Love Zimbabwe Mothers social enterprise, the mothers who live in a little village near Chinamhora, are making pads to earn a few dollars, this is their only opportunity to make actual money and we would love to make this project a success for them. How can you help? We need to reach more women, … Read More

Ditch The Disposables ……Newsletter

Rachael CrowMusings, Newsletters, Workshops

Hello my beauties! This newsletter is dedicated to the #ditchthedisposables campaign that launches on Aug 14th and runs til the 31st. The main aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of reusables and so here at Moon Times  we are offering 10% off ALL our cloth pads, moon sponges and cups (but not sale items, books, herbal blends, wraps etc- … Read More

Coping with Menstrual Migraines

MoonTimesAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health, Musings

Menstrual migraines are mainly caused by hormones (of course!), often progesterone deficiency which means there isn’t enough relaxation for blood vessels and low adrenal function because the adrenals need progesterone to produce cortisol.   If menstrual migraine is plaguing you then perhaps some of the suggestions on this list might help. Hydration – Ok so I can hear you all … Read More

Helping you to prepare for her first period

MoonTimesMenarche, Moon Lodge/Red Tent

As you may know, here at Moon Times we are passionate about helping reclaim womens rites of passage, especially Menarche.  The way a young woman is supported at the time of her menarche can have long reaching effects on her life as she grows into womanhood. As a mother you might be wondering where to begin to help her with … Read More

14 Ways to Have a Better Period

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings

Many women find their period painful and stressful. Here are 14 ways that you might be able to make it less so. 1) Give it a positive name – so many women still refer to it as ‘the curse’ or being ‘on the rag’, at best we talk about it in very quiet ways; ‘its that time of the month’ and … Read More

Jam Sponges and Jam Rags- whats in a name?

RachadminMenstrual Health, Musings

I like to think of Jam Sponges and Jam Rags as the menstrual equivalent of Marmite- you either love them or hate them! But the proof is in the pudding as they say, because Jam Sponges outsell Moon Sponges  and our black and red Jam Rags are really popular- so loads of women must love them!   Whats the difference … Read More

Blood, tears…and Stains!

RachadminMenstrual Health, Musings

I get so many questions about cleaning pads, the best way to keep them fresh looking and stain free! And whilst I can understand wanting something to keep ‘looking new’ for as long as possible, there is something deep rooted in us that triggers shame when we can’t get things clean, even more so if the stains are from a … Read More

Sponge Tampons are NOTHING NEW!

RachadminMenstrual Health

Moon Sponges are the environmentally friendly and comfortable alternative to ‘disposable’ tampons! Moon Sponges are natural (unbleached) sea sponge that you can use instead of a tampon. Women have used sponges as tampons for thousands of years! (for more info on sponges and how the Egyptians were using them in 1550 see the Museum of Menstruation!) Is it environmentally friendly … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo…..Coming off the Pill…..

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health, Musings

Dear Aunt Flo, I’d like to ask about coming off all hormonal contraception, a place to read positive stories of this maybe, or a book? And learning to know your cycle..natural birth control. Katrina Hi Katrina, wow, thats a big question- but a really good one! I’ll start with recommending 2 books- The Pill Are You Sure Its for You? … Read More