"Self love means tending to your body when it hurts. People with wombs are very seldom taught how to care for our bodies, and we often slip into patterns that create inflammation, pain and distress throughout our menstrual cycle." -Lauren Haynes, Founder & CEO
Balance & flow
Looking out on our current cultural landscape, it’s easy to feel like change is happening at a snail’s pace. Ordinarily, we are all for taking it easy, moving through life more slowly is appealing. When it comes to eliminating societal inequity and prejudice, it would be great if we could just pick up the pace. But, we happen to be living in a time in which we are finally seeing some of the benefits of the years and years and years of work to dispel myths about the reproductive health of people with uteruses. The active reclamation of menstruation is happening as we live and bleed, which is pretty cool.
People with wombs are still living with current and generational trauma of shame for our bodies. Many of us who are adults today grew up in homes and school systems that couldn’t give us the information and confidence we needed in order to navigate the hormonal changes that were happening (and will continue to happen!) within our reproductive systems. We developed sneaky ways to extract tampons from our book bags, we wrapped our bloody pads in thick layers of tissue paper and hid them in the bottom of the waste bin, we swallowed painkillers and drank a bunch of coffee so that we could go on with “normal life.” In general, many of us weren’t taught how to care for our bodies, we were taught how to ignore them and hide them away.
”Self love means tending to your body when it hurts. People with wombs are very seldom taught how to care for our bodies, and we often slip into patterns that create inflammation, pain and distress throughout our menstrual cycle.”
Menstrual Magic is a remedy for the discomfort that accompanies many imbalanced menstrual cycles. It’s also an invitation. This formula was designed to ease physical and emotional discomfort that comes to make a home inside many of our reproductive systems every month. A combination of Cramp Bark, Yarrow, Wild Yam, and Motherwort calms mood swings and irritability that accompany menstrual cycles. It eases the muscle spasms, emotional stress, and tension that manifest from an imbalanced menstrual cycle. These loving plants gently release tension held in the pelvic region: including back, groin, and thigh discomfort. They work to calm and nourish your nervous system so that you are better able to handle stress during your menstrual cycle. Plus, they bolster your cardiovascular system to move blood to your reproductive organs so they have the support to do what they need to do.
Cultivate Knowledge & Respond With Care
Menstrual Magic takes care of this very important part of you, so that you can pay more attention to the shifts in your body. Deep knowledge of your own cycle is incredibly powerful. It not only helps to build a deeper, richer connection to your own rhythms, it also provides valuable information when it comes time to assess imbalances in the body. Physical expressions and mood signs that accompany your menstrual cycle are signals that relay information about the health of your endocrine system, your gut, adrenals, and even your thyroid. Yes, all of these systems and organs are involved in your menstrual cycle, it does not begin and end with the reproductive system. Menstrual Magic is an invitation to center your menstrual cycle, to make it as important of an indicator of your health as the restfulness of your sleep, your internal body temperature, or the quality of your bowel movements. We have bodies! This is cause for celebration and curiosity not shame and denial.
Ignoring discomfort is not a sign of love. Love is about paying attention, listening, and responding to needs. Menstrual Magic can help you find the space to do just that. We can re-learn to love our bodies, all parts of them.