I'm going to talk today about something that is a bit of a taboo subject.
I'm going to give you a moment to back out of the post now before anyone's delicate sensibilites are offended.
Go on. It's okay. I don't mind.
For everyone else, our topic today is Menstruation.
First let me explain that just about every person in my family has been treated for or died of some type of cancer. Seriously. My maternal grandmother and grandfather, my aunt, at least one distant cousin, recently my grandmother's sister and a whole lot of other "great" people that I don't know. And this is just what I do know having been estranged from my family for most of my life.
That kind of thing can make a person a bit nervous. It can make a person think hard about the choices laid before her. I've stopped doing a lot of things that have had cancer-causing links. I don't dye my hair anymore, I've stopped using aluminum-based deodorants and this week started making reusable cloth maxi pads.
It's a slow process, completely changing around your life. Its hard to shuck a lifetime of beliefs and try things that aren't popular, are a little strange or just a tad taboo. But it's for health, the cornerstone of life. So, I give few apologies.
I made these pads using a few different methods. First was a pattern I bought from Uber Domestic on Etsy*.Nyki is uber-helpful, too. I made the blue fabric pads with organic bamboo velour, natural cotton batting and 100% cotton quilt fabric. These are little liners.
*Uber Domestic can also be found right here on Blogger.