“Period Poverty” in the UK

Rachael HertogsMenstrual 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

5 ways to LOVE your body when you’re feeling gross

Maisie BateMenstrual Health, Musings

There can be times in your cycle when it’s tough to even like your body, let alone love it.  Bloating, cramps, mood swings, headaches, stains and leaks and sore boobs – sometimes it can feel like your body is letting you down. Yet this is the time that your body needs your love more than ever. So here’s my top … Read More

Eat your way to a better period this Xmas

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings

It’s Xmas, and you’ve got your period, perhaps not the best of timing. But, did you realise that your Xmas menu can go a long way to making it better? First up – Xmas dinner! Vitamin B6 can make a huge difference to how your body feels during your period. It helps to relieve pre-menstrual cravings, water retention and bloating, … Read More

The Why and How of Yoni Steaming

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings

Yoni steaming has received a mixed press in the last 12 months after Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that its something that she does.  As ever the ‘medical experts’ insist there is no evidence that steaming is beneficial, but it could be argued that there is no evidence because nobody has done a scientific research paper on it! Yoni steaming as a … Read More

Dear Husband, I wish you knew

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings

Dear Husband I love you but I wish you knew more about what happens to me when I have my period every month. I wish you knew that I’m eating chocolate because my body is craving magnesium and not because I’ve got PMS and I’m miserable and I’m comfort eating (though sometimes its that to). And I wish you wouldn’t … Read More

9 Ways to have a merry festive period…

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings

Given that its new moon on Monday 22nd December and just by the law of averages, around a 1/3 of women are probably going to find themselves having a period over the festive holidays.  The mere thought is probably quite stressful for some of you and you could do without it when you have loads to do and family everywhere. … 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

Is your period making you toxic?

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings

“I can vividly remember the ‘periods talk’ at school when I was about 11, I was so terrified by the possibility of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) that I have never, ever used tampons” (A.C. age 35) Most women will have at least a vague awareness of the risk of TSS but it is becoming clear that it is not the … Read More

Questions I get all the time about cloth pads!

RachadminMenstrual Health, Musings

How do I wash and care for my Moon Times® pads? Taking care of your pads is really easy! 1. Remove the inserts from your pocket pad and soak in a bucket of cold water (nappy buckets are good as they have a lid, although some women like to make a moon bowl for soaking their pads or buy a … Read More

Womb Wraps

RachadminMenstrual Health, Musings

  Womb Wraps~ made to nurture, hold and cherish the womb and kidney area. Womb Wraps were born out of a need for holding and comfort, to be wrapped-up, held and supported in a cosy cocoon. They really keep the kidney and whole stomach area toasty and warm. For comfort and warmth on a physical level as well as on … Read More