It’s not often that I write my blog post for the day at 2pm!
But, I feel like my little corner of the world has flipped upside down in the last 24 hours — with GOOD news!
Since yesterday, I got a part-time job (!) and a new writing gig! Wahhhooooo!
I’ll likely write more on this in a separate post, but there’s a huge weight lifted off my shoulder. I really needed work. Not only for financial reasons, but also because I just do better in structured (not rigid) environments.
I like to end each day knowing I was productive in some way. While breaks are vital, I had, like, a year-long break!
So, I started my new job today and, as with any new job, it’s a lot of meetings and logins and learning.
I just finished up my lunch and am getting to some of the “normal” tasks on my to-do list, like writing a blog post!
So, let’s get into this review.
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Today, I’m talking about the Herbal Pads from The Honey Pot Company.
When I was making my content list and I came across this item (I choose my reviews based on items I’ve recently tried), at first I thought, “I’m not going to write about menstrual pads for the blog.”
And then I paused.
Why wouldn’t I? I am ALL about normalizing real women’s bodies, and the things that happen inside (and outside) them!
Having a period is something many people can relate to, so here I am, writing about my experience with these pads!
I knew about The Honey Pot Company awhile ago, when Target did some commercials featuring the company’s owner.
The Honey Pot Company sells all sorts of products that cleanse, protect, and balance the vagina. Plus, it’s a Black-female-owned company.
When the Target commercials were on, EVERYTHING on The Honey Pot Company website was sold out — I know because I wanted to try some items.
But, it seems things have settled down now 🙂
I actually got these pads in a Birchbox!
For full context, I don’t get a regular period. I’ve been on the Nuvaring for 10+ years and with that, you can safely skip your period, so I always do.
However, some months — maybe once or twice a year — I experience spotting during the week when I normally would have a period.
As a result, I keep tampons on-hand, as that’s what I would use pre-birth control.
I wouldn’t normally go for pads, but I honestly don’t have anything against them.
So, when I got these in my Birchbox, I wanted to keep them around for when I’d need them. And eventually, I did!
As far as pads go, these are pretty awesome because they give you a cooling effect. At first, I was thinking I was imagining it… wait, is my underwear minty fresh right now??? Ha!
Turns out, YES. All of the menstrual products from The Honey Pot Company are made with pesticide-free cotton and infused with essential oils essential oils that create the cooling feeling.
According to the website, “With lavender, rose, aloe vera, and mint, these cotton menstrual pads are designed to soothe and refresh.”
This cooling effect may not be for everyone, but I know I usually feel yucky when I’m on my period. I also experience quite a bit of pain and cramping, and this provided at least a distraction from that.
If the cooling thing sounds like it’s not for you, they do have non-herbal products that may suit your needs.
The Honey Pot Company has all sorts of pads and pantyliners depending on your monthly needs, and they have tampons and reusable cups.
They also have cleansers, wipes, and items to help soothe period-related symptoms. They even have “Mommy-to-be” products!
All in all, I really like this product. I’d like to try some of their other products, especially since it’s a Black-owned business AND I feel like it’s pretty difficult to find feminine products that aren’t full of poison, as bad as that sounds.
Have you tried any products from The Honey Pot Company? What should I try next?
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