Woman Uses Period Blood As Face Mask As Part Of ‘Healing’ Ritual

Woman Uses Period Blood As Face Mask As Part Of ‘Healing’ Ritual

A 36-year-old woman has revealed that she uses her period blood as a face mask as part of a monthly ‘healing’ ritual that pays homage to her womanhood. Mary Miranda says that not only do the masks leave her skin “glowing” but that they have allowed her to find peace with her body and to embrace its miraculous abilities and even its failings.

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So today is International Menstrual Hygiene Day… . I already have a problem with the word hygiene in it as implies is dirty and something to clean up! 😠 . I shall rename it Menstrual Reawakening and Reclamation Day🩸 . Our menstrual cycles, our blood, our cyclical nature as women is divine and holy. . There is nothing shameful, sinful, impure and dirty about menstruation as the Patriarchy and religion have made you believe. . Is such a powerful experience women go through as we transition from child to maiden. . There’a so much power in our blood that many havent tapped in. . Reconnecting and reclaiming my Period and Womb deeply healed me and brought me to my TRUE ESSENSE as a woman. . Thankful for my Period 🩸

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  1. Mary’s periods have always been problematic. Since her first period at the age of 12, Mary experienced extreme pain, overly heavy bleeding, and irregularity with her cycle all the way through her twenties. She tried everything to manage her cycles but was eventually diagnosed with a cyst after collapsing multiple times and had to have an emergency salpingo-oophorectomy to remove her right ovary.
  2. Things only got worse from there. While doctors told her to keep taking birth control so that her other ovary didn’t develop the same issues, she no longer wanted to put artificial hormones in her body. In the end, she was diagnosed with a 3.5″ non-cancerous fibroid on her left ovary and another cyst. Both were removed and her left ovary was saved. “I was on the verge of almost getting a hysterectomy two years ago and never menstruating again. I prayed every day and asked for my uterus and left side-ovary to be saved,” Mary said.
  3. From there, Mary explored more holistic methods of managing her periods. Soon, she discovered Moon Blood rituals, which are described as “the act of cherishing, welcoming and honoring menstruation.” The idea resonated deeply with Mary and she immediately decided to take part. “I promised to honor and worship my womb and periods with reverence each month if they were saved and now I look forward to each month. Now it is a time to celebrate and I want women to also experience this,” she explained.
  4. Mary doesn’t understand the vitriol she and others who partake in the ritual receive. While wearing a face mask of your own period blood isn’t for everyone, Mary doesn’t think it’s so strange. “I saw a post from a woman that went viral and she received so much hate and negativity on her Period Blood Facial post,” she said. “I felt such impotence of how many women hated such a sacred ritual. The fire in me was lit up and the need to share became stronger.”
  5. The period blood facial mask is only part of the ritual. After smearing the blood on her face, she leaves it on for up to 30 minutes while she dances with it, paints with it, and even waters plants with it. She shares her rituals with her Instagram followers, though not without a small amount of trepidation. “I was also afraid to receive hate and my body was filled with anxiety when I decided to post, since no one knew I did these rituals. I feared my family would disown me or I’d be insulted by strangers that didn’t bother to know my story,” Mary said. “I realized I wanted to show women how I healed my mindset and relationship with my period, and how I removed the stigma that periods are gross, shameful, embarrassing, and should not be talked about, let alone publicly.” Now she’s ready to break boundaries.
  6. Period blood is good for you, Mary says. “Menstrual blood is healing and has anti-inflammatory properties and is full of rich nutrients and minerals like zinc, copper, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium,” she said. “My face always feels softer, more nourished and it glows. I have noticed it has helped improve my skin condition from acne scars I had and pigmentation. My skin on my face just feels healthier for me. You can do a test by offering your menstrual blood diluted in water to your plants and see them grow and get healthier. I have friends whose flowers started blooming right away.” It’s not for me, I don’t think, but more power to her!
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So today is International Menstrual Hygiene Day… . I already have a problem with the word hygiene in it as implies is dirty and something to clean up! 😠 . I shall rename it Menstrual Reawakening and Reclamation Day🩸 . Our menstrual cycles, our blood, our cyclical nature as women is divine and holy. . There is nothing shameful, sinful, impure and dirty about menstruation as the Patriarchy and religion have made you believe. . Is such a powerful experience women go through as we transition from child to maiden. . There’a so much power in our blood that many havent tapped in. . Reconnecting and reclaiming my Period and Womb deeply healed me and brought me to my TRUE ESSENSE as a woman. . Thankful for my Period 🩸

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