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Being on the rag (do people still call it that?) is just something that women expect to happen to them. Kind of like chin hairs and stray pubes that go unfound until you put a bathing suit on and are on a beach full of people without your razor. Because let’s be real – it never happens when you think it will. I mean, at least that’s my experience with it. Every well placed P on the calendar was just a farce. There was always a surprise either before or after that date on the calendar. These Seventh Generation Feminine Care products are free of fragrances or deodorants so your delicate skin is not exposed to unnecessary chemicals. That’s why it’s important to stock up with Seventh Generation™ Comfort Applicator Tampons & Free & Clear Pantiliners from Target and leave them in your car and in your purse. Heck, you could just leave them on every surface of your house as though you’re a middle aged woman who needs her readers wherever she goes.
But let’s talk about the other things that bring us women together during our periods:
Cramps, bloating, wacky skin, hormones, fatigue, & mood swings.
Because being a woman isn’t already the *MOST* fun, we get to deal with that circus too. I “became a woman” which is really just grown-up-talk for “the year I started profusely leaking blood from the vagina”, when I was eleven years old. We were camping with another family who had two boys I went to school with. Needless to say, everyone at my middle school knew I was wearing a pillow between my legs the next week, and not because I was walking like a penguin or having to worry about blood stains on the back of my pants.
Big mouthed boys.
And it was pretty much downhill from there. My periods became heavy and extremely painful, I suffer pretty significant mood swings, and I’m generally exhausted during that time of the month. Learning to take care of myself during my cycle has become something that has to happen for the sanity of my entire family.
I don’t like spending a lot of time on body scrubs, so I have a pretty simple rule of thumb:
Keep it simple, stupid. And the ratio of coconut oil to epsom salts should be 1:1. You can double or half this recipe with major ease. Using a citrus essential oil will help lift your spirits and should energize your spirit. Adding orange zest adds next-level scrubbiness and also adds to the whole increasing your energy thing.
- 1/2 Cup Epsom Salts
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Orange Zest
- 8 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
- I mean, seriously? Do I have to tell you how to dump it all into a bowl and mix well? Oh…I do? Okay. Well, dump it all into a bowl and mix well. Store in an air-tight container in your shower.
Now I’m going to give you a little piece of unpopular advice that you’re not going to like at first.
Use this scrub *AFTER* you shave your legs. Yes, I know what salt feels like on open wounds, but salt is also a healing agent. The mixture of the epsom salts and the coconut oil will ease any microtears and moisturize your clean, smooth skin unlike anything else. When you scrub before you shave, you wind up shaving some of that moisture away. Rubbing it on after you shave is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. 5 seconds of sting for soft legs that last all day?
It’s really not a whole lot different than finding a tampon that’s comfortable to insert, that you can feel good about housing inside your hairy taco for the better part of a day. Seventh Generation™ Comfort Applicator Tampons are a new product and are Free & Clear, which literally means that they are free of dyes and all fragrance. Your little flower already smells, why make it better? Or worse I guess, depending on what you like. The smooth, BPA-free plastic applicator is made with 95% plant-based materials and are great for sensitive skin. Plus, they come in regular and super absorbency so you can choose between white water rapids and bubbling brook on a day by day basis.
The Free & Clear Pantiliners are great as tampon backup, or for those “almost done” days where you don’t want to stain your underwear. Or in my case, your pants, because who needs underwear?
And for those days you know you won’t have time to pull the plug out of your P, Free & Clear fragrance-free Ultra-Thin Pads with Wings have your back with killer absorbency and comfortable, leak-free fit.
Your body is too important to treat with anything but the utmost care. Treat it to Seventh Generation™ feminine care products and an energizing body scrub today! Find them in the feminine care aisle at Target. Don’t forget to check Cartwheel for money saving offers!
Check out our Lip Scrub recipe here!