In Sweden we have a saying – ”A dear child has many names”. Which basically means that a loved one can have many cute nicknames. There is one thing that a lot of people don’t love, but still have many names for. Shark week. Visit from Aunt Flo. Carrie. Full moon. That time of the month. No, I’m not talking about movie titles. My ladies out there already know what I’m talking about and nodding to themselves. Menstruation.
As everyone know (hopefully), women get their period ~once a month. And it is a hustle. Some of us get bad ovulation cramps. Ovulation happens two weeks before our period. Then some of us get PMS. PMS can cause pimples, headache, lower back pain, swollen stomach, boobs hurt, the list goes on. This lasts for about a week. Then, we have the final show, *drum whirl* the period. We bleed for about a week, and some of us get really bad cramps. So painful that we vomit and cannot stand up. And then we have one normal week before the evil cycle begins.
With this said and repeating – period is a hustle. It happens that you forget to buy feminine hygiene, or that it’s popping by without sending a text first. Which is extremely frustrating. Ah ”bloody hell”, we think to ourselves. How lovely wouldn’t it be if someone could just make the whole thing a bit easier? And how lovely wouldn’t it be if I told you – yes, someone can.
Sara Vogel, a woman that had a lot of struggle with her pain during her period, decided to make things easier. The resultat was The Full Moon Box. Once a month, you’ll get a box with at least 4 surprises. You can choose between Tampon Box, Pad Box and a mixed box. You chose what you prefer.
The surprises in the box aren’t just ecologic and vegan feminine hygiene. But also other items that will increase your well being during the menstrual cycle. I got their June box, and this is what I received.
What was inside the Box?
The Humble Co Cotton Swabs – Stylish and smooth cotton swabs with a handle made from 100% biodegradable, sustainably-grown bamboo. Cotton with natural coloring on the ends.
Natracare Tampons – Organic tampons made of 100% organic cotton.
Natracare Panty Liners Ultra Thin – an extra thin, organic panty liner created for extra comfort. Can be used at the beginning and end of the menstrual period, during temporary removals, or as extra security when using tampon.
RawBite Coconut – An organic fruit and nuts made from 100% natural, organic and raw ingredients, completely gluten-free and without added sugar.
iChock Carribbean Gold – The chocolate has a golden color from coconut blossom and a unique flavor with light tones of caramel. The chocolate is as wonderful as a Caribbean sunset.
Khoisan Tea Rooibos Licorice – The Rooibos Tea is grown on the Khoisan Tea plantation outside Cape Town and has been drunk since ancient times when the tea is said to have a calming effect on the stomach. Rooibos Licorice is a tasty tea that contains organic licorice root.
Living Naturally Activated Charcoal Soapnut Soap Bar – A detoxifying solid soap with activated charcoal that extracts impurities and toxins, while cocoa butter, avocado oil and vitamin E oil nourish and heal the skin. Recommended for all skin types, especially good for you with acne, oily or mixed skin.
All of the items in the box speaks to my heart. Feminine hygiene to not make a Carrie at the prom scene, check. A chocolate and coconut bar for when the cravings kick in, check. Tea for you have a tummy ache and want to cuddle in bed, check. Cotton Swabs because I need to stay fresh and clean, check. A detoxifying soap to get rid of pimples that appear, check. Also, a feel good note to look at when I don’t feel so good, check.
The Full Moon Box is the subscribing that every woman needs. It’s also a very thoughtful gift to give to a loved one. Get your box today!