Health and Wellness


Period Cravings: Berry Momos!

These berry-filled dumplings are fun to make and are sure to satisfy your summer period cravings!

100% Cotton, 0% Nonsense

We get a looooot of shocked faces from people when they look at the soft cotton flannel top of a GladRags pad, and then flip it over to find…more cotton flannel. “The underside doesn’t have a waterproof backing?! How do you prevent leaks?!” Our choice not to include a synthetic bottom layer is confusing to many people…Read more

Can Salve Help My Cramps?

Phew! Periods can be rough. We’re dealing with weight fluctuations, water retention, breast tenderness and the dreaded (yet often underestimated) menstrual cramp all while being expected to just carry on with life as though the red devil hasn’t set up camp in our uteruses. Ouch! Thankfully, as seasoned menstruators, we have grown to be adaptable…Read more

Tell Us How You REALLY Feel…

We asked our friends on social media to complete the statement: “When I first learned about cloth pads & menstrual cups, I…” We were thrilled with all the honest answers! From excited to downright disgusted, here’s a sample of the diverse quotes we got. I bet you’ll recognize your own thoughts in some of these!…Read more

Can I Use a Menstrual Cup If…

You may have your doubts about being able to use a menstrual cup, and if those doubts stem from feeling nervous and unprepared, we totally understand! We recommend checking out our intro to menstrual cups and FAQ, as well as our advice for staying calm and gaining cup confidence. That being said, your uncertainty may…Read more

Period Cravings: Pumpkin Spice Granola

You know you want to make this.

Period Cravings: The BEST Breakfast Cookies

Back to school and periods have one thing in common: When a snack is needed, it’s needed NOW. So I like to fill my freezer with super easy, protein-packed, yummalicious breakfast cookies! These are gluten free and dairy free, and can be made vegan by using an egg substitute. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed up…Read more

XO Flo: the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

Here’s a half-truth: the internet is a great place to get CONSISTENTLY ACCURATE information about menstrual cups. Okay, now here’s the whole truth: the internet is a place where you can find a lot of information about menstrual cups, but it’s also a place where you’ll find myths, exaggerations, horror stories, and false or partly…Read more

Zen and the Art of Menstrual Cups

We’ve met many happy menstrual cup converts, but we also talk to a lot of hesitant folks. If you’re one of them, it might be that you’re procrastinating buying an XO Flo, or maybe you already have one but it just hasn’t made it out of the box yet. Whatever the situation, it sounds like…Read more

Dog Days of Summer Giveaway!

Summer heat got you down? Perk up with these energy tips! And enter to win prizes from GladRags, Urban Moonshine, Synergy Organic Clothing, and Magic Carpet Yoga Mats. Giveaway ends 8/9.