I posted this about a year and a half ago…but many of you are new here, so I decided to update it a bit and repost, because I think it is that important!
I’ve been wanting to have this discussion for a while. About punctuation. Periods to be exact.
I kind of thought I was the crazy one. The only one. Until I had a discussion with some girlfriends of mine several months ago about…punctuation. They were encountering the SAME issues I was.
I never really thought that the brand of “punctuation products” I used mattered very much so I would just use coupons and get regular ol’ Kotex at the store for a pretty good deal. (Yeah, we’re talking about that kind of period…and here you thought we were having a grammar lesson.)
Then I started developing a minor irritation which month after month turned into an incredibly horrible itchy miserable rash. And it wasn’t on my elbow if you know what I mean.
Not only that, but my uh…punctuation was lasting forever. Too long. Seemed to be longer each month.
I thought it was just me. Not so…according to some of the friends I talked to. Many of my friends had dealt with similar problems…UNTIL they switched to different and healthier punctuation products. Their periods were suddenly much less miserable. Well, slap me with a great big exclamation mark.
I quickly ordered the Natracare brand to test it out for myself. They are chemical and additive free. They are biodegradable and contain organic materials.
I noticed a difference immediately.
First, the miserable rash went away. Hallelujah!
Second, the very first month I switched over, my punctuation was several days shorter and quite a bit lighter. The second month…same thing. Third month…same thing.
Uh-huh. Amazing. If at all possible I will NEVER use regular punctuation products from the store again. The Natracare products have made a huge difference for me each month and I love it. (Well, as much as you can love monthly punctuation that is.)
I don’t even care that they cost a little bit more. Actually…I bought a whole case at once and considering that I go through less of them each month…I’m actually not spending more. Hah!
Here’s what I got:
- Natracare Natural Ultra Pads with Wings, Long, 12-Count Boxes (Pack Of 12)
- Natracare Pads Ultra With Wings 14 ct ( Six Pack)
- Natracare Natural Pads, Slender, Case of 12- 20 Count Boxes (240 Pads)
There are tons of other varieties…those just happen to be the ones that work best for me. (Wow, do you know way too much about me or what?)
Now, eventually I’d like to look into cloth cotton pads (Sckoon Organic Plus Cloth Menstrual Pads with Leak Resitant Sheet Mini Daisey) in order to save money in the long run and prevent waste. I’ve also heard great things about the Diva Cup. Anyone have any experience with these that they can share?
I realize this sounds like an infomercial. Really it’s not. Natracare is not paying me to tell you these things. It’s just that they made a big difference for me and well…I like all of you an awful lot and wanted to tell you about it just in case they can help you too.
Because it is not fun to have question marks about your periods.
Here’s a post I wrote following this post entitled: A Little Bit of Punctuation Follow-Up. I recommend you clicking over for some more resources and ideas!