Anyone who knows me personally is likely familiar with the fact that I am very vocal about the importance of accurate, non-biased sex and reproductive health education. I believe that an important part of this education is the destigmatization of menstruation.
First off, I want it clear that I one billion percent reject any notions of biological essentialism, and state unequivocally that not all womxn have periods, and not all those who bleed are womxn. Really, TERFs can f*ck off.
With that out of the way, I have to say that as someone who bleeds, I appreciate a little extra care when menstruating. In addition to hot water bottles for cramping and Changeling for bathing, I often use herbal remedies to ease any camps and discomfort I might experience. One beloved standby is an herbal tea blend that I’ve been drinking for years, and am thrilled to partner with Chateau for the newest addition to their line of handcrafted herbal teas! Introducing Blood Moon, a blend of raspberry leaf, lemon peel, lemon balm, lady’s mantle, chamomile, lavender, and peppermint leaf.
Find it at Chateau in downtown Cape Vincent, NY (be sure to check the website to confirm hours before your visit!) or through the HWB online shop!