Health and Wellness


A Chat with Eva from The Kwek Society

Last month, you may have read about our collaboration with The Kwek Society, a nonprofit focused on supplying Native students and communities across North America with menstrual education and supplies. We spoke with the organization’s founder, Eva Marie Carney, to get a more in-depth look at the work they do and impact they have, as…Read more

Period Kits for Native Students

Fighting Period Poverty The Kwek Society is a volunteer-run non-profit focused on supplying Native students and communities the period products they need to maintain their dignity and celebrate their strength and their moon times. They collaborate with schools and Native programs across North America, in rural areas, suburbs and cities, to eliminate period poverty among…Read more

Revisiting Moon Rituals

Menstrual Cycles and the Moon go way, waaay back Though the scientific community is still hmm’ing about the potential synchrony of the moon and menstrual cycles, it is irrefutable that there are cultural and spiritual connections spanning human history that link the moon cycle to the menstrual cycle, making more meaning of the monthly(ish) bleeding…Read more

What Exactly Is A ‘Heavy Flow’?

As a period care company, we get asked often if the reusable period products we make work for a heavy flow. In a word: YES. So what exactly is a ‘heavy flow’? A period is the shedding of the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus that grows each cycle to support a potential…Read more

Period Products: A Round-Up

Finding the period products that work for your particular body and your lifestyle can make the difference between, “Ughhhh my period started!” to simply, “My period started.” At GladRags, we aim for an ugh-free period with comfy cloth pads and menstrual cups. Here’s a round-up of period products that you may, or may not, know about.

Plastic Free Swaps for Personal Care

First, we want to mention that your zero waste journey does NOT mean going out and spending a bunch of money on pretty new reusable items. Use what you have, thrift or make what you can, and then when those options are exhausted, the wide world of plastic-free personal care products will still be there,…Read more

PERIOD HACKS

Because sometimes we all want to hack our period … into pieces. And so here are a few ideas for adding some easy comfort on the harder days of your period.

5 Unexpected Reasons I Fell In Love With My Menstrual Cup

To be honest, I didn’t know that I’d fall in love with a menstrual cup. So I suppose this title is deceptive in that the entire love affair with my XO Flo menstrual cup was unexpected. But these are the five things that keep coming up in my mind over and over again, month after…Read more

You Take Care

To be honest, we didn’t know that “Self Care September” was a thing until this year, but holy moly, what a year to find out! We focused our intention this month on the different ways we can show ourselves love. Self care isn’t indulgent or selfish, it’s a necessary priority. We can’t show up for…Read more

Sometimes Single-Use Makes Sense

If you’ve made the switch to reusables you may find yourself with a stash of disposable pads or tampons that you’d like to never chafe with again. Here are some places that those may still come in handy, and/or graciously appreciated.