How to Get Through Your Period – Chemical Free

**Thank you to Elle Box Co. for gifting me and my darling friend Kay these Period Boxes! All opinions and photos are my own, if you have any questions please see my disclaimer.**

I’ve got some REAL TALK for y’all today!

If you didn’t already guess from the title of this post, today we’re talking about

PERIODS!

Yep. The Red Tide, Aunt Flo, Mother Natures Monthly Gift, The Mensies, The Crimson Wave/Tide, The Girl Flu y’all know what I’m talking about!

With some medical exceptions, a majority of us get our period each month, did you know that the average woman will have around 540 periods in her lifetime.

540!!!!!!

It’s a wonder we can live through so many, when sometimes it doesn’t feel like we will!

s a y   ‘e l l o   t o   e l l e

Periods are actually becoming pretty controversial – from the Tampon Tax, to Free Bleeding a period is more out in the open now that it was just a few years ago. And thank goodness for that! Something that ISN’T controversial about periods though – the fact that they can suck.

Enter – The Elle Box: a monthly subscription box that makes your period less sucky.

Inside your Elle Box each month will be 20 chlorine, bleach, pesticide and crude oil FREE tampons, pads or a mix of both. Yeah, bet you didn’t know you were sticking bleach and crude oil up your hooha every month did you? And you do realize that the vagina is the most absorbent part of a woman body right? So your body is soaking all those chemicals that regular tampons and pads contain into it each and every month. Gross – like more gross than periods in general.

In addition to these organic and hypoallergenic tampons and pads your Elle Box is going to include, some amazing tea, chocolate, and two self care gifts! These change each month so you never know what you’re going to receive in addition to your tampons and pads! This month I received some green tea, dry shampoo, facial oil and these gummy candies that have more fiber in them than not one, but five servings of broccoli! And we ALL know how periods effect your poop.

I told y’all this post was going to be #REALTALK!

f r i e n d   o r   f l o w 

I remember the very first time I got my period. I was 12 and in the 6th grade, my mom had prepared me amply for my period before I started so I wasn’t shocked or anything and I knew it was coming. BUT OF COURSE my first day at school I didn’t pack enough pads (bc I was freaking 12 and super embarrassed) and I don’t even have to finish this sentence for you to know what happened do I!?! I bled all over my blue velour track suit pants (I was obviously super stylish even at 12.) I remember having to tie the track suit zip up around my waist and walk to the nurses office – pretty sure I even cried on the way there.

And I can remember plenty of mornings waking up covered in blood, and having to unmake my bed and wash my sheets – something my parents were especially kind, and supportive about – always not making a big deal about it. We’ve all been there! What I’m trying to say is that especially the first few years of having a period, it’s very emotional, and embarrassing.

Elle Box actually has a First Period box that includes an informational book, heating pad, face mask and so much more for your little girl who’s now a big girl!

Let’s stop being embarrassed and hiding our tampons and pads when we head to the bathroom! And let’s stop using harmful products in our (what I consider) most important body part!

 

xoxo

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30 Comments

  1. What an interesting idea for a subscription box! I love the idea that they are free of so many bad things!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      July 29, 2017

      Me too!

      I actually had NO IDEA that all these chemicals were even in our fem. hygiene products!

      xoxo
      h

      Reply
  2. Love how raw and real this post is! I’ve never heard of Ellebox, but I’m going to check them out. I’ve definitely gotten a lot less embarrassed about my period since having kids.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      July 29, 2017

      Yes! I used to be SO embarrassed and now I’m like “WAIT! It’s just a period! Nbd”

      xoxo
      h

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  3. Lindsay Fischer
    July 29, 2017

    Love your real talk! We should be more open about our periods because – hi – most of us deal with them. Love the idea of “clean” tampons and will check this out after my twins arrive in November!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      July 29, 2017

      My thoughts EXACTLY!

      xoxo
      h

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  4. Dani Adams
    July 29, 2017

    I never thought someone could make a picture of a tampon look beautiful and my dear you have done it. Love this post!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      August 1, 2017

      hahaha Thank you!! I really appreciate that! A few people reached out to me and told me that some of these photos made them feel “uncomfortable” and I was pretty disheartened by that. So your words mean a lot to me!

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  5. Stephanie Jeannot
    July 29, 2017

    I would have thought tampons would be tax free. That’s interesting to know. Wow. Over 500. That’s something g.

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  6. Stephanie Jeannot
    July 29, 2017

    I would have thought tampons would be tax free. That’s interesting to know. Wow. Over 500. That’s something.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      August 1, 2017

      NOPE! They aren’t! But Viagra is! Viagra is considered a “necessity” but tampons are considered a “luxury item” and are taxed.

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  7. Tiffany Haywood
    July 30, 2017

    I love this idea!! Definitely sharing with one of my friends. She currently has one store to get the organic tampons she needs and this could be the perfect solution!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      August 1, 2017

      Yes! And their basic box is only $10 a month! You can’t beat that!

      Reply
  8. Sue Tanya McHorgh
    July 30, 2017

    I’ve never heard of Ellebox but i will def check them out. Seems like a box i would try. I’m all for the heating pads!

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  9. steve walters
    July 30, 2017

    I will have to show this to my wife and see if she knew all this about her tampons. She may really like Elle box.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      August 1, 2017

      Yes! Tell her!! We don’t need all those chemicals in there!!!

      Reply
  10. Ashley
    July 31, 2017

    Wow! What a cool subscription box! I didn’t realize all the bad things that were in regular tampons! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Jessica Barnett
    July 31, 2017

    Love it! I think after having my daughter it opened me up to beable to talk about this more.. love that you did a whole article on this!

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  12. Krysti
    July 31, 2017

    Interesting read and pretty important for us girls to know this kind of thing! Very informative and love the humour too.

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  13. Lebogang Xolo
    July 31, 2017

    This is actually a unique concept, I totally love it. It’s about options and choice for every woman. Thank you for this post.

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  14. Lebogang Xolo
    July 31, 2017

    Great information. Just when you think you know all there is about periods. I love your unique concept.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      August 1, 2017

      haha The more you know right?!

      Reply
  15. corinne & kirsty
    August 1, 2017

    I had never heard of this box before but I think it’s a great idea! Especially to anyone who feel embarrassed when they have their period. You do need to take care of that part of your body

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      August 1, 2017

      I couldn’t agree more!! It is SO important to TALK OPENLY about our bodies so we know when something is wrong!

      Reply
  16. Nicole
    August 1, 2017

    Wow! Great post. I love how raw this posts was. People make periods so difficult to talk about. I may try this subscription box out for myself.

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  17. Chichi
    August 2, 2017

    I have never heard about ellebox. Thanks for this information. Just checked out their site. Would give it a try

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  18. Chichi
    August 2, 2017

    Wow. Never heard of them. Just Checked them out. Would love to try them out.

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  19. Elizabeth O
    August 3, 2017

    Great post!! It’s about options and choice for every woman to use napkin or tampons. Especially to anyone who feel embarrassed when they have their period. Thanks for this post!!

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  20. Lindsey
    August 3, 2017

    Have heard great things about this company! I, for one, am ready to stop having periods all-together!

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  21. Viviana
    August 3, 2017

    Great idea! Every month I always forget to have everything for my period. But this will make MTV life easier.

    Reply

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